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The Rolling Stones — Jumpin' Jack Flash
Album: Forty Licks
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Released: 2002
Length: 3:35
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I was born in a cross-fire hurricane
And I howled at my ma in the driving rain,
But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas!
But it's all right. Im jumpin jack flash,
Its a gas! gas! gas!

I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag,
I was schooled with a strap right across my back,
But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas!
But it's all right, Im jumpin jack flash,
Its a gas! gas! gas!

I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead.
I fell down to my feet and I saw they bled.
I frowned at the crumbs of a crust of bread.
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I was crowned with a spike right thru my head.
But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas!
But it's all right, Im jumpin jack flash,
Its a gas! gas! gas!

Jumping jack flash, it's a gas
Jumping jack flash, it's a gas
Jumping jack flash, it's a gas
Jumping jack flash, it's a gas
Jumping jack flash
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Outstanding and always awesomeğŸŽ¸
TEN ...10.......what more can I say...
 Skydog wrote:
The Stones have made some great records ( the studio is a friend of many) but they are a lame-ass live band, no way near "the greatest rock-n-roll band" title they somehow got, probably gave it to themselves the same way M Jackson ordered himself to be called the "King Of Pop"
 
Au contraire! 
I saw them in 1983. There were tons of pre-bands (I remember J. Geils Band). They all were really great. But when the stones entered finallay the stage they simply flashed everyone away. One of the best live performances I've ever seen!  


Always reminds me of Fear and Loathing
it's ESSENTIAL      : )
 Skydog wrote:
The Stones have made some great records ( the studio is a friend of many) but they are a lame-ass live band, no way near "the greatest rock-n-roll band" title they somehow got, probably gave it to themselves the same way M Jackson ordered himself to be called the "King Of Pop"

 
Either you've lost your mind, or you've never seen the Stones live and just pulled that from your derriere. {#Beat}

Unfortunately, I didn't get to see them in their heyday but did catch them in '98 on the Bridges to Babylon tour in Syracuse. As a drummer/musician myself, I can tell you they tore it up that night and the sound was perfect where we were sitting, something that doesn't happen that often in the Carrier Dome.

I've seen plenty of lame-assed bands live (even been in a few), but the Stones are not one of them though they've had their off-nights sometimes.
 calypsus_1 wrote:
 
Rolling Stones Wallpaper by ~JohnnySlowhand
Nikola Plecas ©2009-2010 ~JohnnySlowhand

 

 

I realize that Bill Wyman had left the Stones by the time this picture was taken.  Still, it doesn't seem right without him.


Is this the greatest RnR song ever? Just because of the guitar riffs...not even including the vocals, lyrics, and fantastic rthymn section.  
The Stones have made some great records ( the studio is a friend of many) but they are a lame-ass live band, no way near "the greatest rock-n-roll band" title they somehow got, probably gave it to themselves the same way M Jackson ordered himself to be called the "King Of Pop"
Only SINGLE Stones song I would give a 10 to! Probably has to do with the spike in my head OR the beardless hag........not sure!   {#Stupid}
Damn, when they were good, they were REALLY good . . . OK, great!
btw, caught this on PSD; last play 2013??
C'mon Bill, keep this classic spinning!
Love this largely acoustic rendition.  Crossfire  hurricane, certainly.
"I was schooled with a strap across my back".    :-)  
Always 10!
Happy Birthday Mick, 70 years young!
This song is the definition of Rock and Roll.  And you know what else?  It's a gas.
 Cynaera wrote:
This is STILL one of my all-time favorite Stones songs. When I'm in a really good mood and I hear this, I think about Whoopi Goldberg in the movie "Jumpin' Jack Flash" when she's trying to figure out what the code key is, and she does "Jagger-step!" (That rooster-strut thing...)

Can't help but dance. {#Dancingbanana}
 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...
 
 gypsyman wrote:
An automatic 10.   {#Jump}

 
Ditto
An automatic 10.   {#Jump}
Wow ! I've been listening to RP for a long time and can't say I've ever heard this one here. Very nice surprise.
just some chair dancing...{#Drummer}  and pencil drumming...
 `cause it's all right!!!!
 
One of the very finest songs by one of the finest and greatest — but also one of the most over-rated bands — of all time. 
Love this 45 cover - how powerful were these guys at the time this single was released?
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Oh Yaah. Automatic 10.
 orquidea wrote:
happy birthday... I`m 50{#Music}
 
happy birthday!
 jt1 wrote:

Me too...its nice when a movie adds to enjoyment of music, rather than reducing it.

 
"Mick.. Mick speak English..." 
At the time of writing, this scores only 8.4. C'mon people! This deserves more.
 
happy birthday... I`m 50{#Music}
Another flash to the past....as a member of a  teenage rock"n roll band in the sixties it was one of my favorites.  Then 1999 Bridges of Babylon Tour in Portland stood on my seat and played air guitar while Jagger screamed it.  Keep on Jump'n.
All I can think of is Whoopie Goldberg..... meh
 Cynaera wrote:
This is STILL one of my all-time favorite Stones songs. When I'm in a really good mood and I hear this, I think about Whoopi Goldberg in the movie "Jumpin' Jack Flash" when she's trying to figure out what the code key is, and she does "Jagger-step!" (That rooster-strut thing...)

Can't help but dance. {#Dancingbanana}
 
Me too...its nice when a movie adds to enjoyment of music, rather than reducing it.

Primal rock 'n' roll.
 DrLex wrote:

{#Yes}
 


Everybody in my hotel room loves this classic song!

 
Still the best R&R band on the planet.
 
 terrapin52 wrote:
Whoopi Goldberg ruined this song for me.  Such a shame.
 
That's too bad. Man, I'm SO glad I never saw that. 
now  we jumpin`  yeah
{#Drummer}
Whoopi Goldberg ruined this song for me.  Such a shame.
eternal song
This is STILL one of my all-time favorite Stones songs. When I'm in a really good mood and I hear this, I think about Whoopi Goldberg in the movie "Jumpin' Jack Flash" when she's trying to figure out what the code key is, and she does "Jagger-step!" (That rooster-strut thing...)

Can't help but dance. {#Dancingbanana}
 sirdroseph wrote:


Stupid commercial radio takin' perfectly good songs and ruining em!


 
True Love!



Stupid commercial radio takin' perfectly good songs and ruining em!



Leon Russell - Jumpin' Jack Flash/Young Blood, Live (1971)

George Harrison and friends Performing in Concert For Bangladesh "Jumpin Jack Flash" and "Young Blood". All the legends in 1 stage: George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Jim Keltner, Billy Preston, Bob Dylan , Leon Russell and alot more.


 calypsus_1 wrote:
 
Rolling Stones Wallpaper by ~JohnnySlowhand

 

Ahh the results of lives overrun with debauchery, over-indulgence, and exxxxcess......Lucky Bastards!!! {#Mrgreen}
 
Rolling Stones Wallpaper by ~JohnnySlowhand
Nikola Plecas ©2009-2010 ~JohnnySlowhand

 



I fondly remember my friend, Mary, hanging out with these guys for several years after our high school grad. in "65".....great stories and great photos on the walls of her home..{#Drunk} If the nuns at our private girls school had only known!
 "As your lawyer, I advise you to.................."  —-Jagdriver

 ———-empty the contents of your trunk into the back of my Jag.

 jagdriver wrote:


As your lawyer, I advise you to..................
 

hey sexy photo of these boys, i would hitchike with these heartbreakers!
These guys are so old they have to take an ED prescription just to be able to stand up on the stage.

{#Rolleyes}

But they can still rock and roll like no-body's mamma.

{#Bananajam}
its alright now in fact its a gas, gas, gas, jumpin jack flash!! My favorite forever! {#Meditate}
 iscoot4peace wrote:
Nice segue!  John Mayall- R. L. Burnside...and into the Stones!  Makes the lineage very obvious.  Well done!
 

yes! awesome.

now i'm REALLY chair dancing!
 romeotuma wrote:


We just turned the volume up very loud...
 
{#Yes}

Nice segue!  John Mayall- R. L. Burnside...and into the Stones!  Makes the lineage very obvious.  Well done!

Back in line, Boss.
{#Arghhh}


 JSteven3 wrote:
Favorite opening line ever - "I was born in a Class 5 hurricane"!!
 

I believe it's "crossfire hurricane"—but either way, it IS a great line.
 JSteven3 wrote:
Favorite opening line ever - "I was born in a Class 5 hurricane"!!
 

"cross-fire hurricane"  {#Cowboy}

Favorite opening line ever - "I was born in a Class 5 hurricane"!!
 SweTex wrote:
Best Stones song ever!I'll give it a 2!
 
{#Lol}  I love the Stones and this song but your comment gave me a chuckle.

Best Stones song ever!I'll give it a 2!
I remember walking into the Shrine Exposition Hall in Los Angeles for a Ten Years After concert.  This was playing (er a blasting) on the PA system.  It was an amazing night and this song has been in my brain ever since.


We just turned the volume up very loud...


 ghcollins86 wrote:
Is there a better example of "Rock and Roll" out there?
 
If so, it's a short list.


arsenault wrote:

you would sound ridiculous. like criticising jesus for not providing a vegetarian
meal at the feeding of the 5000....


that cracked me up.

but i hope Buddha and the latest incarnation of Vishnu would have handled that scene differently. {#Meditate}
Somebody told me once that the last line of the chorus is:  Jumpin' Jack Flash if ya catch that's gas.

A reference to a hidden meaning in the song?
 Martino wrote:

 

As your lawyer, I advise you to..................
A gas.
 gillespp wrote:
Anybody remember the Leon Russell version from the Concert for Bangladesh?
 
I actually like that version even better - so much energy, and what a line-up!  Plus I love the break down in the middle - definitely one of the highlights of an already amazing concert.  Well, that and Billy Preston breaking out into dance in the middle of "That's The Way God Planned It."  Might have to watch that when I get home...
 romeotuma wrote:


Man, I love this song...  great song, and millions of memories with it...
 
I was gonna say virtually the same thing.

Bitchin maracas, too.



Man, I love this song...  great song, and millions of memories with it...


in  a way, the comments should be disabled for this song.
its such an icon, a time capsule, a marker in musical history...
what are you going to say..
'oh, that bass drum sound could have been better'.
'too much reverb on the rhythm guitar'
you would sound ridiculous. like criticising jesus for not providing a vegetarian
meal at the feeding of the 5000....


What a great song for a rainy day!!!!!
 garthwb wrote:
Keith Richards, legend and Riff Machine! They just don't make 'em that way anymore...
 
Goddamn right! Back when the Stones could still rock the house!{#Dancingbanana}
Keith Richards, legend and Riff Machine! They just don't make 'em that way anymore...
Is there a better example of "Rock and Roll" out there?
I've always wondered if the Stones lifted the riff for this song from a Buddy Guy tune that was released about a year before called 'Just Playing My Axe' you can (click here) to give it a listen. I know the Stones were into the Blues so I'm sure it's not totally inconceivable that they were listening to Buddy Guy records back then.
yeah!!!
In a haze, I wandered into the Shrine Exposition Hall in L.A. for a rock concert many Moons ago. This new tune was blasting from the sound system. It still jumps me.
driver8 wrote:
Ah,. now THOSE were the days, eh? Put that M115 on the road to the ville, crank up that AFRVN, yank back on that Ma Duece handle, put 'em on rock and roll and waste sum dinks! Yeah! Some of the happiest days of my life there bro ... and some of the saddest too
This is great on the mp3 player at the gym or running. Can we say "aerobic threshold"?
TJOpootertoot wrote:
I know Satisfation gets all the props but, for my money, this and Paint it Black are the best Stones songs.
I TOTALLY agree!
Overplayed but still amazing!
cattgirl813 wrote:
I love this song, but so help me all I can think of when I hear it is that god awful Whoopi Goldberg movie. The scene where she tries to figure out what the lyrics are was pretty funny, but seven minutes does not a movie make. That said, rock on Stones! :bananajam:
Hah! Yep, I get the same flashback... "English, Mick...speak English!"
gillespp wrote:
Anybody remember the Leon Russell version from the Concert for Bangladesh?
Just watched the DVD the other day. It's a great timepiece.
soothed with a strap right across my back. but it's all right now
I hear this and see Brian Jones in huge sunglasses and their faces painted - Brian Jones couldn't have been around much longer after this. And wasn't this also after the Rock and Roll Circus filming?
10 impossible not to
I saw on television (I don't know when) that this was the song that essentially saved the Rolling Stones from their period of psychedelic experimentation.
This song never gets stale for me. :clap: :bounce: :sunny:
Anybody remember the Leon Russell version from the Concert for Bangladesh?
I know Satisfation gets all the props but, for my money, this and Paint it Black are the best Stones songs.
yessssssss i needed that! and a good giggle at the album name :dance:
The Stones at their rawwwrrrrrrrest! Yeah!
I love this song, but so help me all I can think of when I hear it is that god awful Whoopi Goldberg movie. The scene where she tries to figure out what the lyrics are was pretty funny, but seven minutes does not a movie make. That said, rock on Stones! :bananajam:
How can this just have been added ??
it's a gaz-gaz-gaz!! :drummer:
:bananajam:
Rock and roooooooolllll! Owwwww!