Some Girls (1978)
||9 June 1978
||10 October - 21 December 1977 and 5 January - 2 March 1978, Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris, France
||The Glimmer Twins
"A lot of nice tunes, but also some fillers. They kind of took a turn to the punk-era both musically and lyrically."
History and recording
The Some Girls recording sessions began in October 1977, but broke up for Christmas and not did not resume until March 1978. The Stones recorded around 50 tracks in the sessions at Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris, France, some of which would be used for subsequent albums Emotional Rescue and Tattoo You.
Release and aftermath
The pre-album release single, "Miss You", was a smash hit, sailing to #1 in the US and #3 in the UK. When the album itself was released, it quickly became the Stones best selling studio album. Prior to the release, the Stones went on their US Tour of 1978 to promote the album. They'd often play smaller venues under various pseudonyms.
The cover, designed by Peter Corriston, included drawings of some female celebrities. However, when most of the celebrities (including Lucille Ball, Liza Minnelli and Farrah Fawcet) threatened legal action, the cover was withdrawn and replaced with a new one which just featured the Rolling Stones.
in 1978, the album reached #2 in the UK album charts and #1 in the Billboard Pop Albums chart in the US.
The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger - lead vocals, backing vocals, electric guitar, and piano
Keith Richards - electric and acoustic guitar, backing vocals, bass guitar, and piano
Charlie Watts - drums
Ronnie Wood - electric, acoustic, pedal steel, and slide guitar, backing vocals, bass guitar, and bass drum
Bill Wyman - bass guitar and synthesizer
Sugar Blue - harmonica
Mel Collins - saxophone
Simon Kirke - congas
Ian McLagan - organ and electric piano
Ian Stewart - piano