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|1. Undercover Of The Night|
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|7. Pretty Beat Up|
|8. Too Tough|
|9. All The Way Down|
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Digitally remastered reissue of the veteran British Rock band's 1983 album. 10 tracks including 'Undercover Of The Night', 'All The Way Down' and 'She Was Hot'.
Il serait exagéré de dire que nous tenons là un autre Beggar's Banquet ou l'égal d'un Sticky Fingers mais Undercover contient quelques réussites. Les Stones de 1983 se cherchent : Keith Richards s'accroche à ses rocks aux riffs touffus un peu ressassés et Mick Jagger tente d'ouvrir le groupe à des influences extérieures. Une fois de plus les meilleurs morceaux visent le dance floor : "Too Much Blood" mélange cocottes de guitare funky et récits de crimes gore, tandis que "Undercover (Of The Night)" donne naissance à un nouveau genre, le protest funk metal latino; comme un rapport d'Amnesty International rédigé par William Burroughs. --Hubert Deshouse
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It's a very solid record and it's really a pity that it has not been appreciated as much as it should have.
I'd like to make special mention of two cuts: 'Too Much Blood'--although it's a wee bit disco-cheezbally, it's really worth it for one of Mick's hilarious ad-libs at the end of the song.... where he starts babbling about 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' among other things....and the reggae extravaganza 'Feel On Baby.' The Stones had been trying to do a reggae song on almost every album since 1975, and here they finally get it right with this haunted dub-rocker. Back in the long lost days of vinyl I even bought the extended 12" of this cut so I could really 'dub out'. Got to FEEL ON.....
So if you can handle later-era Stones, and if, like me, the glitzy overproduction of 'Tattoo You' kinda sorta turned you off, check out this rootsy rocking gem! ; ) .
I still see you in my dreams
With a kitchen knife
With it poised above your head
Now who you gonna slice?
This is a far cry from the lovely and fraternal sentiments of Waiting on a Friend.
As the follow-up to Tattoo You, Undercover was a bizarre turn. Tattoo You was an album consisting of classicist - and classic - rockers, radio-friendly lyrics and production, and featured the Stones playing to their strengths. Undercover, on the other hand, shows the band experimenting (and not always succeeding), has a weird, dub-like production, subject matter including politics, serial killers, overdoses, and sado-masochism. You know, the stuff that always gets air-play on FM radio. Lyrically, it is the goriest, grizzliest, and most gratuitous album in the Stones catalog.
The title track and the closing "It Must Be Hell" are political depictions - both socially and militarily - while "Too Tough", "Tie You Up", even the hilariously terrifying (or is that terrifyingly hilarious?) "Too Much Blood" are songs of the complexities of relationships. The album's tone is leavened by "She Was Hot" (a song about a one-night conquest) and Keith's "Wanna Hold You" (think early Beatles, as played by the Stones on half-inspiration).
If you're a devoted Stones fan, there are riffs a-plenty here. As fort what the Stones were attempting to achieve, think "Gimme Shelter", "Sister Morphine" and the unfortunate "Dancing With Mr. D". But, unike the Stones of the late 60's/early 70's, these songs aren't addresses from the heart of the fire. If you're a more casual listener, there are many other Stones albums to explore first.
Most recent customer reviews
At Times there are some discs that require moving away from them for a short time and then returning to listen again with fresh ears, such was the case with UNDERCOVER. Read morePublished 13 months ago by spigomars
The first time I heard this album, it was on vinyl. Unfortunately I didn't get to enjoy all the tracks, because the turntable wasn't the best and it skipped pretty badly. Read morePublished on May 21 2013 by Sir Steven
I had been trying to find a copy of "undercover" in the stores for some time, it seems as though the stones have gone to great lengths to keep this album as well as... Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2004
I love this album, yes I had it as an LP. I know lot's of people who hate this collection but I think it's one of their best and most fun to listen to. Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2003
Lets face it. The Stones lost it right around their "Some Girls" era. Undercover is just a messy new-wave influenced disasterPublished on Oct. 30 2003 by angels_of_avalon
I can't believe that the rest of the world doesn't know it either. If you're going to call the Stones the best rock and roll band ever, get the album that rocks the hardest. Read morePublished on July 27 2003 by Evan Schlosberg
This is a good release - not great. My favorites are Too Much Blood and Pretty Beat Up. Richards has his usual lead vocals in one song (song title - ? and its fairly good. Read morePublished on April 18 2003 by P. Huffman