6/14/2009

Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1971


rolling stones hot rocks album cover
Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks Vinyl Album
Late in 1971, a greatest hits double album of the Rolling Stones was released in the United States. It was titled, The Rolling Stones, Hot Rocks 1964-1971. It became one of the best selling selling albums not just for the Stones, but for all rock albums. And this was an album the Stones didn't want released.

The album cover depicts a profile of Mick Jagger expanding to the borders of the album. No other hint on the title of the record or the band name.
Rolling Stones Inside Jacket Cover Hot Rocks
Rolling Stones Inside Jacket Cover Hot Rocks
The inside left cover is dominated by a picture of Mick Jagger. This double album truly is a Rolling Stones Greatest Hits. Just check out the songs listed on the left side.

Side One: 1) Time Is On My Side 2) Heart Of Stone 3) Play With Fire 4) (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 5) As Tears Go By 6) Get Off of My Cloud

Side Two: 7) Mother's Little Helper 8 ) 19th Nervous Breakdown 9) Paint It Black 10) Under My Thumb 11) Ruby Tuesday 12) Let's Spend The Night Together

Side Three: 13) Jumping Jack Flash 14) Street Fighting Man 15) Sympathy For The Devil 16) Honky Tonk Women 17) Gimme Shelter

Side Four: 18) Midnight Rambler 19) You Can't Always Get what You Want 20) Brown Sugar 21) Wild Horses
Rolling Stones Album Art
Rolling Stones Album Art
The inside right cover is a compilation of the band members of the Stones. The original members were Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood. Jones died July of 1969.
Rolling Stones Hot Rocks Back Cover Art
Rolling Stones Hot Rocks Back Cover Art
The back cover has the band members set against a wall of a castle. At first glance, one would think they were dressed in Medieval attire. But look again. That is how they dressed in the 60's. I believe this is where Austin Powers got his English look.

Rolling Stones Record Jacket Art
Rolling Stones Record Jacket Art
The front sleeve did more than just protect the vinyl, it advertised the record labels current albums in their stable.

Rolling Stones Record Jacket Art
Rolling Stones Record Jacket Art
The back sleeve is more of the same. Showcasing the other albums under contract by the record label. I have a few of these other albums as well.
Rolling Stones Hot Rocks Vinyl
Rolling Stones Hot Rocks Vinyl
The London Record label. Here is the actual vinyl of one of the most popular Rolling Stones album. It certainly contains Hot Rock tracks of the Stones. Sometimes, you can get what you want.


LURKING AND ROCKING ON THE GRASSY KNOLL

12 comments:

  1. Kick ass album. Every song is a classic hit. After this album, the Stones never did capture what they had at London records. This was the beginning of the end. after this album, the Stones were just another English band.

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  2. Does anyone know what the name of the castle is pictured on the back of the Hot Rocks album cover (a U>S>S> coompilation album?
    does anyone know where the castle ruins are located. I have read the photogoarph sessions took place the day after the party fopr the Beggar's banquet album. The castle ruins are impressive.

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  3. It's Bowl Alley Castle. A 17th century castle in Derby now laid to ruin.

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  4. Great album. That is the one stones album to buy. It has all their hits.

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  5. Except for the Some Girls album, the stones were washed up after that.

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  6. Exactly, it's like they peaked in 71 and coasted on their fame the rest of the way.

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  7. I HAVE THIS SAME ALBUM LISTED ON EBAY AT THIS TIME,BUT MINE ONLY HAS THREE SIDES. SIDE 1 SIDE 2 AND 2 SIDE 4S WITH THE SAME SONGS,WOULD YOU CONSIDER THIS TO BE RARE,ITS ALSO IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.IM TRYING TO FIND OUT THE VALUE.CAN YOU ASSIST
    THANKS PAUL

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  8. It is actually not a castle but a large grandstand built by a bowling green or "cuttle" so that the noble family that owned it during the 17th century could watch the activities below. It is called Swarkestone Pavillion and it has been restored for holiday rentals. I've made up my mind that I will go stay in it!

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  9. The reviewer states, "The album cover depicts a profile of Mick Jagger expanding to the borders of the album."...Not so, it's all the Stones in profile...Just say'n
    IAMFISH

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  10. How much is the rolling stones hotrocks origanal vinyl worth in mint condition?

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  11. I do not know. I would check EBAY.

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  12. Another comment.... Ronnie Wood is not an original member, nor does he perform on any tracks on this album. Mick Taylor was Brian Jones' replacement and played on a few of these tracks.

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