Tuesday, 28 August 2018

The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers Live At The Fonda Theatre (2015)


 

An excellent, ballsy performance of the legendary album by The Stones, the only time they have done so. They do not play it quite in the original album order, however, moving a few things around. "Brown Sugar" comes at the end, for example. There are a few other non -"Sticky" tracks included at the beginning and end, including a magnificent, bluesy, horn-driven cover of "Rock Me Baby". One of the real highlights of the album, despite not being a "Sticky Fingers" track. Check out that guitar solo, marvellous. This is The Stones playing the blues as they have always done so well.

It is a convincing performance, despite the time that has eclipsed between 1971 and 2015. Just check out the stunningly good take on "Can't You Hear Me Knocking", which is breathtaking. The mournful "Moonlight Mile" is given a massive, powerful new life too. Very impressive, I must say. Just a superb performance. Just listen to the sombre "Sister Morphine" - very hard-hitting. I have always liked "I Got The Blues" and it is played here just as bluesily as it was back in 1971.

The sound is outstanding as well, very powerful, clear and bassy. I love them when they sound like that.

B+

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