THE ROLLING STONES Released Their Political Single ‘STREET FIGTHING MAN’ 51 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

31 August 2019

Band: The Rolling Stones
Song: Street Fighting Man
Released: 31 August 1968 – 51 years ago today
Album: Beggars Banquet
Note: Mick Jagger wrote the song after he attended a massive 1968 anti-war demonstration at London’s US embassy. The single wasn’t a hit due to the fact
that many radio stations refused to play it because of its political content. Talking
about ignoring the freedom of speech! And the dictatorial boycot still goes on today
in bloody 2019. It’s even far worse, isn’t it Boris ‘Let’s Shut Up Parliament’ Johnson?…

Let’s fight against fascism right here…

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THE ROLLING STONES Released One Of Their Best Longplayers ‘BEGGARS BANQUET’ 50 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

5 December 2018

Band: THE ROLLING STONES

Album: BEGGARS BANQUET – their 7th British and 9th American studio LP

Released: 6 December 1968

ALL MUSIC wrote: The Stones forsook psychedelic experimentation to return to their blues roots on this celebrated album, which was immediately acclaimed as one of their landmark achievements. A strong acoustic Delta blues flavor colors much of the material, particularly
“Salt of the Earth” and “No Expectations,” which features some beautiful slide guitar work.
Basic rock & roll was not forgotten, however: “Street Fighting Man,” a reflection of the political turbulence of 1968, was one of their most innovative singles, and “Sympathy for the Devil,” with its fire-dancing guitar licks, leering Jagger vocals, African rhythms, and explicitly satanic lyrics, was an image-defining epic. On “Stray Cat Blues,” Jagger and crew began to explore the kind of decadent sexual sleaze that they would take to the point of self-parody by the mid-’70s. At the time, though, the approach was still fresh, and the lyrical bite of most of the material ensured Beggars Banquet’s place as one of the top blues-based rock records of all time.
– Score: 5/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: If someone had said back then, 50 years ago, that
The Rollings Stones would tour America in 2019 he/she would have ended up
in a straitjacket in a psychiatric hospital.

Three Top Tracks: Sympathy For The Devil / Street Fighting Man / Stray Cat Blues

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL

STREET FIGHTING MAN

STRAY CAT BLUES

ALBUM in full…

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10 Memorable Albums Turning 50 in 2018!…

When I went back in time to find out which outstanding
longplayers still sound spectacular today after 50 years I
was really surprised that some of them actually turn fifty
as you hear their influences daily in 21st century music.
Here’s my selection. Ten classics! Ten stunning survivors!…


1/ ‘ASTRAL WEEKS’
by VAN MORRISON
Rolling Stone wrote: “Van Morrison never sounded more warm and ecstatic,
more sensual and vulnerable, than on his enigmatically beautiful solo debut”

Released:  29 November 1968
Listen: here

2/ ‘BEGGARS BANQUET’ by THE ROLLING STONES
Time Magazine: “England’s most subversive
roisterers since Fagin’s gang in Oliver Twist

Released: 6 December 1968
Listen: here

3/ ‘THE KINKS ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY’ by THE KINKS
Rolling Stone: “Each new hearing is a combined joy of renewal and discovery”
Released: 22 November 1968
Listen: here

4/ ‘WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT’ by THE VELVET UNDERGOUND
All Music wrote: “It’s easily the least accessible of VU’s studio albums, but anyone
wanting to hear their guitar-mauling tribal frenzy straight with no chaser will love it.”

Released: 30 January 1968
Listen: here

5/ ‘GRIS-GRIS’ by DR.JOHN
Rolling Stone:A swamp-funk classic. ‘Gris-Gris’ blends
New Orleans R&B, voodoo chants and chemical inspiration.”

Released: 22 January 1968
Listen: here

6/ ‘THE BEATLES / THE WHITE ALBUM’ by THE BEATLES
All Music wrote: “None of it sounds like it was meant to share album space together,
but somehow The Beatles create its own style and sound through its mess.”

Released: 22 November 1968
Listen: here

7/ ‘OGDENS’ NUT GONE FLAKE’ by THE SMALL FACES
All Music wrote: “The ballsiest-sounding piece of
full-length psychedelia to come out of England in 1968”

Released: 24 May 1968
Listen: here

8/ ‘DANCE TO THE MUSIC’ by SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE
Rolling Stone: “Overall the album is uneven, but its highs are intense,
prolonged and ecstatic. Seductive melodies and horn lines tickle your mind.”

Released: 27 April 1968
Listen: here

9/ ‘ELECTRIC LADYLAND’ by JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
All Music: “Jimi Hendrix takes his funk and psychedelic sounds to the absolute limit.”
Released: 16 October 1968
Listen: here

10/ ‘MUSIC FROM BIG PINK’ by THE BAND
Rolling Stone: “The rustic beauty of The Band’s music and the drama of their own
reflections on family and obligations made ‘Big Pink’ an instant homespun classic.”

Released: 1 July 1968
Listen: here