When a band has been around as long as the Rolling Stones has, looking at their catalog can be daunting. Do you buy something really early? Or how about a best-of collection? It can be a crapshoot either way.
However, with The Rolling Stones, there is one album that you can buy with confidence, and be cure to have a set of tracks that are timeless, classic, and thoroughly enjoyable.
I speak of the album “Let it Bleed”. It has several iconic songs that are instantly recognizable, from the Vietnam ware protest staple, “Gimme Shelter” to “Midnight Rambler”, and the theme song from my high school graduation “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”.
Unlike later LP’s, where there were 1 or 2 worthy songs, and a bunch of filler, every, and I do mean EVERY track on this album is awesome.
I long had a copy ripped from a CD that belonged to a friend. Feeling a little guilty of its providence, I recently bought a re-issue on vinyl, and I must admit that not owning this on vinyl before was a mistake.
A classic album, from an iconic band, there’s nothing to regret buying this.