their own hands and formed a succession of bands dedicated to returning rock and roll to its basic components of energy, commitment and having a good time. Like the original members of the British invasion who rebelled against the stagnant pop music of that era, the new wave bands have set themselves up as an alternative to the existing rock heirarchy. As the most visible symbols of the old order, the Stones were particularly subject to criticism and found themselves outflanked on the outlaw front as well. Where Jagger as Lucifer had introduced himself as a man of wealth and taste in "Sympathy For The Devil" ten years ago, now it was Johnny Rotten singing "I am the Anti-Christ" in "Anarchy In the U.K." and Joe Strummer of the Clash claiming
"I don't want to know about what the rich are doing" in "Garageland." And while the Stones were welcomed with open arms at concert halls in England, the new wave bands were encountering official repression that made the Stones' escapades with authorities seem like child's play.
So, in the face of the most serious challenge to their credibility they've faced in their career, the Stones return
to the fray with Love You Live. The most intriguing thing surrounding the release of the album to date is the speed with which