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the ROLLING STONES
12 X 5
1964 FIRST ISSUE ! NEVER OPENED - NEVER PLAYED The STONES 3rd 1964 album is hip rockin' bluesy R&B filled action with plenty of swagger & attitude that got these cats tagged as the bad boys of rock by parents and squares alike... <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
1964 FIRST ISSUE ! NEVER OPENED - NEVER PLAYED
The STONES 3rd 1964 album is hip rockin' bluesy R&B filled action with plenty of swagger & attitude that got these cats tagged as the bad boys of rock by parents and squares alike...
The Rolling Stones released their second American LP, 12 X 5, in October of 1964. It consisted of tracks recorded at the legendary Chess studio in Chicago plus some other tracks put together in London.
The album showed that the Rolling Stones were progressing musically. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards has begun to regularly write their own material. The cover songs were still taken from the rhythm & blues idiom but the Stones were gradually moving their sound toward straight rock and roll.
â€œItâ€™s All Over Now,â€ would become an early Rolling Stones signature song and make the American top 40 charts when released as a single. The Stones took this classic R&B song and remade it in their own image. The sound, including Mick Jaggerâ€™s vocals, are very rock & roll and it holds up well over forty years later.
12 X 5 contains an early version of â€œTime Is On My Sideâ€ This track featured an organ sound rather than a guitar. Mick Jaggerâ€™s voice also comes across with less urgency than the final release. The song was re-cut in London with a Brian Jones guitar line and new vocals which became a lasting Rolling Stones classic.
The single, â€œTime Is On My Side,â€ was released as a USA 45 that came with a picture sleeve portraying the Stones in all their ugly, grungy glory.
The flip side of the single was â€œCongratulationsâ€ which was as good as the A-side of â€œTime Is On My Side.â€ â€œCongratulationsâ€ featured some excellent acoustic guitar by Brian Jones and is a reminder of just how good a musician he could be when not completely under the influence. This sarcastic love song accurately reflected the attitude the Rolling Stones were trying to present to the public.
The cover of â€œSuzie Qâ€ is one of the first to feature dual guitars laid against each other. This sound would become a Rolling Stones trademark during the Mick Taylor years. Interestingly Jagger and Richards borrowed from â€œSusie Qâ€ in style with their â€œGrowing Up All Wrong.â€ Brian Jones slide guitar would then take the song in a rural direction at least instrumentally.
â€œAround And Aroundâ€ and â€œConfessinâ€™ The Bluesâ€ have to be two of the most different songs to ever start a Rolling Stones album. The Stones crank up the sound and tempo on â€œAround and Aroundâ€ and charge through the song at a frenetic pace. Mick Jagger is usually on safe ground with blues oriented ballads. â€œConfessinâ€™ The Bluesâ€ is an excellent vehicle for Jaggerâ€™s voice.
â€œ2012 South Michiganâ€ is a rare Rolling Stones original "jam". The song title is the address of Chess records in Chicago and here the Stones pay homage to this institution that housed many of their early influences.
12 X 5 marked the beginning of the modern day Rolling Stones process of creating an album. Jagger and Richards would write a song and bring in the other members to lay down their instrumental tracks. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were also starting to write songs on a regular basis and this would begin to push Brian Jones into the background. The Rolling Stones were quickly becoming the property of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
STONES ~ 12 x 5 ! (((MONO)))