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Considered the Stones' "return to roots" record, recorded between the spring and early summer of 1968, but not released until December 1968 due to fighting with the record label over the album cover, Beggar's Banquet was released during a tumultous time in the band's history. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Brian Jones had all been arrested the year prior on drug charges and all narrowly avoided prison; Brian would be arrested again in May during the recording sessions for the album. The album was the first to feature Jimmy Miller as the producer; he would go on to produce all Stones records until 1973's Goat's Head Soup. The album was the last full release to feature band founder Brian Jones (he would play on only two songs on Let it Bleed), and he features on 8 out of 10 songs here. The period in which the album was produced was a weird time for the band. They had been off the road for a year and a half, and in that time division had sprung up in the group: Keith Richards stole Brian Jones' girlfriend Anita Pallenberg, who then went on to star with Mick Jagger in Performance in the Autumn of 1968. By the time of the record's release, all three members were not on speaking terms and Mick Jagger was considering a solo career. During this time Keith Richards began using heroin, which would soon become a habit he would be unable to break, becoming increasingly addicted to it throughout the next decade. All in all, despite these problems, it's considered a masterpiece.

 

The album was not supported with a tour, but with a filmed TV performance in December 1968 meant to be shown on the BBC, entitled The Rolling Stones' Rock N' Roll Circus with various artists. Due to Jagger being unhappy with the Stones' performance, it was not released publicly until 1996.

Album and associated singles:

1.   "Sympathy for the Devil"    
2.    "No Expectations"    
3.    "Dear Doctor"    
4.    "Parachute Woman"    
5.    "Jigsaw Puzzle"    
Side two
1.    "Street Fighting Man"    
2.    "Prodigal Son"    
3.    "Stray Cat Blues"    
4.    "Factory Girl"    
5.    "Salt of the Earth"

 

Singles:
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Child of the Moon
 

Lineup:
The Rolling Stones:

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Mick Jagger - vocals, harmonica on Parachute Woman, maracas on Street Fightin' Man and Stray Cat Blues.


Keith Richards - backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, lead guitar on Jumpin' Jack Flash, acoustic rhythm guitar on No Expectations, slide guitar on Jig-Saw Puzzle, bass guitar on Jumpin' Jack Flash, Sympathy for the Devil, Street Fightin' Man and Stray Cat Blues, opening lead vocals on Salt of the Earth


Brian Jones - Lead Slide Guitar on No Expectations, rhythm guitar on Jumpin' Jack Flash, Mellotron on Jig-Saw Puzzle and Stray Cat Blues, acoustic rhythm guitar on Parachute Woman, harmonica on Parachute Woman, Dear Doctor, and Prodigal Son, sitar and tanpura on Street Fightin' Man, backing vocals and low acoustic guitar on Sympathy for the Devil, soprano saxophone on Child of the Moon

 

Bill Wyman - bass guitar, double bass on Dear Doctor, maracas and backing vocals on Sympathy for the Devil, organ on Jumpin' Jack Flash

 

Charlie Watts - drums on all tracks, claves on No Expectations, tambourine on Dear Doctor, tabla on Factory Girl
 

Additional Musicians:

Nicky Hopkins - piano (No Expectations, Sympathy for the Devil, Dear Doctor, Jig-Saw Puzzle, Street Fightin' Man, Stray Cat Blues and Salt of the Earth), Mellotron (Factory Girl)
Rocky Dzidzornu – congas ("Sympathy for the Devil", "Stray Cat Blues", "Factory Girl")
Ric Grech – fiddle ("Factory Girl")
Dave Mason – shehnai ("Street Fighting Man")
Jimmy Miller – backing vocals ("Jumpin' Jack Flash" "Sympathy for the Devil")
Watts Street Gospel Choir – backing vocals ("Salt of the Earth")
Anita Pallenberg, Marianne Faithfull – backing vocals ("Sympathy for the Devil")

 

Thoughts on this record?



 

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2 hours ago, Miser said:

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original release cover

 

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intended cover
 

Considered the Stones' "return to roots" record, recorded between the spring and early summer of 1968, but not released until December 1968 due to fighting with the record label over the album cover, Beggar's Banquet was released during a tumultous time in the band's history. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Brian Jones had all been arrested the year prior on drug charges and all narrowly avoided prison; Brian would be arrested again in May during the recording sessions for the album. The album was the first to feature Jimmy Miller as the producer; he would go on to produce all Stones records until 1973's Goat's Head Soup. The album was the last full release to feature band founder Brian Jones (he would play on only two songs on Let it Bleed), and he features on 8 out of 10 songs here. The period in which the album was produced was a weird time for the band. They had been off the road for a year and a half, and in that time division had sprung up in the group: Keith Richards stole Brian Jones' girlfriend Anita Pallenberg, who then went on to star with Mick Jagger in Performance in the Autumn of 1968. By the time of the record's release, all three members were not on speaking terms and Mick Jagger was considering a solo career. During this time Keith Richards began using heroin, which would soon become a habit he would be unable to break, becoming increasingly addicted to it throughout the next decade. All in all, despite these problems, it's considered a masterpiece.

 

The album was not supported with a tour, but with a filmed TV performance in December 1968 meant to be shown on the BBC, entitled The Rolling Stones' Rock N' Roll Circus with various artists. Due to Jagger being unhappy with the Stones' performance, it was not released publicly until 1996.

Album and associated singles:

1.   "Sympathy for the Devil"    
2.    "No Expectations"    
3.    "Dear Doctor"    
4.    "Parachute Woman"    
5.    "Jigsaw Puzzle"    
Side two
1.    "Street Fighting Man"    
2.    "Prodigal Son"    
3.    "Stray Cat Blues"    
4.    "Factory Girl"    
5.    "Salt of the Earth"

 

Singles:
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Child of the Moon
 

Lineup:
The Rolling Stones:

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Mick Jagger - vocals, harmonica on Parachute Woman, maracas on Street Fightin' Man and Stray Cat Blues.


Keith Richards - backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, lead guitar on Jumpin' Jack Flash, acoustic rhythm guitar on No Expectations, slide guitar on Jig-Saw Puzzle, bass guitar on Jumpin' Jack Flash, Sympathy for the Devil, Street Fightin' Man and Stray Cat Blues, opening lead vocals on Salt of the Earth


Brian Jones - Lead Slide Guitar on No Expectations, rhythm guitar on Jumpin' Jack Flash, Mellotron on Jig-Saw Puzzle and Stray Cat Blues, acoustic rhythm guitar on Parachute Woman, harmonica on Parachute Woman, Dear Doctor, and Prodigal Son, sitar and tanpura on Street Fightin' Man, backing vocals and low acoustic guitar on Sympathy for the Devil, soprano saxophone on Child of the Moon

 

Bill Wyman - bass guitar, double bass on Dear Doctor, maracas and backing vocals on Sympathy for the Devil, organ on Jumpin' Jack Flash

 

Charlie Watts - drums on all tracks, claves on No Expectations, tambourine on Dear Doctor, tabla on Factory Girl
 

Additional Musicians:

Nicky Hopkins - piano (No Expectations, Sympathy for the Devil, Dear Doctor, Jig-Saw Puzzle, Street Fightin' Man, Stray Cat Blues and Salt of the Earth), Mellotron (Factory Girl)
Rocky Dzidzornu – congas ("Sympathy for the Devil", "Stray Cat Blues", "Factory Girl")
Ric Grech – fiddle ("Factory Girl")
Dave Mason – shehnai ("Street Fighting Man")
Jimmy Miller – backing vocals ("Jumpin' Jack Flash" "Sympathy for the Devil")
Watts Street Gospel Choir – backing vocals ("Salt of the Earth")
Anita Pallenberg, Marianne Faithfull – backing vocals ("Sympathy for the Devil")

 

Thoughts on this record?



 

where the fuck have you been?

 

whats your thoughts on the new leaks?

 

what did you think of the leak of axls recent photo where he's had a beard and his hair tied back?

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1 hour ago, Dr. Strangelove said:

IBO certified ranking of GNR/Rolling Stones members by talent

 

1. Mick Taylor

2. Keith Richards

3. Izzy Stradlin

4. Mick Jagger

5. Slash

6. Axl Rose

7. Ronnie Wood

8. Brian Jones

9. Charlie Watts

10. Bill Wyman

11. Duff McKagan

12. Steven Adler

 

1. Keith (Keith wrote the majority of their best song's lyrics and melodies on his own)
2. Mick
3. Brian (in terms of overall musical contribution, plus getting the band off the ground, naming it, etc, played also on 12 albums more than any other second guitarist)

5. Nicky Hopkins (co-wrote a lot of songs without being credited and was basically the unofficial 6th member)

6. Mick Taylor (mainly for guitar solos live - he doesn't contribute all that much on the studio albums; he co-wrote a few ballads and went uncredited)

7. Ian Stewart
8. Bill Wyman

9. Charlie Watts

10. Ronnie Wood

 

GNR

1. Izzy

2. Slash

3. Axl

4. Duff

5. Steven

6. Matt

7. Dizzy


 

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Brian Jones also was really inspirational in rockstar fashion:
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Kurt Cobain would become famous for wearing a modernized set of very similar shades in the 90s
 

 

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He was recognized as one of the leading style icons in rock during his lifetime.

He was also a close friend of Jimi Hendrix and plays on "All Along the Watchtower" and was heavily admired by Jim Morrison, who wrote a poem on the day of his death memorializing him

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On 9/7/2019 at 8:49 PM, Dr. Strangelove said:

IBO certified ranking of GNR/Rolling Stones members by talent

 

1. Mick Taylor

2. Keith Richards

3. Izzy Stradlin

4. Mick Jagger

5. Slash

6. Axl Rose

7. Ronnie Wood

8. Brian Jones

9. Charlie Watts

10. Bill Wyman

11. Duff McKagan

12. Steven Adler

More like:

 

1. Mick Jagger

2. Axl Rose

3. Keith Richards

4. Izzy Stradlin

5. Slash

6. Mick Taylor

7. Brian Jones

8. Ronnie Wood

9. Bill Wyman

10. Charlie Watts

11. Duff McKagan

12. Steven Adler

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