Oh my freaking God!!!!! An early version of the classic Rolling Stones song “Loving Cup” … from 1969. This is allegedly from tapes from Mick Taylor’s first session from the band. While I prefer the final version that appeared on “Exile on Main Street” in 1972, this much bluesier version is still pretty jaw-dropping. Seriously, there was no better band in rock history than the Rolling Stones from 1966 through 1972.
Another gem from the immensely awesome side 2 of “Exile on Main Street,” “Torn and Frayed” adds a gospel feel to the f–ked up druggy vibe of “Exile.” One of my favorite recent live musical moments was a random gentleman at a local bookstore during the last year that just started playing this flawlessly on the bookstore’s piano when I was killing time one night.