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The Rolling Stones — Winter
Album: Goats Head Soup
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Released: 1973
Length: 5:26
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And it sure been a cold, cold winter
And the wind ain't been blowin' from the south
It's sure been a cold, cold winter
And a lotta love is all burned out

It sure been a hard, hard winter
My feet been draggin' 'cross the ground
And I hope it's gonna be a long, hot summer
And a lotta love will be burnin' bright

And I wish I been out in California
When the lights on all the Christmas trees went out
But I been burnin' my bell, book and candle
And the restoration plays have all gone 'round

It sure been a cold, cold winter
My feet been draggin' 'cross the ground
And the fields has all been brown and fallow
And the springtime take a long way around

Yeah, and I wish I been out in Stone Canyon
When the lights on all the Christmas trees went out
But I been burnin' my bell, book and candle
And the restoration plays have all gone 'round

Sometimes I think about you, baby
Sometimes I cry about you

Sometimes I wanna wrap my coat around you
Sometimes I wanna keep you warm
Sometimes I wanna wrap my coat around you
Sometimes I wanna but I can't afford you
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It sure been a hard, hard winter

Not here in NYC. It's Feb. 23 but at 50 F is more like April 1. And not a snowflake in sight. 
THE BAND of OUR LIFETIME
The standard by which all Rock Bands will forever be judged -
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly -



 justin4kick wrote:
Calliphonia?
 
Cahaaliphonia.
 ziakut wrote:
I realize that my warped, demented design sense...sees this cover art looking like a close up on a crotch of thin material with MJ's face appearing thru a thin, transparent material. Is this intended as a sequel to 'Sticky Fingers' artwork? Sheesh.
 
well said 
wiki info:

The album cover was designed by Ray Lawrence and photographed by David Bailey, a friend of Jagger's who had worked with The Rolling Stones since 1964. The portrait of Jagger on the front cover was approximately life size in the original 12-inch LP format. Jagger was reluctant to be shot enveloped by a pink chiffon veil, which Bailey said was meant to look like "Katharine Hepburn in The African Queen". The album's gatefold has all the band members wrapped around a similar fabric.
Calliphonia?
 LaurieinTucson wrote:


bill G says this comment made it hard to "unsee" that image
(you really never saw that until now?)
 

I don't even see it NOW. 
Looks like a thin scarf on Jagger's face being blown upward to me.
Same as the pix of the other band members.
Keith on the back cover and Watts, Wyman and Taylor inside.
Maybe it's a chick thing, Laurie.


Oh my.... I never saw that before. And Bill, I too will never be able to "unsee" it. Oh my....

Thanks to the Stones and Bill G. for making my life more fun and very strange.
 ziakut wrote:
I realize that my warped, demented design sense...sees this cover art looking like a close up on a crotch of thin material with MJ's face appearing thru a thin, transparent material. Is this intended as a sequel to 'Sticky Fingers' artwork? Sheesh.
 

Could it be a shirt with a leather tie lace up?  Wiki says-

The album cover was designed by Ray Lawrence and photographed by David Bailey, a friend of Jagger's who had worked with The Rolling Stones since 1964. The portrait of Jagger on the front cover was approximately life size in the original 12-inch LPformat. Jagger was reluctant to be shot enveloped by a pink chiffon veil, which Bailey said was meant to look like "Katharine Hepburn in The African Queen". The album's gatefold has all the band members wrapped around a similar fabric.[13] [14].
 ziakut wrote:
I realize that my warped, demented design sense...sees this cover art looking like a close up on a crotch of thin material with MJ's face appearing thru a thin, transparent material. Is this intended as a sequel to 'Sticky Fingers' artwork? Sheesh.
 

bill G says this comment made it hard to "unsee" that image
(you really never saw that until now?)
 Proclivities wrote:

That is the cover, but the original vinyl version came with an insert/mini-poster of a goat head in a cauldron of soup.  That may be the image you're thinking of.  I still have it...somewhere.
 

I have a bootleg called It's Only Goats Head Soup, containing alternate studio cuts from GHS and IORR, with this as a cover.  On the production release the cover was as is displayed here on RP, but the cardboard sleeve inside the album had this image.
Sure has been a cold ,cold winter. Very fitting for this bastard of a winter we are having this year. Thanks Bill for another great song in the mix! 
 bwild wrote:
This is not the cover art I remember for this album, 
 
That is the cover, but the original vinyl version came with an insert/mini-poster of a goat head in a cauldron of soup.  That may be the image you're thinking of.  I still have it...somewhere.
I realize that my warped, demented design sense...sees this cover art looking like a close up on a crotch of thin material with MJ's face appearing thru a thin, transparent material. Is this intended as a sequel to 'Sticky Fingers' artwork? Sheesh.
 bwild wrote:
This is not the cover art I remember for this album, 

 
What?  There's no mention of any other "alternate cover" for GHS.  Did Keith give you a bootleg promo copy?

Here's what it says on Wiki:

>> The album cover was designed by Ray Lawrence and photographed by David Bailey, a friend of Jagger's who had worked with The Rolling Stones since 1964. The portrait of Jagger on the front cover was approximately life size in the original 12-inch LP format. Jagger was reluctant to be shot involved by a pink chiffon veil, which Bailey said was meant to look like "Katharine Hepburn in The African Queen". The album's gatefold has all the band members wrapped around a similar fabric.<<
 bwild wrote:
This is not the cover art I remember for this album, 

 
no?
it's how it was on the original album
 h8rhater wrote:

Yeah, those Rollings Stones just dropped off right the face of the earth in the wake of Taylor's meteoric rise to prominence after he left the band.  All those great songs he wrote, the platinum albums, and all those sold out world wide tours across the 4 decades since.  Mick and Keith must be going crazy sitting in their dilapidated flats outside of London thinking about what might have been.

 
Not to mention the other Stones like Bill, who quit a few years later and went off to weave baskets, and Charlie, who stayed on but took up selling meth packets in Hackney from his once-new-but-now-decrepit Aston Martin...
 capandjudy wrote:

As a musician Mick Taylor was a couple of notches above the other Rolling Stones. I guess that he was "too good." What a dilemma.

 
Yeah, those Rollings Stones just dropped off right the face of the earth in the wake of Taylor's meteoric rise to prominence after he left the band.  All those great songs he wrote, the platinum albums, and all those sold out world wide tours across the 4 decades since.  Mick and Keith must be going crazy sitting in their dilapidated flats outside of London thinking about what might have been.
great track. 
 black321 wrote:
Mick T. has some real tasty licks on this, and just listen to Keith's strumming...intense and dynamic.

 
Rhythm guitar on this track is 100% Mick Jagger.
This is not the cover art I remember for this album, 
funny that this is my psd gift (had to tune out Brahms), early March and all the built up snow is melting, brighter evening sun is just starting to set, Mick and the Stones help me move past todays mini-battles and shriek-fests   This is Real Classical Music   love it
 Cynaera wrote:
Oh, man - this is what rock and roll SHOULD be.  I love it that I've never heard it before, even with my advanced years.  Excellent work from Mick and the boys. Thanks to whoever uploaded it, and thanks and praises be to Bill and Rebecca for putting it on the playlist. {#Notworthy}

 
Beauty and Joy

Stones, some awesome music from them through troubled times 
{#Clap} I like this. 
{#Daisy}{#Bounce}{#Daisy}
{#Foot-in-mouth}
 zigzag wrote:
It's so weird hearing the Stones when they had someone who could actually play guitar.

Mick Taylor - sublime. 

 
As a musician Mick Taylor was a couple of notches above the other Rolling Stones. I guess that he was "too good." What a dilemma.
 zigzag wrote:
It's so weird hearing the Stones when they had someone who could actually play guitar.

 
Yeah, Ronnie and Keef can't play or write worth shit. What are they doing in a band like the Stones? They ought'a be playing in some grubby little redneck joint outside of Palookaville.

{#Rolleyes}
Back when buying a Stone's album was a necessity.  As noted elsewhere and by others, Mick Taylor added a color to this band that faded out by "It's Only Rock and Roll."
as much as I love the stones, dripping strings just does not seem to fit a " blues " band...then again they havn't been a blues band from micks glitter days....{#Headache}
 jchap5 wrote:

Well said. Over time, instant gratification becomes somewhat less gratifying. The beauty of RP is the variety and element of surprise. I find myself going to my itunes library only if I don't have internet access, pandora if I really just have to focus on work. I can't work to RP, because I am inevitably drawn onto the site to see what comments have been posted.

 
Same with me.  Love RP.  Really enjoy the RP community.  
 buddy wrote:
I still miss her after all these years, my beautiful bride, so brilliant and strong and forever young, in the Spring of her life, nothing but a field of all possibilities ahead of her...before her own Winter came all too soon...I still love the girl you were back then, baby, when you still loved me unabashedly.

 
you said it all, buddy....





Mick T. has some real tasty licks on this, and just listen to Keith's strumming...intense and dynamic.
 Cynaera wrote:
Oh, man - this is what rock and roll SHOULD be.  I love it that I've never heard it before, even with my advanced years.  Excellent work from Mick and the boys. Thanks to whoever uploaded it, and thanks and praises be to Bill and Rebecca for putting it on the playlist. {#Notworthy}
 

miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...  love this album...

This tends to be an underrated album these days, but back in 73 they were at one of their many creative peaks and this was a gem.  This song was one of my favs back then and brings back memories that are at once fond and wistfully sad...beautiful people in my life then that have fallen away over the years...exciting discoveries almost daily...to be young and knowing you'd live forever and the best days would surely come if you just didn't push on it...and I still miss her after all these years, my beautiful bride, so brilliant and strong and forever young, in the Spring of her life, nothing but a field of all possibilities ahead of her...before her own Winter came all too soon...I still love the girl you were back then, baby, when you still loved me unabashedly.
Love this!
 Stratocaster wrote:
Ohhhh....I missed this 2 days ago.

Damn.

I have loved this song for almost 40 years.  And, while I can play it anytime I want on my iPod....there is nothing like being surprised by a favourite song on the radio. 
 
Well said. Over time, instant gratification becomes somewhat less gratifying. The beauty of RP is the variety and element of surprise. I find myself going to my itunes library only if I don't have internet access, pandora if I really just have to focus on work. I can't work to RP, because I am inevitably drawn onto the site to see what comments have been posted.
One of the best albums of all time (imho), Bit of a country music feel to it,with some blues thrown in.
Been so long since I've heard this that I almost forget I ever did. Great tune. Everything works. Jagger's really singing, the guitar is not half dead, and the lyrics speak to everyone. Rock on. 
I am also enjoying this ...{#Motor}...most excellent guitar 
It's so weird hearing the Stones when they had someone who could actually play guitar.

Mick Taylor - sublime. 
 linzie wrote:
Haven't heard this....but I like it, I like it a LOT!
 
Ditto.
Haven't heard this....but I like it, I like it a LOT!
Thank you Master DJ!
Very Cool August choice 
This is really good, didn't know they had it in them. Will get the album, via the link of course.
Sometimes it's just so easy to forget how good these guys were at their peak. Peace.
 mjmurphy61 wrote:
Probably my favorite stones song of all time! Lots of friends who are stones fans make a wierd face when I say this like they don't know what song I'm talking about. Thanks for playing this!
 
Unique.
 rconlon wrote:
At least something from the Stones I haven't heard a bazillion times. Quite nice Bill.
 
Look deeper... there's a lot more where this came from.
been listening to them casually for 20 years and have never heard this song.  what a catalogue!
Ohhhh....I missed this 2 days ago.

Damn.

I have loved this song for almost 40 years.  And, while I can play it anytime I want on my iPod....there is nothing like being surprised by a favourite song on the radio. 
A very underrated album.
Strings.  Lovely.
I'm with you, not a big fan but this is one of their songs that I like. 

 
Byronape wrote:
As a rule, I don't like the Stones with the exception of a few select songs.  This is added to the list of songs I like.
 


Can't believe they released a version of this with Star Star censored of one variation of the most useful word in the English language.  What fuckers.


 mjmurphy61 wrote:
Um. The album title says "goats head soap"! Ha!
 
You do have to use a specially-blended soap to wash a goat's head; you didn't know about that?
Yeesh! What a feckin' awful wail at the start - it hurt my ears and I had to mute. I'm a semi-fan of the Stones, but this is one is a real sucker and no mistake.
As a rule, I don't like the Stones with the exception of a few select songs.  This is added to the list of songs I like.
Um. The album title says "goats head soap"! Ha!
Probably my favorite stones song of all time! Lots of friends who are stones fans make a wierd face when I say this like they don't know what song I'm talking about. Thanks for playing this!
{#Clap}

Yes!
At least something from the Stones I haven't heard a bazillion times. Quite nice Bill.
Oh, man - this is what rock and roll SHOULD be.  I love it that I've never heard it before, even with my advanced years.  Excellent work from Mick and the boys. Thanks to whoever uploaded it, and thanks and praises be to Bill and Rebecca for putting it on the playlist. {#Notworthy}
 Barman wrote:

I think that many of these songs would have been highly praised if they had been included in Exile on main street - and they could have been, since the most of them were composed in the very same period.

 
They would have fit nicely in It's Only Rock and Roll, another incredibly under-appreciated (along with Goats Head Soup), Rolling Stones album.

Need to get this and "It's Only Rock and Roll" even if just for the Mick Taylor guitar playing!
Digging this {#Mrgreen}
 treatment_bound wrote:

Cool, I certainly stand corrected.  Somebody out there remembers Goats Head.  It sure is nice to hear Stones' cuts which haven't been played to death once in awhile.

Once in college (Univ. of Minn.) on the local campus station, they offered to play any requests they had in their library on a show after midnight.  Being a bunch of goofs up at 2:00 AM, we called in for Star Star, thinking there was no way in hell they'd play it.  Much to our surprise, it made it on the air (for about 2 minutes, anyway). 

The DJ must have been a Tull fan or something...

 
I think that many of these songs would have been highly praised if they had been included in Exile on main street - and they could have been, since the most of them were composed in the very same period.

This song makes me sentimental for my college dorm room, cheap beer and fewer responsibilities.
 bbryan wrote:
Kind of a Stones take on Van Morrison...
 
Ahhh yes, maybe that's why I don't like it......  Got a whiny quality to it. 

Kind of a Stones take on Van Morrison...
Very nice!
Great album! This track......meh.
 rickhoran wrote:
when i was a kid i had the 45 with silver train and angie. i never listened to angie, but i played the hell out of silver train. Actually now being elderly, when i listen to this i turn up winter, coming down again and star star.
treatment_bound wrote:

Yeah, outside of Angie & Heartbreaker, the rest of this album has pretty much been forgotten by everyone.
Track listing

All songs written and composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Dancing with Mr. D"  4:53
2."100 Years Ago"  3:59
3."Coming Down Again"  5:54
4."Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)"  3:26
5."Angie"  4:33
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."Silver Train"  4:27
7."Hide Your Love"  4:12
8."Winter"  5:30
9."Can You Hear the Music"  5:31
10."Star Star"  4:25


 
 
Cool, I certainly stand corrected.  Somebody out there remembers Goats Head.  It sure is nice to hear Stones' cuts which haven't been played to death once in awhile.

Once in college (Univ. of Minn.) on the local campus station, they offered to play any requests they had in their library on a show after midnight.  Being a bunch of goofs up at 2:00 AM, we called in for Star Star, thinking there was no way in hell they'd play it.  Much to our surprise, it made it on the air (for about 2 minutes, anyway). 

The DJ must have been a Tull fan or something...

when i was a kid i had the 45 with silver train and angie. i never listened to angie, but i played the hell out of silver train. Actually now being elderly, when i listen to this i turn up winter, coming down again and star star.
treatment_bound wrote:

Yeah, outside of Angie & Heartbreaker, the rest of this album has pretty much been forgotten by everyone.
Track listing

All songs written and composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Dancing with Mr. D"  4:53
2."100 Years Ago"  3:59
3."Coming Down Again"  5:54
4."Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)"  3:26
5."Angie"  4:33
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."Silver Train"  4:27
7."Hide Your Love"  4:12
8."Winter"  5:30
9."Can You Hear the Music"  5:31
10."Star Star"  4:25


 


 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Well... here's one you don't hear everyday.

Thanks Bill!
 
Yeah, outside of Angie & Heartbreaker, the rest of this album has pretty much been forgotten by everyone.
Track listing

All songs written and composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Dancing with Mr. D"  4:53
2."100 Years Ago"  3:59
3."Coming Down Again"  5:54
4."Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)"  3:26
5."Angie"  4:33
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."Silver Train"  4:27
7."Hide Your Love"  4:12
8."Winter"  5:30
9."Can You Hear the Music"  5:31
10."Star Star"  4:25



I know that I owned this thing "back in the day" but it's like I've never heard this thing before. Strange

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Well... here's one you don't hear everyday.

Thanks Bill!
 


Well... here's one you don't hear everyday.

Thanks Bill!
Very smooth Stones. I like it alot!
Weird coincidence. I bought this album on vinyl just yesterday, and remember thinking to myself that I haven't heard it on RP.

Nice. 
 calypsus_1 wrote:

The Rolling Stones - "Tell Me (You're Coming Back)" Live (1964):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5HNk5adESE   (*)

"Brian Jones virtually started the Rolling Stones. Give him props, yo."

* This video was completely forgotten until someone fix it. ABKCO Music & Records Inc.: let alone the music community and music lovers. What harm does this little video? With this behavior, ABKCO will not be the worst enemies of artists and music as folk art? Spirit of petty persecution!"


 
Gone. Pulled. Censored.  Good try, Calypsus_1, but the forces of censorship have won again. And now, they're trying to rewrite history because certain parts of it are not "acceptible." This scares me.


Angie....Aaaaaangie......