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Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

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    The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger (vocals); Keith Richards, Mick Taylor (guitar, background vocals); Bill Wyman (bass); Charlie Watts (drums). Additional personnel: Ry Cooder (slide guitar); Paul Buckmaster (strings); Bobby Keys (saxophone); Jim Price (t......more

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Artist: Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger (vocals); Keith Richards, Mick Taylor (guitar, background vocals); Bill Wyman (bass); Charlie Watts (drums). Additional personnel: Ry Cooder (slide guitar); Paul Buckmaster (strings); Bobby Keys (saxophone); Jim Price (trumpet); Billy Preston (organ); Nicky Hopkins, Ian Stewart, Jim Dickinson, Jack Nitzche (piano); Rocky Dijon (congas); Jimmy Miller (percussion). Engineers include: Glyn Johns, Andy Johns, Jimmy Johnson. Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama and Olympic Studios, London, England. Digitally remastered by Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering Studios). Pieced together from outtakes and much-labored-over songs, Sticky Fingers has a loose, ramshackle ambience that belies both its origins and the dark undercurrents of the songs. It's a weary, drug-laden album -- well over half the songs explicitly mention drug use, while the others merely allude to it -- that never fades away, but barely keeps afloat. Apart from the classic opener, "Brown Sugar," the long workout "Can't You Hear Me Knocking," and the mean-spirited "Bitch," Sticky Fingers is a slow, bluesy affair, with a few country touches thrown in for good measure. The laid-back tone of the album gives ample room for new lead guitarist Mick Taylor to stretch out, particularly on the extended coda of "Can't You Hear Me Knocking." But the key to the album isn't the instrumental interplay -- although that is terrific -- it's the soulfulness of the songs. "Wild Horses" is their first non-ironic stab at a country song, and it is a beautiful, heart-tugging masterpiece. Similarly, "I Got the Blues" is a ravished, late-night classic that ranks among their very best blues. "Sister Morphine" is a horrifying overdose tale, and "Moonlight Mile," with Paul Buckmaster's grandiose strings, is a perfect closure: sad, yearning, drug-addled, and beautiful. With its offhand mixture of decadence, roots music, and outright malevolence, Sticky Fingers set the tone for the re...
See Also:
Aftermath, Let It Bleed, Forty Licks, Exile on Main St., Hot Rocks: 1964-1971, Beggars Banquet, Some Girls, Sticky Fingers
See Influences:
Jerry Lee Lewis, Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller), Muddy Waters, Rev. Gary Davis, Howlin' Wolf, Robert Johnson, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Alexis Korner, Arthur Alexander, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Buddy Guy, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Willie Dixon, Peter Tosh, Junior Wells, James Brown, Jimmy Reed, Gram Parsons, Elvis Presley, J.B. Lenoir, Buddy Holly
See Contemporaries:
Long John Baldry, The Pretty Things, The Allman Brothers Band, Love, Ry Cooder, Jeff Beck, The Hollies, Bob Seger, The Who, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Groundhogs, Oasis, The Black Crowes, Alex Chilton, David Bowie, Carla Olson, The Beatles, Cyril Davies, Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds, Queen, John Mayall, Pretenders, Dire Straits, Little Feat, The Kinks, The Action (Freakbeat), Eric Clapton, Mott the Hoople, Faces, Them, Lowell George, New York Dolls, Sly & Robbie, Manfred Mann (Group), ZZ Top, Small Faces, The Animals, Sheryl Crow, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Walkie Talkie, The Spencer Davis Group, Izzy Stradlin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Replacements, The Creation, J. Geils Band, Paul Butterfield, Johnny Winter, Ronnie Lane, The Georgia Satellites, Joe Cocker, Mitch Ryder, Gram Parsons, MC5, Steve Miller Band (Guitar), Aerosmith, The Dave Clark Five, Tom Jones, Sweet Justice, Ian McLagan, The Outsiders (Cleveland), T. Rex, The Downliners Sect, Big Brother & the Holding Company
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Brown Sugar
  2. 2 Sway
  3. 3 Wild Horses
  4. 4 Can't You Hear Me Knocking
  5. 5 You Gotta Move
  6. 6 Bitch
  7. 7 I Got the Blues
  8. 8 Sister Morphine
  9. 9 Dead Flowers
  10. 10 Moonlight Mile
Rock & Pop
Hard Rock
Universal Records
Jimmy Miller
Number of Discs:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Mono or Stereo:
SPARS Coding:
46 : 6
Editorial Reviews:
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.113) - Ranked #63 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...The album has tough, straight-up rock..." Rolling Stone (6/10/71, p.42) - "...driving, intense, wide-open rock..." Q (6/00, p.80) - Ranked #12 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...Re-asserted their rebel status....there's something dark and dangerous lurking at the heart of the music. It was also their most overt drug album....The Rolling Stones' best 'tunes' album." Vibe (12/99, p.164) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century Q (Magazine) (p.137) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "It's the Stones at their assured, showboating peak....[A] magic formula of heavy soul, junkie blues and macho rock..." NME (Magazine) (7/9/94, p.43) - 9 - Excellent Plus - "...captures the Stones bluesy swagger in a...dark-land where few dare to tread...even the jaunty country take 'Dead Flowers' has a derisive sneer beneath the hokum delivery..." Record Collector (magazine) (p.84) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Jagger and Richards delve even further back to the primitive blues that first inspired them and step up their investigations into another great American form, country."
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