This Stones album is from 1969 and marks the point in their development where they became truly awesome. Between 1969 and 1973/4 they released a series of albums that were uniformly excellent and earned them the accolade of the ‘greatest rock and roll band in the world’ (which remained undisputed until Led Zeppelin began their massive tours of the US and created the monster of ‘stadium rock’ – but that is getting ahead of ourselves!).
Gimme Shelter still gives me goosebumps even now and I love the country version of Honky Tonk Woman.
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