“I know it’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but I like it, like it, yes I do!”
The Rolling Stones, arguably the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time, recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. To commemorate this occasion they released GRRR! in November 2012.
My dad was a huge fan of The Rolling Stones. He still talks about listening to them and Jimi Hendrix on his transistor radio in Plain Dealing, LA back in the 1960’s. He was lucky enough to see The Stones when they played the Hirsch Youth Center in 1965. Man, I wish I could have been there with him!
GRRR! contains 40 of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll songs of all time. My personal favorites include “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Honky Tonk Women”, and “Beast of Burden”. If you are like me, sometimes you need that cheesy/gritty type of music that The Stones are simply the best at. I cannot listen to the opening chords of “Tumbling Dice” without wondering how Keith Richards is capable of making a guitar sound like melting butter. These songs are that good!
GRRR! was released in numerous formats. You can check out the two-disc version from Shreve Memorial Library.
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