Sticky Fingers is the fifth album from The Rolling Stones on the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die list. Overall, their albums have been good with the exception of Let It Bleed; it was not as great. This is their first album without guitarist and founder Brian Jones.
This album kicks off their number one song “Brown Sugar“. I wonder if everyone does the duckface dance when the album starts. I decided to read the lyrics and I just realised that the song is about black women. It does not surprise me. Mick Jagger seemed to be into everything.
“Wild Horses” is one of the most beautiful songs ever written. I love this song’s lyrics.
I watched you suffer a dull aching pain
Now you’ve decided to show me the same
No sweeping exit or offstage lines
Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind
Wild horses couldn’t drag me away
Wild, wild horses couldn’t drag me away
But they did drag me away. I am so far away from everything. I am always feeling pain.
The other song I like is “Sister Morphine“. It is a blues song which is definitely about drugs. They wrote it with Marianne Faithful in 1969. She released it first, but it was withdrawn due to the drug references.
One of the best unknown songs for me is “Moonlight Mile“. It is about life on the road. There is controversy about who wrote it. Mick Taylor claims he and Jagger wrote it. The more I read about this band the more I think they are not good people. They seem to take credit away from others who worked with them.
I think the album is good, but it lacks the thing that makes me want to hear it over and over. I would rather hear the few songs I like. I think this album is missing Brian Jones. He added the experimental aspects to the Stones. 7.5/10.