Rolling Stones: Some Girl

Album review
Rolling Stones: Some Girl

Rolling Stones

Some Girl

Label: ANKCO
Media: CD
Genre: Rock/pop

This newly reissued 1978 album is a sexy, snarling, cosmopolitan affair steeped in the decadence of the times—the Stones seldom sounded tougher than on “When the Whip Comes Down” or “Shattered.” But many of the 12 outtakes on this expanded edition strike a different tone— forget Manhattan, this is the roadhouse Stones who came into full bloom on 1969’s “Country Honk.” The country- flavored disc of bonus material—perhaps a warm-up for the country-western song “Faraway Eyes,” which did make the original album’s final cut—kicks off with the Jerry Lee Lewis send-up “Claudine.” “Do You Think I Really Care,” with Ron Wood on pedal steel, has a slick Southern- rock vibe. The mood shifts on the gritty blues “When You’re Gone,” one of the disc’s highlights. And the tender ballad “We Had It All,” with Keith Richards on vocals and Sugar Blue on harp, runs counter to Some Girl’s misogynist themes. The rockabilly vibe returns on the rave-up “Tallahasee Lassie,” one of three covers on the album. Jagger’s plaintive rendition of the Hank Williams classic “You Win Again” clinches the country connection. The beauty of these additional tracks, no matter the style, is how seamlessly they fit together. A revelatory addition to the Stones’ legacy

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  • primary artist, Rolling Stones
  • CD

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