Unfortunately, most Red Devils press these days is of the “best band to never …” variety.
The group is mentioned in another book with the focus again on the aborted Mick Jagger solo album.
“The Greatest Albums You’ll Never Hear” by Bruno MacDonald covers much of the same ground as the essential “The Greatest Music Never Sold” by Dan LeRoy.
The difference is the sheer number of albums MacDonald covers, and how he breaks it up decade by decade. Where LeRoy focused on a handful of long-wished-for dream records, MacDonald tackles all kinds of albums that have never been released — including some it seems were never even recorded.
For Red Devils fans, the Mick Jagger solo record is taken on in just one column of text, and is clearly not a main event in the book. It breezes through the usual talking points, with no new info offered.
The Dan LeRoy book is still the essential reading for hardcore Red Devils fans.
You can likely find “The Greatest Albums You’ll Never Hear,” now several months old, still out in stores.
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Invariably Mick Jagger like Eric Clapton is presented as some type of Gold Standard when Blues are discussed. On my show on WJSC 90.7 Johnson Vermont you will NOT hear either. You will hear Lester, each week along with Muddy, Wolf, Otis, Luther, Elmore……