Down The Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs
By Jim Beviglia
is back with a 100 countdown of songs. This time he’s focused
upon The Rolling Stones, and their decade’s long affair
with audio accruements. For this reader, the book is brilliant
and delightfully filled with researched knowledge and a deep appreciation
for the group.
you’re a huge Stones’ fan buy this immediately. You’ll
be tickled with the dollops of humor and wink-nudge asides weaved
within the countdown. If you are a tad weary of someone writing
about “your group”. Fear not. Each song has a wordsmiths'
maneuvering behind its evaluation. Frankly, just adding, “Losing
My Touch,” – a Keith Richards vocal dreamscape usually
lost due to the overt crapfest album it shows up on - is a kind
of tangible proof, if you will, of just how known the subject
is to the scribe.
“It’s Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It),” gives
the happy reader another behind the scenes snippet of what probably
really went on as the track was birthed. You may (like me) laugh
aloud at the countdown’s, “Emotional Rescue,”
and its hilarious back story. The ever skin-crawl inducing slither
tongued line, “You will be mine all mine,” scared
the bejesus outta women everywhere. Stalker much? Beviglia didn’t
miss the beat.
than expose too much of this knowledgeable intelligent A+ song
guide, just get order it now if you are even a semi-Stones fan.
Then enjoy each page knowing this song countdown is a bit like
Tut’s Tomb. Between the awaiting quiet pages, chambers and
alcoves of sparkly jewels await your discovery, anew. And as your
mind recreates hours of musical memories you’ll be thankful
all over for that glorious day The Glimmer Twins (and their band
mates) walked upon a stage…