Thursday, 29 December 2016
Blue and Lonesome - The Rolling Stones
This is an album that can be enjoyed and cherished by everyone...no matter what your age, even if you weren't born during the Stones first run of albums, or if you, like Granny were around to hurl your knickers at the boys during the first manic years of Stones dominance.
This little old lady, who confidentially once had a romantic interlude with Keef - find details in my book, Murder Plot, was shaking her stuff and excercising muscles I don't think I've felt since 1965.
Blue and Lonesome was never planned - Incredibly it was made on impulse, as a much-needed break during other studio work. And it shows how tight this band are and how well Jagger can still sing. Solos are brief, evoking the original recordings by the original bluesmen.