The stones were seen as a very good band until 1968's beggar's bqanquet. After that album they transformed into the greatest rock band on earth and they released a string of abums that are classics such as let it bleed, sticky fingers, and their magnus opus exile on main st.
Their next few albums while good, were looming in the shadow of exile. That all changed with 1978's Some Girls.
A Fusion of Disco, Punk, and the classic "stones-y" sound, it is one of the most challenging records to date.
In the early 80's they released Emotional Rescue and Tattoo You which produced new stones classics such as start me up and waiting on a freind.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards relationship began to sour and as a result made some less than stellar albums such as undercover and dirty work. But they pulled it together and put aside their diffrences for their comeback 1989's steel wheels and then launched their biggest tour to date.
They are still together and every tour for them seems to become the most suscessfull tour ever.
You have not lived till you see them live.
When i look at all these gay bands today like Green Day, I see no hope for rock
When i see those 60 yr old stoners rocking places to the ground i just sit down and sob uncontrollably because i kno they are going to die soon and along with them goes the birth of rock