The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
Hand signed in bold silver paint pen by: Mick Jagger – Keith Richards – Mick Taylor – Bill Wyman – Charlie Watts
Sticky Fingers is the ninth British and 11th American studio album by English rock band the Rolling Stones, released in April 1971. It is the band’s first album of the 1970s and its first release on the band’s newly formed label, Rolling Stones Records, after having been contracted since 1963 with Decca Records in the UK and London Records in the US. It is also Mick Taylor’s first full-length appearance on a Rolling Stones album, the first Rolling Stones album not to feature any contributions from guitarist and founder Brian Jones and the first one on which Mick Jagger is credited with playing guitar.
The album is often regarded as one of the Stones’ best, achieving triple platinum certification in the US. It contains songs such as the chart-topping “Brown Sugar”, the country ballad ”Wild Horses”, the Latin-inspired “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”, and the sweeping ballad “Moonlight Mile”.
The album’s artwork emphasizes the suggestive innuendo of the Sticky Fingers title, showing a close-up of a jeans-clad male crotch with the visible outline of a large penis; the cover of the original (vinyl) release featured a working zipper and mock belt buckle that opened to reveal cotton briefs. The vinyl release displayed the band’s name and album title along the image of the belt; behind the zipper the white briefs were seemingly rubber stamped in gold with the name of American pop artist Andy Warhol, below which read “THIS PHOTOGRAPH MAY NOT BE—ETC.” While the artwork was conceived by Warhol, photography was by Billy Name and design by Craig Braun. Braun and his team had other ideas, such as wrapping the album in rolling paper – a concept later used by Cheech & Chong in Big Bambu – but Jagger was enthused by Warhol’s cover with a zipper. Execution was then handled as Warhol sent Braun Polaroid pictures of a model in tight jeans.
Custom Designed Award Style with Genuine RIAA Platinum Award Album
Measures: 30” x 40” x 2”