Cocksucker Blues – the Rolling Stones

This site’s gonna be pretty dead until probably Thursday because of exams and bullshit, but this should tide you over til then.  It’s a well known fact that the Rolling Stones were like pirates when they hit the road. They would kill at the gig, consume the town’s supply of drugs and babes, and be out by morning to do the same thing in the next town over. Their North American Tour in 1972 for Exile on Main Street was no exception. The band hadn’t been back to the US since the Hells Angels stabbed that one dude at Altamont in 1969;  they were going into an already-hostile environment. Anyways, they allowed photographer Robert Frank to document the tour and  it’s fucking nuts. The film shows a variety of their antics on tour which includes (but definitely not limited to):

  • Footage of their shows and rehearsals
  • Drugs being done (Keith goes for the Columbian Marching Powder and groupies get strung out)
  • Groupies putting out on buses and backstage
  • The band chilling with Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Tina Turner and more
  • Mindless destruction (a drunk Keith chugs a TV out the window)
  • And much, much more

It’s basically captures the Stones excess at its best. The film was so bad that the band has been blocking it from being aired for years. Despite this, it circulated as a bootleg on VHS for a good bit. Plus, in the age of the internet, everyone’s past is just a google/youtube/whatever search away. So without further ado, here’s the best quality version of this puppy on the internet. Enjoy.

Cocksucker Blues – the Rolling Stones

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