What does it sound like?:
Ronnie Wood passed the audition on Black & Blue and officially became a Rolling Stone in 1976. Whatever you think of his guitar playing, especially compared to Mick Taylor, there is no doubt he galvanised The Stones, sparking a prolific songwriting spree and their most commercial period from Some Girls, through Emotional Rescue to Tattoo You, navigating the Punk/New Wave era unscathed. Keith was so inspired by his old friend, he decided to multiply and added the ‘s’ back onto his surname. When you listen to the records, it does sound like Keith has been cloned, his and Ronnie’s style being so similar. Mick, himself, also learnt to play the guitar, giving the band a triple attack. It wasn’t subtle, it wasn’t sophisticated but it was very effective.
Tattoo You is something of a mopping up exercise. Fifty songs were written for Some Girls, dozens more for Emotional Rescue and there were other leftovers dating back to Goats Head Soup, pre-Ronnie. Chris Kimsey, co-producer, claims Mick and Keith were not getting on at the time and he suggested putting something together using tracks already in the can. Keith said they had too little time » Continue Reading.