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Kiss & make up
on 1 July 2013
As with the recording of "Some Girls", the threat of Richards serving a long jail term spurred the band to raise their game & record quality album.
A similar scenario happened with "Steel Wheels", Jagger & Richards had had an almighty falling out during the recording of the "Dirty Work" album, almost causing the split of the band, but instead they buried the hatchet & record a quintessential Stones record.
All the ingredients are hear that make a good Stones album, from the up
tempo rocker "Sad Sad Sad", to a bit of country on "Blinded by love", to
the nice Keith Richards Ballad "Slipping away", the simple RnB of "Break the Spell", to the Brian Jones influenced Moroccan styled "Continental Drift".
Now it's not all plain sailing of course, you have usual attempt at a contemporary styled song with "Can't you see" (Miss You has go a lot to answer for!) & "Rock & a hard place" which sees the Stones in funk/soul anthem mode, but ends up sounding a little flat.
So if you have exhausted the rest of the bands 1960's & 70's back catalogue, then this record is probably the best of the rest, which unfortunately is saying a fat lot, but is going to be strongest post "Some Girls" Rolling Stones album you're going to hear.