23/03/2021: “Rock And A Hard Place” by The Rolling Stones

It’s a testament to the longevity of The Rolling Stones’ music that they could record this song on the eve of the 90s, having rocked and rolled through the 60s and 70s. The 80s had been a bit patchy, with Keith Richard and Mick Jagger at each others throats and working on solo projects.

But what a return to form this was! Steel Wheels, released in 1989, was a multi-platinum hit and contained some of the band’s enduring tracks.

‘Rock And A Hard Place’ is a funky masterpiece from the album, replete with bass flourishes, iconic guitar riffs, and buoyant horns. Mick Jagger did a great job too, laying down a catchy, powerful vocal.

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