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Tattoo You Import
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|1. Start Me Up|
|2. Hang Fire|
|4. Little T & A|
|5. Black Limousine|
|7. Worried About You|
|10. No Use In Crying|
|11. Waiting On A Friend|
Digitally remastered reissue of the veteran British Rock band's 1981 album. 11 tracks including 'Start Me Up', 'Hang Fire' and 'Black Limousine'.
Often viewed as the band's last great album, Tattoo You contributed one true classic, "Start Me Up," to the Stones' canon. The song, still used as a concert finale, begins with a fat Keith Richards guitar riff and ends with a leering Mick Jagger murmuring about a woman who could "make a dead man come." The rest isn't as consistent as, say, "Sticky Fingers," but the fast-paced "Hang Fire," the surprisingly non-sexy "Waiting on a Friend," and Richards's "bitch"-filled "Little T&A" make this the Stones' best '80s release by far. Released in 1981, it was the right album at the right time, with strong singles just after MTV began. With typical savvy, the Stones maneuvered gently into the video age. --Steve Knopper
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Top Customer Reviews
My Lord, when will people stop misjudging this CD ?
Forget the complaints that START ME UP and LITTLE T & A are just commercial shucks. If they are, they put many other commercial shucks to shame. ... GET this CD, and ROLL with it ...
HANG FIRE isn't any slacker-rocker either. Listen again.
... to appreciate, you gotta get INTO much of TATTOO YOU. It takes time. And time well spent ... great lines, repeated, "don't let the world pass you by ...don't let the world pass you by ..." : think about it. It's another 'Time Waits for No One,' another one of their best tunes ... ( see 'only rock and roll' CD.)
GET this CD, dudes, and rock 'til it sinks IN ...
SLAVE and TOPS are repititious, but damn GOOD. Three cheers and a hip-hip-hooray! for a band that can make repitition sound DGOOD, like the Stones do here. Think: how many bands get away with it ? these are MESSAGE songs, dam it .. be patient, and listen ... (there are worse homework assignments, believe me ...) ... good rock meditations/contemplation ...
GET this CD dudes ... and let it SINK IN ...
you ain't heard NUTHIN' yet, if you only give this EXCELLENT disc just a lick and a promise, and then 'dismiss it with a jest ...'
the intially lukewarm sounding WAITING ON A FRIEND reminds listeners of the need to think of a woman as a FRIEND, even if she is your lover. "Makin' love and breakin' hearts ... it is a game for fools ..." Preach it, Mick!!!! (check the Keno's Stones lyrics websites, and others, for this album ... it's WORTH it ... you'll be Stone-cold 'TATTOO YOU' sold ...)
so the Stones matured ...so, they ask you to listen a little bit longer ... IT'S WORTH IT !
OWN THIS CD ... and catch the deeper meaning of these tunes ...
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The opener, Start Me Up, is the Stones at their high powered best with its killer riff and insistent rhythm, whilst the melodic Hang Fire with its impressive vocals comes a close second. These were big hits and can be found on many Stones compilations.
The bluesy Black Limousine and the reggae-influenced Slave aren't bad either, but ballads like Tops and Heaven fall somewhat beneath their high standards. This may be forgiven though, since the closing number, the poignant Waiting On A Friend sees them at their soulful best. It's a moving ballad on a par with earlier great moments such as Wild Horses and Dead Flowers from 1971s Sticky Fingers album.
Overall Tatto You is thus an uneven work but the aforementioned highlights more than make up for the few tepid and uninspired ballads. I give it four stars but that is judging it by the high standards of their own work.
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Every once in a while the Stones would put out an LP that would rock the music world. There was Let It Bleed, followed right away by Sticky Fingers, and again by Exile on Main... Read morePublished 19 months ago by spigomars
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