The black & white artwork on the jacket of this album (great reproduction with the newly remastered digi-pack) tells the story. 5 English kids who have done their homework listening to the likes of Solomon Burke, Howlin' Wolf & Bo Diddley to name a few, and are already absorbing their influences ; thereby creating a new synthesis of rock & roll all their own. Not a bad achievement, seeing as this is only their 3rd American release in 1965. I love Aftermath, Exile On Main St., Let It Bleed etc. This is still a personal favorite of mine. Maybe it's because their innocence lends a certain charm to the record. Only 4 out the 12 cuts are penned by Mick & Keef but the rock & roll spirit of this album is pure. The Stones sounded youthful but professional. They were taking their music serious yet still seemed to be having a lot of fun making this record. Heart Of Stone is perhaps the most familiar track on this album, but really, the covers of Down The Road Apiece, Little Red Rooster should be heard by anyone interested in The Stones early years. Buy this CD & enjoy!