» Bootleg Bin: The Rolling Stones – Record Mirror, Vols. 1 & 2
Bootleg Bin: The Rolling Stones – Record Mirror, Vols. 1 & 2
I recently interviewed Bill Wyman; that feature is coming soon. In my research for the piece, I’m reading Wyman’s autobiography/history Stone Alone. That got me thinking about this collection of unreleased material. — bk
Arguably all the unreleased Rolling Stones you’d ever need. Nearly all studio material, spanning the era from the beginning through “It’s Only Rock and Roll.” For my money they totally sucked after that. Sloppy? Of course; this is the Rolling Stones we’re talking about here. But there’s a lot of great material, providing insight into the genesis of some great music. If the Rolling Stones ever issued their own counterpart to the Beatles Anthology, well, this is pretty much what you’d get. And you’d likely be satisfied.
Difficulty to Locate: 4 out of 10
General Listenability: 8 out of 10
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With a background in marketing and advertising, Bill Kopp got his professional start writing for Trouser Press. After a stint as Editor-in-chief for a national music magazine, Bill launched Musoscribe in 2009, and has published new content every business day since then (and every single day since 2018). The 4000-plus interviews, essays, and reviews on Musoscribe reflect Bill's keen interest in American musical forms, most notably rock, jazz, and soul. His work features a special emphasis on reissues and vinyl. Bill's work also appears in many other outlets both online and in print. He regularly hosts lecture/discussions on artists and albums of historical importance (including monthly events Music to Your Ears and Music Movie Mondays), and is a frequent guest on music-focused radio programs and podcasts. In Spring 2023 he is co-teaching a history of Rock 'n' Roll at UNC Asheville's College for Seniors. He also researches and authors liner notes for album reissues -- more than 30 to date -- and co-produced a reissue of jazz legend Julian "Cannonball" Adderley's final album. His first book, Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of the Moon was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2018, and in paperback in 2019. His second book, Disturbing the Peace: 415 Records and the Rise of New Wave, was published in 2021 by HoZac Books. His third book, What's the Big Idea: 40 Great Concept Albums will be published in 2024. Read even more about him here.