Friday, January 4, 2013

Get Yer Ya Ya's Out

Recorded in late 1969 as part of the Let It Bleed tour, The Rolling Stones' Get Yer Ya Ya's Out has gone on to be heralded as one of the great live albums. Filmed by the Maysles brothers along with material that would become the pivotal documentary "Gimme Shelter", this short film was assembled by Albert Maysles (David died in 1987), Brad Kaplan, and Ian Markiewicz for the 40th year re-release. Though not even thirty minutes long, it features rare and brilliant footage of the Stones performing at Madison Square Garden, some post concert album editing, the cover shoot with a mule on a blocked off NYC highway bridge, and some offstage appearances from Jerry Garcia and Jimi Hendrix.