Some Girls (Half Speed Master)The Rolling Stones
Heavyweight Vinyl. Remastered and Cut at Revelatory Half-Speed at Abbey Road Studios.
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A fresh, uncompromising attempt to incorporate 1978 pop techniques into the band's familiar sound, Some Girls opens with the disco sass of Miss You and closes with the self-destructive punk of Shattered. (Both songs, especially Miss You, with its distinctive Mel Collins sax solo, remain live showstoppers.) So the Stones declared credibility in the dance circuit without sacrificing their hard-rock reputation. Though the anti-love Beast of Burden and the stylishly slow Just my Imagination (Running Away with me) continue to rack up the most airplay, the obscurities stand up surprisingly well. Worth replaying: Keith Richards's rickety rocker Before They Make me Run.