The Rolling Stones – Tattoo You (1981)

I remember my parents had this album on cassette. When I had a bunch of money given to me on my 18th to contribute to my tattoo sleeve, they put the cash inside this cassette case and wrapped it up. Haha! As far as the record goes, its a bridging gap between the Stones’ world famous earlier work and the more divisive mid-to-late career outputs of the 80s and 90s. You can sense the changes here; there is more urgency here. The songs have always been busy and lively, but it is almost as if the tunes are rushing towards a conclusion, rather than flowing naturally.