The Rolling Stones: Some Girls - Part 1
Episode date - May 9, 2014
How is this for perspective – Back in 1978, the punks were targeting the Rolling Stones as dinosaurs, partially because they had abandoned their stance as rock and roll rebels, but mostly because they had been lingering around for fifteen years. That was thirty-six years ago. Ouch…..
1978 was a cruel year to a lot of established acts, and the Stones were certainly in the scope of those who wanted to see the music scene change, and quickly. The polar opposite styles of disco and punk established boundaries that made mainstream rock and roll seem quaint, if not entirely expendable. To the credit of the Rolling Stones, the competition presented them with a challenge that they accepted with fierce intensity.
“Some Girls” provided a disco track that was ubiquitous on the radio, while the rest of the album had more energy than some punk bands, and better songs than most. The album was a complete rebirth for the Rolling Stones. For evidence, how about this; The Sex Pistols broke up in 1978, and the Clash splintered in 1983. That was over thirty years ago, and the Stones are still plodding along.
Featured tracks include;
2) So Young
3) When You’re Gone
4) Miss You
5) When the Whip Comes Down
6) Just My Imagination
7) Some Girls