We'll start off with a little metaphorical babble, yes? Between the Buttons (1967) is like studying a high-speed chase in slow motion on a crackled old tape: it's blurred and distorted and plays like a hallucination [LSD's influence, perhaps?], but, in actuality, it's moving much faster than you think. Some songs, like "Ruby Tuesday" and "She Smiled Sweetly" are peaceable and surreal, but others--"Connection" and "Complicated"--are fast-paced and frantic but similarly peculiar. Whatever their speed, though, all the songs are very nice. Between the Buttons didn't get very good reviews at the time of its release, but of the few Rolling Stones records I've had the pleasure of listening to, this is undoubtedly my favorite. I'm not very admiring of their fiery and tough stuff, and there certainly isn't any of that on Between the Buttons. For the most part, Between the Buttons is an album that you should definitely examine.