Archive for the 'The Rolling Stones' Category

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

For reasons unexplained, officially-sanctioned outtakes from the Rolling Stones’ Decca Records (a.k.a. London) period remain as rare as rocking-horse manure. Although to date no fewer than 23 compilations of their ’63-’70 material have been issued worldwide, the number of cuts on these which were not used on the scheduled studio releases can be approximately counted […]

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

A bittersweet love letter to the city of new Orleans post-Katrina, season two of David Simon’s Treme continues to boast inspired music supervision. If you tuned in this past Sunday you may have caught the inclusion of Delta bluesman Mississippi Fred McDowell’s “I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down.” If you know the track […]

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Around this time last year I took on my first full assignment as music supervisor for filmmaker Robbie Pickering’s Natural Selection. The film nabbed both the Grand Jury and Audience awards at SXSW Film in March. It also won best music. More on that later, as right now I want to share a song I’ve […]

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

I’m re-posting Merry Clayton’s version of the Stones “Gimme Shelter” for a couple of reasons. Primarily because I’ve been completely mesmerized by this recent post, over at Dangerous Minds, going over the various isolated tracks used in the studio while cutting “Gimme Shelter” for Let It Bleed. As if the song weren’t haunting enough as […]

Monday, November 29th, 2010

What year is it, again? Within the last twelve months I have picked up the reissue of Exile on Main Street, the Keith biography, Life, and went downtown for a screening of the 1972 concert film Ladies & Gentlemen The Rolling Stones documenting the American leg of the Exile tour. All good. The Keith bio […]

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Fellow Stones freaks have no doubt crawled youtube and the net for gems like the video (after the jump) of the band ripping “Happy” during the 1972 Exile On Main Street tour. I wasn’t born yet, so catching Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones last week at Regal Cinemas in downtown L.A. was about as […]