Greatest Hits 1962-2012 (5-LP Boxset + 36 Page Booklet) by The Rolling Stones - Vinyl LP (2012) for $145.95 from Pop / Rock Rolling Stone : 4.5 stars out of 5 -- '[T]he best and most comprehensive collection of the band's high points available.' “You know marrying money is a full-time job/I don’t need the aggravation/I’m a lazy slob.” Absent this lyric, you might think the Stones were tearing into the welfare class in England and the U.S. It’s a deeply sarcastic song about class disparity that plays with renewed vigor today. In This Article: Or that, despite being one of the Stones’ most iconic hits, it never topped the Billboard Hot 100 because Christopher Cross’s “Arthur’s Theme” and Hall & Oates’ “Private Eyes” traded off at number one? Jagger spills out his pain on the electric piano, and Keith’s guitar wails along with him. Released on 9 November 2012 in Europe, and the rest of the world on 12 November, it commemorates the band's 50th anniversary. That song had everything — different melodies, opera, R&B, rock — and it explored all of those different genres in an authentic way, where it felt natural. “What a beautiful buzz.” The perfect song to throw on at 3 AM, when the party’s threatening to wind down and you want to keep it going ‘til the break of dawn. Rolled Gold: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones is a compilation album by The Rolling Stones released without the band's authorisation by its former label Decca Records in 1975. The “Stripped” recording from 1995 (with a much tidier Darryl Jones on bass) is a cleaned-up country track; it’s a great performance, but it lacks the addled magic of the “Exile” take (which closes out Rian Johnson’s superb “Knives Out”). The penultimate track on “Exile on Main Street” opens with a brief eulogy for Brian Jones (“Saw you stretched out in room ten-oh-nine/With a smile on your face and a tear right in your eye”), and turns into a gospel-tinged farewell to a tortured friend. A slow-burn companion piece to “Gimme Shelter” that doesn’t get nearly the credit it deserves because… it’s sequenced right next “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”? “Honey, I missed your two-tongue kisses/Legs wrapped around me tight/If I ever get back to Fun City, girl/I’m gonna make you scream all night.” It goes without saying that Jagger isn’t planning to take this girl to a haunted hayride. This is as good as white-boy blues rock gets. This track changed lives. We always talk about great side one/track ones, but what about the best side two/track ones. This is the kind of experimentation that would lead the band astray throughout much of the next decade, but it’s pretty hard to miss with this A-plus personnel. This is also the last song Meredith Hunter heard in his too-short life. It’s just another iconic opening guitar riff (this one from Jonesy), and a rambunctious groove that picks up steam behind that great harmony on “Here it comes…” There were so many great artists testing the boundaries of a new musical genre in the mid-1960s, and this is one of those perfect songs that materializes while you’re noodling around with your chums in the garage. alltime, Aretha Franklin, Beastie Boys, Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Rihanna, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Strokes. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1977 Vinyl release of Greatest Hits Vol. And a quick gender switch turns this into a feminist or a gay anthem. Only The Rolling Stones would release a virtually unplayable single with a B-side that should’ve been the A-side. According to Keith, like so much inspiration, it just “came out flying.” “I just found the tuning and the riff and started to swing it and Charlie picked up on it just like that, and we're thinking, hey, this is some groove.” The song’s middle section picks up with congas from Rocky Dijon and additional percussion courtesy of Jimmy Miller, but the real muscle comes from Billy Preston on the organ and Bobby Keys tearing it up on the saxophone. The Rolling Stones Greatest Hits Vinyl LP 6.21614 AG The Rolling Stones Format: Vinyl. When I’m writing a song that I know is going to work, it’s a feeling of euphoria. The Rolling Stones, 'Miss You' Writers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards. Jagger wasn’t shy about his inspiration; he cited the end of “Hey Jude” (which was not a Spector gig) as the spark for this track. You can play this as a country song, a rock song or a rhythm-and-blues song. Possibly the first rock song to tackle valium addiction, “Mother’s Little Helper” can be interpreted as sympathetic to the housewife’s plight or sarcastically pointing up the prevalence of substance abuse in the very households that, at the time, were excoriating the corruptive influence of the Stones’ music. But rock-and-roll is primitive, and Little Richard covered the song, so what are you gonna do? This is a classic “build” song that gradually introduces its sonic components before bringing them together in fiery harmony. When you hear a great song, you can think of where you were when you first heard it, the sounds, the smells. One of my 3 favorite songs of The Rolling Stones, with Satisfaction and Paint It Black. Stephen Jackson: Kyrie Irving bought home for George Floyd's family, Antonio Brown undergoing MRI on injured knee, Geno Auriemma: Most players against COVID-19 shutdown, NBA postpones Wednesday’s Wizards-Hornets game, Patrick Mahomes still in concussion protocol. So much cowbell. Tops Lyrics: 5. It was written for Jones while he was still alive, but completed after he was gone. “Making love and breaking hearts/It is a game for youth.” Jagger was shacking up with Jerry Hall at the time, and the record shows that he was not faithful to her thereafter, but it’s a touching moment of clarity nonetheless. But did you know it was almost recorded as a reggae song? Sympathy For The Devil’ Legend has it that Jagger & co. were in the middle of this brooding, satanic … Again, the Stones weren’t big on sentiment; they spit in the face of the reaper and keep on rollin’. It’s a shallow song all told, but it’s become a signature song for the band. The greatest side one/track one of all time. The Rolling Stones pose for a portrait on their "Satisfaction" album cover. I don't have any issues with the packaging, it's the typical BluRay case with a booklet with a small amount of info about each track. Under My Thumb Lyrics: 6. Pour yourself a few fingers, and kick back for four sides of booze-soaked blues rock. This song has calm music, makes you happy when you're listening it. It’s pretty standard balladry, but there are some uncommon flourishes (particularly that ghost vocal track) that set it apart. It’s not a terribly deep song, nor is it meant to be. Everyone in the late 1970s messed around with disco, but The Rolling Stones not only did it on their own terms, they spearheaded a comeback behind it (it’s side one, track on on “Some Girls”, their first great LP since “Exile on Main St.”). 4.7 out of 5 stars 164 ratings. GRRR! The lick-trading chemistry between Keith and Wood is effervescent, but never overwhelms the laidback vibe. The fifth song on “Exile on Main St.” takes down the temperature after “Rocks Off”, and lets the band sink into a drunken groove that lasts for the rest of the LP. SOME GIRLS Live in Texas ‘78. The best song about a lads’ sleepover party ever! New ! Though The Valentinos’ take has a little more bounce to the ounce, the young Stones tear through the song with wild, blue-eyed abandon. A last-call ballad for the ages, this single off the underrated “Black and Blue” finds a troubled Jagger looking for comfort from lovers and friends, all of whom tell him he’s a “fool to cry”. This is the Stones’ brand of sentiment. The Rolling Stones wrap up Let It Bleed with a chance at redemption, arguably the greatest album closer of all time. Don’t call it a comeback. It’s a bad boy’s dream, and it rarely plays out the way the narrator of this song thinks it will. 58 tracks (234:38). “And though she’s not really ill…” has always been the tell for me, but, over fifty years later, we understand that anxiety is an affliction that does not discriminate. A lot went down in between those records. That said, gun to the head, we’re taking Faithfull’s haunting version (also featuring Cooder and Nitzsche) over the Stones’. It's all the hits you know by heart: " (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," "Get Off of My Cloud," "Paint … $12.97. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Sign up for our newsletter. Fans consider this concert to be one of the best ever by the Stones. The title provoked charges of Satanism, and Jagger’s first-person performance as Mephistopheles encouraged these surface readings, but it’s pure mischief. The party must go on. The song lost its power to shock long ago, but imagine throwing on “Beggars Banquet” in 1968 and hearing this a month after Nixon was elected president. “Let’s do some living/After we die.”. In which Mick Jagger confesses he’s tired of chasing tail and boozing it up with the boys. “It’s down to me/The way she talks when she’s spoken to/Down to me, the change has come/She’s under my thumb.” The Stones’ lyrics can get pretty problematic at times, but the narrator of this song seems comically cocksure about his control over this woman. Their stripped down recording – it’s just Mick, Keith on a twelve-string and a baroque string arrangement by Mike Leander – is the kind of track kids in the ‘60s would play for their parents to prove rock-and-roll wasn’t noise. First off, it’s a better song. 7 on the UK chart and was a strong seller over the years. The dean of rock-and-roll criticism, Robert Christgau, says it’s “so compelling that it discourages exegesis.” It’s hard to shrug off the first verse as mere nonsense, which is basically a “Mandingo”-like fantasy of a slaver having his way with chattel. It’s a great rocker, but, let’s be honest, Wyman’s working the cymbals way too hard. Okay, Ed Sullivan didn’t see it that way (the band performed the song as “Let’s Spend Some Time Together” on his show in 1967, replete with eye-rolling from Jagger), but the song is so timid in its deployment of double entendres (compared to previous Stones hits of that era) that you wonder what the fuss was about. There’s not an electric guitar in sight (Nicky Hopkins’ piano kicks in where the rhythm axe typically adds muscle), and this is still about as rousing a call-to-arms as you’ll ever hear – even though the lyrics advocate starting a rock band rather than inciting a “palace revolution”. The track keeps building in intensity until the horns kick in and the revelries are renewed. With early tracks such Walking The Dog (chosen by Ian Anderson), classic hits like Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Alice In Chains ’ William DuVall) or later-period belters such as Start Me Up (Marillion ’s Steve Hogarth), the stars’ choices confirm one thing: that the Rolling Stones really are the Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band In The World. One reading of the lyrics suggests that Jagger’s “character” has carnal knowledge of the young woman’s “heiress” mother. The Rolling Stones are Rock 'n' Roll legends-- released to coincide with the band's 50th Anniversary, Grrrr!Greatest Hits is an excellent overview of The Rolling Stones' entire career beginning with their first single, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On," and culminating with two tracks recorded especially for this collection: "Doom And Gloom" and "One More Shot". The Stones didn’t get many singles out of this masterpiece, and it’s oddly understandable. It’s a song about a cad threatening a reliable hookup with abstention. This classic is every bit as dark and despondent as the title indicates. This kicked off the Stones’ epic album run of “Beggars Banquet”, “Let It Bleed”, “Sticky Fingers” and “Exile on Main St.”. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2003) Lyrics: 1. Metallica-Unforgiven and Rolling Stones She's a rainbow. The Complete Works: Ranking All 374 Rolling Stones Songs An honest look at the world’s greatest rock-and-roll band. The Beatles might've been the first band to make landfall in the 1960s British Invasion, but their prominence was immediately challenged by dozens of groups from across the pond eager to do it bigger and better than the Fab Four. The long-running joke about Keith’s whiskey-and-cigarettes-scorched voice is that he can sing melody and harmony at the same time. Having studied both cues recently, I’m going to be lenient and say there’s not a wrong choice. The original lineup of the Stones bangs this out proficiently. This song was meant to be. This is a daunting task, but like a classic Stones track, it builds to a righteous conclusion. The Stones scored their first number one hit in the UK with this cover of The Valentinos’ (aka the Womack brothers’) jump blues throwback that, shockingly, failed to get a great deal of radio play on white pop stations. Perhaps it’s a cautionary song about spending your whole life waiting rather than seeking. The tempo shift three minutes in takes this track to a completely different, funkier level. Otis Redding – ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ Otis Redding is an iconic singer and one of the bastions … They weren’t (and they eventually paid out to his estate), but, to their credit, they made “Love in Vain” their own with an adventurous arrangement that includes Keith on slide guitar and Ry Cooder working wonders with the mandolin. "Please retry" Amazon Music Unlimited: Price New from Used fro… The Stones are wi... To mark the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones we're taking a look at some of their greatest hits...and there are a lot to choose from! Producers: The … Odds are that at least one of Jagger’s kids is on antidepressants. Written by Jerry Ragovoy (under the pseudonym Norman Meade), this song was first recorded in 1963 by jazz trombonist Kai Winding, who took the verses (those lyrics were added later) while the knockout backup trio of Cissy Houston, Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick sang the chorus. By the end of the song, he owns up to being a “certified fool”. Street Fighting Man Lyrics: 9. “I want a song with brick walls around it, high windows and no sex.” This was Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham’s exhortation to Mick and Keith in 1964, and the result was this bittersweet ditty that became a hit in the UK for Marianne Faithfull. ), and builds back up. 30 tracks (106:06). The Stones were avid fans of 1930s blues guitarist Robert Johnson, who’s now renowned as the most influential Delta blues musician of his era. A minute later, it turns downright sinister. It’s an older song in their discography than many people realize; the band recorded it in 1968 as a back-to-basics rocker in response to their fan base’s displeasure with the ’67 LP, “Their Satanic Majesties Request”. While The Beatles were hitting new heights (and highs) with “Revolver” and “Sgt. This sounds like an outtake from the “Let It Bleed” or “Sticky Fingers”, which could be due to the session band (Ronnie Wood on the twelve-string, Willie Weeks on bass, Kenney Jones on drums and David Bowie providing background vocals) letting it all hang out on a one-time gig. What a knockout of a cut. The Stones played this both times I saw them live, and it feels like a tribute to Jones. Emailed daily. In the late 1960s, however, his work was less well known, so the Stones recorded a couple of his songs – “Love in Vain” and “Stop Breaking Down” – figuring they were in the public domain. Sonny Rollins’s tenor saxophone solo soulfully accentuates the hang-out groove. Jagger’s sarcasm is cutting as ever. This is the Stones at their bluesy, boozy best. “Send me dead flowers by the U.S. Mail.” Not a problem nowadays! "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (1965) "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction)" is considered by most observers … Jeremy Smith is a freelance entertainment writer, and the author of "George Clooney: Anatomy of an Actor". Longtime associate Ian Stewart makes a welcome return to the keys, and the band lets it all hang out in classic Stones fashion. $16.24. Was: Previous Price $40.59. The lyrics are flowery nonsense, but at least the band sounds semi-sincere in their sentiment. This is a lightweight single with a helluva hook – a hook so irresistible it turned The Verve’s “Bitter Sweet Symphony” into a hit thirty years later. The Rolling Stones - 30 Greatest Hits Album Performer: The Rolling Stones Title: 30 Greatest Hits Style: Rock & Roll, Classic Rock Released: 1977 Cat#: TA8-1077 Country: Canada Label: ABKCO Size MP3 version: 2663 mb Size FLAC version: 1989 mb Size WMA … The first two versions are terrific, but they don’t have Ian Stewart’s Vox Continental organ drifting under Keith Richards’s opening guitar lick. It’s one of Keith’s best guitar riffs, and – between Wyman’s vibraphones, Hopkins’s and Jimmy Miller’s tambourine – a feast of instrumentation that never feels egregious. 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