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Cocksucker Blues

Cocksucker Blues is an unreleased film directed by Robert Frank[?] chronicling the Rolling Stones' North American tour in 1972. The tour supported their album Exile on Main Street.

There was much anticipation for the Stones' arrival. The band had not visited the United States since the 1969 disaster at Altamont[?], in which a fan was stabbed and beaten to death by Hell's Angels. The tour fulfilled its promise of tremendous rock and roll performances on stage. Behind the scenes, the tour embodied debauchery, lewdness and hedonism.

The film was shot cinema verite, with plenty of film and cameras lying around for anyone in the entourage to pick up and start shooting. This allowed the film's audience to witness backstage parties, drug use, roadie antics, fay artists, and the Stones' with their defenses down.

"Cocksucker Blues" was the title of a song Mick Jagger wrote to piss off Decca Records, for which the Stones' owed one more song to fulfill a contractual obligation.



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