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The Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue Outtakes & Demos

Defining the sounds of the 70’s by appropriating contemporary rock, funk and disco stylings on Emotional Rescue, these album outtakes and demos capture a band keeping things fresh within a changing musical landscape. The logical continuation of their tough and … Continue reading

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Didn’t Know It Was A Cover | The Flying Burrito Brothers’ Wild Horses

Gram Parsons rewired country music into his own beautiful vision where his considerable gifts were evident on one of his finest ever recordings.  Gram Parsons, an immensely talented musician haunted by personal demons and a penchant for cocaine and heroin … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones – Drift Away

The 40th Anniversary expanded edition of the Rolling Stones classic Tattoo You was released this month featuring one of their best kept secrets, an amazing remake of ‘Drift Away’. I never really cared for this song that much…until now. Written … Continue reading

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Waiting on a Friend

This photo of Mick and Keith was taken at The Feathers pub on 36 Tudor Street, London, on 30 July 1967 after both had just been granted bail and released from jail under conditions pending their appeals, following one of … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones – Still Life

The aural equivalent of a Stones t-shirt? Maybe, but this short single-disc live outing, recorded during the band’s 1981 American tour, was released in time for the European leg when the Stones were enjoying a second life in popularity, touring … Continue reading

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Charlie Watts

Vale the legendary drummer for the Rolling Stones, Charlie Watts. The Rolling Stones recently announced Charlie wouldn’t be joining them on their scheduled tour next month due to undergoing a medical procedure. Charlie’s quote at the time was as classy … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones – Fully Finished Studio Outtakes

A wealth of previously uncirculated Rolling Stones outtakes has recently surfaced, perhaps being prepped for some rumoured upcoming box set package (or Tattoo You II), either way its a pristine-sounding, super cool, unexpected discovery, capturing the Stones creatively alive and … Continue reading

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More Album Cover Outtakes

Roxy Music – Siren (1975) South Stack, Anglesey, Wales. Supermodel Jerry Hall poses as a mermaid for the cover of their fifth studio album. Led Zeppelin – II (1969) The design was based on a photograph of a Division of … Continue reading

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Rediscover Live Music: Top 20 Live Albums

Live music has been in short supply, so now is a good time to take a double-gatefold look at 20 of the greatest live LP’s of yesteryear to atone for all the cancelled gigs we were supposed to see.  What … Continue reading

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More Album Cover Outtakes

Andy Warhol’s diary entry for Tuesday, April 12, 1977. “Mick wants me to do the cover on his next album. I’m trying to think of ideas, how to do “Rolling Stones.” The original Warhol design was without words, Andy believed that … Continue reading

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Bowie’s Pin Ups

Two Hours Of ‘Original’ Songs David Bowie Covered In His Early Career. In a very special episode of Beat Orgy, RRR’s Steve Cross takes us through the original versions of the songs that David Bowie covered through his golden period … Continue reading

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More Album Cover Outtakes

The Rolling Stones – Tattoo You (1981) Ever wondered who that chick was on the Stones’ Tattoo You album sleeve? Well wonder no more, it’s Mick Jagger. This is the evolution of photographer Hubert Kretzschmar’s Jagger portrait into the album … Continue reading

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More Album Cover Outtakes

The Rolling Stones – Aftermath (1966) A mirror image of the band ended up on the cool sepia-tinted Aftermath album cover in 1966 for the Stones. The front cover photo for the British release was taken by master of the … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones – Top 5 Modern-Era Tracks

The Stones have only released four albums since becoming an enormous multi-million dollar money-spinning stadium-filling travelling rock’n roll museum. What these indestructible rock ‘n rollers have released, however, has teetered on the edge of back to basics rock, and a … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones – Welcome to New York

The Madison Square Garden performance on July 26, 1972 is one of the finest moments in the Stones live recorded history. Perhaps it’s the fact that it was Jagger’s 29th birthday that made all the difference. The energy and delivery … Continue reading

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London: Part 1

Welcome to the European Rock Pilgrimage (also known as my family holiday February 2020 including something of a celebration for a significant birthday milestone, but more about that later) where I’ve managed to visit some of my favourite ever rock … Continue reading

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Stones Alone

Welcome to Stones Alone. A mixtape compiling favourite selections from the Stones’ solo work over the decades. Take It So Hard – Taken from Keith Richards’ first solo album Talk is Cheap (1988). I Can Feel the Fire – Opener off … Continue reading

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The Stones – Deep Cuts

Here is the original Stones Deep Cuts mixtape. Most of these are the album cuts, of the deep variety, and a collection of personal, relatively lesser-known, favourites. She Smiled Sweetly – Between the Buttons (1967) Memo From Turner – Metamorphosis … Continue reading

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The Stones – Deep Cuts II

On the eve of the the Stones immanent release of their first album since 2005, I bring you Deep Cuts II. Drawing from the band’s vast catalog it includes some early covers, mini-rare outtakes and solid album classics. Hope you … Continue reading

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Look Closely: The Stones’ ‘Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!’

Never mind the Visions of Johanna reference (jewels and binoculars hang from the head of the mule), the album’s title can be found on Charlie’s ‘boobs’ t-shirt.

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Look Closely: The Stones’ Satanic Majesties

A blatant rip-off of the fab’s Sgt Pepper’s? Absolutely. They even included their faces in the album cover.

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Look Closely: The Stones’ Tattoo You

Ever wondered who that chick was on the cover of the Stones’ Tattoo You? Well wonder no more. It’s one Mick Jagger. Look closely. And that’s Keef on the back, but we knew that already.

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#16: Rolling Stones – Dirty Work (1986)

After Exile on Main Street (1972) everyone started to compare the group with what they had previously done, and not what was in front of them. Stones’ albums released in the mid-1970s: Goats Head Soup, It’s Only Rock and Roll … Continue reading

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