Friday, July 09, 2010

Stones in Exile: Take One



















Finally finished Stones in Exile completely. The archival footage alone is worth a watch, but it's also really interesting. The tribe. The creative processes. England to France to the USA. How it all "transgressed."

Exile on Main St is the main reason I put the Rolling Stones at the top of the heap; this record -- or CD or download -- is one I'd want for a desert isle, or on a spaceship. Am savoring the idea of getting the expanded version with extra tracks. Tracks like "Pass The Wine (Sophia Loren)" sound real cool.  The album endures, I think, because you can never fully absorb it or lay it aside: it keeps giving, like a lovin' cup.

Today's Rune: Protection.

4 comments:

JR's Thumbprints said...

I wonder what the Stones would've done if they had to cut their teeth into a music business like today's ... then again, they seem to keep going strong. It probably wouldn't've mattered.

Anonymous said...

外遇---偷來的時間、偷來的伴侶、偷來的愛情
或許新鮮刺激,或許瘋狂美好,但這一切,終究是偷來的…
外遇傷害了一個幸福的家庭
或許你會說:問題其實早已存在,外遇並不是傷害的唯一因素
但是內心深處其實你知道,這只是外遇的藉口!
建築在傷害別人之下所得到的愛情,終究難以幸福…

Anonymous said...

顫抖著手,我拿不穩那份薄薄的離婚協議書
早知道他的出軌,癡心的守候最後他終究還是想要離婚
朋友勸我抓姦,但是我擔心他一氣之下會決裂的提出離婚要求
我愛他,願意作出一切只為挽回
所以我等、我默不吭聲、我在他面前強顏歡笑
多少夜裡,他用敷衍的藉口不歸
而我假裝相信,卻淚濕了枕頭...
顫抖著手,我拿不穩那份薄薄的離婚協議書
啞著聲音,我告訴他我絕對不會離婚去成全他們
只是,我不知道不離婚,懲罰的是他們,還是我自己...

Johnny Rojo said...

I just listened to the entire "Exile" album yesterday afternoon while cooking dinner-- still sounds great. IMHO, the greatest rock and roll album ever.

They've played a couple of the outtakes from the recent reissue on Little Steven's Underground Garage, and I have to say that they probably should remain outtakes; they're not as strong as the songs that made it onto the final mix.

I read recently that Graham Parsons showed up to their estate while they were recording "Exile" and that he was doing so many drugs that Keith Richards asked him to leave. Man, if Keith Richards tells you you're doing too many drugs, you'd better listen!