Album: Between The Buttons
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Between The Buttons was a fucking weird album. Equally under the influence of Bob Dylan, The Kinks and whichever hallucinogens they could get their hands upon, it’s full of songs with dark lyrics, weird rhythms and strange mixes.
I can see why people might hate it — outside of the singles “Let’s Spend The Night Together” and “Ruby Tuesday“, which were stuck on the U.S. version by London Records — but I think its the peak of their experimental period. It’s more fun than Aftermath, more coherent than Their Satanic Majesties Request, and more unconventional than either.