If you are a fan of music there are some bands that you are automatically supposed to know everything about and love unconditionally: Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, etc. The Rolling Stones are on that list as well.
I do not subscribe to this theory. I am not saying that I don’t respect these bands for their influence and contributions; I am saying that you and I can be music lovers without owning a single Zeppelin or Pink Floyd album.
Emotional Rescue is an album cover that I immediately recognized in a record bin even though I had never heard a single track. I am by no means anti-Rolling Stones, but I am not a super fan. I jammed Hot Rocks 1964-1971 when I was in high school and I own a few albums now, but a Rolling Stones super fan I am not.
Talking about The Rolling Stones reminds me of the end of this Denis Leary bit.
But, I digress.
Emotional Rescue is a fun listen that features a mix of sounds. This is a solid blues-based rock n roll album that has flares of funky disco, big band rock with horns and pianos, punk rock lite, and stripped down coffee house music.
This album is not a hit fest. In fact, the mix of sounds makes it feel like this record could be used to show off the versatility of The Stones. Emotional Rescue does not have an identifiable flow, but it works.
One thing I enjoy about any album from The Rolling Stones is the fact that, for the most part, it does not sound like a certain time period. Instead, it just sounds like The Stones.
My favorite track: Down in the Hole