The Rolling Stones is the debut album by the Rolling Stones, released by Decca Records in the UK on 16 April 1964. The album is included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
1964 - Rolling Stones. 1965 - December& Children. 1965 - Now! 1965 - Out of Our Heads. 1965 - The Rolling Stones 2. 1966 - Aftermath. 1966 - Aftermath (US). 1967 - Between the Buttons. 1967 - Their Satanic Majesties Request. 1968 - Beggars Banquet. 1968 - Jumpin& Jack Flash, Child Of The Moon. 1971 - Sticky Fingers.
Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. The premier British rock band for over half a century, creators of the sound and style imitated by countless groups. By the time the Rolling Stones began calling themselves the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the late '60s, they had already staked out an impressive claim on the title. As the self-consciously dangerous alternative to the bouncy Merseybeat of the Beatles in the British Invasion, the Stones had pioneered the gritty, hard-driving blues-based rock & roll that came to define hard rock
The Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones (1964).
The Rolling Stones, formed in 1962, have been together for five decades, making them the longest-performing rock band of all time. The Stones’ Voodoo Lounge album won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 1995 and prompted a world tour. Jagger and Richards agreed that their drifting in the 80s attributed to their success in the 90s. They believe that had they stayed together, they would have broken up.
The Rolling Stones saved their most audacious mid-60s pop experiments for singles – Paint It Black, Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? – but Aftermath still cuts a ferocious swathe through Swinging London. Bracingly hostile from its opening line ( What a drag it is getting old ), its sneering, screw-you attitude is tempered by the dulcimer-led baroque pop of Lady Jane. Let It Bleed boasts perhaps the most powerful opening in rock history – the four and half minutes of apocalyptic dread that constitutes Gimme Shelter – but it scarcely lets up after that: the filthy strut of Live With Me, a beautiful, mandolin-infused reading of Robert Johnson’s Love in Vain, the title track’s saga of dissipation, sex and violence.