“These Paris sessions have made me realize how much of a Rolling Stone I always have been. It’s really weird. I feel like I’ve been with them right from the start.I’m a lot less musically frustrated than I was with the Faces although at the time I didn’t realize I was frustrated. With this album I’ve definitely taken a stand with my playing. During the first Stones tour I couldn’t get used to having the freedom to be able to do whatever I wanted because the Faces were limiting, where the Stones let me rip.I was sticking to certain safe formulas (during the first Stones tour). This album is more me because the numbers are being done for the first time. NOW I’m an integral part of what’s going on which has given me a lot more confidence of expression. That should come over in the live gigs… The Stones bring out the best in me. I think I’m most powerful when I’m with them.” ― Ronnie Wood on Playing with the Rolling Stones.
© Photos Michael Putland in New York, May 1978.
“I learned a lot from albums like December’s Children and Aftermath. I did all the parts on half the album that Brian normally would have done. Sure I was mad. It wasn’t like now where you spend 4 to 6 months making an album. Those albums had to be done in 10 days, plus another single. That was a fact of life… With Brian becoming a dead weight on top of the work, it threw a lot of the pressure on me.” ― Keith Richards on Making December’s Children and Aftermath.
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"I wasn’t attracted to Mick for physical reasons, I found him shy, vulnerable, human—the opposite of everything I had ever imagined. It sounds silly, but it was like a bolt of lightning." — Bianca Jagger.