EXILE ON MAIN STREET
Exile On Main Street is considered one of the best albums in the history of rock n’ roll. It was recorded in part in Keith Richards’ villa in the South of France during the Stones’ tax-inspired exile and in part in Olympic recording studios in London and Los Angeles. In honor of the album’s reedition, Mick Jagger introduced “Stones In Exile” in Cannes last week in French. “En ce temps la, nous étions jeunes, beaux et stupides, maintenant nous sommes que stupides”—“during that time, we were young, beautiful and stupid…now we are only stupid.” Stephen Kijaks film was based on images recorded by Robert Frank during the recording, the ingredients for a hearty visual soup of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll.
In Paris, the Galerie de l’Instant is celebrating the same event with their exhibition titled “Soul Survivors.” The gallery is exhibiting photos taken by both Dominique Tarlé, who documented la vie quotidienne of the exiled Stones, and Ethan Russel, who followed the band on tour between 1969 and 1972. It’s the first time that this exhibition is being shown in France, so go see it !
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