Rolling Stones-Some Girls-Mick Jagger,Keith Richards,Ron Wood

The first time I interviewed Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones it was January 1989. The band had been on hiatus for the last half of the decade, and seeing into the Stones’ future was at its murkiest. When asked at that time which were his personal favorite Rolling Stones albums, Keith replied, “The body of work from Beggars Banquet up through Exile on Main Street (which includes Let It Bleed and Sticky Fingers ), and Some Girls .”

Now with more than twenty-five studio albums from which to choose, I wager that assessment of Summer 1978’s Some Girls  would place it on any Stones fan’s Top Five list, as well. Just look at this tune stack and immediately you see why: flat-out rockers “When the Whip Comes Down”,”Respectable”,” Keith’s rehab rocker “Before They Make Me Run”, and “Shattered” ; the huge hits “Miss You” and the timeless “Beast of Burden”; and the impeccable cover of the Temptations“Just My Imagination”. Keef is joined by Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, and former Faces keyboard player the late Ian McLagan who played on this Rolling Stones #1 Billboard album and single (“Miss You”). –Redbeard