Rolling Stones Album Guide: The Good, the Great and the 'Angie'

A bluffer’s guide to the world’s greatest rock & roll Band

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'Beggars Banquet' (1968)

'Beggars Banquet' (1968)


In a time of psychedelic excess, the Stones strip down with their most hardass songs.

Key Track: "Sympathy for the Devil," which sums up the collapse of Western civilization with demented "hoo hoo" chants and congas.

Best Mick Moment: "Stray Cat Blues," where he mixes up lust, cruelty and compassion. But mostly lust.

Brian's Swan Song: This was Brian Jones' last full album with the band. His slide guitar on "No Expectations" may be his saddest moment.