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The Rolling Stones — Out of Control
Album: Bridges to Babylon
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Total ratings: 337









Released: 1997
Length: 4:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I was out in the city
I was out in the rain
I was feeling down hearted
I was drinking again
I was standing by the bridges
Where the dark water flows
I was talking to a stranger
About times long ago
I was young
I was foolish
I was angry
I was vain
I was charming
I was lucky
Tell me how have I changed
Now I'm out
Oh out of control
Now I'm out
Oh out of control
Oh help me now
And the girls in the doorway
And the boys in the game
And the drunks and the homeless
They all know me
And the police on the corner
Give a nod and a wave
As they point me
To my final destination
I was young
I was foolish
I was angry
I was vain
I was charming
Feeling lucky
Tell me how have I changed
Now I'm out
Oh out of control
Now I'm out
Oh out of control
Oh help me now
In the hotel I'm excited
By the smile on her face
But I wondered
How was time
Gonna change her
I was young
I was foolish
I was angry
I was vain
I was charming
I was out there
Tell me how have I changed
Now I'm out
Oh out of control
Oh I'm out
Oh out of control
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This sounds like a different version than the studio album.  Excellent version of a song that you just don't hear enough.  Of all the later tunes by the band, this one is the most well received in concert.  They really amp it up.
First listen, must hear again before rating. Don't know how I missed this one.
 Johray63 wrote:
That bassline's indeed unforgetable, 'cause it's about the same as the one in Papa Was A Rolling Stone (irony) by the Temptations. The same goes for the guitar(effect) and drums.
 
Well if anyone would get away with ripping off Papa Was a Rolling Stone....
nice!  i really liked this whole album when it came out. good ole rock n roll.
 redstorm wrote:
Johray63 wrote: That bassline's indeed unforgetable, 'cause it's about the same as the one in Papa Was A Rolling Stone (irony) by the Temptations. The same goes for the guitar(effect) and drums.
One man's irony, is another man's copyright infringement


 
"About the same"? Maybe: different notes, different phrasing. I think it's pretty clear they were mimicking the sound of that song in the quiet parts of this song. They've covered at least three songs by The Temptations, so it's shouldn't be a surprise if they would emulate their sound.  Mimicking or copying the production sound of another recording is not "copyright infringement"; the two songs have entirely different chord progressions and melodies.
Incarnated Jagger on the cover ?{#Ask}
Nah,can't be,I don't believe in spirits and such,, !

Nice album thou.
I think I like this better than their classic stuff. For some reason never been a fan of their older music, but this is kinda nice..

Never get tired of this song. Classic stuff.
I saw Bridges to Babylon tour in Norman Oklahoma. I was able to get my son to go with me and it was such a blast.  He was into Marilyn Manson at the time but admitted to enjoy the concert. {#Dancingbanana_2}
 redstorm wrote:
Johray63 wrote: That bassline's indeed unforgetable, 'cause it's about the same as the one in Papa Was A Rolling Stone (irony) by the Temptations. The same goes for the guitar(effect) and drums.
One man's irony, is another man's copyright infringement


 
It's the Nixon defense: when an RIAA artist does it it's not copyright infringement!

Maybe Mick should have thrown in a few lines from Bittersweet Symphony.

I saw the Bridges to Babylon tour when it came to Syracuse Carrier Dome. Mick n' the Boys were their usual killer selves. The camera for the stage video screen happened to find former NY governor George Pataki in the audience that night, who was widely razzed by the crowd. They loved the Stones but hated him! LOL!!  

{#High-five} 

 
Johray63 wrote: That bassline's indeed unforgetable, 'cause it's about the same as the one in Papa Was A Rolling Stone (irony) by the Temptations. The same goes for the guitar(effect) and drums.
One man's irony, is another man's copyright infringement


Oh Yeah, Bill !!! Great Tune.
I forgot about this album.....like this song a lot!

 Johray63 wrote:
That bassline's indeed unforgetable, 'cause it's about the same as the one in Papa Was A Rolling Stone (irony) by the Temptations. The same goes for the guitar(effect) and drums.
 
Totally.

 gypsyman wrote:
I want this. I will have it.

You won't be standing in a long line. Not to worry. 


I want this. I will have it.
There was a version of this tune on a Stones concert tape that PBS used for a fundraiser which is as good as anything they ever did. Check it out here https://youtube.com/watch?v=XN3pRn6nsWs Didn't happen too often the last few CDs/tours, but that night they really blew the roof off the dump.
Originally Posted by Heathen: This track is proof indeed that the Stones can still rock. :notworthy:
Yes!!! They can rock their grandchildren's cradle!! :D :D
This track is proof indeed that the Stones can still rock. :notworthy:
At first I thought this was a new song by a band called The The. But a couple of minutes into the song I began to realize it was The Rolling Stones. I enjoyed this song. :wave:
It\'s nice hearing something by the Stones other than \"Wild Horses,\" \"Time Is On My Side,\" and \"Satisfaction\". I mean, I like all those songs a lot, but it\'s good hearing some of the other stuff from this band. I didn\'t even recognize this as them at first. It\'s a great song.
Originally Posted by Relayer: sounds good, thanks for playing something deeper in their catalog.
agreed. I think this is the best track from Bridges to Babylon.
sounds good, thanks for playing something deeper in their catalog.
Originally Posted by Johray63: That bassline's indeed unforgetable, 'cause it's about the same as the one in Papa Was A Rolling Stone (irony) by the Temptations. The same goes for the guitar(effect) and drums.
And those first few notes of the harmonica solo are exactly from the song. Nice touch (homage :rolleyes:)
That bassline\'s indeed unforgetable, \'cause it\'s about the same as the one in Papa Was A Rolling Stone (irony) by the Temptations. The same goes for the guitar(effect) and drums.