Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones

At the Saatchi Gallery, London

Thursday 30th June 2016

Rolling Stones Archive

Running at the Saatchi Gallery in London until September 4th, Exhibitionism is a celebration of The Rolling Stones outstanding career and contribution to Rock n Roll - as well as their other artistic collaborations within music, art, design, fashion and film.

Rolling Stones Archive

Using the vast archive available from a career that spans the better half of a century, on show is over 500 items from original stage costumes, rare instruments and lyric books, backstage and touring paraphernalia, album art, photography, stage designs, personal diaries, and never before released audio and behind-the-scenes footage. These include original works from a diverse number of artists including Andy Warhol, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Dior, Ossie Clark, L’Wren Scott, David Bailey, Michael Cooper, Jeff Koons, Walton Ford, Shepard Fairey and Martin Scorsese, to name a few.

In celebration of this wonderful exhibition, we have put together a playlist of some of our favourite Rolling Stones songs, taken from their incredible back catalogue.

The Last Time (1965)
The first single to be written by Jagger/Richards and it reached #1 in the UK chart. (Heart Of Stone was written by the Glimmer Twins too, and was technically released before this track - but only in the US, in the UK The Last Time was released first.)

Jumpin' Jack Flash (1968)
A return to "...the funky, essential essence" after the Stones' flirtation and experimentation with Psychedelia. A live favourite and another UK #1.

No Expectations (1968)
No Jones, No Stones. Whether you prescribe to that expression or not, this track signifies one of his last major contributions before leaving the band.

19th Nervous Breakdown (1966)
Their fifth consecutive UK #1 and believed by a small number of people to have been written about Edie Sedgwick. Most disagree.

Start Me Up (1981)
The bands biggest hit of the 80s, had it's beginnings numerous years earlier as an unreleased Reggae inspired track called Never Stop.

It's All Over Now (1964)
This is The Rolling Stones first chart-topping single, written by Bobby Womack who had minor success with The Valentinos version earlier in 1964.

Miss You (1978)
Another track that cements the bands enduring legacy throughout multiple decades. There's a 'Special Disco Version' that runs for over 8 minutes if you can't get enough of that funky, disco bassline.

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (1965)
An obvious choice perhaps, but a classic nonetheless, it topped charts everywhere and set the Stones on a trajectory to becoming the superstars we know them as today.

Sympathy For The Devil (1968)
A song that needs no introduction. However, the film of the same name by Jean Luc Godard is a must watch for any Rolling Stones fan.

You Can't Always Get What You Want (1969/73)
Originally released as the B-Side to Honky Tonk Women in 69', it was re-released as an A-Side in 1973. However, the 7-minute album version featuring the London Bach Choir on Let It Bleed is the version that's remembered.

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