The ROLLING STONES – ” The Brussels Affair ” The Bootleg 17th October 1973

Posted: January 1, 2017 in CLASSIC ALBUMS, MUSIC
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On the day (October. 17th) in 1973: The Rolling Stones performed two shows at Forest Nationale in Brussels, Belgium, as part of a tour of the UK & Europe; sax player Bobby Keys didn’t show up for the concert, which resulted in him being banned by Mick Jagger from future Rolling Stones tours until 1982, with occasional exceptions; according to legend, Bobby missed the gig due to him filling a hotel bathtub with Dom Perignon champagne & drinking most of it…(Bobby ‘left the building’ for the last time on December. 2nd, 2014…)

October 17, 1973. 1st show: Brown Sugar / Gimme Shelter / Happy / Tumbling Dice / Dancing With Mr D / Angie / You Can’t Always Get What You Want / Midnight Rambler / Honky Tonk Women / All Down The Line / Rip This Joint / Jumping Jack Flash / Street Fighting Man

What an beautiful, elegant blues player Mick Taylor is during this period… using the same old scales that most all that most of us play.His solo on Angie is the most perfect, no wasted notes statement this side of George Harrison, but as w/ the rest of this set played on the sweet verge of feedback.The perfect foil for Keef who also needless to say is at the height of his powers hereand besides what group needs 2 of the same on the guitar front?No offence to R.W. whom I love w/ the Faces but he seems to have stopped practising (or something… ) upon entering the Stones.

YCAGWYW is so beautiful here it damm near had me tearing up, Keith and Mick Taylor can only be described as sublime on this version, they play off one another perfectly…and da sax just knocks it outta the fuckin’ park…never heard a better live effort of this song, its like they sold their souls for this one…

Mick Taylor, what an amazing guitar player ! I think, the Rolling Stones songs bring him up to this level. He also plays great on his solo albums, but its never the magic like with the Stones.Mick Taylor without the Stones is not same. And of course he plays better the Ronnie Wood. But playing fantastic performances makes the band not surviving for so long. It’s Ronnies character and personality who is a part off, that the Stones still play this days… So thanks all of them for such great music they gave and still give to us !

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