THE ROLLING STONES/BEGGARS BANQUET/12 JANUARY 7.30pm
In 1968 the Stones forsook psychedelic experimentation to return to their blues roots on this celebrated album, which was immediately acclaimed as one of their landmark achievements.
A strong acoustic Delta blues flavour colours much of the material, particularly “Salt of the Earth” and “No Expectations,” which features some beautiful slide guitar work. Basic rock & roll was not forgotten, however: “Street Fighting Man,” a reflection of the political turbulence of 1968, was one of their most innovative tracks, and “Sympathy for the Devil,” with its fire-dancing guitar licks, leering Jagger vocals, African rhythms, and explicitly satanic lyrics, was an image-defining epic.
On “Stray Cat Blues,” Jagger and crew began to explore the kind of decadent sexual sleaze that they would take to the point of self-parody by the mid-’70s. At the time, though, the approach was still fresh, and the lyrical bite of most of the material ensured Beggars Banquet’s place as one of the top blues-based rock records of all time. (Richie Unterberger, Allmusic).
We are absolutely delighted to welcome Paul Sexton as our special guest to The CAT Club. Paul’s new book, Charlie’s Good Tonight is the acclaimed authorised biography of the truly wonderful Charlie Watts.
No use of mobile phones permitted during this event.
Ticket price includes £1 booking fee per ticket. (Please note that no refunds or credits are available for this event).
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