357 Rolling Stone vs. The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger is expecting his eighth kid this year (or maybe next, idk). Dude’s, like, 72. I admit to giving people (men) side eye for having kids at that age. How much of that kids life is dad gonna be around for? Well, it’s Mick Jagger, so probably forever.

Anyway, Between the Buttons is The Rolling Stones fifth album, released in 1967. The only Stones songs I was familiar with was “Ruby Tuesday” and “Let’s Spend the Night Together.” Not surprisingly, those were the only two I really liked. I should point out that the track listing for the UK and US albums are different. These two songs aren’t on the UK version. Rolling Stone magazine seems to favor the US release. The album clocks in at a little over 38 minutes.

It’s The Stones, man. I suppose if you’re a Stones fan, it’s a good album. For those of us that wonder which came first: The Rolling Stones or Rolling Stone, it’s just another Stones album. Can’t say I was impressed. But, hey, let’s spend the night together. ;-)

PS: The Rolling Stones came first by five years. Rolling Stone claims (in their first issue) that they took their name from: a 1950s blues song called “Rollin’ Stone” by Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, and the Bob Dylan hit single “Like a Rolling Stone.”

 London, 1967

London, 1967