Album: Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert
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While Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! has traditionally been lauded as one of the great live albums — a dynamite band playing incredible songs, what’s the problem — its charms mostly escaped me. And for one simple reason: The Rolling Stones were a band that figured out how to cut definitive versions of their songs in the studio.
And so while, yeah, it had “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Sympathy For The Devil,” “Live With Me” and “Street Fighting Man,” all of which I have waxed rhapsodic over in the past couple of weeks, if I wanted to hear any of those songs, I’d reach for the studio versions, where the guitars snarled, the vocals were sharp and the extra touches always added more.