Wednesday, 13 August 2014

REWIND: The Rolling Stones - 'Route 66'

The Rolling Stones make their first ever 'Rewind' appearance. The first music of theirs that I ever purchased was a cassette single of their cover version of Bob Dylan's 'Like A Rolling Stone', from the 1995 album 'Stripped'. I can remember finding it on the 'Reduced' shelf in WH Smith. When their 'Forty Licks' best of compilation was released in 2002, I got myself a CD copy and played it pretty much non-stop for days. I had officially been converted. When I found a bargain-priced double LP copy of a compilation featuring their output from the 60s to late 70s, I discovered that 60s music ALWAYS sounds better and more authentic on vinyl. From that LP, here is their raucous, no-nonsense take on the rhythm and blues standard 'Route 66', which was originally composed in 1946 by Bobby Troup.

1 comment:

  1. I love those early 60s blues covers the Stones did...great stuff!