When a band has been around for literally over half a century, it’s easy to take them for granted. It’s also easy to assume that there’s no way they’re still at their creative peak, so why get involved now, decades after the coasting and laurel resting began? The Rolling Stones have been around for literally over half a century. I’m pretty sure no Stones album released in my lifetime has been heralded as giving the band new life, or even a return to form.
They have dozens of hits that I know, and for the most part, like. But I have always taken them for granted. I know they’re there, I know those songs and records will always be there, so what’ the rush in ever actually listing to them? I’m sure it’ll happen one day. Well, that day is today, as I listened to Sticky Fingers. (more…)