The Rolling Stones “Some Girls” (1978) Cover designed by Peter Corriston. A die-cut cover of ladies wig ads with the faces of the band alongside those of Lucille Ball, Farah Fawcett, Judy Garland, Raquel Welch and Marilyn Monroe peeking through from the inner sleeve. Soon after it’s release the cover was withdrawn due to legal threats from many of the celebrities or their estates. The revised cover removed all the celebrities whether they had complained or not, and they were replaced with just colors with the phrase PARDON OUR APPEARANCE – COVER UNDER RE-CONSTRUCTION.Miss You (4.48) When The Whip Comes Down (4.20) Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) (4.38) (Whitfield, Strong) Some Girls (4.36) Lies (3.11) Far Away Eyes (4.24) Respectable (3.06) Before They Make Me Run (3.25) Beast Of Burden (4.25) Shattered (3.47)
On a personal note, I saw the stones play the summer “Some Girls” was released. It was at the Cleveland Municipal Stadium on July 1, 1978. A crowd of 80,000 plus! After getting there in the early morning for a 2PM gate, I scrambled to the front of the field – where I stayed for about ten straight hours. The concert opened with J. Geils and then Peter Tosh. Peter Tosh, lit a HUGE joint, and tossed it into the crowd as he kicked into “Legalize It”. (It made the rounds for most of his set). He also came out for a duet on “Don’t Walk Back.” Sugar Blue came out and played harmonica on the new songs. That Fall, back in New York, I went to Studio 54 a few times and “Miss You” will always make me think of that time and place.