The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street

YouTube Preview Image

I’ve been read­ing about this set all over the web, most recently at An Aquar­ium Drunk­ard. Unsur­pris­ingly, under­stand­ably, everyone’s fallen in love with one of the great­est albums ever all over again.

I got the deluxe remas­tered edi­tion for Father’s Day and I’m still work­ing my way through it, but some­thing really struck me as I lis­tened: do we have the Stones to blame for Blue­sham­mer and their ilk? I mean, would Kenny Wayne Shep­herd and Jonny Lang have been pos­si­ble with­out the Stones paving the way for guys like Ste­vie Ray Vaughan?

2 thoughts on “The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street

  1. I was lis­ten­ing to Exile on Main St. in the car this week­end, and it occurred to me that Slim Harpo’s “Shake Your Hips” (cov­ered on Exile, where it was orig­i­nally mist­i­tled “Hip Shake”) is the core of at least half of ZZ Top’s catalog. :)

  2. You’re absolutely right, not that there’s any­thing wrong with that. I read
    some­where once that Shellac’s Steve Albini was inter­viewed on VH1 about ZZ
    Top, prais­ing their early mate­r­ial, while they showed the “Legs” video
    behind his head. The won­ders of edit­ing, right?

Leave a Reply