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The Rolling Stones — Sister Morphine
Album: Sticky Fingers
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Released: 1971
Length: 5:17
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Here I lie in my hospital bed
Tell me, sister morphine, when are you coming round again?
Oh, I don't think I can wait that long
Oh, you see that Im not that strong

The scream of the ambulance is sounding in my ears
Tell me, sister morphine, how long have I been lying here?
What am I doing in this place?
Why does the doctor have no face?

Oh, I can't crawl across the floor
Ah, can't you see, sister morphine, Im trying to score

Well it just goes to show
Things are not what they seem
Please, sister morphine, turn my nightmares into dreams
Oh, can't you see Im fading fast?
And that this shot will be my last

Sweet cousin cocaine, lay your cool cool hand on my head
Ah, come on, sister morphine, you better make up my bed
Cause you know and I know in the morning I'll be dead
Yeah, and you can sit around, yeah and you can watch all the
Clean white sheets stained red.
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{#Devil_pimp}zesty ! still got the original album zipper and all
By far the best Stone albums! Perhaps with this track...
 h8rhater wrote:

I'll never understand why gas bags spend so much time comparing apples and oranges when it comes to music.  The Beatles were great.  Led Zeppelin was great.  The Stones are great.  None greater than the other.  Just different.  We're incredibly fortunate to have all 3, along with 100s of other fantastic bands from their original era right up to the present.  Why not just enjoy them instead of trying to quantify, qualify, and contrast them?

 
Well put!  Sometimes I get an itch that only Dylan can scratch . . . other times the itch may call for Motorhead.  Do we argue about which is better than the other?  Both great, yet so different from each other.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

If you think the Stones are a "1-trick pony" then you obviously haven't listened to the Stones.  {#Rolleyes}
The variety of styles on this album alone is staggering.

 
or perhaps even... Jaggering!

All hail the 'Stones {#Dance}
An amazing band and still going,  I haven't played this album in a couple years, should pull it out
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:

If you think the Stones are a "1-trick pony" then you obviously haven't listened to the Stones.  {#Rolleyes}
The variety of styles on this album alone is staggering.

 

                 WORD.


                     
                                 

                                Slide Guitar on 'Sister Morphine' - Ry Cooder

 



 S-curvy wrote:
. . . The Stones rack it up on the Blues front, but they were kind of a 1-trick-pony on that . . .
 
If you think the Stones are a "1-trick pony" then you obviously haven't listened to the Stones.  {#Rolleyes}
The variety of styles on this album alone is staggering.
                             
Part of the darker side of the Stones, of which I am musically quite fond.
 S-curvy wrote:

Yep, agreed.  The Stones are an awesome band, really incredible, and this necessarily must include topics like musicality, musicianship, production, writing.  Reflecting on that time, we are so fantastically lucky to have it!

That said, The Beatles were better.  Sorry, but IMO there are key places where The Beatles leave The Rolling Stones (and all other 20th century music) behind, and that is the intertwined effect of musicality, musicianship, and production.  The key link here might well be George Martin's brilliant involvement.  The Beatles flat out covered much more ground than the Stones, or Zep, or Floyd, etc... they were the 800 lb. gorilla in that musical period's living room.  Yea, The Stones rack it up on the Blues front, but they were kind of a 1-trick-pony on that, and I even prefer Led Zeppelin to The Stones in this category, but The Beatles went there, tasted it, dabbled, and moved on to many other things that including defining their own ground that has and continues to be emulated.

 
I'll never understand why gas bags spend so much time comparing apples and oranges when it comes to music.  The Beatles were great.  Led Zeppelin was great.  The Stones are great.  None greater than the other.  Just different.  We're incredibly fortunate to have all 3, along with 100s of other fantastic bands from their original era right up to the present.  Why not just enjoy them instead of trying to quantify, qualify, and contrast them?
 lemmoth wrote:
2. The fair Beatles comparison would be Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, White Album, Let it Be and Abbey Road - "Candy Floss Pop" my ass .
No better streak of five records in the history of rock and roll  - And the pre-Revolver Beatles- poppy as they were - are in my book better than the pre Banquet Stones.

 
Yep, agreed.  The Stones are an awesome band, really incredible, and this necessarily must include topics like musicality, musicianship, production, writing.  Reflecting on that time, we are so fantastically lucky to have it!

That said, The Beatles were better.  Sorry, but IMO there are key places where The Beatles leave The Rolling Stones (and all other 20th century music) behind, and that is the intertwined effect of musicality, musicianship, and production.  The key link here might well be George Martin's brilliant involvement.  The Beatles flat out covered much more ground than the Stones, or Zep, or Floyd, etc... they were the 800 lb. gorilla in that musical period's living room.  Yea, The Stones rack it up on the Blues front, but they were kind of a 1-trick-pony on that, and I even prefer Led Zeppelin to The Stones in this category, but The Beatles went there, tasted it, dabbled, and moved on to many other things that including defining their own ground that has and continues to be emulated.
Marianne's version is less untidy.
 

Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
.... good, but Ms Faithfull's  version is better
  

Her's is great, and the it's original (at least, she wrote it... not sure who recorded first) but i have to say that i like this one a smidge better.. the guitar work is exceptional. 

 aspicer wrote:
One of their all-time greats.  BTW - the new album is excellent!  Listened a few times through - jamming the blues!

 
yes, it's great!
One of their all-time greats.  BTW - the new album is excellent!  Listened a few times through - jamming the blues!
Sister Morphine, one of the 3 best tracks the Rolling Stones had
I have never understood the weird fascination for a drug that teases Death, but along with Some Girls, this is my favorite Stones album
 FatPants wrote:
Perhaps my favorite Stones song from so many amazing ones.

 
Agreed. One of their best.
ha from amy winehouse to true addiction u rock bill
 Lazarus wrote:
Everybody in my homeless camps loves this song...  we be dancing...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

 
So the wifi comes is good at the camp?
 darrio wrote:
Slightly prophetic? Though no cause of death has been released yet.

 
For whom?
Perhaps my favorite Stones song from so many amazing ones.
 stealingtruth wrote:
My parents had this album; I seem to remember playing with a real working zipper on the album cover... Or is that a childhood mis-remembrance?  Anyone remember?

 
real zipper. all the albums in the store had the plastic ripped off the front. only to see tightie whities

 Lazarus wrote:

we be dancing...

 

Can you really dance to this song?  I guess late in the song it's possible, but it takes almost three minutes to kick all the way in.

'Til then, it's a morbid tale about shooting up! 



Everybody in my homeless camps loves this song...  we be dancing...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
My parents had this album; I seem to remember playing with a real working zipper on the album cover... Or is that a childhood mis-remembrance?  Anyone remember?
 Jackson_Feelgood wrote:
As far as I am concerened the 1968 to 1973 five year effort from the Rolling Stones are the best 5 albums in music history. How can anbody possibly compare the "Candy Floss Pop" of the Beatles with the brillance of the Early Stones work. Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, Goats Head Soup. Enough said.

 
1. 69 to 73 is not early Stones - they put out 6 albums of totally or mostly covers from Newest Hitmakers to Decembers Children, then 4 albums of largely original tunes from Aftermath to Satanic Majesties before the 4 ridiculously greater than great records that start your list (I would group the fantastic Get Yer Ya Ya's Out live album rather than GHS) but that's a quibble.

2. The fair Beatles comparison would be Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, White Album, Let it Be and Abbey Road - "Candy Floss Pop" my ass .
No better streak of five records in the history of rock and roll  - And the pre-Revolver Beatles- poppy as they were - are in my book better than the pre Banquet Stones.
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
.... good, but Ms Faithfull's  version is better
 

Her's is great, and the it's original (at least, she wrote it... not sure who recorded first) but i have to say that i like this one a smidge better.. the guitar work is exceptional.
{#Clap}
.... good, but Ms Faithfull's  version is better
Slightly prophetic? Though no cause of death has been released yet.
 
 DanO-1 wrote:
Is Sticky Fingers the Stones best effort?? Just wondering.
 
Well it was part  of the Holy Quadrilogy (if you will): Beggar's Banquet, Let it Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile On Main Street.
An incredible string of 4 consecutive crazy-good albums.
(Edit; just noticed a similar post below. I'm just not a big fan of Goat's Head Soup)
The version on No Security (live) is also a GREAT version.  Would be great to hear that on RP too. BTW, this is outstanding (for the record!) {#Bounce}
wow...  great night at the ol' RP...!

My favorite Stones LP -- i"m in the minority, but I just LOVE this one, yes more than Exile, etc.
 Jackson_Feelgood wrote:
As far as I am concerened the 1968 to 1973 five year effort from the Rolling Stones are the best 5 albums in music history. How can anbody possibly compare the "Candy Floss Pop" of the Beatles with the brillance of the Early Stones work. Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, Goats Head Soup. Enough said.

 
Which roughly corresponds to the period when Mick Taylor played with them (OK, he joined in 1969).

I think he had a lot to do with this being their best period (I would extend the streak to "It's only Rock n Roll" in 1974).

It's funny how I still think of Ron Wood as "the new guy". 
As far as I am concerened the 1968 to 1973 five year effort from the Rolling Stones are the best 5 albums in music history. How can anbody possibly compare the "Candy Floss Pop" of the Beatles with the brillance of the Early Stones work. Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, Goats Head Soup. Enough said.
 Don't forget Johnny Cash - Hurt

scrubbrush wrote:
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Within the mini-genre of songs about heroin I'm not sure this makes my top-ten. Musically great, but do the lyrics meet the standard of commenting on the human condition or are they limited to saying something only about Mick's condition? The former makes this a great song, the latter makes it lyrically trite.

All these songs at least alude to the smack and the people who use it

The Stranglers - Golden Brown
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Neil Young - The Needle and the Damage Done
Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
Velvet Underground - Heroin (and any number of other songs)
Guns N' Roses – Mr. Brownstone
The Stranglers - Golden Brown
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Jane's Addiction - Jane Says
Hand of Doom - Black Sabbath
Lynyrd Skynyrd - The Needle and the Spoon
Gil Scott-Heron - Home is Where the Hatred is
The Black Crowes - She Talks to Angels
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life

there must be something by Nirvana...

In other words, a lot of great music has been written about Herion

 

 Sasha2001 wrote:
Within the mini-genre of songs about heroin I'm not sure this makes my top-ten. Musically great, but do the lyrics meet the standard of commenting on the human condition or are they limited to saying something only about Mick's condition? The former makes this a great song, the latter makes it lyrically trite.
 
it's all personal opinion and mine is just that but I'd venture to say your comment is a bloviating monument to triteness
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Within the mini-genre of songs about heroin I'm not sure this makes my top-ten. Musically great, but do the lyrics meet the standard of commenting on the human condition or are they limited to saying something only about Mick's condition? The former makes this a great song, the latter makes it lyrically trite.

All these songs at least alude to the smack and the people who use it

The Stranglers - Golden Brown
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Neil Young - The Needle and the Damage Done
Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
Velvet Underground - Heroin (and any number of other songs)
Guns N' Roses – Mr. Brownstone
The Stranglers - Golden Brown
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Jane's Addiction - Jane Says
Hand of Doom - Black Sabbath
Lynyrd Skynyrd - The Needle and the Spoon
Gil Scott-Heron - Home is Where the Hatred is
The Black Crowes - She Talks to Angels
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life

there must be something by Nirvana...

In other words, a lot of great music has been written about Herion
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Within the mini-genre of songs about heroin I'm not sure this makes my top-ten.
 
So what's the best? I can't think of ten, but my vote for the top one is "Carmelita" by Warren Zevon. If it's not the best, it's at least the prettiest.
The best album by the best rock n' roll band of all time.
Sticky Fingers is one of the greatest R&R albums of all time.
 DanO-1 wrote:
Is Sticky Fingers the Stones best effort?? Just wondering.
 
Depends on the day.  Sticky Fingers is definitely in the top 2 or 3.  Exile, Let It Bleed, Beggars Banquet, and maybe even Tattoo You or Some Girls could be considered their best.

Is Sticky Fingers the Stones best effort?? Just wondering.
So good!!!  Lyrics...guitar...a classic!
GUT  GUT DOPPEL GUT

Some tasty guitar!
Brilliant tune!!!!
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Within the mini-genre of songs about heroin I'm not sure this makes my top-ten. Musically great, but do the lyrics meet the standard of commenting on the human condition or are they limited to saying something only about Mick's condition? The former makes this a great song, the latter makes it lyrically trite.
 


Co written by Marianne Faithfull so I think the former and so bravo Mick.
Within the mini-genre of songs about heroin I'm not sure this makes my top-ten. Musically great, but do the lyrics meet the standard of commenting on the human condition or are they limited to saying something only about Mick's condition? The former makes this a great song, the latter makes it lyrically trite.
 suesblues wrote:
'..why does the bottle have your FACE...?' - it's not often you get to hear Mick Jagger angst about something so openly... decent tune, agree that it's good to hear something that hasn't been overplayed - hence fresh
 


I think it is, why does the doctor have no face, myself. What a song...
Haunting
I remember my mum in her last weeks skipping down the hallway like a school girl on liquid morph for the pain. Miss you xx
 suesblues wrote:
'..why does the bottle have your FACE...?' - it's not often you get to hear Mick Jagger angst about something so openly... decent tune, agree that it's good to hear something that hasn't been overplayed - hence fresh
 
That changes the imagery in an interesting way. I've always heard "Why... does the doctor... have no face?"
'..why does the bottle have your FACE...?' - it's not often you get to hear Mick Jagger angst about something so openly... decent tune, agree that it's good to hear something that hasn't been overplayed - hence fresh
 eddief wrote:

They were much more musically interesting when Mick Taylor was with them. 


 
I always thought that Mick Taylor was better than the rest of the Rolling Stones in terms of musicianship, especially Keith Richards, but oddly I like the earlier albums the best up through Let It Bleed with the original Stones.


nice one Paradise - i'm walking to the turntable for the album right now ... that's inspiration!  {#Whipit}
Fear and Loathing at the CAD station...
Nice to hear a Stones song not overplayed! Good one—{#Daisy}

They were much more musically interesting when Mick Taylor was with them. 


Stingray wrote:
...NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER mention the STONES in the
context - ANY context - with the STONES!

Are you an American soldier as a base in Frankfort?
That would be your only excuse!
THE ONLY ONE!!

"This isn't right, this isn't even wrong."
- Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958), upon reading a young physicist's paper


One of the greatest Rock N Roll albums ever ! Sticky Fingers.
One of their most sublime and moving tunes.\

From a perfect album.

 smehan55 wrote:

Nah ... actually, she was with Mick first, then Keith. 
  
Keith was not with Marianne Faithfull on any regular basis.  Anita Pallenberg - who had dated Brian Jones previously - was with Keith by the time of this song, and for several years after.


I still like this song...although I feel like I need to check into Hazelden when it's over.
 Stingray wrote:
marmelock
(Frankfurt, Germany, Home of the EAGLES!)

"If you sniff on the cover of 'Sticky Fingers' you'll get high!
Excellent song though ..."

===================================================

Pleease!!!!

NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER mention the STONES in the
context - ANY context - with the STONES!

Are you an American soldier as a base in Frankfort?
That would be your only excuse!
THE ONLY ONE!!

 

Puzzling.  Apparently Stingray has been sniffing the cover.
 Stingray wrote:

Pleease!!!!

NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER mention the STONES in the
context - ANY context - with the STONES!

 
 {#Stupid}

BTW, great song! 9!

marmelock
(Frankfurt, Germany, Home of the EAGLES!)

"If you sniff on the cover of 'Sticky Fingers' you'll get high!
Excellent song though ..."

===================================================

Pleease!!!!

NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER mention the STONES in the
context - ANY context - with the STONES!

Are you an American soldier as a base in Frankfort?
That would be your only excuse!
THE ONLY ONE!!

 smehan55 wrote:
Bill, Marianne Faithful was Mick's girlfriend...never Keith's, I believe.

Nah ... actually, she was with Mick first, then Keith. 
 

RIGHT!

 Dog_Ear wrote:
Powerful it its day -Stones ruled at the time.

Those I knew who played w/needles back then . . . all gone.
 

alive and kickin'....
Tell me, Mister "Keef" Morphine,
when did your love came around last time...?
 jcioban wrote:
Not the first Stones song people will name...but one of the best. Classic.

 
True, that.


This is their best era.  And my favorite Stones song.

 paulmack wrote:
Love Ry Cooder's playing on this - I always think of it as soon as I hear the first few bars of the song. As good as the whole song is on its own, his guitar part is what I always wait for, what makes the song for me. This is a 10 in my book: Ry 6 + Stones 4.
 
Ditto, except I give Ry a higher score than you do. 
Out.....phukin...standing
Love Ry Cooder's playing on this - I always think of it as soon as I hear the first few bars of the song. As good as the whole song is on its own, his guitar part is what I always wait for, what makes the song for me. This is a 10 in my book: Ry 6 + Stones 4.
From Wiki: “Sister Morphine” is a song originally released by British singer Marianne Faithfull, as a single in 1969. It was later popularized by the The Rolling Stones, who included it on their 1971 album Sticky Fingers. It was originally credited to Jagger/Richards, but after a legal battle, Marianne Faithful has been credited as co-writer. Marianne’s version has Mick Jagger on acoustic guitar, Charlie Watts on drums, Ry Cooder on slide, and Jack Nitzsche, the producer, on piano. Only 500 copies of “Sister Morphine” went out, according to Faithfull it was actually the B-side to “Something Better”. The Stones’ version was recorded in May and June 1969, but never released as a single. It features Jagger singing, Ry Cooder on bottleneck guitar, Keith Richards on acoustic guitar, and Jack Nitzsche on piano. Faithfull’s name appeared on the credits of the 1994 remastered release of Sticky Fingers.

Powerful it its day -Stones ruled at the time.

Those I knew who played w/needles back then . . . all gone.
Not the first Stones song people will name...but one of the best. Classic.

Great song with an anti-drug message comparable to Neil Young's The Needle and the Damage Done.
Ack, a nice finish to an excellent afternoon.

IMNSHO, the best Stones song ever.  Great music coupled with fantastic lyrics from Marianne Faithful.

 
Daveinbawlmer wrote:

Not about drugs per se, about a car accident victim given morphine for pain.
 
Uh ... ya might want to take another listen.

that right channel solo guitar warmmed up my right ear... something like morphine (?) . 
coffee-eyes wrote:

I was fascinated by this song when I was a kid in the 70s. Somehow, in my teenage mind, it made drugs seem both frightening and cool. Maybe because the lyrics are so honest. Hmm. 
 
Contaminator wrote:


I'm way over teen age and still think that drugs are frightening... and cool, in some way.
 

Ya, me too.  I had some mighty good times in the day, but . . . then . . . .  Hmm.  {#Think}

Not much of a Stones fan but I don't recall this one and it is interesting.

Always amusing to read the cultural clash in the comments. hehe


 yclept wrote:
Bill, Marianne Faithful was Mick's girlfriend...never Keith's, I believe.

 
Nah ... actually, she was with Mick first, then Keith. 
Great song, great album. But I can't seem to work that zipper on my monitor...
eastcoast wrote:
Rolling Stones in their prime. One of my favorite albums.
One of mine too. Love Ry's slide on this number, they really were hot at this time! Sway, Moonlight Mile, Wild Horses, what an album!
Lazaerus wrote:
Geez, you're close minded... do you have any idea how old Mick and the gang were when this song was released, far from being a "pensioner" from any stretch of the mind. And if you have a problem with older people singing, well, to bad for you.
Geez, you've got no SOH. You did see the smiley, right? Here's another few to remind you of what they look like :) :) :) Oh, and I don't have much change out of 50 myself, so I'm not going to be slagging off old people seeing as I'm virtually one myself.
Up until I started listening to RP I was thoroughly sick and fed up of the Stones as all their classics were repeated ad bloody nauseam on the radio, and IMHO weren't much cop anyway. RP playing the lesser-known, and far better, tracks, particularly the bluesy numbers, has changed my opinion of old Rubber Lips and his mates substantially for the better. This one gets 8 from the Nottingham jury.
Geez, you're close minded... do you have any idea how old Mick and the gang were when this song was released, far from being a "pensioner" from any stretch of the mind. And if you have a problem with older people singing, well, to bad for you. fredriley wrote:
I'm not normally a Stones fan - if I want to listen to pensioners singing I'll troop down to the local Darby & Joan club ;-) - but I do like the slide guitar in the backing to this number, so an unusual 7 for old rubber lips and his mates from the Nottingham jury.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Not about drugs per se, about a car accident victim given morphine for pain.
Really, I want to visit your world, sounds like a nice place.
I owned this album, but don't remember this song. In the 70s, my favorite Stones album was Black and Blue "cause it didn't sound like the Stones." Seems the older I get, the more I like them... especially some of their really early stuff.
coffee-eyes wrote:
I was fascinated by this song when I was a kid in the 70s. Somehow, in my teenage mind, it made drugs seem both frightening and cool. Maybe because the lyrics are so honest. Hmm.
I'm way over teen age and still think that drugs are frightening... and cool, in some way. :chillpill:
I was fascinated by this song when I was a kid in the 70s. Somehow, in my teenage mind, it made drugs seem both frightening and cool. Maybe because the lyrics are so honest. Hmm.
One of the most shocking songs I've ever heard. Painfully truthful... Was this originally a Marianne Faithful's song?
I'm not normally a Stones fan - if I want to listen to pensioners singing I'll troop down to the local Darby & Joan club ;-) - but I do like the slide guitar in the backing to this number, so an unusual 7 for old rubber lips and his mates from the Nottingham jury.
If you sniff on the cover of 'Sticky Fingers' you'll get high! Excellent song though ...
birdland wrote:
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, June 3, 1972 Exile on Main St. Tour. Yeah.
you lucky son of a gun...
Wasn't bad in Madison in 1997, either! birdland wrote:
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, June 3, 1972 Exile on Main St. Tour. Yeah.
Wonderfully desolate.
:jump: :motor: :yell: :guitarist: :bananapiano: :sunny: Ya HAD ta Bee There......................... Big Bob (Age has its Drawbacks.......... But Great Memories is not one of Them)
merkin_muffley wrote:
It doesn't get much better than this. To see them around this time must have been fantastic.
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, June 3, 1972 Exile on Main St. Tour. Yeah.
Not about drugs per se, about a car accident victim given morphine for pain.
When I listened to this as a kid I knew that I would never,ever do drugs. Ever. And then one day I picked up the guitar :guitarist:
Bill, Marianne Faithful was Mick's girlfriend...never Keith's, I believe.
It doesn't get much better than this. To see them around this time must have been fantastic.
Honestly - I'm making an illustration right now of a clinic, and in it the doctor has no face and I hear singing in the background "Why does the doctor have no face?" . . . creepy
Yeah, Impossible to improve on, yet raspy sexy Mary Anne really does it best. Dig out her album 'Blazing away' and you can hear some other superb things. 'Why'd you do it she said...why'd you do it she said...." dionysius wrote:
My favorite Marianne Faithfull song, too!
eastcoast wrote:
Rolling Stones in their prime. One of my favorite albums.
My favorite Marianne Faithfull song, too!
Rolling Stones in their prime. One of my favorite albums.
Harpua wrote:
Way back when the Stones still mattered
Seen 'em lately? They matter now. Rich and older, for sure, but still the best live act going.
wish/hope rp will put the live version on the rotation... as well as Paint it Black, which hasn't made it on onto the playlist...
xkolibuul wrote:
Audacious? Its a more detailed, grounded, and passionful comment than most of the negative screeds here. What's wrong with that? This is not my favorite Stones tune by any means, but I certainly understand where NewFee is coming from.
I take issue not because of the level of detail, but because NewFee's is an attack on people and their understanding (or lack) of music. Most of the "negative screed" on RP is directed at the music/artist/genre, followed closely by posts that bash the hell out of people for "not getting it" or disliking a majority favorite.
ploafmaster wrote:
Wow...just...wow...that's pretty much all I can say to such an audacious attack.
"Audacious". I like that. I'm still chuckling here...
Audacious? Its a more detailed, grounded, and passionful comment than most of the negative screeds here. What's wrong with that? This is not my favorite Stones tune by any means, but I certainly understand where NewFee is coming from. ploafmaster wrote:
Wow...just...wow...that's pretty much all I can say to such an audacious attack.
NewFee wrote:
Weird comments here. This song, and a scant few others, *is* rock and roll. I think if you don't like this, you simply aren't open to rock music and lyrics on their own merit and understanding their context. Something is blocking your ability to judge music by the Rolling Stones; their image, longevity, other people raving on too much about them, a bad trip; I don't know what. But this song will long outlive the 20 songs played before it and the 20 played after it, whatever the hell those other songs are.
Wow...just...wow...that's pretty much all I can say to such an audacious attack.
Weird comments here. This song, and a scant few others, *is* rock and roll. I think if you don't like this, you simply aren't open to rock music and lyrics on their own merit and understanding their context. Something is blocking your ability to judge music by the Rolling Stones; their image, longevity, other people raving on too much about them, a bad trip; I don't know what. But this song will long outlive the 20 songs played before it and the 20 played after it, whatever the hell those other songs are.
Way back when the Stones still mattered
love/hate this song
Ooo, wow. Back from the GOOD old days. This here is a ten.