Jumping Jack Smash

PERFORMER: MICK JAGGER

ALBUM: WANDERING SPIRIT

LABEL: ATLANTIC

THE BOTTOM LINE: Third time's the charm: the solo excursion fans have been waiting for and Jagger's been looking for.

There is a certain overtone of good-humored complaint here that can't have been idly considered. The performer is in a season of discontent: stature secure in pop history, but history threatening to leave him behind. All those powerhouse rock bands from the Pacific Northwest pumping out chords that sound so often like unacknowledged devotionals to the Rolling Stones. All those rancid rock memoirs (the most recent by Angela Bowie) detailing decadences of years...

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