12 jul. 2012

The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

eview[-]by Stephen Thomas Erlewine Pieced together from outtakes and much-labored-over songs, Sticky Fingers manages to have a loose, ramshackle ambience that belies both its origins and the dark undercurrents of the songs. It's a weary, drug-laden album -- well over half the songs explicitly mention drug use, while the others merely allude to it -- that never fades away, but it barely keeps afloat. Apart from the classic opener, "Brown Sugar" (a gleeful tune about slavery, interracial sex, and lost virginity, not necessarily in that order), the long workout "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" and the mean-spirited "Bitch," Sticky Fingers is a slow, bluesy affair, with a few country touches thrown in for good measure. The laid-back tone of the album gives ample room for new lead guitarist Mick Taylor to stretch out, particularly on the extended coda of "Can't You Hear Me Knocking." But the key to the album isn't the instrumental interplay -- although that is terrific -- it's the utter weariness of the songs. "Wild Horses" is their first non-ironic stab at a country song, and it is a beautiful, heart-tugging masterpiece. Similarly, "I Got the Blues" is a ravished, late-night classic that ranks among their very best blues. "Sister Morphine" is a horrifying overdose tale, and "Moonlight Mile," with Paul Buckmaster's grandiose strings, is a perfect closure: sad, yearning, drug-addled, and beautiful. With its offhand mixture of decadence, roots music, and outright malevolence, Sticky Fingers set the tone for the rest of the decade for the Stones.

3 comentarios:

  1. Uno de los grandes álbumes de rock de todos los tiempos, en una época en la que los Rolling Stones eran la personificación del género y su música sonaba fresca, auténtica y llena de aventura. 10 sobre 10.

  2. No sé si el mejor pero sí mi favorito ; los Stones de Sticky Fingers son los que mejor representan los valores que tanto me ha atraido desde siempre del rock´n´roll y el que más he disfrutado ; disco intenso , seductor, salvaje : perfecto ; me lo voy a poner otra vez .
    ! Saludos !! Feliz Verano !

  3. Al igual que Ziggy , este es un clásico del rock.
    Si no el mejor, entre los mejores de los Stones, época gloriosa de drogas , alcohol y cárcel. Esto era el rock ( o al menos ellos lo entendían así). También fue el estreno de Mick Taylor a la guitarra y Brown Sugar uno de los temas que más me han gustado está aquí. A parte yo tengo el disco en la versión española en donde aparecen unos dedos saliendo de un lata.