Archive for the 'Rolling Stones' Category

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

For the better part of two decades Odetta established herself as a masterful interpreter in the traditions of folk, country, and blues. Bringing her own rhythmic charms to the early Dylan catalog, and delivering compelling, quietly earth-shattering takes on standards such as Bob Nolan’s “Cool Water,” she quickly rose to the top of the mountain. […]

Monday, April 20th, 2015

I grew up in Atlanta, and there was a trail that went through the woods that led to the back of a shopping center housing a grocery store — one named Big Star, that I would soon find employment in bagging groceries at 15. As such, I took this trail a lot, having no idea […]

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

While it existed as a poorly edited rough cut on rough quality bootlegs for many years, thankfully the historically important and downright amazing Charlie Is My Darling is now available on a coherent and highly official DVD. Charlie documents the Rolling Stones at the peak of mod mania, touring Ireland in the fall of 1965 […]

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Even though Cocksucker Blues, Robert Frank’s legendary film of the Rolling Stones circa 1972, is routinely referred to as a “documentary,” that’s not quite accurate. Frank himself tips his hand right in the opening moments: “Except for the musical numbers the events depicted in this are fictitious. No representation of actual persons and events is […]

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

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 it’s contents, so much in the past that I have very little left to say on the subject (versus any implied lack of enthusiasm). In […]

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) Due to storage, or the lack thereof here in my L.A. abode, the majority of my vinyl collection resides back in the Southeast. Over the past few years I have been bringing it out west, piecemeal, to L.A., one […]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

February of 2007 saw the long-awaited DVD release of the 1970 psychedelic/schizophrenic gangster-meets-pop star tale Performance. Famously known as Mick Jagger’s on screen debut, Performance expertly captures the late sixties decadence and decline into hard drugs and paranoia.But for many of us, long before we saw a grainy VHS bootleg copy of the film, we […]