Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 270/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Miss You" - Rated 498/500, "Beast Of Burden" - Rated 443/500!
Groundbreaking Stones' Album Remastered On Vinyl LP!
Justly considered one of the finest works by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards,
Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ronnie Wood, Some Girls topped the US charts over
three decades ago and remains the best selling album of their storied career.
Some Girls is the Rolling Stones' most direct and diverse collection of material
from Mick Jagger's irresistible falsetto on the four-on-the-floor filler Miss
You, their eighth US number one, to the country-flavored Far Away Eyes via the
Chuck Berry meets punk snarl of Respectable. And let's not forget the sensuous,
Beast of Burden, one of Keith Richards' finest tunes, which reached number 8 on
the US singles chart, the garage rock Shattered, the albums' third US Top 40
entry, and the soulful swagger of the group's version of The Temptations' "Just
My Imagination", another timeless offering in their canon of classic Stones
Following the critical praise and commercial success afforded the re-mastered,
expanded editions of Exile On Main Street, which matched the chart performance
of the epochal 1972 album, and returned the Rolling Stones to their rightful
place at the top of the British charts in 2010, the extensive reissue of Some
Girls constitutes the next step in the band's ongoing relationship with
Universal Music Group.
Some Girls holds a special place in the history of the Rolling Stones and
demonstrates why they remain one of the most thrilling and influential bands of
all time. The 1978 album features a Keith Richards' classic "Before They Make Me
Run", a signature song he still performs defiantly to this day. Some Girls
documented Mick Jagger's love of 1970's funk reflected in Miss You, the dance
track that wrong footed many people, made the club and black charts, and made it
okay for other mainstream acts at the time to 'go disco'.
The 1978 album courted controversy because of Jagger's tongue-in-cheek lyrics on
the title track, on Miss You and on Respectable, perceived as a retort to the
punk and new wave groups who had borrowed so much attitude and copped so many
anti-establishment moves from the Rolling Stones. Ironically, the furor around
the elaborate Some Girls package, designed by Peter Corriston and featuring the
band members in drag - a nod in the direction of the picture on the 1966 single
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? - and likenesses of
Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Raquel Welch, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe that
hadn't been legally cleared, necessitating a swift withdrawal and rethink.
Some Girls demonstrated the distinctive and definitive riffing from Keith
Richards, with its abundance of unstoppable licks and majestic power chords
driving the band into its brand new musical direction. This album not only
defined him and his playing, but also defined a new era for the Rolling Stones,
with Richards since described
as a 'sense of renewal'. Some Girls marks the only other time since recording
Satisfaction where Richards used an effects pedal to 'elevate' the sound.
The album cemented the position of guitarist Ronnie Wood, who had joined in
1975, and added his trademark slide and pedal steel playing to several of the
album's most memorable tracks, including "When the Whip Comes Down" and
"Shattered". He also co-wrote the Shattered B-side "Everything Is Turning To
Gold". Some Girls also marked a move to the Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris for
the Glimmer Twins production team of Jagger and Richards. These factors helped
what is arguably the group's most focused and dynamic album, driven by the sans
pareil rhythm section of drummer Charlie Watts and bassist Bill Wyman. Some
Girls featured fewer guest musicians than any Rolling Stones album since 1971,
but the contributions keyboard-player Ian McLagan, Wood's bandmate in The Faces,
saxophone-player Mel Collins, and harmonica player Sugar Blue - discovered
busking on the Paris metro - made Miss You in particular sound brighter than
Thirty-three years on from its original release, the re-mastered vinyl edition
of Some Girls show why the 1978 album has often been hailed as the equal of
Exile On Main Street. Some Girls is both a time capsule and a timeless listen.
It features the band at their tightest and toughest, at their most vibrant and
vital. It's an all-killer, no filler, must-have album. It still packs a punch!
"The Stones were in Toronto, rehearsing for their classic gigs at the El Mocambo Club, when Jagger, jamming with R&B legend Billy Preston, came up with "Miss You." With a disco groove and a touch of the blues via a harmonica player they found in a Paris subway, it became the band's first Number One hit in five years. "It's not really about a girl," Jagger said. "The feeling of longing is what the song is." - Rolling Stone
"By 1978, the Stones were in turmoil, after trouble with drugs, women and the law. On 'Beast of Burden,' they faced up to their struggles with world-weary defiance. On other takes, Jagger tried the song in falsetto, but his straight-ahead version went to the Top 10." - Rolling Stone
• 180 Gram Vinyl
• Mastered by Stephen Marcussen and Stewart Whitmore at Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood CA
• Made in Czech Republic
1. Miss You
2. When the Whip Comes Down
3. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
4. Some Girls
1. Far Away Eyes
3. Before They Make Me Run
4. Beast of Burden