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(Bookmom) from DURHAM, NC
Reviewed on 2/23/2013...
I'm sorry but I'm going to have to disagree completely with the guy who hates the 1st song on this cd, Dance Pt.1. I am 46 yrs old and remember the 1st time i heard this on the radio. I was alone cleaning the house(no the fumes didn't get to me). I never could find this song. I had no idea what the name was and I don't think I heard it again for MANY years. I was a Little Audiophile. My father encouraged my love for music. The 1st song on this cd does not, unfortunately set the tone for the rest of the cd. To me, the rest of the cd sounds thrown together, with either a Mexican feel or at any rate, nothing you can "Dance" to! When this cd came out says a lot and I think they tried to achieve too many different sounds on this one album. I am a child of the 70's and 80's, so dancing was a HUGE part of a girl's life back then, SO if you weren't where the girls were, you weren't getting any girls. If you weren't learning how to Move Like Jagger instead of "playing with your joystick", you weren't getting any girls either.
Not until Emotional Rescue do we almost get to the level of intensity of Dance Pt.1. Oh! Another factoid I'll share with you: In 1986(i was 19) my best friend and I were leaving a bar to come home and I ran off the road, flipped my car, landed upside down. I was only one injured and it was relatively minor. But this is the cassette was what was playing in my car before we wrecked. Weird, huh? (Not Dance Pt.1 though, thank God!)
Good Stuff Here, but the Two Disco Songs Suck
Sara Hackett | from the Darkside | 06/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Right off the bat I should say I just cannot stand or stomach the opening song or the title song on this record. I just plain hate disco and I wish the Greatest Group on Earth would have left them on the cutting room floor. I know the songs help make this the first number one record the Stones had in a long time, but I don't care. It's like they sold out. I've ripped a CD for my car and left "Dance" and "Rescue" off it. I have this record on my iPod and again, no "Dance," no "Rescue." That said, I have to go on to say that I adore "Summer Romance" and I just can't get enough of "She's So Cold" and "Indian Girl." I just gotta jump and dance to "Where the Boys Go" and I swoon every time I hear Keith's voice on "All About You." Anyway, only four stars from me for this record because of those disco songs."
Morton | Colorado | 05/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Rolling Sotnse-Emotional Rescue ****
This album was the beginning of the Danceing Stones. The stopped rolling and started grovving! This, Emotional Rescue, along with Dirty Work has long been harald as one of The Rolling Stones' worst albums. Which is just not true. Yes, while this album is not as good as any of the album they released during the 1970's and while it's not the best album the Rolling Stones would release in the 1980's, it's better then almost anything from the 1960's and aside from that it's not a bad album in any respect, actually a pretty good one, and besides it's fun rock and roll!
The album opens up with one of it's best songs, 'Dance Pt.1' which runs in the same veins as Miss You did on Some Girls. Featuring a Trampled Under Foot (Led Zeppelin), style guitar riff and driving bass drum, its a down right good song. 'Summer Romance' takes us right back to hard rocking, guitar chugging, raw vocaled Stones. 'Summer Romance' is probably the hardest rocking song on the album, and maybe my favorite. 'Send It To Me' is yet another reggea song, but this time they actually do it right and it's good, and maybe the only reggea song the band has ever done that I have liked. So that tells you something right there! As the Jamacan flavor dies down we dive right back into another rocker, which features one of Keiths signature guitar riffs. 'Indian Girl' has some strange lyrics, and it's a piano/xylaphone driven country/reggea song. It sounds crazy, beleaive me I know, but it is actually a beautiful song. 'Where The Boys Go' is a great hard rocker full of excelent slide guitar by Mr. Ronnie Wood none the less. 'Down In A Hole' is a excelent blues track with great lyrics, Vocals, and Harmonica, basicaly this is Mick Jaggers song. Now that I think about it this is probably my favorite song on the album. The title track is next. 'Emotional Rescue' is a disco flavored rock song much like Dance Pt.1 but different, if that made any since what so ever? It features high pitched vocals and heavy bass, I found it annoying at first but it's actuclly kinda good and it slowly grows on you over time. 'Emotional Rescue' became the only hit single off of the album. 'She's So Cold' was another single off the album and while it didnt do quite as good as the title track it also unlike the title track went on to become a classic rock radio staple, and is a much better song, as Im sure anyone will tell you. The album closes with 'All About You' which is a nice little ballad sung by Keith of course. It's a really beautiful song and is really nice to ease you up of this high energy album, a great way to slow things down.
While Emotional Rescue may not have the creditials that Exile On Main Street, or Tattoo You have it is still a great album that shows the band in top form performance whise. Micks vocals are excelent, as well as Keiths. Charlie's drumming great as ever and is perfect along side Bill's bass. Keith and Ronnie's guitar playing is amazing as ever. After going back and listening to this album I cant see why anyone would hate or disslike this album? I think it's great!"