Sunday, July 6, 2008

Faves: Exile On Main Street

The Rolling Stones went on a hot streak. After their indifferent experiment with psychedelia in 1967's Their Satanic Majesty's Request, The Stones went back to basics with Beggar's Banquet in 1968. This was the first of their golden era, followed by Let It Bleed in 1969, Sticky Fingers in 1971 and Exile in 1972. A double album, Exile is raw, spontaneous and risky. The band ventured to lots of interesting places other bands were to polite to visit. More than anything, this is Keith Richard's album and his finest accomplishment. IMHO, their high point and the best album by any of the great 60's British bands. Yes, that includes The Beatles.

The Rolling Stones on Wikipedia, Rolling Stone Magazine