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Don't Stop. Emotional Rescue. Fool to Cry. Fool to Cry Remastered. Get Off of My Cloud. Gimme Shelter. Honky Tonk Women. Honky Tonk Women Mono Version. It's All Over Now. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll. Jumpin' Jack Flash. Let's Spend the Night Together. Love Is Strong. Miss You. Miss You Remastered. Mother's Little Helper. More Albums. Instead, it ended up with a version that "rocked it up," in the words of Richards. Jagger's lyrics — which allude to leaving his car unattended only to find parking tickets "like a flag stuck on my window screen" — were some of the most evocative he'd written at that time.
True to form, when complimented on them a few years later, he tersely said, "Oh, no, they're not — they're crap. Richards once described the sacred place that "Honky Tonk Women" had in the Rolling Stones' live set: "If they weren't dancing by then, you'd know you weren't getting it on. For Taylor, the session "Honky Tonk Women" came out of was basically his audition to join the band.
For Jones, the man Taylor replaced, it was the song that was released days after his death. Immediately after mixing it, Jagger , Richards and Watts drove directly from the studio to Jones' home and gave him his official walking papers. As Richards later said, "It was a groove, no doubt about it, and it's one of those tracks that you knew was a Number One before you'd finished the motherfucker. Recorded in March , "Under My Thumb" is best known for its lyrics, which came off like a misogynist screed, describing an aggressive woman subordinated into one who "talks when she's spoken to," and is alternately described as a "squirmin' dog," a "Siamese cat" and "the sweetest pet.
Jagger later said his lyrics were an honest reflection of "too many bad relationships" he was going through at the time. The song is like a Motown number that wound up at the dark end of the street, and indeed, a cloud seemed to follow it throughout the Sixties.
Covered by the Who in solidarity when the Stones stood trial on drug charges in , it was the soundtrack to the death of Meredith Hunter at Altamont two years later.
Yet in terms of songcraft, it remains among their most undeniable moments. This is a perfect, heartbreaking example of that sentiment. The chorus was Richards', written to his infant son, Marlon, as the Stones set off for their U.
The song's pining country grace reflected Richards' new friendship with Georgia native Gram Parsons , who cut "Wild Horses" with the Flying Burrito Brothers and issued it first, with the Stones' blessing.
But the Stones' recording, at Muscle Shoals in Alabama, near the end of the '69 tour, reflected Jagger and Richards' deeper empathy — "together with the fifth of bourbon, passing it back and forth, and [singing] the lead and the harmony into one microphone," Jim Dickinson, the pianist on the session, recalled.
In short, two as one. It takes a unique kind of confidence for a bunch of Englishmen to walk into Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield, Alabama, in the winter of and record a song about slavery, interracial sex and cunnilingus, with a title known as slang for a type of heroin.
Originally called "Black Pussy" until Jagger thought better of it, the song was pulled together in just a couple of takes — "It should sound fucking dirty ," the singer famously instructed the rest of the band. And dirty it was, thanks to Jagger's juicy lyrics, Richards' signature open-chord attack cooked up with help from blues prodigy Ry Cooder and — in the longtime sideman's defining moment — the raunchy sax of Bobby Keys.
The band debuted it live at Altamont just a few days after it was recorded, and it went on to become the nastiest hit in the classic-rock canon. Around the same time, Jagger became the proud father of a daughter with African-American singer-actress Marsha Hunt. Wenner in After the psychedelic experimentation of Their Satanic Majesties Request , "Jumpin' Jack Flash," released in May , was a primal system shock that kick-started the greatest period in the band's career.
Richards was on a historic run at the time, exploring the open-D blues-guitar tuning for the first time and coming up with some of his most dynamic riffs. He overheard an organ lick that bassist Wyman was fooling around with in a London studio and turned it into the song's unstoppable, churning pulse. The lyric was inspired by Richards' gardener, Jack Dyer, who slogged past as the guitarist and Jagger were coming to the end of an all-night session.
The song evolved into supernatural Delta blues by way of Swinging London. Some comedy. The song was originally a conventional pop tune and, according to producer Andrew Loog Oldham, not a very promising one. Wyman's roiling bass line, written on a Hammond organ, pushed the Stones in a new direction. The sound was psychedelic yet disturbing. It's more to me like 'Hava Nagila' or some Gypsy lick. Maybe I picked it up from my granddad. On the final track of their last album of the Sixties, the Stones delivered the shotgun lesson of that decade with bittersweet flair: Everything was possible, and it all came at a price.
They were at a new creative peak and preparing to return to the road. But Richards was using heroin; Jagger's girlfriend, Marianne Faithfull, had suffered a miscarriage; and Jones was all but gone.
The song's literal meaning was ambivalent. But its energy wasn't, and it felt like a call for radicals to up their game. Inspired by Martha and the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Streets," the song emerged from the band's first sessions with Jimmy Miller, who produced all of its albums from Beggars Banquet to Goats Head Soup , in Remarkably, bass aside, it has no electric instrumentation.
Richards created the layered guitar parts by distorting his acoustic through a cassette recorder. Jones played sitar and tamboura; Dave Mason, of Traffic, played a droning double-reed shehnai; Nicky Hopkins tinkled some ascending notes on piano, and Watts played a small practice drum kit miked to sound gargantuan. What emerged was the Stones' most explicitly political moment.
No band ever summed up its mission on Earth as perfectly as the Stones did here. Jagger had to change the lyric "who killed Kennedy" to "who killed the Kennedys" when news of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination reached the Beggars Banquet sessions in June Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
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