The Rolling Stones – Tattoo You

Tattoo You

The Rolling StonesTattoo You Rolling Stones Records CUN 39114 (1981)

Wait, what??? Where did this album come from?  Where did it come from??  The Stones ditched the attempts to sound contemporary of Black and Blue, Some Girls and Emotional Rescue in favor of something a bit more in line with what they had been doing ten years earlier.  Yeah, strangely enough it works.  What’s more, the ballads and slower material of side two are about as strong as the rockers on side one.  A weird anomaly and really the last time The Rolling Stones sounded like they had anything worthwhile to offer.