1039. the harder they come

“In which Keith Richard stumbles through a reggae classic that no white man has any business even touching and actually delivers something halfway worthy, maybe because of all the heroin related calamity he’d recently endured in Toronto. Found on the  b-side of Run Rudolph Run, a 1978 Christmas single that went nowhere, except it eventually found me.” (Philip Random)


1083. child of the moon

1968 was a huge year for the Rolling Stones, coming as it did after a 1967 that included both serious legal concerns and an album that, for all its apparent embracing of the dark lord, mostly just stumbled (according to the experts). Child of the Moon (released as a b-side) was a cool bit of psychedelia that nicely bridged the gap between all that and its world stomping a-side Jumpin’ Jack Flash, making for one heavy duty seven inch chunk of black plastic.