↳ Exile On Main St.
Released: May 12, 1972 ― Label: Rolling Stones Records ― UK Charts Position: 1 ― Producer: Jimmy Miller ― Recorded: Villa Nellcôte, France; Sunset Studio, LA; Olympic Studios, London, Stargroves, Hampshire.
« The sunshine bores the daylights out of me/Chasing shadows moonlight mystery/Headed for the overload » ― ‘Rocks Off’
The environment forced out a new, montage-syle Stones. Tracks were pieced together by whoever was at the session at the time playing whatever instrument was necessary, and the more gambling-themed lyrics were written using Burroughs’ random cut-up method. Though Jagger ― largely absent from Nellcôte ― would claim that the studio of Sunset Sound in LA, it was the loose, narcotic roll of the Nellcôte cellar that would infect ‘Exile…’ and gives it its arcane, subterranean voodoo buzz.
From the opening bar-room boogie of ‘Rocks Off’ we’re clearly in rootsier
Cannot wait to see these guys live!!!