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|1. One Hit (To The Body)|
|3. Harlem Shuffle|
|4. Hold Back|
|5. Too Rude|
|6. Winning Ugly|
|7. Back To Zero|
|8. Dirty Work|
|9. Had It With You|
|10. Sleep Tonight|
Digitally remastered reissue of the veteran British Rock band's 1986 album.
En 1986, le torchon brûle entre Mick Jagger et Keith Richards. Ce dernier prend les rênes et fait enregistrer des voix provisoires aux chanteurs de rhythm'n'blues Bobby Womack et Don Covay. Jagger, vexé, passe au studio quand il est vide et chante les voix définitives. Ambiance... Et à bien écouter ce disque la tension est palpable. Les seuls titres paisibles sont une ballade ("Sleep Tonight") et un reggae ("Too Rude"), tous deux chantés par Richards. Conscient du fait qu'une bonne reprise vaut mieux qu'un original peu inspiré, Jagger impose le vieux succès soul de Bob & Earl, "Harlem Shuffle", sur lequel il rugit à plaisir. La vraie réussite du disque reste cependant la chanson d'amour vache "One Hit (To The Body)" avec son canevas de riffs acoustiques et électriques plus stoniens que nature. --Hubert Deshouse
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The only weak link in this set is "Too Rude". It's a pseudo raggae number that is nowhere close to similar raggae numbers in the 70's. As a matter of fact the song is pretty awful and should have been dumped out altogether.
Overall a really good effort that I have grown to enjoy more over the years.
Overall, I find that this disc stands out among other Stones material because it evokes memories of a difficult period of the band. Somehow, with it all, it renders complete from beginning to end. Wouldn't it be a treat to have the band cover some of this material live?!
Dirty Work is not as good as any of them: it's not as dirty as Undercover, it's not as inspired as Tattoo You, it's not as original as Emotional Rescue. But Dirty Work is certainly one of the most underrated Stones record.
One Hit is a great rock. Harlem Shuffle is a nice cover. Dirty Work is a very energetic piece. And then you have some of the best Keith.
Dirty Work is the first album in which Keith sings two songs. Too Rude is a beatiful slow reggae which became a staple in his tour with the Expensive Winos. And then there is Sleep Tonight, which is a great slow song, in the best Rolling Stone tradition. It is probably Keith's best singing performance.
It won't match the 70's Stones albums from my youth, but it's a nice alternative.
For today, my favourite song is "Harlem Shuffle"; "Too Rude" is a good example of the Stones trying something different; least favourite is probably "Had it With You".
"Sleep Tonight" is another 'sweet' Richards/Jagger ballad.
For the new 2009 reissues, I haven't noticed much difference from the last reissues. The packaging is the same, and the sound is very similar to me. But I've been purchasing the new remasters anyways...
Most recent customer reviews
now in most music circles people are quick to dismiss Dirty Work as a big mix of trash that the stones put together. Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by Nathan W Farnsworth
I just recently ordered both "Undercover" and "Dirty Work." I received "Undercover" a few days before "Dirty Work," and after listening to... Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2004
"Dirty Work" isn't a terrible album, it just isn't particularly memorable either.
Apart from a few songs like "One Hit (To The Body)", "Harlem... Read more
This album released sometime in the first quarter of 1986,brings the R&B classic HARLEM SHUFFLE(not a Jagger-Richards compostion). Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2003 by andy8047
There's some awful songs.
There's some terrible performances.
Even the pants Mick is wearing on the cover are horrendous. Read more
DIRTY WORK is the Stones' bastard child -- which is really something considering it's the meanest blokes in the biz we're talking about. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2003 by Billucy