"Tattoo You" was the last great Rolling Stones album...enough people have said it now so it must be true. It came out my senior year of high school and it felt like it was ours. I saw them twice on that tour and they were awesome.
Side two always felt like a unique suite. "Heaven" seemed the most narcotic song in their catalog, even before I really understood what narcotic meant. Oddly, then, one of the few recordings of theirs that doesn't include Keith Richards. Bill Wyman played guitar, synthesizer and bass; Mick Jagger sang and added some guitar; Charlie Watts played drums. I know, weird. "Tattoo You" is this weird outtake rummage sale album, I really love it.
I moved officially into a new home and office this week and this was the first song I played up on the 3rd floor when I got my amp set up. I hadn't thought about 'Heaven' in a really long time. The sun was setting and I was really tired and I played this for about ten minutes and wondered what it would be like to play it longer.
released October 2, 2020
Chris Brokaw: electric guitar.
Fender Jaguar, Nolatone 22 Tango, Analogman King of Tone, Michael Duane 117 flanger, MXR Carbon Copy
The depth of the songs and sonics is profound, throughout this. I happened to run into Chris in Vermont and he humbly didn't mention what he'd been up to. Extremely happy I went on my own and found this brand new release; a GEM. David Fenichel
Ghost’s Michio Kurihara is a Japanese guitarist whose spectral tone and majestic Ebow I can spot clouds away; among their many credits together, his work on 2000’s Damon & Naomi with Ghost is truly special. That magic remains, as Kurihara teases lustrous textures out of Damon & Naomi’s gently brushed and hushed songs. https://www.vikingschoice.org/archive/vikings-choice-guide-to-bandcamp-friday-aug-2021/ Lars Gotrich