how is Their Satanic Majasties Request and Its Only Rock And Roll, I think you've made a sale for Aftermath raxo
Yes, I have
But I thougt you was "...thinking of getting some of their earlier 60's albums but I'm not sure which ones"... well, anyway:
I'd describe Their Satanic Majasties Request as a psychedelic album. Its recording was long and broken up by court and jail as you might know (possession of marijuana). It sounds too pretentious and a (very) bad copy of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It includes the only Wyman's song on an official Rolling Stones album, a song that concludes with Wyman snoring (imagine what was on their minds when they made this album :
). Another curiosity is that John and Paul sang backing vocals on 2 tracks (none of them are the single We Love You).
And Its Only Rock And Roll is stronger than Goats Head Soup, really Stoney. It combines rock, soul and even reggae. Better choice than Their Satanic Majasties Request. My favourites are Till The Next Goodbye, Time Waits For No One and Fingerprint File (featuring Nicky Hopkins on piano in the three ones) tho none of them are in the best Stone style, they have their classic dirty sound and moves around a basic line: but that's what I like of them! (if you know what I mean)
My choices: Its Only Rock And Roll and Afterma_tt2