Review #104: Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones

Karla Clifton
2 min readJun 11, 2021

#104: Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones

Can you believe I have to include this album cover in my blog? That’s disgusting. My parents read this.

So the last Rolling Stones album we reviewed was Let It Bleed (#41), which had “Gimme Shelter” on it, which you may know as the best song of all time, other than Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”

Since then, I’ve become obsessed with learning to play Keith Richards’ part on that song. I’m having a difficult time. Even when I play every note right, it sounds wrong. It’s almost like Keith Richards is much better at the guitar than me. All I can do is be weird and obsessive about it.

FAVORITE SONGS:

“Brown Sugar” — I wasn’t sure whether or not this song was controversial, so I looked it up, and turns out it was!

“Wild Horses” — When the Stones decide to go country, I think they do it better than any US artist.

“Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” — I’ve heard this song about fifty times and I still forget it exists sometimes.

“You Gotta Move” — I wish all country sounded like the Rolling Stones.

“Bitch” — As far as songs called “Bitch” go, this one is pretty fun.

“Sister Morphine” — When Mick Jagger’s voice is right, it’s so right. He’s playing the acoustic guitar on this!

“Dead Flowers”Send me dead flowers at my wedding/ And I won’t forget to put flowers on your grave.

LEAST FAVORITE SONGS:

“Sway” — This song is just so sleepy compared to the others.

IS RS FULL OF IT?

You know, a lot of people pit the Rolling Stones against the Beatles, but this list is just another example of how the Beatles hold a slightly higher station in society than the Stones. We’ve heard three Stones albums so far and five Beatles albums. In total, there are nine Beatles albums total versus five Stones albums on the list.

I’m very skeptical of Beatles worship, but I’m as guilty of it as anybody else, so I’m going to overcompensate by never objecting to the Rolling Stones. I hope that Keith Richards and Mick Jagger live forever. I’ll let you know if I ever learn “Gimme Shelter.”

Review #103: 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul

Review #105: At Fillmore East, Allman Brothers Band

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