A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The best word I could use to sum up both the sound and the music on this record is HONEST. If you want to hear how early Rolling Stones records sound when they sound right, this is the ticket. This is the real sound of the early, early Stones.
Probably what any modern engineer would want to do to the album would only end up making it worse. It is what it is and that’s good enough for us.
Some tracks do sound quite a bit better than others, recorded as they were in three different locations (including Chess studios) by two different engineers (Ron Malo and Dave Hassinger). (more…)