Tuesday, 20 April 2010

'Exile on Main St' by The Rolling Stones

"The Pram's Album Show" on 2MCE-FM presents...

Your Favourite Featured Album for Tuesday 27th April 2010, 1.30 - 3.30 pm (AEST) :

"Exile on Main St.", by The Rolling Stones (1972)
* Where were you when you first heard songs from this album?
* What does this album remind you of?
* Who were you with when you first heard music from this album?
* Why does this albums' music sound special to you?
* What were you doing when you first heard music from this album?
* How does hearing songs from this album make you feel?

  • The Exile on Main St. album is now widely considered among the band's finest work and one of the defining masterpieces of the rock era. In 2003, the album was ranked number 7, the band's highest position, on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
  • In 1998 Q magazine readers voted Exile on Main St. the 42nd greatest album of all time, while in 2000 the same magazine placed it at number 3 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.
  • In 1987 it was ranked #3 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest 100 albums of the period 1967-1987.
  • In 2003, Pitchfork Media ranked it number eleven on their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s.
  • In 2001, the TV network VH1 placed it at number 22 on their best albums survey. The album was ranked number 19 on the October 2006 issue of Guitar World magazine's list of the greatest 100 guitar albums of all time.
  • In 2007, the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame placed the album #6 on the "Definitive 200" list of albums that "every music lover should own." (Source)

On next week's program, your featured album is : "The Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd.

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1 comment:

  1. I just received a copy of The Rolling Stones just-released latest single "Plundered My Soul", which I'll play during tomorrow's program. [It's a re-working of one of their songs from the "Exile" album that is tomorrow's featured album].

    Mal [aka. Lancelot's Pram]