The Rolling Stones, Now! - The Rolling Stones
Date: 23/03/01, updated on 27/03/01 (53 review reads)
Advantages: oh baby
Disadvantages: little red rooster
This is a bit of a mix match album, containing songs from the English albums The Rolling Stones No 2 and Out of Our Heads. The album kicks off with an extended version of 'Everybody needs some body to Love', which for the first three minutes is great. However soon after this five minute song becomes quite frankly a bore. The album then goes into great songs such as 'Heart of Stone', and the superb 'Down the road Apiece'. The guitar on this is so good that once you've listened you have to do the same again. Other highs on this overall fine album include 'Oh Baby' and the closing track 'Surprise Surprise' with its catchy pop hook, this a great rocker in the usual Stones mould. 'Off the Hook' an English B side is a typical catchy Jagger/Richards composition brushed of the usual Stones aggressiveness. 'Little red Rooster' and 'Down home Girl' are in my opinions the two weak songs, as well as in my opinion a disappointing rendition of the Berry song 'You cant catch me'. Its certainly not up to the standards of 'Around and Around' issued on the previous album 12x5. Overall though, this is an album worth getting.