The Stones – Deep Cuts II

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On the eve of the the Stones immanent release of their first album since 2005, I bring you Deep Cuts II. Drawing from the band’s vast catalog it includes some early covers, mini-rare outtakes and solid album classics. Hope you enjoy it.

  1. Moonlight Mile – Underrated closing track off arguably the Stones best ever album Sticky Fingers (1971). One of the group’s best and deepest of tracks.
  2. Little Red Rooster – Written by Willie Dixon, covered by Howlin’ Wolf in 1961 and recorded and released by the Stones in 1964 reaching No.1 in the UK singles chart.
  3. Had it With You – Album track on the much maligned Dirty Work (1986). Ron Wood/Keith Richards composition with some decent Jagger vocals and killer harp.
  4. The Storm – Bluesy B-side to good track (Love is Strong) released off Voodoo Lounge (1994).
  5. Travellin’ Man – One of the best Stones outtakes ever, Mick Taylor on guitar, late-1970. Unfinished but groovetastic.
  6. Coming Down Again – This drug-addled Keith number stands out on patchy Goats Head Soup (1973).
  7. Neighbors – Rollicking early first take version before being polished up for left-overs album Tattoo You (1981).
  8. Confessin’ the Blues – When Brian Jones was crucial to the Stones sound, this track from 1964’s incredible Five by Five EP, eventually appearing on the US release 12 x 5. Recorded in Chicago: pivotal early Stones.
  9. We Had it All – Cover of the Waylon Jennings 1973 song, Keith takes the lead on this heartbreaker, an outtake from Some Girls (1978).
  10. Think – Underrated and deep album track from Aftermath (1966).
  11. Dance Little Sister – Album track from It’s Only Rock and Roll (1974), Keith’s hard-driving rhythm and guitar tone is something to behold.
  12. Where the Boys Go – Decent track from underrated Emotional Rescue (1980) this version is an early outtake: unedited guitar solo and a better lead vocal from Mick.
  13. You Got the Silver – Album track (1969 landmark Let it Bleed). Keith’s solo first classic.
  14. Summer Romance – Another track from personal favorite Emotional Rescue, again this version an early outtake and alternate lead vocal.
  15. Empty Heart – Another track from seminal EP Five by Five. This an early Jagger/Richards written track under the pseudonym “Nanker Phelge”.
  16. I Love Ladies – Funky outtake from Black and Blue (1976). May have ended up as Tattoo You’s Tops.
  17. One More Try – Closer on the US release Out of Our Heads (1965) something of a slammed-out throwaway, in a good way.
  18. Take It or Leave It – Deep album track off Aftermath.
  19. Rough Justice – Single and opening track of A Bigger Bang (2005), and like Satisfaction, the riff literally dreamed up by Keith.
  20. Gotta Get Away – A deep original appearing on the UK release of Out of Our Heads.
  21. Look What You’ve Done – A cover taken from December’s Children (1965), Brian Jones mouth-harp blues.
  22. I Think I’m Going MadEmotional Rescue outtake and b-side to flop single She Was Hot released in 1983. A fine song, has the same Some Girls-type guitar tone which I happen to love.
  23. Jump on Top of Me – B-side to another good single off Voodoo Lounge (You Got Me Rocking).
  24. Still a Fool – Muddy Waters original, this recording from the Beggars Banquet (1968) sessions, one of the last recordings with Brian Jones (slide guitar).
  25. I’m a King Bee – A swamp-blues Muddy Waters double to finish with. This track appeared on the Stones debut self-titled album in 1964. Some killer slide from Brian Jones.

The Stones Deep Cuts II

 

 

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