Having released over 60 years of music, the Rolling Stones have become one of the most legendary rock bands in the world. Although they are now known as a live band, they have released numerous albums over the years. Their music remains indelible in the rock world, and continues to tour and bring hits to fans.
The Rolling Stones’ debut, Between the Buttons and Flowers, was a psychedelic masterpiece. It was also the Stones’ first album that featured original material written by the band. Its title track perfectly captures the rock & roll feel. The Stones’ lyrics tell us exactly how much they love being a rock star.
‘Ain’t Too Proud To Beg’ features a lurid double entendre. The Stones also performed “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” on this record. The album’s cover has an Andy Warhol style print. The Stones’ first album was produced by Andrew Oldham, who would later become the Stones’ longtime manager.
Aftermath is considered by many to be the band’s best album. It features 11 original songs written by the band’s singer/songwriter Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards. Standout tracks include Paint It Black, Lady Jane, and Under My Thumb.
Goats Head Soup is another record that received mixed reviews. Its dark, brooding ballads, and funk-influenced bangers, offer a striking sonic snapshot of the excess of rock n’ roll. However, some critics said that the album was not the Stones’ best.
Dirty Work was released in the mid-1980s when the Stones were in turmoil. Its three singles failed to reach the UK top 30.