Archive for the 'Rolling Stones' Category

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Even though Cocksucker Blues, Robert Frank’s legendary film of the Rolling Stones circa 1972, is routinely referred to as a “documentary,” that’s not quite accurate. Frank himself tips his hand right in the opening moments: “Except for the musical numbers the events depicted in this are fictitious. No representation of actual persons and events is […]

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Any silence on my part per the recent reissue of the Stones Exile On Main Street has more to do with the fact that I’ve written about the album, and it’s contents, so much in the past that I have very little left to say on the subject (versus any implied lack of enthusiasm). In […]

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) Due to storage, or the lack thereof here in my L.A. abode, the majority of my vinyl collection resides back in the Southeast. Over the past few years I have been bringing it out west, piecemeal, to L.A., one […]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

February of 2007 saw the long-awaited DVD release of the 1970 psychedelic/schizophrenic gangster-meets-pop star tale Performance. Famously known as Mick Jagger’s on screen debut, Performance expertly captures the late sixties decadence and decline into hard drugs and paranoia.But for many of us, long before we saw a grainy VHS bootleg copy of the film, we […]

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

After first hearing her sing, Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham once described Marianne Faithfull as “an angel with big tits.” The rest of the world would soon come to know her via her take on early Stones material, and in an early tabloid sense, her very public relationship with Mick Jagger. Listen below to […]

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

It’s no secret I like the Stones. A lot. Like any band or artist one follows relentlessly, there comes a time when we begin listening to the albums in a different light than we did in years past. This runs from searching out and appreciating everything from lyrical quirks, oddball nuggets, interesting time signatures, stylistic […]

Friday, July 13th, 2007

First off, tip of the hat to public television (and radio) who consistently provide quality non-commercial programming. I make a point to support these, and the most recent reminder of why was randomly catching The Rolling Stones 1968 Rock And Roll Circus on L.A.’s PBS affiliate the other night. I had not seen this in […]

Friday, June 29th, 2007

When it comes to classic and essential Rolling Stones albums, 1981’s Tattoo You (while not bad) doesn’t immediately spring to mind, but it was without a doubt the best Stones album of the ’80s. Comprised of almost entirely ’70s sessions outtakes, the LP contains a few must-have tracks, including the Goats Head Soup outtake “Waiting […]