Travel Back To: 1994
The Artist: The Rolling Stones
The Album: Voodoo Lounge
Why Take the Trip?
Voodoo Lounge was the Stones’ 22nd album, and the first without original bassist Bill Wyman.
The album was named after the terrace of Keith Richard’s house in Barbados, which Richards called “The Voodoo Lounge.”
“Voodoo” was the name Richards gave a stray cat he adopted. He felt that the name fit since the cat had survived the odds.
Know Before You Go:
While probably one of the Stones’ most commercially underrated albums, Voodoo Lounge would win the 1994 Grammy for Best Rock Album.
Rolling Stone gave the album four stars stating:
Gone are the smooth moves, trendy nods and lackluster songcraft of “Dirty Work” and “Steel Wheels,” the Rolling Stones’ last two studio discs.
The band’s new album, “Voodoo Lounge,” is ragged and glorious, reveling in the quintessential rock & roll the Stones marked as their own some 30 years ago.
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