Taken together, these two albums are a remarkable representation of this incredible lineup of legendary musicians. They show just how advanced they were even before they went on to other groups including the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac.
Yet, here are the Rolling Stones, telling us "School is in session, and here is how it's done." Not with malice. Not with a sense of being smug, or full of themselves. No: It is done with a sense of knowing.
Any Mick Kolassa outing features great compositions, always performed with verve, joy, finesse. There's always that feeling of being home, on the porch with friends, just playing music that makes us smile.