Dirty Work by the Rolling Stones

One only need to take a glance at the cover of the Rolling Stones’ 20th studio album Dirty Work to figure out in which decade it was recorded:


Released in 1986, Dirty Work marked a tumultuous time for the Stones. According to legend, guitarist Keith Richards and lead vocalist Mick Jagger were fighting over the launch of Jagger’s solo career — so much so that Jagger recorded his vocals separately from the rest of the band, after they had left the studio.

Dirty Work reached number 4 in the US charts, thanks in large to the Stones’ cover version of the old R&B classic tune Harlem Shuffle.

It’s hard to imagine a time when yellow pants and red suit jackets were cool, but if anyone could pull it off, it was the Rolling Stones.

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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