This piece was originally published April 8th, 2013.
Some Girls still stands today as one of The Rolling Stones last incredible album masterpieces.
While they certainly made some outstanding albums afterwards—Tattoo You and Undercover are both high points—there were none that would be so perfectly complete as Some Girls.
Released in 1978 and quickly becoming a #1 album, it is hailed as an across the board classic, and one of their all time best selling studio albums.
Recorded in ’77 & early ’78, the writing and sessions were done amidst a time of even more internal turmoil than usual for The Stones, with Keith Richards’ looming Toronto drug bust a concern as to whether he could be imprisoned for years, and the challenge of responding to punk rock’s ground zero takedown of the dinosaurs of many of rock and roll’s giants.
The original cover art (there was also another color variant cover) to the
Some Girls album, spoofing a wig ad is brilliant. The cover was quickly changed
when copyright issues came up regarding the various female celebrities depicted.