CLASSIC ALBUM SERIES #14: The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers

sticky-fingers-5573143578483Released on the 23rd April 1971, Sticky Fingers was the first album by The Rolling Stones to fully feature new guitarist Mick Taylor, who had been brought in to replace Brian Jones two years earlier. The album also signalled a change in musical direction of which would continue throughout Taylor’s tenure, ending with 1975’s It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll. The music the band made during this time is widely seen as their best and even though Let It Bleed contained some great music, it is, in my opinion, Sticky Fingers that fully cemented their new sound.
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OPINION PIECE #2: Top 5 Favourite Studio Albums // 1970’s

When starting this piece on my top five favourite albums from the 1970’s I didn’t think it would be as difficult as it turned out to be. Three of the albums were a sure lock from the very beginning, the first three you’ll see below, but the last two needed some extra thinking.

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The Beatles Isolated Organ/Orchestra Track: Something

Written by George Harrison and included on the Abbey Road album, Something is without a doubt George’s most famous song while he was in The Beatles and one of the stand out tracks from that album. Normally with an isolated track article I’d post the guitars or perhaps the vocals but what you have here is the isolated organ (played by Billy Preston) and the orchestral pieces. Both of them together form an incredible isolated track.

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