Album: Exile on Main St.
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One of the things about discovering Exile on Main St. back in the day — and I’m guessing that it’s still kinda true today — is that unlike Sticky Fingers and Let It Bleed, it doesn’t have a lot of songs that are either live standards or radio standards. Only two, really: “Happy” and “Tumbling Dice.”This means that you can treat Exile more as a unified thing, not a record that’s got a bunch of songs you might be already very familiar with.
And, of course, “Tumbling Dice” was so ubiquitous when I was a kid, it took a bit for me to view it as part of Exile as opposed to its own thing. But, of course, I eventually did, as it’s such a key to the record.