[QUOTE=sackdance;4346860]And "Sway" is also an underrated song from a not underrated album, Sticky Fingers.
I think it's the greatest track the Stones ever laid down and much of its greatness is due to the guy Keith Richard drove out of the band out of jealousy, Mick Jones.[/IMG][/QUOTE]
I know it was just a gaff but it's Mick Taylor. And From the mouths of both Taylor and Richards, Keith didn't drive him out of the band. Drugs did. Taylor was hooked and knew that he either had to leave the band or die.
Richards was in fact pissed at Taylor for leaving and made that clear to him, but also wrote him a letter thanking him and wishing him the best afterward.
Now if you look for other reasons for Taylor to leave, those reasons were there. He should have been given many more writing credits than he was. I am a huge Taylor fan and he definitely got screwed in that regard.
But the same can be said for many musicians in many bands over the years.Not condoning it, just saying it was standard practice.
Also, Taylor also wanted to get back to the blues and the Stones were clearly more of a rock band at this point.
And as mentioned before, all of the Stones were deep into the drugs with Keith being the worst. That has always been the biggest reason that Taylor has given for deciding to leave. Hanging around with Keith and attempting to keep up with him had fatal consequences for some.
The Taylor era was the golden age of the Stones. Exile is my favorite album of all time but Sticky Fingers is 1A on that list.
I saw the Stones play Sway in Atlanta on the last tour. It's an incredible song and it is correct that Keith did not play guitar on it.
[QUOTE=nyahay bus;4347455]No, never did. Lucky you, I'm sure they were still great. I heard them for the first time when I was in college in the early 80's, well after Framption-mania had died out.[/QUOTE]
Just a kick a$$ show. Marriott was everything you'd expect and more.