A funny double album with an odd performance by the Stones at the Forum in Los Angeles in a one-off to benefit victims of the massive Nicaragua earthquake in the town where Bianca was from. The band raised a TON of money for the cause, pulled some chestnuts out of their back catalog and although it gets sloppy sometimes, it sure sounds like everyone's having a blast with the boys back in town.
Usually when I dust off an old vinyl STONES boot, it's a bad audience recording from the bleachers but this one's surprisingly good and it's low in CD circulation too so turn it up and LET IT ROCK...
The sound quality is that of an average 70's vinyl bootleg and the Stones sound LOUD. Mick Taylor's guitar cuts through like a razor. In celebration of the newly released "Ladies And Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones" DVD, here are four sides of rock & roll as good as it comes.
WINTER TOUR 1973
BENEFIT FOR NICARAGUA EARTHQUAKE
FORUM, INGLEWOOD, CA JANUARY 18, 1973
IT'S ALL OVER NOW
YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT
STRAY CAT BLUES
LIVE WITH ME
ALL DOWN THE LINE
RIP THIS JOINT
JUMPING JACK FLASH
STREET FIGHTING MAN
Did you check out that set list? "Route 66" in 1973 with Mick Taylor??? "It's All Over Now"??? Are you kidding me?