Sticky Fingers – The Rolling Stones
Condition: Brand New
"Sticky Fingers" is considered one of their best albums of the Stones, although it was written in a very turbulent phase. After Jagger, Richards & Co had left Decca, they founded Rolling Stones Records for the release of "Sticky Fingers": their own label with the well known tongue outstretched as logo. "We were either always in the studio or on tour back then," recalls Mick Taylor. "It was a permanent roller coaster ride." Between the recordings, the catastrophe of the Altamont Free Concert occurred in December 1969, in which a spectator was stabbed right in front of the stage.
Despite everything the songwriting of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger on "Sticky Fingers" reached a new climax. Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Latin and Country were combined on a musically unique level. First recorded was the blues cover "You Gotta Move". On "Sway" and "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" the new guitarist Mick Taylor played two of the greatest guitar solos of the Stones. "Wild Horses" is still one of their most famous ballads. Since 1971 "Brown Sugar" has been one of the great Stones hymns, which can finally be heard as a bonus track in the alternative version with Eric Clapton. This version has only been circulating as a bootleg so far and fans have been arguing for a long time whether this version is the much better one.
The cover of "Sticky Fingers" also became a legend. Mick Jagger had Andy Warhol do the artwork. Finally, on the front a functional zipper adorned the photo of a well-stocked man in a very tight-fitting jeans. When you opened the zipper, the white underwear came out.
Label: Rolling Stones Records, Polydor
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country: UK, Europe & US