By special request, and because Purgatory72 has been with me since the beginning, here are the 10 Rolling Stones tracks that everyone must own/hear/buy/like/whatever (with links!!) and some runners-up because I couldn't make up my mind... I should also thank all my college friends who turned me on to the Stones and expanded my musical horizons to a world beyond Top 40 garbage.. All it took was one album
- Gimme Shelter: If I had to pick only one Stones track, this would be it. Almost terrifying in its perfection.
- Start Me Up: The one that got me hooked as a kid. Still the most powerful guitar intro ever!
- Jumpin' Jack Flash: Another timeless Stones guitar hook.
- It's Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It): Sleazy and sexy, like the Stones' best tracks.
- Tumbling Dice: I love it because it sounds like it was recorded in a bar with waitresses singing backing vocals. In reality it was recorded in a villa in Cap d'Antibes!!
- Angie: One of the best rock ballads ever recorded.
- Let's Spend the Night Together: Can you believe American TV made them change it to "Let's spend some time together"?
- Honky Tonk Women: Another bar-room classic.
- Sympathy For The Devil: Hearing it live in concert was a mindblowing experience.
- (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction: Overplayed, over-abused... but still great fun.