Learn more Download now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Learn more

Customer Review

on 1 December 2008
Post-Taylor and pre-Wood this is very much the audition album and provides a snapshot of a band that is a slightly out of kilter. Only having 8 tracks makes me thinks that recording was a bit of a struggle, and the lack of Mick Taylor's technical ability and melodic beauty is definitely missed, with the Stones looking around for inspiration from their guests.
"Hot Stuff", the opener, has a great riff, which makes up for a lack of lyrical substance. "Hand Of Fate" has a classic Stones rock n'roll feel to it, as does "Crazy Mama", while "Memory Motel" is a very fine slow ballad with nice Keith vocals in the chorus. "Fool To Cry" is a bit too saccharine but actually quite un-Stonesy and interesting, although I can't listen to it too much. "Melody" is a real departure, and that's because Billy Preston wrote it - good track and I can see why Bill Wyman still plays it with his band. "Hey Negrita" is innovative but frankly not very good - and introduces both Mr Wood's guitar playing and songwriting. Finally, "Cherry Oh Baby" is a pretty corny cover version that just doesn't work. This a really a 3.5 stars album but I can't give it a 4 because it doesn't quite gel as a whole and has too few tracks. But, the title and cover picture are great!
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.