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Digitally remastered reissue of the veteran British Rock band's 1978 album. 10 tracks including 'Miss You', 'Beast Of Burden' and 'Shattered'.
Few rock stars have played in the intersection of real life, image, and fans' imaginations as smartly (and comically) as Mick Jagger does on Some Girls. With the Stones again running at top pace, Jagger aims his gimlet eye at his and the boys' gossip-column lives (the Chuck Berryish "Respectable," the archly blues-wailing title track), his collapsing marriage (where was Bianca when Mick's pals were trying to hook him up with the "Puerto Rican girls who're just dyin' to meetchoo"?) and the mores and modes of New York society in the Studio 54 era (practically everything here). Slot in Keith's lament "Before They Make Me Run," and this is one of the greatest Stones albums. --Rickey Wright
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The bottom line is I'm glad to finally have these new songs and the crisper vibrant remastered sound of the 2011 version of Some Girls: It's a good product by a great band and well worth the price.
The rock tracks are tough and uncompromising, like the decadent When The Whip Comes Down, the acidic title track and the anthemic Before They Make Me Run. They also do a brilliant cover of the Temptations' classic Just My Imagination, giving it a much rawer soul sound.
It is clear that this album was a response to Punk and Disco, the two styles prevalent from the mid 1970s to the end of that decade. Without a doubt the Stones pulled it off very well as the aforementioned Miss You was a huge hit and has stood the test of time very well: it's mid-tempo dance track with subdued vocals, lovely ooh-ooh choruses and a genuine nightlife feel.
The country song Far Away Eyes is equally mesmerising, as Mick sings in a real country accent about a truck driver on the way to visit his girlfriend while listening to a gospel station. Although it's a parody, I find it very charming and very "genuine" in another sense. It was the flipside of Miss You and probably contributed to this seven single reaching Number One.
The songs are uniformly good with great tunes and plenty of attitude. Some Girls may not be considered as one of their top 5 classics of all time but I find myself returning to it again and again. Some Girls is a solid body of work with many highlights.
This album had a rawness and energy that the band hadn't had since the early sixties. This was probably due to the departure of the velvety guitar playing of Mick Taylor and the influence that punk may have had on the band. In terms of song selection, just to be safe, they cover all the bases. Miss You has a disco beat, Beast of Burden, Some Girls and Just My Imagination are pretty standard Rhythm and Blues, Far Away Eyes is country, Lies and respectable an attempt at Punk, When the Whip Comes Down and Before They Make Me Run standard Rock N Roll and finally a sort of New Wave song with Shattered.
Although stylistically they are all over the place, the way in which the songs are played and the instrumentation is pretty consistent. It sounds like they picked up their instruments set their volumes and distortion and then played ten songs straight through without making any sound adjustments from one song to the other.
I think Some Girls is great. This album was followed up with three more solid efforts, Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You and Undercover which along with Some Girls make up the last great phase of this band.
Most recent customer reviews
Some Girls culminates an era that began with Sticky Fingers, Goats Head Soup, Its Only Rock and Roll and Black and Blue. Read morePublished 10 months ago by TDN
This is one of my all time favorites.Had the album years ago. Now I have to have the CD. Just love it!!Published on Oct. 3 2013 by Debbie Foster
I didin't realize when I ordered this album that the cutouts from the original around the heads were not reproduced, which was disappointing. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2012 by dinomanelli
I have always liked the beatles music...this album is great remember it from the 60's...very pleased with it..would recommend to other beatles fansPublished on Jan. 31 2012 by Jillo
This is one of the greatest albums of all time. The Stones were rocking with the weaving guitars and great guitar parts, Mick Jagger was singing as creatively as ever, Bill Wyman... Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2011 by Jay