Over the weekend, it dawned on me that I’ve featured the sounds of The Rolling Stones from albums including Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967), Beggars Banquet (1968), Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and nothing from 1972. It was an incredible run, but arguably these works were all eclipsed by that year’s Exile On Main Street. ‘Rocks Off’ kicks off the recording with a Keith Richards riff punctuated by a Charlie Watts snare and a moan of “oh yeah” from Mick Jagger. This was the sound of The Stones at their peak, all sprawling chaos and musical brilliance. It would never get this good again… the self-exile, the drugs, the circus, the women and the infighting were taking their toll, but the band was going down in glorious flames. Have a great week.