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The Rolling Stones — Child of the Moon
Album: More Hot Rocks: Big Hits & Fazed Cookies
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Released: 1968
Length: 3:03
Plays (last 30 days): 2
The wind blows rain into my face
The sun glows at the end of the highway
Child of the moon, rub your rainy eyes
Oh, child of the moon
Give me a wide-awake crescent-shaped smile

She shivers, by the light she is hidden
She flickers like a lamp lady vision
Child of the moon, rub your rainy eyes
Oh, child of the moon
Give me a wide-awake crescent-shaped smile

The first car on the foggy road riding
The last star for my lady is pinning
Oh, child of the moon, bid the sun arise
Oh, child of the moon
Give me a misty day, pearly gray, silver, silky faced,
Wide-awake crescent-shaped smile
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 StfuDonny wrote:
Any remaining modicum of appreciation I might have for the stones has evaporated due to their  failure to cancel their  'no limits' tour which sticks their fans with the ticket cost  through this damn pandemic.  Some people lost jobs and need that money to eat. What arrogant, inconsiderate arseholes.  It is never just about the music- artists should have a deeper connection with and respect for the fan base. All the other big tours have cancelled except for these mopes.  

Other than that, not a bad tune...
 



GREAT Tune.
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The Stones' 'NO FILTER' TOUR, scheduled for 15 American cities between May 8th and July 9th of 2020 was Postponed, meaning your ticket is good when the shows are rescheduled. 
Or, you can take it to any Ticket broker and get at least what you paid for it, (most likely more), Mr. Shut the fuck up Donny.
Hope this helps.
You're Welcome.
No charge.
Any remaining modicum of appreciation I might have for the stones has evaporated due to their  failure to cancel their  'no limits' tour which sticks their fans with the ticket cost  through this damn pandemic.  Some people lost jobs and need that money to eat. What arrogant, inconsiderate arseholes.  It is never just about the music- artists should have a deeper connection with and respect for the fan base. All the other big tours have cancelled except for these mopes.  

Other than that, not a bad tune...
It's the kazoo that really makes this song shine.
rating 8  
Thumbs up!
 kingart wrote:

And yet many here think this dreck is genius. It's a triumph of the brand not the quality. Jagger's affectation on this and many other songs became a real annoyance. Brought the Stones down from Olympus imho. 
 
Yup.  Oddly enough I kinda like this song.  
Superb Stones Psychedelia. A revisit to Satanic Majesties Request may be in order. Long Live Brian Jones!
Where else but Radio Paradise would I hear the other side of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" = the first single I ever owned.  
LOL - they got pretty close to Beatles'esque this time...
"When the raaaain comes..."
When the Rolling Stones thought they ought to be the Beatles.
No Stone Unturned.

sfyi2001 wrote:


               Have always liked this cut, released as the B-side of the now quintessential
                Stones classic, 'Jumpin' Jack Flash',  and like to think it was among other
                  things, their way of saying,
                    "We give a - F U C K - what you think of our 'psychedelic period.' "

                                                                       Lol ~

                

 





               Have always liked this cut, released as the B-side of the now quintessential
                Stones classic, 'Jumpin' Jack Flash',  and like to think it was among other
                  things, their way of saying,
                    "We give a - F U C K - what you think of our 'psychedelic period.' "

                                                                       Lol ~

                


Love their brief psychedelic interlude
dee-licious fazed cookie thank you
definitely NOT my favorite Stones song....by a LOOONG shot
{#Ass} ZESTY !
Come on guys ... "its only classic Stones and i like it" - long live psychedelia!
Stones did a lot of copycat stuff in the 60s. Beatles too. If a sound got hot, everyone wanted in! Even the album covers got copied... just check Sgt Peppers & Their Satanic Majesties Request album covers
Never heard this and don't want to again.  
 LawrenceSheppard wrote:
Sounds like Rain from the Beatles ...

 
Yes, and I'd rather hear that.
 kingart wrote:

And yet many here think this dreck is genius. It's a triumph of the brand not the quality. Jagger's affectation on this and many other songs became a real annoyance. Brought the Stones down from Olympus imho. 

 
Perhaps, but from 1969 to about 1973, they were atop the mountain again - imho. 
Sounds like Rain from the Beatles ...
I remember having this on a 45, not bad, 
Dross.
 ckcotton wrote:
Always thought this is one of their best. And god knows there is a lot to choose from....
 
Agreed... to heck with the h8rs. ...and the turkeys, gobblers from the UK and hipsters from Brooklyn.
Even a great band like the Stones produced turkeys, and this one's a gobbler and a half. Still, that's the nature of experimental music, and a mark of their creativity that they were always being innovative. 10 out of 10 for imagination, 2 out of 10 for the result.
 ppopp wrote:
Crap singing. Really crap. Makes Oasis sound interesting. 

 
And yet many here think this dreck is genius. It's a triumph of the brand not the quality. Jagger's affectation on this and many other songs became a real annoyance. Brought the Stones down from Olympus imho. 
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...  we be dancing cross-eyed like Willy Shakes...
Crap singing. Really crap. Makes Oasis sound interesting. 
 treatment_bound wrote:
You talk about a "deep cut", this thing never really made it on a proper album.  It was the B-side to Jumping Jack Flash, and finally surfaced in the U.S. on the "More Hot Rocks" LP 4 years later.  Yet they somehow made it into a creepy video (or "promo", as they were called 46 YEARS AGO!).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHBV2yfqEEQ&feature=kp

It's pretty BAD!

 
Ah, that answers a question I had this weekend. I was in a vinyl shop and one of the items on sale was the 45 of this. I remember saying to my partner: "I don't remember this at all."

 
You talk about a "deep cut", this thing never really made it on a proper album.  It was the B-side to Jumping Jack Flash, and finally surfaced in the U.S. on the "More Hot Rocks" LP 4 years later.  Yet they somehow made it into a creepy video (or "promo", as they were called 46 YEARS AGO!).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHBV2yfqEEQ&feature=kp

It's pretty BAD!
Always thought this is one of their best. And god knows there is a lot to choose from....
Any song that makes me dance in my chair this much gets at least an 8.
 (former member) wrote:

This song is soooo good it makes us tear off our clothes and dance...

 
really? this one? too bad you're gone, romeo....
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Well, that certainly clears that up.
 

I hope you be having a virtually marvelous weekend...

everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 krich58 wrote:
Definitely attributed to the wrong album—Satanic's is certainly the Stones' most psychedelic album, which I believe was kind of a response to Sgt. Pepper's. I always thought it was a fantastic Stones album, pretty cerebral to say the least. Don't know if it still holds the record, but I believe it was the most expensive album cover in its day.

However, Child of the Moon was never on it. As mentioned previously, Child was first released as a B side. Later, it appeared on the compilation More Hot Rocks. Boy, I wish I kept my vinyl of *that*!
 
The song can also be found on the obscure Decca import No Stone Unturned:


 romeotuma wrote:

Oh, the people I be dancing with are very real in the material world of my hotel room...

you, on the other hand, only exist in the virtual world...

love this groovy song...

 
 



Well, that certainly clears that up.

This song is soooo good it makes us tear off our clothes and dance...
 krich58 wrote:
Definitely attributed to the wrong album—Satanic's is certainly the Stones' most psychedelic album, which I believe was kind of a response to Sgt. Pepper's. I always thought it was a fantastic Stones album, pretty cerebral to say the least. Don't know if it still holds the record, but I believe it was the most expensive album cover in its day.

However, Child of the Moon was never on it. As mentioned previously, Child was first released as a B side. Later, it appeared on the compilation More Hot Rocks. Boy, I wish I kept my vinyl of *that*!
 

You can still buy a used copy of the vinyl 45 rpm via Amazon, but it may not have that great cover sleeve.
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Can I just speculate, and in no way is this meant to sound like an intervention, but is your hotel room really an outward projection of your mind, and are all the people dancing there different personalities you possess?
 
Oh, the people I be dancing with are very real in the material world of my hotel room...

you, on the other hand, only exist in the virtual world...

love this groovy song...

 
 krich58 wrote:

However, Child of the Moon was never on it. As mentioned previously, Child was first released as a B side. Later, it appeared on the compilation More Hot Rocks. Boy, I wish I kept my vinyl of *that*!

 
I still have mine!  Was in fact spinning just last weekend!
 romeotuma wrote:



Right now, 14, counting me...  we be dancing...  love this song...

hope you are having a great time right this minute...


 
 



Can I just speculate, and in no way is this meant to sound like an intervention, but is your hotel room really an outward projection of your mind, and are all the people dancing there different personalities you possess?
 romeotuma wrote:

Right now, 14, counting me...  we be dancing...  love this song...

hope you are having a great time right this minute...


 
 
Wow, a baker's dozen, what are the other 2 doing anyway?

 peter_james_bond wrote:

How many people are in your hotel room?
 


Right now, 14, counting me...  we be dancing...  love this song...

hope you are having a great time right this minute...


 
 suddenchad wrote:
It is from the same time period, but was the "B" side of (I think) "Jumpin' Jack Flash".
 
That is correct.  The 45 jacket art even showed the Stones from the rear on the B-side .  Kinda cool at the time.


 romeotuma wrote:

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
 
How many people are in your hotel room?


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
Definitely attributed to the wrong album—Satanic's is certainly the Stones' most psychedelic album, which I believe was kind of a response to Sgt. Pepper's. I always thought it was a fantastic Stones album, pretty cerebral to say the least. Don't know if it still holds the record, but I believe it was the most expensive album cover in its day.

However, Child of the Moon was never on it. As mentioned previously, Child was first released as a B side. Later, it appeared on the compilation More Hot Rocks. Boy, I wish I kept my vinyl of *that*!




This song is soooo good for the ears...

 
That's gotta be the fuzziest fuzz bass I've ever heard. Maybe even a little moldy.

 smehan55 wrote:

The thing is, I think, from what I can recall, this was their anti-Sargent Peppers LHCB album an attempt to be "evil" to the Beatle's "good"  . My 2¢ worth. 
 
The Stones were always "evil," weren't they?  Altamont, anyone? {#Twisted}




This is one of those cool songs with a melody that just grows on you... you never forget it...


 aeknust wrote:
I think this tune is attributed to the wrong album... I have "satanic majesties..." and it's definitely not on there, unless there has been some kind of a reissue with bonus tracks... click on the link above and look at the track listing.

Yeah, I thought the same thing. It's definitely not on my version (LP) either. This site says it was "Recorded in July & October, 1967. Released as a US B side to the "Jumping Jack Flash" single on May 24, 1968". Sounds about right.


 jagdriver wrote:
I've always liked this album. Yes, they look ridiculous aping the Fabs, but the music is nonetheless listenable.
 
The thing is, I think, from what I can recall, this was their anti-Sargent Peppers LHCB album an attempt to be "evil" to the Beatle's "good"  . My 2¢ worth. 
my favorite stones song from my favorite stones LP
I've always liked this album. Yes, they look ridiculous aping the Fabs, but the music is nonetheless listenable.

 bam23 wrote:

Yeah, well not only were all my baseball cards misplaced into the waste stream of modern America, but my brother sold my copy of this album with the 3-D cover, for $2.
 
On the other hand, I bought a mint condition copy of this w/ 3d cover at a yard sale for about $2. Really! 
heh, you should play my moon my man to round out this set's ode to the Moon
I liked this the first time when it was called "Rain" and The Beatles were singing.

The Stones are just fine but there ain't much they did the Beatles didn't do first (unless you want to count recording a disco album).

This album is pretty much the zenith of their Beatle-copying, ain't it?
I see Ronnie's putting it about again :shifty:
Excelsior wrote:
This album was NOT the Stones' high point.
yet, still pretty good/interesting, to me.
This album was NOT the Stones' high point.
Jeezuz, Jagger sings this one flat.
hippiechick wrote:
I used to be a millionaire but then my mom threw out all my baseball cards.
Yeah, well not only were all my baseball cards misplaced into the waste stream of modern America, but my brother sold my copy of this album with the 3-D cover, for $2.
K, bill moon david poe? or sia
hippiechick wrote:
I used to be a millionaire but then my mom threw out all my baseball cards.
You too? At the least, I hope there's some dumpster diver who got rich because of dear od mom. And, the song is very, very ordinary - especially for the Stones.
Hannio wrote:
I don't think I have ever heard this. It wasn't on the original album way back when.
I think this tune is attributed to the wrong album... I have "satanic majesties..." and it's definitely not on there, unless there has been some kind of a reissue with bonus tracks... click on the link above and look at the track listing.
slartibart_O wrote:
Even as a 5th grader I thought this album sucked but the 3D cover was simply awesome. Wish I knew what happened to it...sigh! Yet another lost childhood posession to reclaim on eBay.
I used to be a millionaire but then my mom threw out all my baseball cards.
This was the last album of theirs I liked. They look so bored now...they can't need the money so why bother...I hope they don't feel the urge to marry anymore children though.
lily33 wrote:
this was great. how about playing "sway"?
Yes, please!
Even as a 5th grader I thought this album sucked but the 3D cover was simply awesome. Wish I knew what happened to it...sigh! Yet another lost childhood posession to reclaim on eBay.
Listen to "She's a RAINBOW" on this album!
The Detroit alt-country group Blanche does a cover of this on their last CD. I prefer it to this version.
I don't think I have ever heard this. It wasn't on the original album way back when.
Joyfulchristine wrote:
This is, most simply, a hideous song. Mick's tuneless whining grates on my ears, while the rest of the stones seem to be playing something totally unrelated.
Hmmmm . . . I quite liked it.
One of my favorite of the more obscure Stones tunes. (If an "obscure Stones song" isn't an oxymoron.) But this is NOT on "Their Satanic Majesties." It is from the same time period, but was the "B" side of (I think) "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and later turned up on one of the compilations.
Sounds like the "Rain" is coming...
the most under rated Rolling Stones album. Hey everybody if you ever have a long lonely highway ride, listern to this entire cd - it will surprise you. Oh and turn it up LOUD - turn off the car phone and just zone into it
I remember buying the Jumping Jack Flash 45, ummm, a few years ago. This was the B side. Sounded pretty good at the time. I think Charlie Watts was going for a Ringo Starr drumming knockoff here. The record art (sorta like shown on this page) was kinda neat, too. The A side had the front of the guys and the B side had them from the back. FWIW....
this would definately get no airplay at my home
Originally Posted by ndanger666: Your not missing that much. This was the Stones attempt at being psychedelic; turned out to be more pathetic. The worst, by far, of the early Stones' efforts. Why does RP insist on playing this? :eek:
This is why we need RP! No one else does. Not Stones at their best, but good to hear every once and awhile...thanks.
This is, most simply, a hideous song. Mick\'s tuneless whining grates on my ears, while the rest of the stones seem to be playing something totally unrelated.
The Stones are one of those special bands where their commercial stuff is also their best stuff. This one isn\'t one of those songs.
THIS is the STONES. :cool: Regardless of lyrical content, Great Musicianship.
I like this song very very much, also it reminds me... the new name of the Empress, from The Neverending STory, is MOONCHILD. (That is the name Bastian calls out at the end of the movie). Just so you know.
Originally Posted by Johray63: Heard it somewhere in the background and thought it was one of those retro bands doing a song similar to She's A Rainbow! 'Satanic' is one of the few Stones album I don't know that well.
Your not missing that much. This was the Stones attempt at being psychedelic; turned out to be more pathetic. The worst, by far, of the early Stones' efforts. Why does RP insist on playing this? :eek:
Heard it somewhere in the background and thought it was one of those retro bands doing a song similar to She\'s A Rainbow! \'Satanic\' is one of the few Stones album I don\'t know that well.
Love this song, back from when it was only available on More Hot Rocks. On Satanic Majesties, besides the other good recommendations (Rainbow and Light Years), I also recommend \"2000 Man\" - good song, and the lyrics are prescient.
On this album She's a Rainbow and 2000 Light Years from Home are very good. This song is not as good, but this is the weakest album from their most productive period. Goats Head Soup or Exile on Main Street are far superior.
Wow! Their Satanic Majesties is the only Stones work that I have bothered to get in CD so far. This may be one of the only Stones songs I\'d rate above a 5!
this was great. how about playing \"sway\"?