Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! It’s another Fabulous Find, two weeks in a row! I’m not sure what came over me, but I didn’t feel like reviewing a comic book this week and so I decided to double down on my Fabulous Finds and what a find it is! It’s a bootleg copy of The Rolling Stones‘ ep; Cops & Robbers. Why should I feature this one? Well, because it features a really nice William Stout cover on this bootleg issue, plus the fact that I just recently discovered it. So there!
Okay, you’re still with me, I hope, so take a look at the terrific William Stout cover, which makes this a must have, if you like the Stones, collect bootlegs, or collect comic book artists doing work in other areas than comic books:
The original ep came out in 1964 or ’65 per the internet, though since it is suppose to include a song recorded in September 1965, I would guess 1965! But this bootleg is dated 1973, as you can see by the top left side, above Stout’s signature.
The four songs featured on the ep are all covers, done in the distinctive Stones style, but for this post I’m sharing the song Cops & Robbers, via YouTube. Prior to hearing it here on this ep, I myself had never heard the Stones perform this song, but I’m much more aware of The Beatles discography, than the Stones, so maybe any Stones experts will leave us a comment and tell us if it has appeared anywhere else. I’d like to know, if you’d care to leave a comment.
Any way, here is the song via a link to YouTube. Enjoy!
I’ll be back again next week, but whether it will be with the regularly scheduled Fabulous Find or with the missing RETRO REVIEW, you’ll have to return and find out!
Talk care all, enjoy the warm weather that’s finally here and of course, I’ll be seeing you …
The original song was by the GREAT Bo Diddley, co-written by him and Kent Harris.
Thanks Ron, I did not realize that this song was written and was originally performed by Bo Diddley, though I did know the Stones were influenced by him! Always great to add to my musical knowledge!