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The Rolling Stones — Miss You
Album: Some Girls
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Released: 1978
Length: 4:39
Plays (last 30 days): 3
I've been holding out so long
I've been sleeping all alone
Lord I miss you
I've been hanging on the phone
I've been sleeping all alone
I want to kiss you

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh

Well, I've been haunted in my sleep
You've been starring in my dreams
Lord I miss you
I've been waiting in the hall
Been waiting on your call
When the phone rings
It's just some friends of mine that say,
"Hey, what's the matter man?
We're gonna come around at twelve
With some Puerto Rican girls that are just dyin' to meet you.
We're gonna bring a case of wine
Hey, let's go mess and fool around
You know, like we used to"

Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah

Oh everybody waits so long
Oh baby why you wait so long
Won't you come on! Come on!

I've been walking in Central Park
Singing after dark
People think I'm crazy
I've been stumbling on my feet
Shuffling through the street
Asking people, "What's the matter with you boy?"

Sometimes I want to say to myself
Sometimes I say

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
I won't miss you child

I guess I'm lying to myself
It's just you and no one else
Lord I won't miss you child
You've been blotting out my mind
Fooling on my time
No, I won't miss you, baby, yeah

Lord, I miss you child

Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah

Lord, I miss you child

Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah

Lord, I miss you child

Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah aaah
Aaah aaah aaah aaah
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Never ones to slavishly follow trends, but always influenced by the times,
the Stones spent
more than one night at Studio 54 in the late 70's, and 'MISS YOU' was the result.
SOME GIRLS was Keith's 'recovery' album.
Off smack, and not yet a lush, his guitar work with Ronnie Wood, had never been better.

Love that bass line!
No one has mentioned the cover of the vinyl version of this album.   For those who've only seen a CD or stream, it  was two parts, allowing you to slide it and change the faces in the wig catalog.  One of the best of all time IMHO.
 njegbers wrote:

There are hundreds of meanings for "PSD", a.o. in the Acronymfinder, none of them related to listening to a playlist or something like that.
So what does it mean when used here?
 
The 'Next' button used to be called the 'PSD' (Play Something Different) button, and it's caught on...
 rdloewen wrote:
PSD
 
There are hundreds of meanings for "PSD", a.o. in the Acronymfinder, none of them related to listening to a playlist or something like that.
So what does it mean when used here?
MOM took me to see the Stones in '78 at Anaheim stadium when I was 14,for the Some Girls tour . We stood in line all night to get the best place in centerfield. When the gates opened i sorely regretted having my binoculars around my neck as i was carried off my feet my the mob and the binocs were crushing my chest. Scary moment , but so worth the wait and scare! The Outlaws, and Peter Tosh opened . My Uncle Tim was my hero keeping me on his shoulders so I could see, way longer than he should have.  Epic Day! Memories of Tosh flicking many Joints into the crowd, Jagger Dancing on the roofs of R.V.'s for an amazing "Shattered", and the Outlaw's amazing double Guitar solos totally in-sync . 
Tickets were 8 bucks. That same year , Mom gave up her ticket , so I could go with her "Old Man" (as she called Jim) to see Eric Clapton at the Santa Monica Civic for the Slowhand Tour. Those two shows made quite an impact on that 14 year old kid.  Thanks Mom!
One of the Stones best. Especially like Charlie Watt's dominant drums.
Top track from Mick and the boys,simply oozing with cool 🎸🍺🎸
PSD
One of the great summer songs of all time, still can picture 
myself on the beach as a youngster hearing this in 78....
Miss you, Carsti! πŸ–€
That bass line!
Whatsa matta whichu buoy?
there is a Rolling Stone song for every occasion in life
 coloradojohn wrote:
This was The Rolling Stones at their peak, in my opinion... It was amazing, how they pulled off so many styles on this... There was a prevailing 'Disco sucks!" atmosphere among us then at my High School, and Country, well, that was crap some of our parents listened to on transistor radios while grilling burgers and drinking cheap beer out on the back porch ... We wanted Rock n Roll, with a genuine passion... I recall being blown away by 'When the Whip Comes Down,' and this fantastic song... I also remember some of my friends' older siblings initially feeling let down with this effort that summer of '78, complaining, "The Stones sold out, man β€” they've gone way too Pop-ish β€” give me 'Exile On Main Street' or 'Sticky Fingers!'" and, "What's up with that cover β€” are they all 'trannies' now?" and after they performed music from this record on TV, some lamented, "Mick and Keith are like a gay couple now, it's disgusting!" Soon enough, we realized, detractors be damned, this was one phenomenal record: every single song was eminently danceable and perfect for sing-along. They flaunted essence of R&B, flirted with Country with tongue firmly in cheek, and ROCKED OUR WORLD! By 'Tattoo You,' though, most of us had to agree that they had veered a bit far into Disco, and we wanted the harder Rock edge other bands had.
 
I agreed all the way until the end.  I still remember them airing the promotional video for Miss You on the Jerry Lewis Telethon as a kid.  Check it out on Youtube and imagine it on that Telethon.  Mind melting.

However, the songs on Tattoo You all had their genesis in that "harder rock edge" era around the time of Exile and were far less Disco-y than either this disc or Emotional Rescue.  While Start Me Up isn't my favorite song from the album, it certainly is no disco-style number.  The back side of Tattoo is loaded with tracks that have more in common with Exile, Goat's Head, and IORR. 
That Mick Driver sure can sing Still love this song




Loved it when it came out in 1978.
Love it today.
If you're interested in an eleven minute (+) outtake, check this out.
I've listened to the whole thing and it's good fun, especially if you're a major Stones fan.
Good sound quality too . . .

MissYou-11:39-outtake
 Tomasni wrote:
Long Live                                                                                                                                      Radio Paradise
                                                                                                                                                   9 - OUTSTANDING
 
Yes, this track is outstanding, and today is the day I gave it the +1 to the coveted 10 spot....Long Live RP!!
Long Live                                                                                                                                      Radio Paradise
                                                                                                                                                   9 - OUTSTANDING
I've been blessed by the full-cache-downloaded and paused-song-restarts loop (no idea what the technological reason is) - no complaints here since I've gotten an impromptu "replay" feature that I don't always know how to duplicate.  Still, this song is fun enough to enjoy a few times in a row, so that's cool.   This one's close to a 10 though I'll keep it at a 9 for now....Long Live RP!!
I always think a lot of of this album as essentially New York.  I was in High School, an art school, and there were fights between the rock kids and the disco kids.  So it was quite an interesting thing when the Stones, and then Blondie (I was already all-in to Punk and New Wave) 'went disco'.

"People dressed in plastic bags directing traffic"  HAS to be about this guy who would stand in the intersection of 14th Street and 1st Ave  wearing a black plastic bag ... directing traffic.
 coloradojohn wrote:
This was The Rolling Stones at their peak, in my opinion... It was amazing, how they pulled off so many styles on this... There was a prevailing 'Disco sucks!" atmosphere among us then at my High School, and Country, well, that was crap some of our parents listened to on transistor radios while grilling burgers and drinking cheap beer out on the back porch ... We wanted Rock n Roll, with a genuine passion... I recall being blown away by 'When the Whip Comes Down,' and this fantastic song... I also remember some of my friends' older siblings initially feeling let down with this effort that summer of '78, complaining, "The Stones sold out, man β€” they've gone way too Pop-ish β€” give me 'Exile On Main Street' or 'Sticky Fingers!'" and, "What's up with that cover β€” are they all 'trannies' now?" and after they performed music from this record on TV, some lamented, "Mick and Keith are like a gay couple now, it's disgusting!" Soon enough, we realized, detractors be damned, this was one phenomenal record: every single song was eminently danceable and perfect for sing-along. They flaunted essence of R&B, flirted with Country with tongue firmly in cheek, and ROCKED OUR WORLD! By 'Tattoo You,' though, most of us had to agree that they had veered a bit far into Disco, and we wanted the harder Rock edge other bands had.
 
It's ironic you say that about Tattoo You given that it is primarily composed of unfinished songs from this era and on back to the aforementioned Exile era.

Otherwise, your sentiments on Some Girls are spot on!
{#Dancingbanana_2}
Get well soon, Mick!
 Carrizito wrote:
I really don't need to hear another Rolling Stone song. Ever.
 
Over the hill, are you?
Whatsamatterwitchuboy?
I like the game between the voice and the harmonica 
A master tape for MY and Start Me Up cut on the same day. (see Keith's biography for more details)
Most Disco Sucks.
Miss You shows the ability of The Stones to make many genres Kick Ass.
e.g. So you want disco, here's DISCO... 
{#Dancingbanana_2} Channeling my inner Jagger, pout and hip gyrations and all. 
Tell me now,
U want more?!
*spits on the floor*
To me 8 - Most Excellent  
now where did she put it, oh there! Got my Wiz-Wig on now!!! WOO-HOO ROCK IT  BABY   : )
I really don't need to hear another Rolling Stone song. Ever.
{#Notworthy}
 h8rhater wrote:
This makes me feel sorry for all the small indie bands.{#Cry}

 
There weren't quite as many small, indie bands back in 1978, or at least they weren't called that back then.  It's likely that most of the members of today's indie bands weren't even born yet.
{#Eek}
 deepwoodskev wrote:
 dancing okay nodding mick jagger thats cool GIF

 
The video that this is from (Start Me Up) is imho the funniest music video ever made.  The self-parody, hyper-cool posturings and mock seriousness is hysterical.

... some Puerto Rican girls just dyinn to meetchew."   We should all have Jagger moves!{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananapiano}


The CD/digital re-release from a couple of years ago has some bonus tracks that are hit and miss, sometimes too blue for blasting at parties, but overall worth seeking out. You may find a review of these tracks from me below or somewhere else on RP where I did not think they were worth it, but times change and I listened to it a few times last summer and changed my mind.

This track, along with several other RS songs (Beast of Burden, etc.) remind me of my party days, wow....like a lot of party goers...how the hell did I survive it all!?!?

I guess part of why I like these old party tracks is that I can remember the times listening to the music....whereas a lot of the rest of the party time I don't remember at all (how did I wake up here?) so there's that.  Of course, having a couple of the ladies dancing naked together to a song gets it stuck in the head too.

Long Live RP!


 dancing okay nodding mick jagger thats cool GIF
 phlattop wrote:

nah, there's a few good ones on Tattoo You ("Start Me Up", Little T&A" "Waiting on a Friend"). of course, some of those songs had been sitting around unfinished in some for–-"Friend" dates back to 71 or 72.

Then it's downhill.

 
Or, you just weren't listening to anything after that.   One or the other.

...and you didn't even list the best tracks off of Tattoo You.
EXACTLY! 
—————
sfyi2001 wrote:


                             Never ones to slavishly follow trends, but always influenced by the times,
               the Stones spent
more than one night at Studio 54 in the late 70's, and 'Miss You' was the result. 
              SOME GIRLS was Keith's 'recovery' album. Off smack, and not yet too fu@ked up by alcohol, his
                    guitar work with Ronnie Wood, especially on 'Beast of Burden', would never be better.
 


Whatsamatterwitchuboy?
 coloradojohn wrote:
This was The Rolling Stones at their peak, in my opinion... It was amazing, how they pulled off so many styles on this... There was a prevailing 'Disco sucks!" atmosphere among us then at my High School, and Country, well, that was crap some of our parents listened to on transistor radios while grilling burgers and drinking cheap beer out on the back porch ... We wanted Rock n Roll, with a genuine passion... I recall being blown away by 'When the Whip Comes Down,' and this fantastic song... I also remember some of my friends' older siblings initially feeling let down with this effort that summer of '78, complaining, "The Stones sold out, man — they've gone way too Pop-ish — give me 'Exile On Main Street' or 'Sticky Fingers!'" and, "What's up with that cover — are they all 'trannies' now?" and after they performed music from this record on TV, some lamented, "Mick and Keith are like a gay couple now, it's disgusting!" Soon enough, we realized, detractors be damned, this was one phenomenal record: every single song was eminently danceable and perfect for sing-along. They flaunted essence of R&B, flirted with Country with tongue firmly in cheek, and ROCKED OUR WORLD! By 'Tattoo You,' though, most of us had to agree that they had veered a bit far into Disco, and we wanted the harder Rock edge other bands had.

 
Love your stories.
 coloradojohn wrote:
This was The Rolling Stones at their peak, in my opinion...

 
Definitely, one of the few Stones albums that should be listened to in it's entirety {#Bananajam}
This was The Rolling Stones at their peak, in my opinion... It was amazing, how they pulled off so many styles on this... There was a prevailing 'Disco sucks!" atmosphere among us then at my High School, and Country, well, that was crap some of our parents listened to on transistor radios while grilling burgers and drinking cheap beer out on the back porch ... We wanted Rock n Roll, with a genuine passion... I recall being blown away by 'When the Whip Comes Down,' and this fantastic song... I also remember some of my friends' older siblings initially feeling let down with this effort that summer of '78, complaining, "The Stones sold out, man — they've gone way too Pop-ish — give me 'Exile On Main Street' or 'Sticky Fingers!'" and, "What's up with that cover — are they all 'trannies' now?" and after they performed music from this record on TV, some lamented, "Mick and Keith are like a gay couple now, it's disgusting!" Soon enough, we realized, detractors be damned, this was one phenomenal record: every single song was eminently danceable and perfect for sing-along. They flaunted essence of R&B, flirted with Country with tongue firmly in cheek, and ROCKED OUR WORLD! By 'Tattoo You,' though, most of us had to agree that they had veered a bit far into Disco, and we wanted the harder Rock edge other bands had.
When the stones are good they are epic.  Everyone in my kitchen loves this song.
Saw an interview with Keith Richards talking about the musical structure behind the song and the chord progressions, made me realize the guy is a really sophisticated musician besides being a hard core rock and roller too.  The chords and progressions are complex and unusual and Richards made a lot of them up.
This makes me feel sorry for all the small indie bands.{#Cry}
 BKardon wrote:

Title track!  Or Beast of Burden, Far Away Eyes, When the Whip Comes Down.  Damn, I need to pop it on right now.

 
Truly a classic album, It showcases the Glimmer Twins and their ability to adapt to so many different styles. So, they say, you want some disco, while here it is. And then we will do Far Away Eyes to show that we can do country music as well. 

And Shattered is crown on this vinyl. 
Jus' dyin' to meechoo.
Miserable so and so's.... it's a flipping excellent bass line!
 boontonite wrote:
This walking, octaves bass line showed up on a lot of songs right about this time.

 
disco?
overplayed everywhere...at least you played the edited shortened version  Thanks
This walking, octaves bass line showed up on a lot of songs right about this time.
"Disco Classic" says Bill.  Now it all makes sense! At the time of the release, I was wondering what Mic was up to with this; now it's kinda fun. Especially the sassy sax. 'Was the matta wichyou boy?!' 
This is a VERY good album.

The (Wood-Richards) guitar riffs are excellent!
 
Fu**ing masterpiece!!!! Please repeat it, Bill!!! {#Music}
 Grammarcop wrote:
Best song from this album is Shattered. 

 
Title track!  Or Beast of Burden, Far Away Eyes, When the Whip Comes Down.  Damn, I need to pop it on right now.
 Relayer wrote:
Great song, but I always have been annoyed by the bass line. Very disco-ish, wish they would re-record just the bass track.

 
Funny you should say that, Bill just introduced this as a disco classic
Best song from this album is Shattered. 
Great song, but I always have been annoyed by the bass line. Very disco-ish, wish they would re-record just the bass track.
 arserocket wrote:
wonderful

 
{#Hearteyes}
wonderful
 Steely_D wrote:
Any song that gets me singing along and tapping my feet to the point where my kids ask me to keep it down...that's a great song.

 

{#Roflol} 37 years just disappear...
oom-pah oom-pah oom-pah oom-pah
now where did she put it, oh there! Got my Wiz-Wig on now!!! WOO-HOO ROCK IT  BABY   : )
Not a big Stones fan, but this got my toe tapping!
 On_The_Beach wrote:
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
I thought this was the original cover. It is the one I remember from the 70s.
For legal reasons, some of the celebrities faces had to be removed.
I'd post the original, but hey, maybe I'd run into legal trouble, who knows?
It can be found on the Wiki page, along with this text:
"The album cover for Some Girls was designed by Peter Corriston, who would design the next three album covers as well, with illustrations by Hubert Kretzschmar. An elaborate die-cut design, with colours varying on different sleeves, it featured The Rolling Stones in garish drag alongside select female celebrities and lingerie ads. The cover immediately ran into trouble when Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minnelli (representing her mother Judy Garland), Raquel Welch, and the estate of Marilyn Monroe threatened legal action. The album was quickly reissued with a revised cover that removed all the celebrities whether they had complained or not, and were replaced with black and punk style garish colours with the phrase PARDON OUR APPEARANCE - COVER UNDER RE-CONSTRUCTION (found on most reissues since). Jagger later apologised to Minnelli when he encountered her during a party at the famous discothèque Studio 54. The only celebrity whose face was not removed was that of ex-Beatle George Harrison."


 
George certainly had a sense of humor. Didn't know about this cover's story.
 SmackDaddy wrote:
The last great Stones song.  Downhill from this point forward.

 
nah, there's a few good ones on Tattoo You ("Start Me Up", Little T&A" "Waiting on a Friend"). of course, some of those songs had been sitting around unfinished in some for–-"Friend" dates back to 71 or 72.

Then it's downhill.
getting my tambourine out!
Any song that gets me singing along and tapping my feet to the point where my kids ask me to keep it down...that's a great song.
 WonderLizard wrote:
More irony. Arcade Fire does a dance album, and the critics wring their hands. And what was this?

 
Irony?  Anyhow, this album came out before most (if not all) of the members of Arcade Fire were even born; why even make a comparison?
The last great Stones song.  Downhill from this point forward.
 WonderLizard wrote:
More irony. Arcade Fire does a dance album, and the critics wring their hands. And what was this?

 
Heh...yeah. Still this rocks a bit more than AF could...I think.
{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajumprope}
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
I thought this was the original cover. It is the one I remember from the 70s.
For legal reasons, some of the celebrities faces had to be removed.
I'd post the original, but hey, maybe I'd run into legal trouble, who knows?
It can be found on the Wiki page, along with this text:
"The album cover for Some Girls was designed by Peter Corriston, who would design the next three album covers as well, with illustrations by Hubert Kretzschmar. An elaborate die-cut design, with colours varying on different sleeves, it featured The Rolling Stones in garish drag alongside select female celebrities and lingerie ads. The cover immediately ran into trouble when Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minnelli (representing her mother Judy Garland), Raquel Welch, and the estate of Marilyn Monroe threatened legal action. The album was quickly reissued with a revised cover that removed all the celebrities whether they had complained or not, and were replaced with black and punk style garish colours with the phrase PARDON OUR APPEARANCE - COVER UNDER RE-CONSTRUCTION (found on most reissues since). Jagger later apologised to Minnelli when he encountered her during a party at the famous discothèque Studio 54. The only celebrity whose face was not removed was that of ex-Beatle George Harrison."

 Aud wrote:
I wish Bill had the original cover for this album....
 
I thought this was the original cover. It is the one I remember from the 70s.
I wish Bill had the original cover for this album....
And when you are the Worlds Greatest Radio Station you can get away with this!

 

lemmoth wrote:


That's right.  When you are the Worlds Greatest Rock and Roll Band you can get away with this.

As long as he doesn't play Do Ya Think I'm Sexy we are cool.

 


More irony. Arcade Fire does a dance album, and the critics wring their hands. And what was this?
 WonderLizard wrote:
Irony. The Bee Gees did disco, and we ran for cover. The Stones did disco, and we danced to it.

 

Mick "sang" better than Barry...
 Yep...."let's go messin and foolin around you know like we USED to...." LOVE

  unclelonghair wrote:
Have always loved this song from the first time I heard it as a kid a gazillion years ago.  Nothing like Mick getting all freaky with the whispery lyrics.   Whassa matta witchoo boy?

 


 Proclivities wrote:

Good point, which is why I used the qualifier "arguably" in my post.  Obviously, many hit songs are not within the "R&B" vein as much as most of The Rolling Stones' tunes are, but many hit songs were not always necessarily "rock 'n' roll" songs either (depending on who one asks).  I agree, however, that it is an over-simplification to assert that all popular music is descended from the music of Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and the blues legends who preceded them, but a great deal of it is.  There are certainly many other influences such as jazz, folk, musical theater  classical, etc.

 

put slaves from Africa, poor pickers from Ireland,  throw in a bunch of Cajuns and Cubans  and sit back, rock grew from hillbilliys getting soul....
roots stones yes indeed......{#Dance}
You know......this album is a great one from the Stones, and I guess this song is OK.  But, the over-saturation of hearing this cut makes me wonder - and BILL...I am pointing at you!! - Why not choose one of the other just-as-strong tracks from this album to play?
 rdo wrote:

It's politically correct to say that, but like most social theories advanced by the "right thinking" academy, it is probably only about 25% true  I grew up in the 70s and listened to literally 1000s of hit songs that were definitely not in this category.  Music is a zillion points of light and the entire universe points at each and every song.  It's just silly to attempt to distill rock music into such a simplistic and untrue formulation.

 
Good point, which is why I used the qualifier "arguably" in my post.  Obviously, many hit songs are not within the "R&B" vein as much as most of The Rolling Stones' tunes are, but many hit songs were not always necessarily "rock 'n' roll" songs either (depending on who one asks).  I agree, however, that it is an over-simplification to assert that all popular music is descended from the music of Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and the blues legends who preceded them, but a great deal of it is.  There are certainly many other influences such as jazz, folk, musical theater  classical, etc.
Irony. The Bee Gees did disco, and we ran for cover. The Stones did disco, and we danced to it.
 Dog_Ear wrote:
I enjoyed the Stones for a LOT of years. But it does bug me a bit when white boys try so hard to sound black.

 
Yeah... emulating the greats like Muddy, John Lee, Little Richard, etc... was clearly a bad move for "white boys".  How dare they start that whole damn British Invasion thing and rewrite the history of Rock and Roll.
 garyalex wrote:

The Stones were in their early thirties when they recorded "Some Girls".  What's your point?

 
He has no point and certainly no originality.  The joke is tired and shows that the OP is older at heart than any of the members of the Rolling Stones.
 Cynaera wrote:

{#Roflol} I swear, Mick does Ghetto better than the ghetto... Maybe it's the lips... I hate/love this song - sometimes it makes me groove, and other times it just bores me. I guess that's the true mark of a great song - if it inspires polar-opposite reactions at any given time, it's worth keeping...

 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this classic song...  it's from a dang cool album...

 
All you naysayers SHUT IT.
One of the greatest and influential rock songs of all time.
Quit whining and over-analyzing...just ENJOY! 
 johnjconn wrote:
 
The Stones were in their early thirties when they recorded "Some Girls".  What's your point?
 Proclivities wrote:

That's arguably, the origin of the majority of rock and roll.  Mick Jagger has been doing it for his whole career, to varying degrees.
 
It's politically correct to say that, but like most social theories advanced by the "right thinking" academy, it is probably only about 25% true  I grew up in the 70s and listened to literally 1000s of hit songs that were definitely not in this category.  Music is a zillion points of light and the entire universe points at each and every song.  It's just silly to attempt to distill rock music into such a simplistic and untrue formulation.
My 16 year old brother recorded a cover of this for his music class project.

It was pretty good actually he screams about Puerto Rican girls well.

There is hope for the next generation.
 Dog_Ear wrote:
I enjoyed the Stones for a LOT of years. But it does bug me a bit when white boys try so hard to sound black.
 
so, you mean, like, every Stones song bugs you, then?
 Dog_Ear wrote:
I enjoyed the Stones for a LOT of years. But it does bug me a bit when white boys try so hard to sound black.
 
That's arguably, the origin of the majority of rock and roll.  Mick Jagger has been doing it for his whole career, to varying degrees.
The harp player on this tune, Sugar Blue, recorded the song on one of his albums.  He's a great player.  I think you can hear more of this song, and him, on the 12" single of "Miss You."
 Dog_Ear wrote:
I enjoyed the Stones for a LOT of years. But it does bug me a bit when white boys try so hard to sound black.
 
You mean like when white rock dudes play the blues/jazz...that is the one of the traditions of white musicians..make their version of "black" music. think Elvis, Eric Clapton on and on on right into the modern era w/ Hip Hop 
Really? 

Dog_Ear wrote:
I enjoyed the Stones for a LOT of years. But it does bug me a bit when white boys try so hard to sound black.
 


I do enjoy this tune but I also love the version by Etta James... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inqCrGnNXDI 
I enjoyed the Stones for a LOT of years. But it does bug me a bit when white boys try so hard to sound black.
fantastic.
mick is hosting SNL & is the performance tonight! :) 
Ha! I've got the original record with the celebrity inserts! Mick's NYC era.
I'm not a Stones fan but I always liked this groovy number.
 Proclivities wrote:


Mystery Achievment (sic) - a contemporary dance track?  It's a pretty straight-forward rock'n'roll song - on The Pretenders' first album.  Other than its era, it has nothing in common with "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy".
 

Sorry Proclivities, but Do Ya Think and Myst Achieve often followed Miss You in the clubs I hung out - which normally played punkier stuff - because of the groove. 

Give Chrissie's dance song another spin.
 msymmes wrote:
DISCO on RP ?
 
 

That's right.  When you are the Worlds Greatest Rock and Roll Band you can get away with this.

As long as he doesn't play Do Ya Think I'm Sexy we are cool.
DISCO on RP ?
 
 unclelonghair wrote:
Have always loved this song from the first time I heard it as a kid a gazillion years ago.  Nothing like Mick getting all freaky with the whispery lyrics.   Whassa matta witchoo boy?
 
perfect
Yup, agreed...this was a greatness, a true mesmerizing phenomenon, something they never quite came anywhere close to after...and just for this, their only work I think that was easy to leave in the 8-track, then cassette player, all day, I loved them!
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SmackDaddy wrote:
Their last good album.
 


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

One way to get the Stones to retire would be if everyone referred to their songs as "ditties."

 
Yup, I ll mention that to Keith at the next school reunion dinner.

Just what I needed this morning as I struggled with work.
Rollings stones is eternal{#Music}
Their last good album.
Outstanding Musical Art Work!!


 Weblizard wrote:

Me too! It's like the needle skips when the song in the air and & in my memory go out of sync... strange they dropped it in later pressings recordings.
 

The MP3s of those 'extended' versions are readily available all over the web (file sharing sites, especially). I have a version that's over 8 minutes with all kinds of different lyrics.
Have always loved this song from the first time I heard it as a kid a gazillion years ago.  Nothing like Mick getting all freaky with the whispery lyrics.   Whassa matta witchoo boy?