The Long Players: Some Girls 

Before They Play Me Long

Before They Play Me Long
Released 14 years into their recording career, The Rolling Stones’ 18th studio album would be their last bona fide classic. With its ruffian attitude and sleazy veneer, the record is filled with debauched takes on sadomasochism (“When the Whip Comes Down”), misogyny (“Some Girls”) and celebrity (“Respectable”). Serving as the Glimmer Twins’ answer to Studio 54 (“Miss You”) and punk (“Shattered”), it’s a time capsule of swanky-skanky New York City in the Summer of Sam. Throw in a loose rendition of The Temptations’ “Just My Imagination” and perhaps the band’s most endearing ballad, “Beast of Burden,” and you’ve got a near-perfect LP. Being that Nashville homage payers The Long Players have already applied their note-perfect skills of live recreation to the Stones’ Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main St., it’s only fitting that they take on the last of the band’s three best records from their infamous decade of decadence.
Fri., April 10, 9 p.m., 2009

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