Saturday Eye Candy: Exile On Main Street


A deluxe reissue of The Rolling Stones' landmark Exile On Main Street hits shelves next Tuesday, May 18. We've decided to honor the occasion with a smattering of cover versions and fine tidbits from the Stones themselves related to tracks off Exile. Enjoy!

We jump off with the Waddy Wachtel Band knocking out a gnarly version of Exile opener "Rocks Off." Waddy ought to know a thing or two about this one since he's the lead guitarist in Keith Richards and the X-Pensive Winos.

Speaking of Waddy, here he is rockin' a classic with Linda Ronstadt in her tough, beautiful prime in 1977.

Here's State Radio's Chad Stokes getting into the Stones' acoustic side at the Calling All Crows benefit concert last December.

Few rock acts have more tribute bands than the Stones, and these guys nail one of their deep album cuts really well.

This slow burner proved one of Phish's strongest versions during their Halloween performance of Exile last year.

1972 was a great year for the Rolling Stones. No matter how much one loves Ronnie Wood, it's hard not to miss Mick Taylor.

Even if he stopped playing with the Stones, Taylor didn't stop playing some of their favorite numbers like this Robert Johnson tune that made it on to Exile.

We wrap this week with an early version of "Shine A Light" recorded during the Let It Bleed sessions accompanied by some vintage footage of Mick, Keith and the others.

[Published on: 5/15/10]

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