Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 24. 28th September 1972
Exile on Main Street — Rolling Stones
Exile on Main Street — Rolling Stones.
This is a double album. Sleeve covered with photos of all these freaks and other people, Stones on the back. Stones inside (and Joan Crawford.) Rows of stills from film clips. Two slips further decorated with film clips (of Stones etc.) and grease, dives, the rock 'n' roll juke box. Bonus: dog post cards showing scenes of the fall from Exile on Main Street. Featuring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick, Taylor, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman.
Music: Looking backwards with eyes full of bourbon. Rock, blues, soul, south, west indies. But still all Stones. Hearing the music through a caramel thick shake they're still good. Are they getting old?' You get lo like it more each time. Why's the sound so thick? It's really thick. Don't try to listen to the words. It gets too heavy to hear them. Some good tracks — they 're nearly all good. Tumbling Dice, Happy, All Down the Line, Turd on the Run. If you haven't got Sticky Fingers, buy that first.