Forty Licks is an excellent collection of songs from one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. Even if you are not famillar with every Rolling Stones song, you will enjoy Forty Licks like I did. I enjoyed their older songs from the 60's and early 70's the best like Jumpin Jack Flash , Satisfaction, Brown Sugar, and Ruby Tuesday to name a few. I liked a lot more songs every This wonderful retrospective also includes hits like Miss You, Beast of Burden, and the song You Can't Always Get What You Want. I love this song, because I agree the message in the song. You can always get what you want, but if you try you get what you need.
I would like to have seen Waiting on a Friend and Time Is On My Side included here. Start Me Up is a song that will always pump me up. It is one of my favorites and I'm glad to see it on here. Emotional Rescue is another great track from the early 80's. The four new tracks are pretty good. The best new track is the energetic song Don't Stop and the romantic Keys to your love. 40 Licks is a very enjoyable listen.
'Forty Licks' isn't the best conceivable Stones' compilation, but it isn't just a commemorative anniversary celebration either. There is little to criticize for the first C.D. They don't mess around. They start with "Street Fighting Man," "Gimmie Shelter," and "Satisfaction" with enough confidence that they won't run out of great material. Good call. They do smart things. They kick out "As Tears Go By" and "Out of Time" which are dated period pieces and put in better songs like great early R&B favorites … more
I love to read new books and talk about them. I also like to listen to different kinds of music and talk about that. I am a friendly guy who likes to meet new people. I love to read books that teach me … more
Consider the Source
Use Trust Points to see how much you can rely on this review.
The band that proclaimed itself "The Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the World" has long since represented rock's most overarching confluence of art and commerce--with a distinct emphasis on the latter in recent decades--a notion this 40-track, five-decade-spanning anthology can't completely escape. While this is the first anthology to gather hits from the band's entire career, it's the early tunes that highlight one of the Stones' central ironies: virtually their entire "bad boy" reputation was built working for The Man. That original '60s musical arc bounded from '50s rock and R&B revivalism ("Not Fade Away," "The Last Time") to anti-Mop Top aggression ("Satisfaction," "Get Off My Cloud," "19th Nervous Breakdown") to proto-goth cynicism ("Paint It Black," "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby") and psychedelic minstrelsy ("She's a Rainbow," "Ruby Tuesday") to the epitome of blues-based cock rock ("Street Fighting Man," "Jumpin' Jack Flash") in quick succession. Wresting control of their own destinies--and future copyrights--at the end of the '60s, they'd spend the next 30 years largely recycling their earlier incarnation ad infinitum--their music sprinkled with occasionally successful forays into contemporary club and disco fodder ("Some Girls," "Shattered")--and resting on their well-paid laurels. Unfortunately, the listless quartet of new tracks that flesh out this collection seems little more than another business deal to hype their 2002-03 world tour, with "Don't Stop" arguably ...