The Rolling Stones: Their Satanic Majesties Request (50th Anniversary)

The Rolling Stones: Their Satanic Majesties Request (50th Anniversary)

By Christopher Thiessen

Despite (or perhaps because of) the outside pressures the Rolling Stones faced in recording Satanic Majesties, it stands 50 years later as arguably the most experimental, tongue-in-cheek, and underappreciated album of their long history. 22 Sep 2017 // 2:30 AM

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