Sympathy for the record industry

7 Jun

In case you’d been living with a bag over your head (or you live in Spain) you can’t have escaped the fact that The Rolling Stones were sitting pretty atop the UK Top 40 last week, for the first time in years.

With an album originally released in May 1972!

The critics can’t decide if it’s a seminal diamond in the rough, showing the true genius of Mick ‘n’ Keef before they became self parodies, or a piece of “stoned twaddle“, the result of slightly more sex and drugs than rock n roll. Bobby Gillespie seemed to rate it, after all the first track is Rocks Off, and Primal Scream did enlist Jimmy Miller, the “Exile” producer, to do the mix of their own Rocks

Most people seem to think the extra disc of newly-recorded Jagger vocals over nearly 40-year old demos a tad unnecessary though.

I was always a Sympathy for the Devil man meself, but, hey, that’s my indie-dance roots showing through my unkempt locks.

So check out these more interesting Stones-inspired links and tracks…

Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter (Zed’s Dead Dubstep remix)
Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You want (Soulwax remix)
Rolling Stones vs. Primal Scream – Loaded for the Devil (questionable speeded-up bootleg)
Laibach – Sympathy for the Devil (Who Killed the Kennedys mix)

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