On a hot night in July in Texas 1978 The Rolling Stones truly deserved to be called the Greatest Rock N Roll Band in the world. The Stones toured in 1975 with a hugh production, massive stage show, back up singers galore and horn section. There are plenty of bootlegs around of the Los Angeles show if you want to see what i mean. The band and the songs get lost in all the pomp. Jump ahead 3 years and they just released their best album since Exile, and strip the stage bare. Gone are the backup singers, so too the horn section, minimal lighting, Ian Stewart an original Stone is front and centre instead of Billy Preston who toured with them in the past. That's it no bells and whistles just the band hitting the stage hard and rocking it for an hour and a half. They perform 7 songs off the new album, now usually i would be against so much new material in a set list but not here. As great as the Some Girls album is, live the Stones stretch the songs out. Case in point listen to Miss You they lock into a groove and just go with it and the song keeps getting harder and harder and when it ends you're exhausted and as sweaty as they are. Also Far Away Eyes is fabulous in this show, on the album Mick doesn't take the song seriously here they do a version that would do Nashville or Bakersfield proud complete with a fiddle and some lap steel guitar from Ron wood. This is it the Rolling Stones in their last hurrah, what came next was the massive Tattoo You tour which went around the world as opposed to the 27 American shows they do on this tour and a handful of European gigs. The stadium shows of the Tattoo You tour are pretty awful or just down right dull, some of the arena shows are okay but just okay. Here July 18 1978 in Teaxs the Rolling Stones are simply amazing not just okay.