Title - 'Stoned: A Psych Tribute to The Rolling Stones’
Artist - Various
A highly “inventive” subject title for an album brings with it a grouping of recording artists that might not be known to you right now, but dig a little deeper and see what you can find - it will be worth your while, believe me.
Stoned: A Psych Tribute to The Rolling Stones is a 14-track collection of what some might say “mind blowing “psych rock versions of classic Rolling Stones songs. Performed by the newest leaders of experimental space rock, classic, well-known Stones songs are tackled, such as Clinic’s hallucinogenic ‘It’s Only Rock & Roll ( But I Like It),’ Shiny Darkly‘s ‘Under My Thumb,’ The KVR‘s ‘Sympathy For The Devil,’ Sons of Hippies‘ ‘Gimme Shelter,’ Pink Velvets‘ ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,’ Pure X’s daunting take on ‘Beast Of Burden,’ and The Tulips on ‘Wild Horses.
Lesser chart topping cuts also get hit on such as album opener Lorell Meets The Obsolete‘s ‘What A Shame,’ Yeti Lane‘s ‘Sway,’ Celestial Bums‘ ‘Child Of The Moon’ and amongst others, Cheval Sombre‘s ‘As Tears Go By.’ Combined, they produce what Bob Dylan infamously declared in 1966, “Everybody must get stoned …”!
So, if you love the Stones, if you only like the Stones, or maybe you‘re simply a casual passerby of the whole Stones musical avalanche within popular music, either way this album is like no other Stones album of music you will have ever heard in your life! So, isn’t that worth a musical ear cock, matey?