“Loving Cup” – The Rolling Stones … early demo from 1969 with Mick Taylor (first session)

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. 

“Loving Cup” – The Rolling Stones


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.