New Music – Just Your Fool / The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones could easily sit back and play world tours for the rest of their career, but here’s an album full of blues covers. It’s a funny concept in 2016, it’s like if Kanye decided to do an album of classic Hip-Hop covers – no-one would mind, but it’s just kind of unusual. But this is the Rolling Stones, who were around in the era when a big band could do a cover album. I have no idea if the Rolling Stones have approached this blues-cover idea before, but if they haven’t, it’s long overdue. It makes sense. ‘Just Your Fool’ could be easily mistaken for an original Stones song, it’s got harmonica solos, plinky-plonky pianos and casual death threats at the possibility of losing a lover. All in a day’s work.