Ladies & Gentlemen The Rolling Stones

Capturing the Stones in 1972 in the midst of the North American leg of the Exile On Main St. tour, Ladies & Gentlemen the Rolling Stones is a raucous document of the band at the top of their live game. Shot on 16mm, and initially presented in quadrasound, the Rollin Binzer directed film first saw its theatrical release in 1974 before virtually disappearing from the market for the next three decades.

Rolling Stones :: Tumbling Dice (Live / Forest National Arena, Brussels / 1973)

So long to the mighty Charlie Watts, whose elegant, uncluttered style was as essential to the Rolling Stones’ sound as Keith Richards’ more lauded guitar work. Flash wasn’t Charlie’s thing — instead, he gave the Stones an always sturdy rhythmic bedrock, (usually) immovable even in the band’s wildest moments. Bliss out to his joyous interplay with Mick Jagger during the coda to “Tumbling Dice,” live in Brussels, 1973.

Rolling Stones :: Jah Is Not Dead (1979)

How you like your Stones? Late seventies debauched and nasty? Us too.

Dig this: Rolling Stones: Sympathy for the Disco (outtakes ’75-’79). ‘…a very selective sampling of Ron Wood era outtakes, focusing on the band’s half-formed funk/disco/jam persona…long, unedited basic takes of songs that were finished and released between ’75 and ’81.’

The Rolling Stones in 1969 :: Beyond Baroque

Angelenos: Thursday, December 13, at Beyond Baroque in Venice, noted author, music historian, and friend of Aquarium Drunkard Pat Thomas will host a live Q&A discussion with Ronnie Schneider, manager of the Rolling Stones’ mythic 1969 tour — documented the classic film Gimme Shelter—about his new book Out Of Our Heads: Rolling Stones, Beatles and Me. Schneider’s career dispenses with the “Beatles or Stones” binary; he worked extensively with both.