|1. Around and Around|
|2. Confessin' the Blues|
|3. Empty Heart|
|4. Time Is on My Side|
|5. Good Times Bad Times|
|6. It's All over Now|
|7. 2120 South Michigan Avenue|
|8. Under the Boardwalk|
|10. Grown up Wrong|
|11. If You Need Me|
Just the same as the rest of the Stones' early albums, this is an all-blues album. And just the same as on the rest of the early Stones' albums, you can feel how important Brian Jones was to the band in the early days. He left the Stones in 1969 and unfortunately died about a month later (under strange circumstances), but then he had been a quite inactive band member for a couple of years or so. But back in the early days he was the front man of the band (Mick Jagger got a hold of that spot a couple years later), and it was really thanks to him that the Stones made it big. He was a really mean guitar and harmonica player, and had some fantastic guitar-weaving going on with Keith Richards back in the days.
However, I'm not putting down the rest of the band. Charlie Watts (drums) and Bill Wyman (bass) have their own unique rhythm section going on, which is part of what makes the Stones so great, Keith Richards (my favorite Stones-member, by the way) keeps improving his guitar playing more and more, not just together with Jones but individually too.Read more ›
Con 2 singles exitosos de respaldo (Time is on my Side y It's All Over Now), el álbum llegó al tercer puesto en EE.UU. y es un logrado esfuerzo en un período en que los L.P. no se tomaban muy en serio. Dentro de los covers, las salvajes tomas de Suzie Q y Around and Around dejan ver a un grupo cómodo haciendo su especialidad. No está entre las mejores obras de su primera etapa, ni tampoco es probable que alguien se haga fan del grupo gracias a él, pero aún así 12x5 es media hora de entretenida y bien hecha música, suficiente para 1964.
Even this, being pre-Satisfaction, pre-Off of my... Read more
SUZIE Q and EMPTY HEART, both a little raucous at first, grow on you with... Read more