Live Licks is a live album by The Rolling Stones from their 2002/3 and features Sheryl Crow and Solomon Burke as guest stars.
I had to buy this album when I saw that finally they’d played Can’t You Hear Me Knocking from Sticky Fingers.
The Rolling Stones Live Licks
The album cover was censored in some countries by putting a bikini top on her… strange when you think about what’s going on in the photo!
By this stage, the Stones had become a classic rock act trotting out hits rather than a leading blues rock group.
- Brown Sugar – 3:50 (Sticky Fingers)
- Street Fighting Man – 3:43 (Beggars Banquet)
- Paint It Black – 3:45 (single)
- You Can’t Always Get What You Want – 6:46 (Let It Bleed)
- Start Me Up – 4:02 (Tattoo You)
- It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll – 4:54 (It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll)
- Angie – 3:29 (Goats Head Soup)
- Honky Tonk Women – 3:24 (single and featuring Sheryl Crow)
- Happy – 3:38 (Exile On Main St)
- Gimme Shelter – 6:50 (Let It Bleed)
- Satisfaction – 4:55 (single)
- Neighbours – 3:41 (Tattoo You)
- Monkey Man – 3:41 (Let It Bleed)
- Rocks Off – 3:42 (Exile On Main St)
- Can’t You Hear Me Knocking – 10:02 (Sticky Fingers)
- That’s How Strong My Love Is – 4:45 (Out Of Our Heads)
- The Nearness of You – 4:34 (Hoagy Carmichael song)
- Beast of Burden – 4:09 (Some Girls)
- When the Whip Comes Down – 4:28 (Some Girls)
- Rock Me Baby – 3:50 (blues classic made famous by BB King)
- You Don’t Have to Mean It – 4:35 (Bridges To Babylon)
- Worried About You – 6:01 (Tattoo You)
- Everybody Needs Somebody to Love – 6:35 (originally on The Rolling Stone #2 and featuring Solomon Burke)
An interesting set list with some unusual songs on it as well as some of the biggest Stones standards. The problem I have when I listen to it is that the album feels unbalanced and tails off.
After Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (I’d have loved a Mick Taylor and the Stones version), it goes into many of the lesser known songs when most gigs build to a climax. It’s good that they played and released their more unusual songs but I feel the order is wrong.
The Rolling Stones consisted of:
Mick Jagger – lead vocals
Keith Richards – guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals
Charlie Watts – drums, percussion
Ron Wood – guitar
The bass guitar was played by Darryl Jones.
Here are some videos of The Rolling Stones performing live in 2003.
Street Fighting Man
Honky Tonk Women
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
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