lundi, novembre 22, 2004

Beggars : la pochette RS 68

Rolling Stone avait mis ça sur son site l'an dernier, des petits articles d'époque. Je ne parviens pas à retrouver celui, croquignolet, sur la confection du gateau de Let it bleed par je ne sais quel cordon bleu britannique (sic !). Cette pièce fut apparemment son morceau de bravoure.

Graffiti Get Stones in Hot Water
"Beggars Banquet" release delayed due to dispute

The Rolling Stones' bathroom wall-graffiti album cover is still a matter of dispute between the Stones and their record companies, Decca (Great Britain) and London (US). "It looks like Beggars Banquet might be a Christmas release now," Mick has been quoted as saying.
Despite meetings between the record companies and Mick Jagger in London and his representative Allen Klein in New York, the fate of the dingy-golden toned album cover is unsure. The companies are claiming that the scene, which has no swear words or actual obscenities, is "in poor taste."
Klein plans to go to England to settle the matter there. He has said, "The record companies will ultimately have no choice in the matter."
London Records has complained that the cover "will be met with resistance by rack jobbers," the men who stock retail outlets. Mick's suggestion that the album be racked in brown paper bags stamped "UNFIT FOR CHILDREN" was rejected.
In another Stones story, the new single "Street Fighting Man" out of the same Beggars Banquet LP has been banned by many radio stations. Chicago stations have altogether banned it because they feared it could incite violence. "They told me that 'Street Fighting Man' was subversive," said Mick. "'Of course it's subversive,' we said. It's stupid to think you can start a revolution with a record. I wish you could!" "It just goes to show how paranoid they are in Chicago," emphasized Keith.
(RS 17 - October 12, 1968)