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Intro: Take the A Train
1. Under My Thumb
2. Let’s Spend the Night Together
3. Shattered
4. Twenty Flight Rock
5. Going to a Go-Go

6. Let Me Go
7. Time is on My Side
8. Just My Imagination
9. Start Me Up
10. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Outro: Star Spangled Banner

Still Life


Apart from Under My Thumb, you can shove this lot up yer bum







June, 1982

Rock On Rock Recommends:

Under My Thumb

Stilllife-inside3
A tour montage is on the album’s inside cover

WHAT a disappointment > the 1981-82 American/European tour came on the back of what would be > well, up until 2066 > the Rolling Stones last huge hit > Start Me Up > from the well-received Tattoo You album.

 But after rousing Still Life album opener Under My Thumb there’s nothing much starting up on this wooden > lifeless Stones live recording from that tour.

Two new songs are a cover of Eddie Cochrane’s 1956 rockabilly hit Twenty Flight Rock and Going to a Go-Go, by soul group The Miracles, 1965. But the Rolling Stones versions are no big deal.

The Still Life live intro is recorded music by big band leader Duke Ellington and the outro > a slice of Jimi Hendrix’s searing version of the American national anthem.

ROLLING STONES TOUR A HUGE HIT

More than 2 million people saw the Rolling Stones during their 50-plus concert  tour of America > September to December 1981 > the biggest tour the band had so far undertaken.

Bass player Bill Wyman says in his book Rolling with the Stones that on this mostly stadium tour at some venues the band played to more people than on their first US tour in total, in the early 1960s.

The 1982 European tour had over 1.5 million fans in 33 gigs across 23 cities > three times as many people as the Rolling Stones previous European tour in 1976.

> WRITTEN by MALCOLM LIVERMORE

 

 

 

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