Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie provide A Bigger Bang, with a more earthy, bluesy sound, and ingenious lyrics from Jagger/ Richards.
Released eight years after Bridges To Babylon this was the longest wait for a studio album in the band’s career. It is reminiscent of earlier, rootsier albums and a departure from the big sounding, more produced albums of the last two decades. The first single from the album was ‘Rough Justice’, a classic Stones rocker, with a killer riff and smart lyrics (which even mention little roosters!) The double A-side was the anthemic ‘Streets Of Love’, which became hugely popular at live shows because of the sing-a-long chorus. ‘Rain Fall Down’ was later released as a single, a nod back to the disco floor-filler ‘Miss You’, but with a harder blues bass, provided by Darryl Jones. The spine tingling ‘Back Of My Hand’ could’ve been an off cut from Sticky Fingers or Exile On Main St, and “Look What The Cat Dragged In” is full of firey riffs and sultry, sneering lyrics.