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100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs

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"Ventilator Blues" (1972)


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This Exile stomper takes its name from the basement in Nellcôte, where it was recorded. "It was divided into a series of bunkers," Richards said. "Not a great deal of ventilation." The only Stones song on which Taylor received a co-writing credit, it digs deep into their blues roots. But the Stones sound more like dirty scavengers than reverent revivalists.


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