[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]
The Rolling Stones — Dandelion
Album: single
Avg rating:
6.1

Your rating:
Total ratings: 305









Released: 1967
Length: 3:26
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Prince or pauper, beggar man or thing
Play the game with ev'ry flow'r you bring
Dandelion don't tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion

One o'clock, two o'clock, three o'clock, four o'clock chimes
Dandelions don't care about the time
Dandelion don't tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion

Tho' you're older now its just the same
You can play this dandelion game
When you're finished with your childlike prayers
Well, you know you should wear it

Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailors lives
Rich man, poor man, beautiful, daughters wives
Dandelion don't tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion

Little girls, and boys come out to play
Bring your dandelions to blow away
Dandelion don't tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion
Comments (64)add comment
 Proclivities wrote:

Of course many acts were creating "ground-breaking" songs in the 1960's, I was not denying that.  What I wrote was that "lyrically, very few (if any) rock/pop acts were releasing tunes like "Mother's Little Helper" or 19th Nervous Breakdown" at that time." - meaning 1965.  The songs you listed are after the two I mentioned.  "Lola" was released in 1970, but The Kinks were another one of the few acts writing songs with social commentary in the early part of the 1960s.  The initial post I was addressing asserted that The Stones never did anything "original" or "ground-breaking" (which are not necessarily synonymous), I was pointing out my disagreement with that assertion.
 
Go back and take a listen to the Stones first 3 or 4 albums. Half of the records were just covers of blues songs, usually obscure ones, but still covers. It took a long time before they hit their stride and originality.
Ouch! I guess we all start somewhere...
 
Cups and Cakes
Rolling Stones meet Pink Floyd's Arnold Layne
There are a bunch of good old Stones 45s out there.  I picked up Mothers little Helper the other day for $3.  Way cool to spin this stuff.
 
Love the Stones but this is awful
 treatment_bound wrote:

I'm kind of in awe of how decent Mick's voice WAS.  His mid-60's recordings are quite "tuneful".  He never really was a great singer, but the notes did flow. 

Almost half a century later, it's all about THE SHOUT!

 
Rather like Van Morrison. Similar vintage.
Brilliant!  Classic+.  The 1960s-early '70s Stones were legendary and incomparable. Post 1978...never mind.  
First heard this on CFRA in 1967.

One of my favourite early Stone songs.   
Listen to what the Flower People say.

tasty little nugget

dated and silly sounding. kinda like most of the Beatles Catalog.


 On_The_Beach wrote:
It's a catchy little pop song.
Surprised at all the hate.

 
I'm kind of in awe of how decent Mick's voice WAS.  His mid-60's recordings are quite "tuneful".  He never really was a great singer, but the notes did flow. 

Almost half a century later, it's all about THE SHOUT!
It's a catchy little pop song.
Surprised at all the hate.


My first reaction, just now, was along the lines of the average as of this date (6).  But after listening to it—I mean really listening—it is GOOD!  And not just because it was an early work of a genius band.  Their genius was already starting to show through back then....  ==> 9
 lemmoth wrote:
To paraphrase Bowie:  "We can be Beatles.... Just for one album."
 
Got me, with a big fat belly laugh! Thanks for that one, lenmoth!


Love it!!!!😍😍😍😍
I don't particularly like it, but I can imagine some one tripping and watching a dandelion that has gone to seed blow away in the wind...
 lemmoth wrote:


If it never made it to the British album its because singles in those days did not always get put on albums.  Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane for example.
 



Simply awful in every respect
 MinMan wrote:
I can understand why this one never made it to an album - maybe it should reside on the ash heap of history.
 

If it never made it to the British album its because singles in those days did not always get put on albums.  Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane for example.
To paraphrase Bowie:  "We can be Beatles.... Just for one album."
You're a grammatical idiot.

in need of  neuticle wrote:

Your an idiot

 


What the?
 johnjconn wrote:

Maxwells Silver Hammer
Lola
Lucy in the Sky
Many were in the 60's were creating "ground breaking" songs

 
Of course many acts were creating "ground-breaking" songs in the 1960's, I was not denying that.  What I wrote was that "lyrically, very few (if any) rock/pop acts were releasing tunes like "Mother's Little Helper" or 19th Nervous Breakdown" at that time." - meaning 1965.  The songs you listed are after the two I mentioned.  "Lola" was released in 1970, but The Kinks were another one of the few acts writing songs with social commentary in the early part of the 1960s.  The initial post I was addressing asserted that The Stones never did anything "original" or "ground-breaking" (which are not necessarily synonymous), I was pointing out my disagreement with that assertion.

 Canlistener wrote:
Possibly the most horrible song ever....
 
along with some of the most horrible off-key singing.
Possibly the most horrible song ever....
 Stingray wrote:


ZIAKUT - am I correct when expecting you are one of the 3 million POLE's in Chic-a-gogo?
Your name let's me assume that!

That would explain, why you do not have a clue!

IRON CURTAIN right before your eyes?

"FUNNY GUY"...!
 
Your an idiot

 plaid wrote:


Abject racism in RP forums? You, sir, are a douche.
 
I am 50% Polish by blood (I swear).  I am not offended.

(if anyone is curious:  by blood 50% Polish, 25% German, 15% Irish, 6.25% American Indian, the rest ?;  culturally, German American mainly)

I can understand why this one never made it to an album - maybe it should reside on the ash heap of history.
{#Daisy}
 burdell wrote:
Here's another example that the Rolling Stones never did anything original. Took many great styles and created interesting music. But nothing groundbreaking at all.
 

I don't even know what that means. 9
 Stingray wrote:


ZIAKUT - am I correct when expecting you are one of the 3 million POLE's in Chic-a-gogo?
Your name let's me assume that!

That would explain, why you do not have a clue!

IRON CURTAIN right before your eyes?

"FUNNY GUY"...!
 
Defend the music if you want, but don't insult the poster personally for having a different opinion than you do. Poor form.

I am in the middle of reading Keith Richards' memoir "Life". I cannot tell you how wonderful a read this is for even the casual Stones fan. My wife hated the Stones and read it and now she's a convert
 johnjconn wrote:

Maxwells Silver Hammer
Lola
Lucy in the Sky
Many were in the 60's were creating "ground breaking" songs

 
Ummm... Beatles?

And on a side note, this is not one of the few Stones songs I don't think sucks.

The wonderfully messy dissonance in the chorus always got my attention as a sprog, still does.

 burdell wrote:
Here's another example that the Rolling Stones never did anything original. Took many great styles and created interesting music. But nothing groundbreaking at all.
 
That depends on what you consider "ground-breaking".  For example: lyrically, very few (if any) rock/pop acts were releasing tunes like "Mother's Little Helper" or "19th Nervous Breakdown" at that time.


 whtahtefcuk wrote:
Love the Stones... Don't like this.
 

I'll agree - wish I didn't have to though
 burdell wrote:
Here's another example that the Rolling Stones never did anything original. Took many great styles and created interesting music. But nothing groundbreaking at all.
 
Oh, you are SO interesting.
What else can you do?
Ever tried this?  {#Foot-in-mouth}
 burdell wrote:
Here's another example that the Rolling Stones never did anything original. Took many great styles and created interesting music. But nothing groundbreaking at all.
 
No band has ever done anything original. After millennia of human music-making there is nothing that isn't based on previous styles. The whole of rock music is based on rhythms from African music, and chord progressions from blues. Even a band like Einsturzende Neubauten likely have predecessors. Unless you can suggest a band that was truly original? And please don't mention the Beatles...

The trick is to mix and match and adapt existing styles to produce new sounds, and the Stones achieved that, and no mistake.

Original isn't always good.  The Stones were good.

 
burdell wrote:
Here's another example that the Rolling Stones never did anything original. Took many great styles and created interesting music. But nothing groundbreaking at all.
 


Love the Stones... Don't like this.
 Stingray wrote:
...from "FLOWERS"?

Charly's good in form tonight - isn't he?

 

No, wasn't on Flowers.  Not on the US version, at least.
 plaid wrote:


Abject racism in RP forums? You, sir, are a douche.
  Seconded.


Here's another example that the Rolling Stones never did anything original. Took many great styles and created interesting music. But nothing groundbreaking at all.
 Stingray wrote:
ZIAKUT - am I correct when expecting you are one of the 3 million POLE's in Chic-a-gogo?
Your name let's me assume that!

That would explain, why you do not have a clue!
 
Unbelievable. (speaking of not having a clue!)
 Stingray wrote:


ZIAKUT - am I correct when expecting you are one of the 3 million POLE's in Chic-a-gogo?
Your name let's me assume that!

That would explain, why you do not have a clue!

IRON CURTAIN right before your eyes?

"FUNNY GUY"...!
 

Abject racism in RP forums? You, sir, are a douche.
 ziakut wrote:
I'm so done with the Rolling Stones. Wish they would disappear. 
 

ZIAKUT - am I correct when expecting you are one of the 3 million POLE's in Chic-a-gogo?
Your name let's me assume that!

That would explain, why you do not have a clue!

IRON CURTAIN right before your eyes?

"FUNNY GUY"...!


The only thing that saves this tune...which I kinda like...is that it doesn't sound too much like The Stones. Almost Mama's and Papa's-ish.
This only gets a 2 because it's the Stones.
...from "FLOWERS"?

Charly's good in form tonight - isn't he?

 crockydile wrote:

And not the good kind, either. The Pet Shop Boys of their day? {#Ask}
 

Guess you don't know much about "their day", hmm?
I'm so done with the Rolling Stones. Wish they would disappear. 
 manzanitafire wrote:
Wow, it seems the Stones were kind of a dorky 60s rockband once upon a time
 
And not the good kind, either. The Pet Shop Boys of their day? {#Ask}
manzanitafire wrote:
Wow, it seems the Stones were kind of a dorky 60s rockband once upon a time
Arty, creative, unafraid dorks. Feel the power of the dork side.

Wow, it seems the Stones were kind of a dorky 60s rockband once upon a time
Great 60s nugget. According to Wiki, Lennon & McCartney are rumored to have contributed the falsetto backing vocals for this song.

I was 11 years old. Use to sit at a desk in the basement on Wildwood Dr. with my ear pressed to the speaker of a desk radio and write down the titles of songs played over the hours by CKXL.

Wish I still had those journals.


f this is so Beatles like! Must be an early one!

Ah, thems was the days! These boys really had some mojo.........

 colleen wrote:
Shot gun! {#Motor}
It's cool to be the first comment on such a great song!
I gave it an 8 - always loved this - used to request it from the local rock station all the time!
Thanks, RP!

P.S.  Hats off to K and MJ, seems we're tied in a three way race for first!
 
Seems you were the first to be third.  

 colleen wrote:
Shot gun! {#Motor}
It's cool to be the first comment on such a great song!
I gave it an 8 - always loved this - used to request it from the local rock station all the time!
Thanks, RP!

P.S.  Hats off to K and MJ, seems we're tied in a three way race for first!
 

{#Bounce}
Shot gun! {#Motor}
It's cool to be the first comment on such a great song!
I gave it an 8 - always loved this - used to request it from the local rock station all the time!
Thanks, RP!

P.S.  Hats off to K and MJ, seems we're tied in a three way race for first!
Wow,  one of my favorite Stones toons.   Too much fun !
Listen...