While driving up the lonesome I-5 last weekend, I came to realize that my default road-tripping band is the Rolling Stones. Especially the Stones circa 1969-72. Ahhhhh it’s just so good to listen to while driving down a highway in the desert. Perfect examples are the albums Let It Bleed and Exile on Main Street. The Stones are a rock & roll band, but these albums are full of gospel, country, blues (mmmmm blues)…all of which were the inspiration for rock & roll in the first place. I love that the Stones appreciate roots music, and (in my mind), pay tribute to it really well.
Speaking of blues, I have to share this video. It’s an old Robert Johnson song that was covered by the Stones in the late 60’s, and this is them doing it again in 1995. Personally I like this version even better than the 60’s cut; it just oozes so much wonderful blues:
Also, my dad sent me a link about Keef’s new book, which comes out next week(!!!). I’m so buying it the day it comes out.