Mick Jagger Doesn’t Like the Lyrics on This Classic Rolling Stones Album

by Jeremy Spirogis
Mick Jagger with a microphone

The Rolling Stones launched many traditional songs, nevertheless, Mick Jagger doesn’t see all of their songs as actual songs. He as soon as mentioned one in all The Rolling Stones’ albums comprises many tune which might be “not songs at all” and have unmemorable lyrics. Here’s a have a look at how the general public reacted to this album.

Mick Jagger with a microphone
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Mick Jagger thought The Rolling Stones would by no means end this album

In 2001, Jagger gave a wide-ranging interview to Paul Du Noyer’s web site. During the interview, he commented on the whole lot from Chuck Berry’s character to Che Guevara to his solo document, Goddess within the Doorway. Du Noyers requested him concerning the creation of one in all The Rolling Stones’ most well-known albums: Exile on Main St.

Jagger mentioned The Rolling Stones labored on the album in a number of locations. These places included Jagger’s residence within the English countryside and a house Keith Richards rented within the South of France. Jagger mentioned the album’s creation had a “party vibe,” commenting “I never thought it was ever going to get finished.” 

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Mick Jagger’s blended emotions about ‘Exile on Main St.’

Jagger’s concern the album wouldn’t get completed is fascinating given he doesn’t view many songs on the album as true songs. “But when you actually come to do them, there’s a lot of songs that are really, like, not songs at all, like ‘Casino Boogie,’” Jagger opined. “They’re really nicely played and everything, but there’s no hooks in them and there’s no memorable lyrics in them.”

Afterward, Jagger commented on particular person songs from Exile on Main St. ‘Sweet Black Angel,’ these are very good songs, however no one’s ever gonna… It’s not my factor to stand up and play them. Some of them I would do, ‘Tumbling Dice’ is nice, and ‘Sweet Virginia’ is nice. Then we had a revival of ‘Shine A Light,’ and somebody did a gospel cowl of ‘Just Wanna See His Face’ not too long ago. I heard it in one in all my native retailers that I am going in. But there’s not an inventory of excellent songs, I believe that’s what we’re saying. But in some way, as an album, it has an incredible temper.” 

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“Sweet Virginia”

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How critics and the general public reacted to ‘Exile on Main St.’

Although Jagger likes Exile on Main St. as an entire, he was essential of the album’s hooks and lyrics. Do critics and followers agree with him? In 2020, Rolling Stone launched an inventory of the 500 biggest albums ever. Exile on Main St. was No. 14 on the listing, above licensed classics like The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Clash’s London Calling, and Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited. Critics actually embraced the album — bit did the general public?

Exile on Main St. reached the head of the Billboard 200. Clearly, followers favored the album as an entire. In addition, the only “Happy” reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Jagger was essential of the album however critics and followers favored it quite a bit.

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