The Rolling Stones, The Rolling Stones [EP] (1964)
Here it is – their debut EP and it all went to shit for The Rolling Stones after this. They never did anything better than this right here! Surprised they even had a future. Okay, I am joking of course. But there’s something pretty wonderful about going right back to the source, to the start – I love the rawness of their sound here and across the first few releases. The material this band released between 1964 and 1966 is wonderful; there’s so much of it too. And then they became something other. Something else altogether…and that’s as it is. Plenty to like there of course too. But I hear this and I still wish – silly though it may be – that Jagger and Richards would sit down in a studio and write up a list of Chess Records songs and then record the lot of ‘em. I get very nostalgic for this version of the Stones when I listen to them.
Sample Track: Poison Ivy
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