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It was the Showdown - ELO* - ELOs Greatest Hits album to feature guitarist Ronnie Wood as Some Girls - The Rolling Stones - Some Girls full-time member; joining founder members Mick Jagger vocalsKeith Richards guitarBill Wyman bass and Charlie Watts drums. Wood had contributed to some tracks on the Rolling Stones prior two albums, 's It's Only Rock 'n Roll and 's Black and Blueand joined the band full-time in With a stable line-up in place for the first time in several years, the album marked a return to basics for the Rolling Stones, unlike many of the prior albums there were few guest musicians.
One notable contribution, however, does come from blues harmonica player Sugar Blue on " Miss You ". Rebounding from the relative critical disappointment of prior album Black and BlueSome Girls reached No.
It was a major critical success, becoming the only Rolling Stones album to be nominated for a Grammy in the Album of the Year category. Many reviewers called it a classic return to form and their best album since 's Exile on Main Alexandra Stan - The Collection (DVD). Several hit singles emerged from the album which would become rock radio staples for decades, including " Beast of Burden " US No.
Bythe Rolling Stones' popularity was in decline as the charts were dominated by disco music and newer bands such as Aerosmith and Kiss. In the UK, the punk rock movement was a rising force and made most artists connected with the s era seem obsolete. The group had also failed to produce a critically acclaimed album since 's Exile On Main St. Mick Jagger is generally Some Girls - The Rolling Stones - Some Girls as the principal creative force behind Some Girls.
Keith Richards was in legal trouble for much ofwhich resulted in the band being inactive on the touring circuit during that Julia - Various - More Black Than Black, except for two shows in Canada during the spring for the live album Love You Live. In addition to punk, Jagger claims to have been influenced by dance musicmost notably discoSome Girls - The Rolling Stones - Some Girls the recording of Some Girlsand cites New York City as a major inspiration for the album, an explanation for his lyrical preoccupation with the city throughout.
The inspiration for the record was really based in New York and the ways of the town. I think that gave it an extra spur and hardness. And then, of course, there was the punk thing that had started in Punk and disco were going on at the same time, so it was quite an interesting period.
New York and Londontoo. Paris —there was punk there. Lots of dance music. Paris and New York had all this Latin dance music, which was really quite wonderful. Much more interesting than the stuff that came afterward. Some Girls - The Rolling Stones - Some Girls least as important for the band's re-invigoration was the addition of Ronnie Wood to the line-up, as Some Girls was the first album recorded with him as a full member. His unconventional uses of the instrument featured prominently on Some Girls and he contributed to the writing process.
In addition, Jagger, who had learned to play guitar over the previous decade, contributed a third guitar part to many songs. This gave songs like "Respectable" a three-guitar line-up. Ian McLaganWood's bandmate from the Facesplayed keyboards, and harmonica player Sugar Blue contributed to several songs. In addition to saxophonist Mel Collins and Simon Kirkewho played percussion. A serious concern was Keith Richards's highly publicised heroin possession bust in TorontoOntarioin early This resulted in the possibility that he might be sent to jail for years.
However, due to the judgement that Richards was separate from the usual theft and anti-social culture that was associated with heroin use, he was sentenced lightly. The sessions for Some Girls began in Octoberbreaking before Christmas and starting up again after New Year's before finishing in March Chris Kimsey was the engineer for the sessions. His approach to recording breathed life into the somewhat dense sounding recordings like Goats Head Soup and It's Only Rock 'n' Roll albums.
There was some controversy surrounding the lyrics to the title song, an extended musing on women of various nationalities and races. Atlantic Records attempted to persuade the band to drop the song from the record, but Jagger maintained the song was intended as a parody of racist attitudes, saying "I've always said, you can't take a joke, it's too fucking bad".
The album cover for Some Girls was conceived and designed by Peter Corristonwho would design the next three album covers,  with illustrations by Hubert Kretzschmar. The cover design was challenged legally when Lucille BallFarrah FawcettLiza Minnelli representing her mother Judy GarlandRaquel Welchand the estate of Marilyn Monroe threatened to sue for the use of their likenesses without permission. The album was quickly re-issued with a redesigned cover that removed all the celebrities, whether they had complained or not.
The celebrity All Systems Go (Short Version) - Hawkeye - All Systems Go were replaced with black and punk style garish colours with the phrase Pardon our appearance — cover under re-construction.
The only celebrity whose face was not removed was ex-Beatle George Harrison. As with the original design, the colour schemes on the redesigned sleeves varied in different markets. A third version of the album cover with the hand-drawn faces from the original Valmore ad was used on the CD reissue.
In Maythe first single from the album, " Miss You ", a prowling, moody number built on a stripped-down disco beat and bluesy pop harmonies, was released to very strong response, garnering the Rolling Stones their last US number one hit and O.P.A.
(Obsolete Proud Attack) - Shock Troopers - Shock Troopers number three in the UK. They haven't gone for a knockdown uptempo classic, a ' Brown Sugar ' or ' Jumping Jack Flash '—just straight rock and roll unencumbered by horn sections or Billy Preston. Even Jagger takes a relatively direct approach, and if he retains any credibility for you after six years of dicking around, there should be no agonizing over whether you like this record, no waiting for tunes to kick in.
Lyrically, there are some bad moments—especially on the title cut, which is too fucking indirect to suit me—but in general the abrasiveness seems personal, earned, unposed, and the vulnerability more genuine than ever. Also, the band is a real good Some Girls - The Rolling Stones - Some Girls.
Real good. The Stones embarked on their summer US Tour in support of the album, which for the first time saw them mount several small venue shows, sometimes under a pseudonym. This was shorter and less ambitious than previous Stones tours, with only 26 shows performed over one and a half months, all of them in the US. The first pressing was packaged in a replica of the die-cut vinyl packaging, representing the redesigned cover in a pale color scheme. Inthe album was remastered and reissued by Universal Music ; the reissue restored one of Some Girls - The Rolling Stones - Some Girls brighter color schemes of the redesigned cover.
Some Girls was re-issued on 21 November as a 2-CD deluxe edition, including twelve songs originally recorded during the two sessions for the album with the exception of " Tallahassee Lassie " from August—September and "We Had It All" from The album re-entered the charts at number 58 in the UK and number 46 in the US.
A video for "No Spare Parts" was produced and later released on 19 December All tracks are written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richardsexcept where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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