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It's Only Rock & Roll (Waylon Jennings album)

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It's Only Rock & Roll (Waylon Jennings album)

Studio album by Waylon Jennings
GenreCountry, outlaw country
LabelRCA Victor
ProducerWaylon Jennings, Randy Scruggs
ReleasedMarch 1983

The Rolling Stones released the aptly titled It's Only Rock 'n Roll on Oct. 16, 1974. After everything they had been through, it was a good reminder to fans, critics and possibly even themselves. Such timely admonitions were almost becoming a periodic necessity in an era of rampant progressive-Rock experimentation and fast-changing trends like glam, when popular music was still coming to grips with life after the Beatles, and the Stones were still battling Who, lead Zeppelin and other arena-conquering titans for the title of world greatest Rock band. But the Rolling Stones' calculate efforts at accomplishing global dominance were pursued with the rehearsed nonchalance of true Rock stars, and conditions that give rise to It Only Rock n' Roll were marked by the same combination of changeable plans, happy accidents and impulsive about-face that always seem to keep things interesting. Goats Head Soup, their most recent album, was still relatively new-having hit stores in August 1973. So, sessions for It Only Rock n' Roll were supposed to combine some cover songs with recordings from their just-conclude European tour, which spanned 40 shows throughout September and October. That's where things stand when Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts arrive at Munichs Musicland Studios in November, anyway. New song ideas began taking shape, but sessions were so laid-back that Jagger and Richards didnt even bother to ring up longtime producer Jimmy Miller. They wind up producing new material themselves under the newly minted Glimmer Twins pseudonym. Beyond that, Munichs cold urban surroundings affect new work-in-progress quite differently than warm Jamaican vibes had Goats Head Soup. City brought an added sense of urgency to if You Cant Rock Me and dance Little Sister, palpable melancholy to till Next Goodbye and if You Really Want to Be My Friend and convincing philosophical gravitas to Time Waits for No One. By time typically sporadic sessions finally wrap at Jaggers stately English Manor Stargroves in April 1974, those Caribbean memories had long faded away, Goats Head Soup's funkier ingredients had been reined in. Even the controversy that overwhelmed Star Star had been redirected in less cynical directions to comical short and curlies. But the title track really set the tone for how It Only Rock n' Roll would be received and perceived as renewed commitment to Rolling Stones Rock 'n Roll purism. It had taken shape with no small amount of help and inspiration from face ' guitarist Ron Wood, who let Richards crash at his house for a time. This budding friendship eventually paved the way for Wood to replace disgruntled Taylor, who left the band two months after this album's release. But first Wood endured a long trial run that covered the length of the bands ' 1975 touring commitments and the recording of 1976's Black and Blue album. The Rolling Stones ended up auditioning everyone from Peter Frampton to Jeff Beck for the vacant spot.

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Chart performance

Chart performance

Chart (1983)Peak position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums10
U.S. Billboard 200109

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