For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: From 1972, the Rolling Stones In Exile In Fort Worth
I mentioned this one in passing one Sunday morning in early March, but with this week's super-duper-deeeeeluxe reissue of Exile on Main St. I figured it was worth a revisit. Besides, you never know when it'll disappear again -- and by "it" I refer to the soundboard sorta-kinda soundtrack to a little-seen released-in-'74 doc titled Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones.
Stories conflict about where the cuts come from -- either they're all from the two Tarrant County Convention Center shows on June 24 and the two-fer at the University of Houston's Hofheinz Pavilion the next day, or there's a little Philly mixed in there. This particular version of The Great Lost Live Album, commonly known as Keep Your Motor Running, credits six of the 16 cuts to the Fort Worth shows: "Bitch," "Gimme Shelter," "Dead Flowers," "Happy," "Sweet Virginia" and (one of my personal favorite off Exile) "Rip This Joint."
And whilst we're getting our elderly ya-ya's out, one year ago I directed your attention to a Stones '71 show featuring on horns Fort Worth's own Jim Price, who blew on Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main St. and Goats Head Soup and played on that '72 tour too. It's called Get Your Leeds Lungs Out, and I'd get yours if I were you.
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