Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967)

I don't know much about the Stones, but when I first got wind that they released a psychedelic record, I was immediately interested. Apparently it was poorly received upon release, many claiming it was a Sgt. Pepper's ripoff. While I'm sure it was influenced by the Beatles' classic, I think it holds it's own with great songwriting and experimentation that still holds up today. The Stones make use of the Mellotron keyboard, orchestral arrangements and African rhythms, making it one of their most unique albums.

Fun Fact: The name Their Satanic Majesties Request is a reference to a line in Brittish passports that says, "Her Britannic Majesty requests and requires..."

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