World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Sucking in the Seventies

Sucking in the Seventies
Greatest hits album by The Rolling Stones
Released 14 April 1981
Recorded November 1973 – December 1979
Genre Rock
Length 42:22
Language English
Label Rolling Stones/Virgin
Producer The Glimmer Twins
The Rolling Stones compilations chronology
Slow Rollers
(1981)
Sucking in the Seventies
(1981)
Rewind (1971–1984)
(1984)

Sucking in the Seventies is the fourth official compilation album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1981. As the successor to 1975's Made in the Shade, it covers material from 1974's It's Only Rock 'n Roll to 1980's Emotional Rescue sessions.

Contents

  • Contents 1
  • Release and reception 2
  • Track listing 3
  • Chart positions 4
  • Certification 5
  • References 6

Contents

All tracks on Sucking in the Seventies except "Shattered" and "Everything Is Turning to Gold" were mixed or edited for this release. "When the Whip Comes Down" is presented in an otherwise unreleased live version, recorded in Detroit on the 1978 tour.

"If I Was A Dancer (Dance Pt. 2)" is a longer and different mix and containing different lyrics from "Dance (Pt. 1)", the opening track on Emotional Rescue. The Rolling Stones' only #1 hit of this period, "Miss You", is not included on this compilation.

Release and reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]
Robert Christgau C+ [2]

Released in the spring of 1981, as Tattoo You was nearing its completion, Sucking in the Seventies reached #15 in the U.S., going gold, but failed to chart in the UK.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine

of AllMusic writes

The amazing thing is that Sucking in the Seventies captures the garish decadence and ennui of the band better than the proper albums from this period. Not that this is a better record than Some Girls, but it is better than either Black and Blue or Emotional Rescue.

In 2005, the album was remastered and reissued by Virgin Records.

Track listing

All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "Shattered" – 3:46
  2. "Everything Is Turning to Gold" (Jagger, Richards, Ronnie Wood) – 4:06
  3. "Hot Stuff" – 3:30
  4. "Time Waits for No One" – 4:25
  5. "Fool to Cry" – 4:07
    • Edited version from Black and Blue
Side two
  1. "McKinley Morganfield) – 4:38
  2. "When the Whip Comes Down" (Live version) – 4:35
    • Recorded live in Detroit on 6 July 1978
  3. "If I Was a Dancer (Dance Pt. 2)" (Jagger, Richards, Wood) – 5:50
  4. "Crazy Mama" – 4:06
    • Edited version from Black and Blue
  5. "Beast of Burden " – 3:27
    • Edited version from Some Girls

Chart positions

Album
Year Chart Position
1981 Billboard Pop Albums [3] 15
Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1981 "If I Was a Dancer (Dance Pt.2)" Mainstream Rock Tracks[4] 26

Certification

Country Certification Sales
United States Gold 500,000

References

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Sucking in the Seventies on Billboard
  4. ^ If I Was a Dancer (Dance Pt.2) on Billboard Charts
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.