Play album in Library Get the free Amazon Music app for iOS or Android to listen on the go.
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 12 left in stock.
Sold by cdgiveaways and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
A Bigger Bang has been added to your Cart
Used: Good | Details
Sold by KV Outlet
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Item in good conditon. CD is used; may have minor scratches on CD surface or slight damage to artwork. Qualifies for Prime Shipping.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$7.98
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Mercury Media Partners
Add to Cart
$8.08
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Fulfillment Express US
Add to Cart
$14.02
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

A Bigger Bang Explicit Lyrics

3.9 out of 5 stars 349 customer reviews

See all 14 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Explicit Lyrics, September 6, 2005
"Please retry"
$7.74
$1.99 $0.01
$7.74 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 12 left in stock. Sold by cdgiveaways and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • A Bigger Bang
  • +
  • Bridges To Babylon [Reissue]
  • +
  • Voodoo Lounge [Reissue]
Total price: $29.01
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Product Description

A Bigger Bang is an ambitious, wide-ranging collection of hard-hitting, high-powered rock and blues songs. Running a full sixteen tracks, it is the band's longest new album since 1972's Exile on Main Street. Key cuts include 'Streets Of Love', 'Rough Justice' and 'Back Of My Hand', a raw, rough-edged new song in the classic Rolling Stones blues style. A Bigger Bang was produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins. Virgin. 2005.

Amazon.com

It should come as no surprise that it took sex, disease and death to shake the Rolling Stones out of their latest creative dry spell. Leading up to the making of A Bigger Bang, produced by Don Was, Mick Jagger endured a very public break-up with Jerry Hall, Charlie Watts battled throat cancer, and Ron Wood was devastated by the news of his ex-wife's suicide. Out of their collective struggles, the members of the venerable British rock band managed to piece together some of their best work in nearly two decades. It's a slick, slightly uneven affair bounding from raunchy blues to MOR rock songs that sound suspiciously like they were left over from the Alfie soundtrack, yes, but it also sounds vital at every turn. Even though they don't really need to, the jet-set vagabond rockers plunge into hot-button politics ("Sweet Neo Con"), rummage through their dirty laundry ("Oh No, Not You Again") and dip cautious toes back into ridicule-tempting "Miss You"-style funk ("Rain Fall Down"), without making any major missteps unless you count the ewwwww-factor of a 61-year-old Keith Richards singing "Come on honey, bare your breasts and make me feel at home" on "This Place Is Empty." --Aidin Vaziri
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
3:11
Play in Library $1.29
 
2
30
4:15
Play in Library $0.99
 
3
30
3:55
Play in Library $0.99
 
4
30
4:54
Play in Library $0.99
 
5
30
5:09
Play in Library $0.99
 
6
30
3:32
Play in Library $0.99
 
7
30
3:12
Play in Library $0.99
 
8
30
4:05
Play in Library $0.99
 
9
30
3:16
Play in Library $0.99
 
10
30
3:47
Play in Library $0.99
 
11
30
3:48
Play in Library $0.99
 
12
30
4:54
Play in Library $0.99
 
13
30
4:34
Play in Library $0.99
 
14
30
3:57
Play in Library $0.99
 
15
30
3:56
Play in Library $0.99
 
16
30
3:48
Play in Library $0.99
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 6, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • ASIN: B000A7Q27I
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (349 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,770 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's The Rolling Stones Store

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
This album is nothing short of a godsend for Stones fans. On first spin, it is clear that the band is in fine form: energized, inspired, and in control. I suspect that after a week or two, some of the "this is a new classic," "five-stars" fervor will settle down for most people and turn into a clearer view that this is a rock solid, four-star, excellent outing.

The production is outstanding. You can hear everything clearly: the grit of what's left of Keith's voice; Mick's sneers; Charlie's unstoppable rhythms - and, best of all, the absolute best harmonica playing Mick has ever recorded.

This is what rock and roll can be in this day and age. It doesn't have to be the Next Big Thing, or even innovative necessarily. Rock and roll is the intangible thing that lives somewhere between a guitar and a voice and a drum beat that makes it all but impossible not to tap your foot and to feel a stirring in your gut. "Sweet Neo-con" has been getting most of the press, but right after that comes "Look What the Cat Dragged In," an all-out raver that just makes your jaw drop. The feeling you get when that song comes crashing in - when that whip comes down - that's rock and roll.

This is the Stones sound that we crossed our fingers and hoped for when we heard they had a new album coming out. My next wish: that they realize that a new cd doesn't have to mean a world tour and they go ahead and make some more real soon.
4 Comments 127 of 143 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Since the mid-80's, every time the Rolling Stones release a new studio album, a horde of yahoos publish reviews claiming the new disc is the best the band has done since Exile On Main Street. This is patently absurd and those reviewers need to be spanked.

A Bigger Bang is no Exile, it is not even in the league of Tattoo You but it is pretty darn good. I will go out on a limb and call it their best since Undercover.

Bigger Bang is a stylistically diverse set crowded with 16 tracks but other than one super-lame power ballad and a political rant thinly disguised as a song, none of the filler is really unwelcome and there are plenty of bright spots. How did they pull this off? It certainly is not due to any production magic by Don Was unless he was responsible for keeping it simple. This is the Glimmer Twins show 2005-style displaying enough confidence to bang out a record without an army of session guys and a mountain of overdubs.

The fun begins with the title and the "Fascination with the origin of the universe" press release. You can't call these guys snickering schoolboys anymore but a dirty joke from randy old goats is just as funny. More importantly, the music:

1) Rough Justice- An energetic rocker miles better than recent tripe like "You Got Me Rocking". Really good guitars. Although some of the verse-lyrics are stupid and despite the fact that Mick almost falls into his latter day habit of over-singing, the boys keep this one together marvelously. A good portent of things to come.

2) Let Me Down Slow- A well constructed mid-tempo pop rocker featuring good singing and reflective lyrics from an old dog still doing his thing. Features a lyric that could sum up this surprisingly good record: "Are you coloring your hair with some new kind of dye?
Read more ›
7 Comments 326 of 400 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Being a true blue Stones fan, I went out and bought A Bigger Bang the day it came out, just as I've done with every studio album since Undercover, and expected another good but unmemorable collection of Jagger/Richards songs packaged largely for true fans. Another excuse to go on tour and release another live album. But when I got home and put it in the CD player, I was shocked. This is The Rolling Stones! You can almost hear Mick's wry grin in the double entendre of Rough Justice. The "don't let the door hit ya" attitude of It Won't Take Long. The funky, almost disco feel of Rain Fall Down. The full blown blues of Back of My Hand, those boys always could play the blues. The searing political comment of Sweet Neo Con. Keith's sad lament in This Place is Empty and Infamy. Who would believe The Stones put out a real album of hits? I hope it gets airtime, because this better than most on the radio today.
1 Comment 29 of 33 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I've been listening to 'A Bigger Bang' for over a week now.

Overall, I think it's the Stones doing what they do best, and if you're not somebody who thinks their last worthwhile album was 'Exile On Main Street', you will find much to appreciate and enjoy.

It's pretty much stripped down gritty rockers with Keith Richard's raspy and raw guitar playing happily present in great abundance.

Among other revelations is Mick playing SLIDE GUITAR on several numbers, and he's surpisingly quite good at it. (Ron Wood contributes his signature slide also on many tracks.)

There are one or two requisite ballads (pretty good), and a couple of 'funk' tracks (good too), but mostly it's just the five Stones chugging away in typical glorious Stones fashion like they're playing in some dank, smokey barroom or club.

Even Keith's two songs sound like Stones songs and not 'X-Pensive Winos' outtakes like they have on recent albums.

I think it holds up very well with the Stones best work, and at the same time, hangs in there with other good stuff out there these days (I'm also a large fan of The White Stripes and Greenday).

Personally, I'm pleased the Stones have ditched the horns, backup singers, and 'pro-tools' style production on 'A Bigger Bang'. Many tracks sound almost like 'live demos', with a minimum of over-dubbing. This is the Rolling Stones as they are best experienced, and a reminder why they ever mattered in the first place.

Listen to it with an open mind, and disregard all the moronic commentary going around about the Stones being 'too old' to cut it anymore.

If you like the Stones, and just gritty, raw and honest rock and roll, the Stones show they can still deliver the goods with this one.
Comment 14 of 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

Topic From this Discussion
The Rolled Stones
I'd like to ship the Foo Fighters out.
Nov 21, 2007 by anubus |  See all 3 posts
Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
A Bigger Bang
This item: A Bigger Bang
Price: $14.02
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com


Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: classic rock, vinyl pop, helloween vinyl