The Rolling Stones’s Let It Bleed has one song that I know very well. This album will be exciting to listen to since it will all be new to me. I read that it is in line with their more bluesy sound. I believe that has to do with Brian Jones being kicked out during the recording and dying within a month of being released from the band. Tragic tale.
I will start with the bad. “Country Honk” is terrible. I think The Rolling Stones should stick to rock music. I hate the country song so much that it knocks down the score. It seems out of place.
“Let It Bleed” sounds exactly the way it should with the lazy vocals from Mick Jagger. I did not like the first minute of the song. I hate the sluggish singing.
Keith Richards should not sing, especially since he tries to sound like Bob Dylan. That is all I have to say about that issue.
“Monkey Man” sounds great. Jagger believes he is a monkey. I have never subscribed to that theory, but if you it makes you happy, then go for it. Jagger does look like a monkey, which is kind of funny.
The only thing that saves this album is the song at the beginning and the song at the end: “Gimme Shelter” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want“.
“Gimme Shelter” starts the album with Richards on the guitar. There is a sound that sounds like a rocking chair which I like. It reminds me of a twenty one pilots’ song that has someone hanging on a rope. This song blast in and makes me think of war. I actually think I heard it once before. It sounds vaguely familiar.
George Michael used “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” for his single “Waiting for That Day“. Both songs are great. Trump used it for his campaign even though The Stones told him not to use it. I think that is disrespectful to the artist. Although, where is the line for these things? Some people do not want to bake a cake for gay marriages. Some people do not want to serve black people. Some people do not want to serve Jewish people. The list goes on and on. Should we force people to go against their morals even though we believe their morals are wrong? Should Trump be able to use the song even though we do not agree with him politically? You Can’t Always Get What You Want is the answer. It is my life motto. I never get what I want and I am still Waiting For That Day.
One of George’s best songs.
Overall, I am not feeling this album. It does not move me as much as Beggars Banquet. There are only three songs that I will return to more often. I used to think three songs was enough to buy an album. 6/10.