13 October 2012

The Rolling Stones - Doom and Gloom

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood haven’t been in the studio together for seven years.  So it’s great to see that the new Rolling Stones single, Doom and Gloom, is something of a return to form.  It is probably the best single from the Stones for over twenty years and together with this very cool accompanying video from Trunk Animation which beautifully highlights the song’s acidic lyrics, it shows that there the old rebels can still rock and roll with the best of them.

What I do like about this new single is the fact that it is one which is very aware of the past, acknowledges the present and nods to the future (and the release of another greatest hits album!) while becoming  a timeless slice of pure rhythm and blues in the process.