In 2002 my Dad went to see The Rolling Stones at was then called the Fleet Center in Boston. Ever since then I’ve been jealous that he got to see the legendary group. As a fan of the band and most of the bands albums you could see why I was jealous. The Stones are amazing, and their albums including Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, and the amazing Exile on Main Street will always make it close to the top of the list of my favorite albums. If you couldn’t tell already I was ecstatic about this new release. To be honest I have to say, “Doom and Gloom” is probably the best song The Stones have released since 2002’s, “Don’t Stop” which was featured on the bands greatest hits collection, Forty Licks.
Now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of the track. , “Doom and Gloom” is the first in studio collaboration between Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood in seven years. Let’s just say the track delivers. The song starts off with a classic Stones riff that sounds as if it was written in the mid 70’s. Jagger’s vocals come in next, and let me just say he sounds exactly like he did on those classic albums. He truly has not lost much of his voice and performance capability considering the singer turned 69 in July of 2012. The band sounds tight, and Richards and Wood deliver their riffs that complement each other’s playing in what Richards calls “The ancient art of cross weaving.” All the while the Stone’s silent hero, Charlie Watts keeps a steady beat, as he always has in the chaos around him.
“Doom and Gloom” is a great track, but what remains to be seen is whether or not it will stand up to the band’s spectacular catalogue.