Any silence on my part per the recent reissue of the Stones Exile On Main Street has more to do with the fact that I’ve written about the album and its contents so much in the past that I have very little left to say on the subject (versus any implied lack of enthusiasm). In short, it remains one of my all-time favorite rock & roll records. Big statement, yes, but deserved.
So, let’s change the conversation a bit—steer it away from the reissue proper and discuss the heavily bootlegged Mickboy Remasters. Comprised of outtakes, various sourced mixes, etc, the variations found on Main Street Revisited (along with a bevy of alternate-alternate Exile boots), are manna for Stones freaks. New to you? If so, head over to the White Trash Soul blog and download the two disc collection.
Rolling Stones :: Cocksucker Blues – A Documentary (Part 1)
A bootleg documentary more lauded for its reputation (on camera drug use, nudity, shitty groupies/hangers on, etc) than much actual entertainment value, Cocksucker Blues, which loosely follows the band’s decadent 1972 North American tour while promoting Exile On Main Street, is still an interesting watch. I doubt it will ever see the light of day while Jagger is alive, so for a peak at the cult of personalty surrounding the Stones at their prime, stream it in its entirety, in segments, on youtube.