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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Rolling Stones Recycle!

In 1966, The Rolling Stones release what is (IMHO) the best album of their early career.  It's the frist one to feature all original compositions.  It's running time is nearly an hour.   It's the first one to be recorded and released in a true stereo mix (that doesn't sound like the goofy money grab of 'fake stereo' or using the vocal take in one channel).   A pre psychedelia masterpiece.  It's.....

The Rolling Stones  - Aftermath (Decca 1966).

I could go on an on about this one.  The Beatles jokingly considered calling Revolver 'Before Geography' in response.  It's got a track that's longer than 10 minutes.   So on and so on.   I've got other fish to fry on this post.

As was popular in the day, the Americans released a shorter version of the album by yanking tracks and adding the latest hit single.   It also sported a different cover shot taken from the picture sleeve for Paint it Black. 

So why let a cover shot go to waste.....

The Rolling Stones - Flowers (London 1967)

Aside from the fact that Brian has no leaves..... the cover recycles the pictures off the UK Aftermath cover and puts stems on them.

This album is a somewhat pointless compilation of singles and tracks yanked off the American versions.   The one true gem is the heretofore unreleased Ride On Baby - one of my favorite young an snotty Stones tracks.

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