Monday, May 17, 2010
Exile In May Street Part 3: Jimmy Fallon Rips This Joint
The publicity junket for tomorrows re-release of the Rolling Stones' 1972 masterpiece Exile on Main Street reached a fever pitch last week on of all places, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Mr. Fallon took his music credibility to the Nth level last week by devoting each show to artists covering tracks from the sprawling, tres decadent double LP, with truly revelatory results. Artists including Keith Urban, Green Day and Sheryl Crow transcended their mainstream leanings with some inspired versions of Exile nuggets.
Green Day, "Rip This Joint"
Sheryl Crow, "All Down the Line"
Keith Urban, "Tumbling Dice"
Taj Mahal, "Shine A Light"
Phish, "Loving Cup"
Yes that was Keith Richards introducing Phish. The great raconteur swung by for a cameo and a Marlboro...
...And once he found his way, sat down for a rare, extremely entertaining interview with Mr. Fallon.
And another cat from the Stones, Mick Jagger, stopped by as well. And Fallon brought the funny big time with his dead-on Jagger impersonation.
Jagger swung by to show a super-long promo clip of "Stones in Exile" a must-see documentary about the making of Exile, which is almost as legendary as the record itself.
Kudos to Mr. Fallon and all involved. May the Good Lord Shine A Light on you.