The Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers is a classic album. Since listening to it, I've come across these two albums, which bear a strong resemblance to Sticky Fingers, but are not as renowned;
Link Wray - Wray's Three Track Shack (1971-1973)
Link Wray is remembered by many for his excellent recordings made in the late 50s such as "Rumble" and "Ace of Spades". Not only was Link one of the greatest guitar players of all time, he had a great voice and a very creative mind. I love his voice on the 1965 cover of Bob Dylan's "Girl from the North Country". Between 1970 and 1973, Link recorded the self-titled "Link Wray" as well as two other albums (Beans & Fatback and Moricai Jones). They were recorded in Link's home studio on a Maryland farm. Wray's Three Track Shack gathers all the songs from these album and puts them onto one compilation. The diversity of musical styles successfully displayed on the compilation is astounding. Wray plays blues, rock & roll, rockabilly, country, folk, ragas, skiffle, and ballads. The versitility of Link's voice was beyond what many more famous rock n' rollers were capable of. Sometimes he sounds like Charlie Feathers, sometimes Van Morrison, sometimes Mick Jagger. Also featured on lead vocals is pianist Bobby Howard, who has a voice more similar to Jeff Lynne or Elton John. Link's brother Doug plays on the compilation, and as I listened to the music, I felt more and more that this was a family-affair, whether blood-related or not, a group of musicians who were taking a vacation from the the stresses of everyday life to make music, and loving it. At least that's how it sounds to me. The recording quality is excellent. The instruments sound unmolested and clear, which adds to the already rootsy vibe of the music. A great listen for anyone who digs Sticky Fingers.
The Flamin' Groovies- Teenage Head (1971)
An American band, the Flamin' Groovies were very versatile. While their albums are generally dominated by their superior version of English pub-rock, they also get into country, slow blues, Beatles-esque recordings, and ballady and swingy Velvet Underground-esque recordings. Teenage Head, released in 1971, is a mix of rootys slide blues, riff driven rock, and odes to blues and rock musicians like Dr. Ross, Blind Boy Fuller, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, and more. The Flamin' Groovies always sound like they are rocking out when they play, and this album isn't an exception. They kind of remind me of Alex Chilton and Big Star, they keep it somewhat clean but you know underneath lies punk musical deviance. Another great listen for anyone who digs Sticky Fingers.