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Stones ahead of their times...again!
February 15, 2017
I couldn't stand this album when it was released all those years ago. After "Beggars", "Let It Bleed", "Sticky Fingers", "Exile", and even "It's Only RnR" to a greater extent "Black & Blue" just didn't have the Rock n Roll punch that we'd come to expect from the boys. It has a Reggae feel on some songs and Reggae had not caught on yet with us R n R fans in the states. In fact I saw Toots & The Maytalls open for The Who on their "Who By Numbers" tour and they were treated rather rudely by the Springfield, Mass crowd. Well all these years later I decided to pull out my copy of Black & Blue only to find that I hadn't purchased a CD version. So I ordered a copy from Amazon and played it to death. It was so ahead of its time. If you are a Stones fan you'll love it and should own it. But then again, unlike me...you probably do.