Saturday, July 21, 2012

Entry 4061 More on "Exile on Main Street" (Entry 4057)

Here's a sort of validation for anyone who really needs it..."Rolling Stone" magazine just published a "Special Collector's Issue", "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time." The Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main Street" ranks 7th in this poll.

(The albums ahead of it: 1--Sgt Pepper's; 2--Pet Sounds; 3--Revolver; 4--Highway 61 Revisited; 5--Rubber Soul; 6--What's Going On.)

(I'm a big fan of the Fab Four...still, while I certainly agree that "Pet Sounds" should be at least in the Top 5, and so should "What's Going On," I'm not certain that I'd put 3 Beatles records before "Exile.")

Anyway--open that book and right there on Page 3, the Introduction, by Elton John--he says it. "'Exile on Main Street' is the finest rock and roll album ever made."

Say what you want about Sir Elton, but there's no denying the man knows music. I'm not particularly a Stones fan, but it's been what some of us have been saying all along.