POMPEY POP

Stone Me

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Have you heard Blue & Lonesome yet?

What I’ve heard sounds alright, which is more than I’ve thought about most of their albums over the past 40 years. It’s not quite Let It Bleed or Exile on Main Street but it’s lively and I’ve always been a sucker for a 12-bar.

 

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Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

3 thoughts on “Stone Me

  1. Heard three tracks – very well produced, Jagger sounds great but nothing you haven’t heard before but pretty good for a bunch of over seventy year-olds.
    Always remember an interview in the Record Mirror when they were just starting out with M.J. saying something along the lines that there could never be a British written R&B song – it just wouldn’t work.

    • I think that’s right, no surprises but pretty good. When I saw them on TV at Glastonbury a couple of years back it seemed to me they were like the finest ever Stones tribute band, so at least the songs here are different. The sound goes well back to their roots, not just because it’s a blues album but because there doesn’t seem much of a nod to the later sounds of (for instance) Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Earl, Robert Cray etc. Incidentally I haven’t checked everything carefully, but I think they are all covers. I’ll never stop being grateful to them for the way they opened my ears to the stuff that is still most precious to me.

      • Incidentally I thought I’d bought it all on ITunes but actually I only have those three tracks for now – the rest on release day, which is Friday. I’m enjoying those first three though … I might even buy a vinyl copy, feels right with the Stones

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