Friday, 26 June 2009

The Rolling Stones - You Can't Do That Baby - 1972

The Rolling Stones American Tour of 1972, often referred to as the S.T.P. Tour (for Stones Touring Party), was a much publicized and much written about concert tour of the United States and Canada in June and July 1972.

According to the Wikipedia entry for this tour: 'the tour followed the release of the group's album Exile on Main St. a few weeks earlier on 12th May.

But this was far more than a rock band's typical promotional tour following the release of a new recording.

Rather, it became a major pop cultural event of the time. It came at the height of the Stones' reputation as "The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World."

At the same time, singer Mick Jagger was by now a glamorous celebrity who had moved into the jet set of high society. These aspects were all intertwined, and so the tour attracted much attention from observers of both high culture and low culture'.

This particular bootleg, is a compilation of four shows, over two nights, when the band played an early and late performance, on the 24th June 1972, at the Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, and on the 25th June 1972, at the Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas.

As I understand these are the best recordings of each performance, the set list being broadly consistent for each gig.

Source: Soundboard (remastered).

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3 @192kbps.

Genre: Rock, Pop, Come on It's The Stones!

Set: Full set material, compiled from two venues over two days.

Set List:

Introduction - Houston 2nd Show.
Brown Sugar - Houston 2nd Show.
Bitch - Fort Worth 2nd Show.
Gimme Shelter - Fort Worth 1st Show.
Dead Flowers - Fort Worth 1st Show.
Happy - Fort Worth 1st Show.
Tumbling Dice - Houston 1st Show.
Love in Vain - Houston 1st Show.
Sweet Virginia - Fort Worth 1st Show.
You Can't Always Get What You Want - Houston 1st Show.
All Down The Line - Houston 2nd Show.
Midnight Rambler - Houston 2nd Show.
Band Introductions - Fort Worth 2nd Show.
Bye Bye Johnny - Houston 1st Show.
Rip This Joint - Fort Worth 2nd Show.
Jumpin' Jack Flash - Houston 1st Show.
Street Fighting Man - Houston 2nd Show.

Band Line Up:


Mick Jagger - vocals, harmonica
Keith Richards - guitars, vocals
Mick Taylor - guitars
Bill Wyman - bass guitar
Charlie Watts - drums

Additional musicians

Ian Stewart - only as a road manager, not on stage.
Nicky Hopkins - piano
Bobby Keys - saxophone
Jim Price - horns

Links: Official Site HERE.

Comments: No live album was released from this tour, although one was planned as far as having a front and back cover designed and studio touch-ups being made on several recorded tracks.

Eventually, the album was shelved due to contractual disputes with Allen Klein.

Back to Wikipedia: Fans of the band divide the tour in three parts: the first part (Vancouver Canada, to Long Beach) features an under-rehearsed Stones, and the performances were still a bit rough. The second part (Los Angeles to Montreal, Canada) features some of the best shows of the tour, with highly energized performances with the band melding as a well oiled machine. Many fans of the tour feel that the remaining part of the tour is somewhat marred inconsistent performances as a consequence of an exhausted band.

Based on that review it's good to know these recordings are from the best period of their 1972 tour.

SCROLL DOWN IN COMMENTS BELOW FOR REPLACEMENT LINK FOR PART ONE (PART TWO AS BEFORE).

Purchase: MP3's - The Rolling Stones

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

COPY AND PASTE THE TWO LINKS AS USUAL:

PART ONE:
http://www.mediafire.com/?zkynjjmvmoj

PART TWO:

http://www.mediafire.com/?jqtyqwwzynq

HOPE YOU ENJOY

BEEHIVE CANDY BLOGGERS TEAM

lemonflag said...

Thanks for this. I am looking forward to hearing it.

Richard43 said...

Caught this tour in Tuscaloosa, AL. Great show with Stevie Wonder as opening act. Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

Hi !

I'm sorry to say that file 3 of archive 1 is corrupted. Good blog that I follow for almost 1 year

bk said...

thanks for the stones files.

bk said...

but i have noticed that the poster above was correct: file 3 of archive 1 stops the rar process from completing

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perfectradio@btinternet.com (MIKE) said...

It is a shame that a very small minority, who on most occaisions do not share music themselves, are happy to knock those who do, when there is a glitch, on this occaision a corrupt file.

Replacement file on it's way, and thanks to all the cool people who support this site and enjoy the material.

Cheers

Mike

perfectradio@btinternet.com (MIKE) said...

PART ONE RE ZIPPED AND UPLOADED AS FOLLOWS (COPY AND PASTE):

http://www.mediafire.com/?jyytzxwgomm

PART TWO AS BEFORE

http://www.mediafire.com/?jqtyqwwzynq

WILL REUPLOAD ALL TO ANOTHER FILE SHARE SITE AS WELL, WHEN I GET A CHANCE

CHEERS

MIKE

Mr Lucky Doubles said...

Look forward to hearing this. Thanks for the upload and the context of the show regarding where they were on the tour.

thewaymouth said...

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Keep it UP!

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