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Rolling Stones: “Sticky Fingers” 1971

"Sticky Fingers" is the ninth studio album by the Rolling Stones, released in 1971. It's widely regarded as one of their greatest and most influential works, and it marked a departure from their earlier blues-inspired sound to a more rock-oriented style.

The album features some of the Stones' most well-known tracks, including "Brown Sugar," "Wild Horses," and "Can't You Hear Me Knocking." It also includes collaborations with other musicians, such as Ry Cooder and saxophonist Bobby Keys.

One of the distinctive features of "Sticky Fingers" is its iconic cover, designed by artist Andy Warhol, which features a close-up of a man's jeans with a real zipper that can be unzipped to reveal a pair of briefs.

The album was a critical and commercial success, reaching No. 1 on both the US and UK charts. It's been praised for its bluesy, raw energy and its incorporation of various genres such as country and soul, which helped pave the way for the Stones' future experimentation with different musical styles. Overall, "Sticky Fingers" remains a beloved and influential album in the Stones' extensive discography.

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