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the Rolling Stones - Tattoo You

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Classic Album Art

release - 1981
album art - Peter Corriston


cover front

The cover of the album was designed by Peter Corriston, who won a Grammy Award for it. This was just before the arrival of the CD, those golden years, when album sleeves still meant something.

The cover is striking for many reasons, not least because it is one of the few to only feature Jagger on the front. Their tattooed faces served to disguise the ageing process, maintaining the idea of Jagger and Richards as priapic rock gods.

And just before the album was pressed, Jagger changed the title at the last minute from Tattoo to Tattoo You, causing Richards to publicly fume, claiming he had never been consulted about this.


cover back

Cover Back

St..Art me Up

St..Art me Up

The tattooed faces served to disguise the ageing process, maintaining the idea of Jagger and Richards as priapic rock gods. These pictures of Jagger show the transformation; thein progress.

'St..Art me Up

St..Art me Up

St..Art me Up

artist

Artist

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano),Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). The band are identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. They made blues a major part of rock and roll.

The albums Beggars' Banquet (1968), Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St. (1972) are generally considered to be the band's Golden Age. Some Girls (1978) and Tattoo You (1981) are their two most sold albums worldwide. They have released twenty-nine studio albums, eighteen live albums and numerous compilations and their estimated sales are above 200 million.


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