On this day in music history: December 8, 1967 - “Their Satanic Majesties Request”, the sixth UK (and eighth US) LP by The Rolling Stones is released. Produced by The Rolling Stones, it is recorded at Olympic Studios in London from February 9 - October 23, 1967. Following the release of “Between The Buttons” in early 1967, a number of diversions including Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones being arrested on drug charges (all of which are acquitted), and general lack of focus on making music, leads to their producer and manager Andrew Loog Oldham resigning from The Rolling Stones organization. In spite of this, the band begin recording another album, drawing upon the influence of psychedelic rock and experimenting with other exotic instruments and sounds along the way. Producing themselves for the first time, the sessions are erratic and drag on for several months. In fact, as soon as a month before the albums’ scheduled release date, there is doubt that the material recorded can be molded into a cohesive work. A final running order is worked out, and it is ready for release. The album is greeted with highly mixed reviews from critics and fans alike. Coming six months after The Beatles’ universally heralded “Sgt. Pepper”, The Stones album is largely written off as a self indulgent, ill conceived and pale imitation of that masterpiece. Original pressings of the LP come with a 3D lenticular cover designed by and photographed by Michael Cooper, having also shot the “Sgt. Pepper” cover. Like The Beatles album which features a doll wearing a sweater with “Welcome The Rolling Stones” on the front, The Stones pay tribute to The Fab Four in return by featuring small pictures of the band worked into the cover art work. The 3D cover is discontinued after the first pressing of the album, due to high costs to reproduce it. Though it sells well initially, interest and sales trail off quickly. In later years, though The Rolling Stones themselves are mostly dismissive of it, the band do perform the songs “2000 Light Years From Home” and “She’s A Rainbow” (#25 Pop) live over the years. KISS also covers “2000 Man” on their album “Dynasty” in 1979. In time, “Their Satanic Majesties” garners more favorable opinion, attaining cult classic status. It is remastered and reissued in 2002 as a hybrid SACD in a digipak, reverting to a standard redbook CD and jewel case after the initial pressing. It is reissued on vinyl in 2013, with some import editions replicating the original 3D cover. The mono version of the album, out of print since the late 60’s, is remastered and reissued on CD for the first time and on 180 gram vinyl as part of “The Rolling Stones In Mono” box set in September of 2016. “Their Satanic Majesties Request” peaks at number three on the UK album chart, spending six weeks at number two on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
-Having a Blast holy shit
-MOTHERFUCKING PANIC SONG
-2000 light years away
-Only Of You
-Going to Pasalacqua with that cool breakdown thing
-Basically anything off Nimrod that’s not Good Riddance (just because they play that every show)
2,000 Light Years from Home [Sebastian Stan x Reader]
Author’s Note: Finally wrote something! Just in time for AP crunch time. These next two weeks for me are going to go by really fast but they’re also gonna be really scary. But at least after that AP stress is over with. Enjoy this cute little tidbit.
As Sweet Children: 1. Don’t Leave Me (First time live since 1994) 2. Only of You 3. Sweet Children (First time ever live since 1991) 4. 409 in Your Coffeemaker 5. At the Library 6. I Was There (First time live since 1992) 7. Disappearing Boy 8. Paper Lanterns 9. Road to Acceptance 10. Green Day (First time live since 1990) 11. Dry Ice (First time live since 1993)
As Green Day: 12. 99 Revolutions 13. Holiday 14. Boulevard of Broken Dreams 15. 2000 Light Years Away 16. Private Ale (First time live since 1992) 17. Christie Road 18. Stuart and the Ave. (First time live since 2009) 19. She 20. Geek Stink Breath 21. One for the Razorbacks (First time live since 2011) 22. Burnout 23. Longview (Fan brought on stage) 24. When I Come Around 25. Basket Case 26. Are We the Waiting (First time live since 2010) 27. St. Jimmy 28. Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover) (with Tim Armstrong) 29. Radio (Rancid cover) (with Tim Armstrong) 30. King for a Day 31. Shout / Always Look on the Bright Side of Life / Hey Jude / (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction 32. Waiting 33. Minority (with Tim Armstrong)
Massive star IRS 4 is beginning to spread its wings. Born only about 100,000 years ago, material streaming out from thisnewborn star has formed the nebula dubbed Sharpless 2-106 Nebula (S106),featured here. A large disk of dust and gas orbiting Infrared Source 4 (IRS 4), visible in brown near the image center, gives the nebula an hourglass or butterfly shape.S106 gas near IRS 4 acts as an emission nebula as it emits light after being ionized, while dust far from IRS 4 reflects light from the central star and so acts as areflection nebula. Detailed inspection of a recent infrared image of S106 reveal hundreds of low-mass brown dwarf starslurking in the nebula's gas. S106 spans about 2 light-years and lies about 2000 light-years away toward the constellationof the Swan (Cygnus).
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Legacy Archive; Processed & Copyright: Brandon Pimenta
This song was written for Billie Joe Armstrong’s girlfriend Adrienne Nesser (his Punk Rock girl). They met in Minnesota where she hails from, and fell in love. She is a bit older than him and he couldn’t bear being on tour and missing her (“I dream about her, because she’s 2,000 light years away”). Billie ended up marrying Adrienne and they had two boys. (thanks, Kel - Houston, TX)