“If you can’t rock me, somebody will … “

Look what turns 45 today … Released October 18, 1974. It’s the last album for Mick Taylor — eventually replaced by Ronnie Wood who worked closely on this album. The list of musician credits reads like a who’s who …



“My Aim Is True” had just been released — I brought it home and put it on the turntable. JJ walked through the room, stopped and said, “Who’s this?”
I said, “Elvis Costello.”
JJ says, “That’s terrible … using a famous name like that. Lou Costello’s family must be pissed.”

Rest in peace, John. You were like a brother and you always made me laugh. “May the good Lord shine a light on you, warm like the evening sun …”

Rolling Stones Announce ‘Let It Bleed’ 50th-Anniversary Edition

Well, we all need an album we can lean on …

The Rolling Stones  will celebrate the golden anniversary of one of their best albums with a  Let It Bleed (50th Anniversary Edition) box. The limited-edition set features two LPs and two HybridSuper Audio CDs, newly remastered in stereo and mono by Bob Ludwig.

Source: Rolling Stones Announce ‘Let It Bleed’ 50th-Anniversary Edition

Tattoo You 

On August 24, 1981, The Greatest Rock ‘n Roll Band in the World releases an album largely made up of outtakes and songs that didn’t make past albums — some dating back 10 years. The album becomes one of their most succesful and ends up at #213 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. 

Outtakes. Fucking … outtakes. That’s greatness.