Friday, August 21

Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street (1972)

"Despite an absence of the band's best-known songs, the sweaty, grimy Exile on Main St. has grown into the Rolling Stones' most universally acclaimed record. Despite dozens of hits, putting together a cohesive album often seemed to be beyond the Stones, tripped up by either manager Allen Klein's publishing-rights parasitism or the band's 1970s hubris. That leaves a catalog in which only Exile is built not on hits but on vibe and: the album's singularly sleazy sound and making-of legend. To create Exile, the band escaped Britain as tax exiles, decamping to a French villa. Paradoxically, the posh surroundings created the band's rawest effort. They were a heroin-ragged band, jamming late into the night with calloused fingers and vocal cords in a stale basement with sweaty walls. ..."
W - Exile on Main St
Keith Richards Discusses the Making of The Rolling Stones' 'Exile on Main St.'
NY Times: Revisiting ‘Main St.,’ Rethinking the Myth
YouTube: Exile On Main Street (Full Deluxe Album) 1:48:25