A personal view on music, all kinds of music.
Artist: The Rolling Stones
Album: Beggars Banquet
Honestly, I’ll never understand why The Rolling Stones are still here, even then, in 1968. After all this years I’m still asking myself why they are alive after 50 years… and I fail to answer that question every time.
Beggars Banquet (1968) is supposed to be one of their finest moments and yet… nothing really comes out of it that makes me understand why this is a classic album.
The album gets even worse if I compare it with other albums released in that same year, like Electric Ladyland (1968) by Jimi Hendrix, Music From Big Pink (1968) by The Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968) by Creedence Clearwater Revival and of course White Album (1968) by The Beatles.
‘Sympathy For The Devil’ is a classic and one of their finest, no doubt about that. ‘No Expectations’ is a good track and ‘Jig-Saw Puzzle’ worth a listen. But all in all that’s it, just a couple of good tunes that after some time are gone from your head.
Like I always said to myself and friends, Stones were/are a Singles band, they don’t have enough talent to write a full good album. And I’ve no respect for bands that can’t write a good album from beginning to end, so far I tried 6 or 7 of their albums and till this day NO ONE of their albums fit this demand of mine.
01. Sympathy For The Devil (6:18)
02. No Expectations (3:56)
03. Dear Doctor (3:22)
04. Parachute Woman (2:20)
05. Jig-Saw Puzzle (6:06)
06. Street Fighting Man (3:16)
07. Prodigal Son (2:52)
08. Stray Cat Blues (4:37)
09. Factory Girl (2:09)
10. Salt Of The Earth (4:47)