Friday, September 09, 2011

It's Another Friday in DivShare Hell...

...and as a result no Listomania again, alas.

In case you're wondering, for the last several weeks -- inexplicably, and out of the blue -- DivShare simply stopped working on my PC. Nothing uploads. For some reason, I have no problem with it on a certain shady dame's Mac in another borough, so it's not my account per se, but it's obviously incredibly annoying just the same.

In any event, I have sent the DivShare help desk several sternly worded e-mails, so I'm hopeful this will be cleared at up at some point this century. And I thank you all for your patience and forbearance in this regard.

Meanwhile, just so today isn't a total loss, here's a pretty great un-released Stones track from 1971 -- a stunning live version (with the Exile horn section) of "Love in Vain."

The show it's from was apparently recorded and mixed for an album that was shelved at the last minute, for reasons that remain unclear. One track from it -- the greatest version of "Let It Rock" ever heard by sentient mammalian ears -- appeared, legitimately, as the B-side to the English "Brown Sugar" and as a replacement for (the censored by the still dead Francisco Franco) "Sister Morphine" on the Spanish LP of Sticky Fingers.

On balance, it's not as good a live album as Ya-Yas, but as you can hear from the above, it sure has its moments.


steve simels said...

Note to self: meatless Friday less interesting to readers than hoped.

cthulhu said...

I recently ripped Ya-Yas after having the CD languishing in a box for some years, and when I had it ensconced on my iPod, I discovered...that, for me, it didn't hold up near as well as I expected. Oh, it still has some gems, but the non-gems were much more non-gemmier (so to speak) than I remembered. And one of the most seriously lame CD transfers ever - no liner notes, and the join between "Midnight Rambler" and "Sympathy for the Devil" still has the audience noise fadeout / fadein from the LP side 1 / side 2 break!

Haik Mendelovich said...

Super version, but I still think the 72 tour has the very best versions available.

An interesting Worlds Collide fact. The Faces were performing live versions of LIV around the same time.

And, as we all know, Ronnie Wood of Faces fame went on to join the Stones... and play LIV with them. (And would later be potted down into unhearability, but that's another story...)

(The Faces would also play parts of Honky Tonk Women during extended live versions of That's All You Need - which song may have been Woody's Finest Recorded Moment.)

Haik Mendelovich said...

And, courtesy of the amazing interwebthingie, here's an example of That's All You Need including Honky Tonk women:

I love that Rod & the boys get the words wrong.

"Gimme the Honky Tonk Girls", indeed.

geor3ge said...

Sure would love to hear that version of "Let It Rock."