ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, SEPT. 11, 2011
By Steve Newton
A lot of diehard Rolling Stones fans feel strongly that the band’s 1972 double album, Exile on Main St., is its finest recording ever. I’m more of a Some Girls guy myself, which is why I’m psyched that Eagle Rock Entertainment will be releasing Some Girls Live in Texas 1978 on DVD and Blu-Ray this November.
Originally shot on 16mm film, the concert footage has been restored with the sound remixed and remastered from the original multi-track tapes by ace knobtwiddler Bob Clearmountain. The show was recorded at the Will Rogers Memorial Centre in Forth Worth, Texas, on July 18, 1978, and includes five selections from Some Girls, as well as such Stones-cold classics as “Brown Sugar”, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, and “Honky Tonk Women”. It also includes the Goats Head Soup track “Star Star”, which comes to mind–with slightly altered lyrics–whenever I go for coffee: “Starbucker, Starbucker, Starbucker, Starbucker, Star.”
For all those diehard Stones freaks outraged by my suggestion that Exile on Main St. might be somewhat overrated, here’s five reasons why I think Some Girls rules. Talk amongst yourselves.