The Rolling Stones No. 2 [U.K.]
Released: Jan 1965
Label: ABKCO (US)
This import version of The Stones' second U.K. album was called The Rolling Stones, Now! in the U.S. (and was their third release in the States). Track-wise, the two albums don't entirely match up, as some songs from this were released in the U.S. on 12 X 5, which was their second stateside album. Still with us? Who cares, Brian Jones' guitar playing is absolutely filthy on "Down Home Girl," "I Can't Be Satisfied" and, especially, "What a Shame." Don't miss the solo in "Off the Hook" either. The Stones were about as badass as a band could be around this time.