- Album name: Beggars Banquet
- Group name: Rolling Stones
- Year: 1968
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Decca Records
- Collection: Brenner / Gessner
- Distinguishing characteristics:
- “G” written on top left of album, indicating that my father owned this record
- GESSNER / ΤΕΦ written on top right of album, because unlike Flatt & Scruggs, apparently my father was so concerned that this record would fall into someone else’s hands that he had to put his own name and his fraternity’s name on it
- Buy it on Amazon: $90.00
Level of familiarity before listening
My parents played this record while I was growing up, and I’ve listened to it a few times as an adult.
What I expected
What it was actually like
Sympathy for the Devil is one of my favorite Rolling Stones songs, and Street Fighting Man and Prodigal Son are also very good. Overall, however, “Beggars Banquet” just doesn’t have all that much going on besides a few hit songs and a bunch of filler, which is kind of how I’ve always thought of the Stones in general.
4/5: would listen again