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lf I could stick a pen in my heart...,
This review is from: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (Audio CD)
I've never understood why the Stones' 1974 offering has been so overlooked by both fans and critics. It is after all not only a far better record than the jaded 'Goat's Head Soup' and the lightweight 'Black n' Blue' that have sandwiched it in time. Of course it is also the final release by what most Stones' fans consider to have been the ultimate Stones line-up.
Mick Taylor's playing on his swansong is magnificent - 'Time waits for no-one' is beautiful and poignant. The Stones rock the room with the outrageous 'If you can't rock me', swagger like a bunch of drunks on 'Its only rock n'roll' and party like only they know how on 'Dance little sister'.
It adheres to the classic Stones album formula with a soul cover 'Ain't too proud to beg', a couple of ballads and closes with a riffing masterpiece 'Fingerprint File'.