The Rolling Stones – ‘Living in a Ghost Town’
‘The Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World’ bring this reggae infused slice of low-slung blues and it’s a welcome return in these troubled times. With all the class and quality you’d come to expect, Jagger, Richards, Watts and Woods shimmy and shake, Mick’s vocals as strong as ever as his partners in crime do what they do best by bringing their own touches of magic.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNNPNweSbp8&w=560&h=315]
Musically, this is arguably up there with some of their strongest work and shows that they’re not afraid to push themselves, delightful little touches sparking into flames that make your synapses dance with light.
Featuring a great blues harp solo, this grabs the current mood precisely and the lyrics and accompanying video all add up to something that is incredibly special. They’ve been at the forefront of modern music for almost sixty years now and this new single shows that they’re in no rush to pass their crown on. Genius.
Review by Paul Monkhouse for MPM