The Rolling Stones "Sticky Fingers" Album Came Out On This Day In 1971

The Rolling Stones released the album "Sticky Fingers" on this day in 1971. The Andy Warhol designed album cover with the working zipper on the cover sent parents into spasms when everybody tried to unzip it. Sticky Fingers was written and recorded over a two-year span in three distinct locations: Muscle Shoals Studios in Alabama; Stargroves (Mick Jagger’s home and country estate during the 1970s) in East Woodhay, Hampshire, England; and Olympic Sound Studios in London. The recording at Muscle Shoals was like a spy mission since the band members did not have the proper visas to be recording in the United States.

It was the first album to feature Mick Taylor as an official member of the Rolling Stones, and his influence can be heard on tracks like “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking,” which wasn't even rehearsed by the band and was recorded as it was first performed. With songs like that and "Wild Horses," "Dead Flowers," and "Brown Sugar," the Stones were in their creative prime!

Now if we can only get them to reschedule that June 8th Gillette Stadium show soon...

 
 
 
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