Tatoo You Album Cover and sleeve art

Tattoo You, an album released on August 24, 1981 finds Charlie Watts in the box, Richards riffing kick-ass side 1 with the contrasting sultry, sexy falsetto Mick vocal, subtle songwriting pop classics on side 2. Tattoo You followed the inestimably great, Some Girls release, 9 June 1978 with the slight Emotional Rescue sandwiched in between.   Recursive lyrics between the first track of Some Girls to Slave are peppered in for the close listener.

Tattoo You was a seminal release for my High School crew.  I do recall the weekend party commencing with the track, Slave, for our cohort. Many critics consider Tattoo You the last great Rolling Stones album, and I would suggest Album side 2 with Slave track from side 1 is an excellent Stones release. Start me up is a muscle flex for Mick’s aerobic vocal exercises and Keith’s best Chuck Berry riffs. Included below are the best (IMHO) from Tattoo You.   Side 2 is strongly featured with the excellent Slave (kick up the party vibe track), the number one D.C. Track below:

Slave (Remastered)

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Slave (Remastered) · The Rolling Stones Tattoo You ℗ 1994 Promotone B.V., Under Exclusive Licence to Universal Music International B.V Released on: 2009-01-01 Associated Performer, Vocalist, Vocals, Harmonica: Mick Jagger Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Keith Richards Associated Performer, Bass Guitar, Bass (vocal): Bill Wyman Associated Performer, Drums: Charlie Watts Producer: The Glimmer Twins Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Ron Wood Studio Personnel, Engineer: Andy Johns Studio Personnel, Engineer: Glyn Johns Studio Personnel, Engineer: Joe Zaganno Associated Performer, Guitar: Mick Taylor Associated Performer, Saxophone: Bobby Keys Associated Performer, Trumpet: Jim Price Associated Performer, Piano: Nicky Hopkins Producer: Jimmy Miller Associated Performer, Piano: Ian Stewart Composer Lyricist: Mick Jagger Composer Lyricist: Keith Richards

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Worried About You (Remastered)

 

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Worried About You (Remastered) · The Rolling Stones Tattoo You ℗ 2009 Promotone B.V., Under Exclusive License to Universal Music International B.V. Released on: 2009-01-01 Associated Performer, Vocalist, Vocals: Mick Jagger Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Keith Richards Associated Performer, Bass Guitar: Bill Wyman Associated Performer, Drums: Charlie Watts Producer: The Glimmer Twins Associated Performer, Guitar: Ron Wood Associated Performer, Guitar: Mick Taylor Studio Personnel, Remixer: Bob Clearmountain Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Chris Kimsey Composer Lyricist: Mick Jagger Composer Lyricist: Keith Richards

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Tops (Remastered)

 

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Tops (Remastered) · The Rolling Stones Tattoo You ℗ 1994 Promotone B.V., Under Exclusive License to Universal Music International B.V. Released on: 2009-01-01 Associated Performer, Vocalist, Vocals: Mick Jagger Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Keith Richards Associated Performer, Bass Guitar, Bass (vocal): Bill Wyman Associated Performer, Drums: Charlie Watts Producer: The Glimmer Twins Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Ron Wood Studio Personnel, Remixer: Bob Clearmountain Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Chris Kimsey Composer Lyricist: Mick Jagger Composer Lyricist: Keith Richards

 

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Heaven (Remastered)

 

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Heaven (Remastered) · The Rolling Stones Tattoo You ℗ 1994 Promotone B.V., Under Exclusive License to Universal Music International B.V. Released on: 2009-01-01 Producer: The Glimmer Twins Studio Personnel, Remixer: Bob Clearmountain Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Chris Kimsey Composer Lyricist: Mick Jagger Composer Lyricist: Keith Richards

 

Smell of you baby, my senses, my senses be praised
Smell of you baby, my senses, my senses be praised
Kissing and running, kissing and running away
Kissing and running, kissing and running away
Senses be praised
Senses be praised
You’re my saving grace
Saving grace
Nothing will harm you
Nothing will stand in your way
Nothing, nothing
Nothing will stop you
And nothing will stand in your way
No one will harm you
No one will stand in your way
No one will bar you
Nothing will stand in your way
Nothing
There’s nothing
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Mick Jagger / Keith Richards
Heaven lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Keith Richards and Mick Taylor

Mick Taylor is an excellent musician, a gifted guitarist, and one of the best studio musicians to play with the Rolling Stones. The guitar solo that closes out, Can’t you hear me knocking is among the best in Rock Roll.

The Rolling Stones “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” (1971)

 

“Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” is a song by English rock band the Rolling Stones from their 1971 album Sticky Fingers? The song is over seven minutes long and begins with a Keith Richards open-G tuned guitar intro. At two minutes and forty-three seconds, an instrumental break begins, with Rocky Dijon on congas; tenor saxophonist Bobby Keys performs an extended saxophone solo over the guitar work of Richards and Mick Taylor, punctuated by the organ work of Billy Preston. At 4:40 Taylor takes over from Richards and carries the song to its finish with a lengthy guitar solo.

The Rolling Stones, Mick Taylor years were (IMHO) the band’s most creative period.  Here is a great example of the early period with Mick’s excellent blues harp obbligato and vocals, Keith’s sharp rhythm playing in sync with Charlie’s tight drumming, Bill Wyman’s proletariat bass thumping, and of course Mick Taylor’s journeyman guitar solos.  Mick Taylor played with the Stones for 5 years on some of their best recordings and many years later joined the band on tour along with other great session musicians.  

Mick Taylor talks The Rolling Stones years

Ask Keith Richards: What’s your favorite memory of playing with Mick Taylor?

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No Use In Crying (Remastered)

 

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group No Use In Crying (Remastered) · The Rolling Stones Tattoo You ℗ 1994 Promotone B.V., Under Exclusive License to Universal Music International B.V. Released on: 2009-01-01 Producer: The Glimmer Twins Studio Personnel, Remixer: Bob Clearmountain Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Chris Kimsey Composer Lyricist: Mick Jagger Composer Lyricist: Keith Richards Composer Lyricist: Ronnie Wood

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Waiting On A Friend (Remastered 2009)

 

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Waiting On A Friend (Remastered 2009) · The Rolling Stones Tattoo You ℗ 2009 Promotone B.V., under exclusive license to Universal International Music B.V. Released on: 2009-01-01 Associated Performer, Vocalist: Mick Jagger Associated Performer, Guitar, Vocals: Keith Richards Associated Performer, Guitar: Mick Taylor Associated Performer, Bass Guitar: Bill Wyman Associated Performer, Drums: Charlie Watts Producer: The Glimmer Twins Associated Performer, Piano: Billy Preston Composer Lyricist: Mick Jagger Composer Lyricist: Keith Richards

 

Tumbling Dice LP

Tumbling Dice ~ The Rolling Stones

 

 

 

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Charlie Watts, R.I.P. (2 June 1941 – 24 August 2021)

Charles Robert Watts was born June 2, 1941, in London, and grew up in the northwest neighborhood of Wembley, where he would later perform sold-out stadium concerts. By the time he was 16, Mr. Watts was drumming in jazz groups and frequented London clubs, according to a biography provided by his spokesman.

 

 

The Rolling Stones. Charlie Watts. Digital Art by Lilia Kosvintseva