Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Don't Do It
Midnight Rambler is a modern blues-rock opera, says Buffalo Tom frontman turned rock hack Bill Janovitz in his insightful book Rocks Off: 50 tracks that tell the story of the Rolling Stones. And he especially recommends this never officially released live take from their notorious 1972 American tour. "After a spellbinding section where the band drones on the riff, nearly turning the beat around in the process, the song comes seemingly to a halt in the middle section, where the band just breaks the song down to bare bones, like a bump-and-grind for a big mama stripper..." Well said.
Rolling Stones - Midnight Rambler (live '72)