What's All This Then

Why should I care what this guy has to say?

The correct answer is that you shouldn’t. We’re all entitled to our opinions. Develop your own. I try to be sane and rational, but that may change with the level of caffeine intake. I’m just telling my stories in the hopes they may amuse and/or inform others. And... I Confess... I'm showing off my bitchen collection a bit.

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Rolling Stones Get 3-D in 1967

1967.    Things are getting psychedelic,  The Rolling Stones were having a rough year.    The year started off ok with Let's Spend the Night Together.    Drug busts followed and for a time it was possible that both Mick and Keith could be in jail for a long time.    Their summer of love single, We Love You, tanked.  By the end of the year they managed to get an album out.  

The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request  (London 1967)

The record is kind of a mess.   There are four classics (She's a Rainbow, 2000 Man, Citadel, and 2000 Light Years From Home).  The rest is trippy  hippy meandering.   If only they would have filled it out with We Love You, Dandelion and Child of the Moon.  I'd let them leave in Sing This All Together and On With The Show.  Now that would be a record for the ages.

Original pressings came with a 3D cover.  

I found this copy at a thrift store.   The 3D plate covered with some sort of greasy oil and was very dirty.   Some household glass cleaner did the trick and now I have a beautiful copy

The gatefold cover came with a maze to while away the time while you shake the seeds out

And a custom inner sleeve.   A rarity at the time

Oh yeah, and a record - trippily labeled front side/back side

After a while, the 3D was replaced by a flat version.   

A few little known facts about this record.....
1.  The record company made them change the title from 'Her Satanic Majesties Request'
2.  The last sounds on Side 1 which sound like electronic doodling, will actually play 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' if played at 45.
3.  The first Rolling Stones album to have an identical track listing on both sides of the Atlantic.
4.  The strings on She's a Rainbow were arranged by future Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones.