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The Rolling Stones — Parachute Woman
Album: Beggar's Banquet
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Released: 1969
Length: 2:14
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Parachute woman, land on me tonight
Parachute woman, land on me tonight
I'll break big in New Orleans
And I'll overspill in Caroline

Parachute woman, join me for a ride
Parachute woman, join me for a ride
I'll make my blow in Dallas
And get hot again in half the time

Parachute woman, will you blow me out?
Parachute woman, will you blow me out?
Well, my heavy throbbers itchin'
Just to lay a solo rhythm down
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 bkrans9 wrote:
Looking at that picture over there and I'm like "Nobody's on bass..." --------------->
So Bill Wyman left the band in 1993, and they haven't had a bassist since? Forgive me if I haven't kept up on things.  
 
Why don't they just have Mick play bass? He's not kidding anybody with that guitar in his hands.
Looking at that picture over there and I'm like "Nobody's on bass..." --------------->
So Bill Wyman left the band in 1993, and they haven't had a bassist since? Forgive me if I haven't kept up on things.  
 sfyi2001 wrote: Keith Richard with no S ^^


 

Been hearing that as Cashew Woman for 40 years. Now they tell me...
 sfyi2001 wrote:
MAYBE SCROLL, YO
 
Sometimes I forget that it's all about you.   {#Rolleyes}

 

On_The_Beach wrote:
Yo, sfyi2001, maybe find a smaller jpeg that doesn't bump an entire page of comments off the board.
I think most people know that the album had two different covers anyway.

 



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                                              MAYBE SCROLL, YO   {#Arrowd} 



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Yo, sfyi2001, maybe find a smaller jpeg that doesn't bump an entire page of comments off the board.
I think most people know that the album had two different covers anyway.
 Proclivities wrote:

Yeah, I guess I should count my blessings.
{#Cheers} 

 
It seems like he basically just walks around Chicago's north side & Wrigleyville these days frightening people.  Occasionally, he heads up to a tea shop he owns in Highland Park and hangs out.


Turn it up. Brian Jones RIP.
Just played the LP this weekend.  Desert isle stuff.
Nobodaddy.
The title of this song has just reminded me of a song by Amon Duul in the early 70's called "Nude disintegrating parachute woman" which is a much better title I think!
{#Fight} arguably their finest effort !
 treatment_bound wrote:

So you've got THAT going for you, which is nice.

 
Yeah, I guess I should count my blessings.
{#Cheers} 
 Proclivities wrote:

I've never been out drinking with Billy Corgan.

 
So you've got THAT going for you, which is nice.
 PopKombo wrote:
ever notice how mick sounds like a drunk billy corgan ...

 
I've never noticed that, but then I've never been out drinking with Billy Corgan.
 westslope wrote:


Too bad radio did not play this back in the day.   

 
they did in my area
not on AM 
Yo!  The DJ is on a roll this morning.

Early Stones.....  I like.  

Too bad radio did not play this back in the day.   
Bob Dylans Dream?
best album by THE WORLDS BEST ROCK BAND
 Stingray wrote:

What about "A day in the life" versus "Ruby Tuesday"...?



 
Back in the day it was Eleanor Rigby vs Ruby Tuesday.
 GeneP59 wrote:

The Stoned Beatles of course. {#Lol}

 
Best answer to a pointless question. {#Cowboy}{#Devil_pimp}
Nice Blues song, very nice!
 fatcatjb wrote:
what a great segue from Tom Waits
 
Today too, from the Soggy Bottom Boys{#Cheers}
 h8rhater wrote:

The band that didn't quit because their women couldn't get along.  I mean, seriously, man up guys.  Maybe if they'd have defied their women, John wouldn't have disappeared thru the entire 70's and Paul wouldn't have put out Silly Love Songs while the Stones were putting out Memory Motel, Hot Stuff, and Crazy Mama.  Maybe Paul wouldn't have been tickling the ivories doing crossover shlock with Stevie Wonder when the Stones were putting out Start Me Up, Worried About You, and Waiting On a Friend.

On a more serious note... this question is pointless but we all knew that because of the source.

 

The great irony surronding The Beatles is that they all preached, "love, love, love," but they couldn't forgive each other.
what a great segue from Tom Waits
 
ever notice how mick sounds like a drunk billy corgan ...

OK - if you demand, I stop the...trollin'!

Serious question now - from Europe

Who is better?

Cheney or Osama...?

Brennan or Edward "Lord" Snowden?

 

Yes, a "double-feature"!

If you know the correct answers, I will tell you if the STONES or the BEATLES were better!


 Jackson_Feelgood wrote:

Who is better?

BEATLES or STONES? - Possibly the most rediculous question ever asked - Rolling Stones by a country mile. How can you compare "Yellow Submarine" to 'Symapathy for the Devil "or similar.



 

What about "A day in the life" versus "Ruby Tuesday"...?


 Stingray wrote:

Who is better?

BEATLES or STONES?



 
The band that didn't quit because their women couldn't get along.  I mean, seriously, man up guys.  Maybe if they'd have defied their women, John wouldn't have disappeared thru the entire 70's and Paul wouldn't have put out Silly Love Songs while the Stones were putting out Memory Motel, Hot Stuff, and Crazy Mama.  Maybe Paul wouldn't have been tickling the ivories doing crossover shlock with Stevie Wonder when the Stones were putting out Start Me Up, Worried About You, and Waiting On a Friend.

On a more serious note... this question is pointless but we all knew that because of the source.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Apples. No, oranges. No, apples.

 
Precisely.
 Stingray wrote:

Who is better?

BEATLES or STONES?



 
Its about opinions and personal taste.
All time: probably Bach
20th century pop/rock musicgroup?:  The Beatles I would say. Generally a better quality.
 Stingray wrote:

Who is better?

BEATLES or STONES?

 
Apples. No, oranges. No, apples.
If I could rate it a 15 I would.  A perfect song.
 joelbb wrote:
Not many of you alive when this tune was cut (on "Satanic Majesty", Bill?). An awesome blues cut for white boys.

 

Beggar's Banquet in my vinyl collection of the first seven albums and I AM definitely old enough!  The English pressing has a date of 1968 on both record (what a lovely word!) and sleeve.  Those were the days! {#Yes}
 Stingray wrote:

Who is better?

BEATLES or STONES?



 

Beatles -   not.even.close.
ahh... thanks for reminding me to scope out the documentary "Crossfire Hurricane!"...
Not many of you alive when this tune was cut (on "Satanic Majesty", Bill?). An awesome blues cut for white boys.
 GeneP59 wrote:

The Stoned Beatles of course. {#Lol}
 
funny cus it's true.
 Stingray wrote:

Who is better?

BEATLES or STONES? 


Nice trollin' there. How about BEATLES and STONES?
 Jackson_Feelgood wrote:

Who is better?

BEATLES or STONES? - Possibly the most rediculous question ever asked - Rolling Stones by a country mile. How can you compare "Yellow Submarine" to 'Symapathy for the Devil "or similar.

  

Possibly the most ridiculous comparison ever made.  You do know that Yellow Submarine was not the Beatles' only song, right? 

Who is better?

BEATLES or STONES? - Possibly the most rediculous question ever asked - Rolling Stones by a country mile. How can you compare "Yellow Submarine" to 'Symapathy for the Devil "or similar.


 Stingray wrote:

Who is better?

BEATLES or STONES?

 
Feeling the Stones more these days..no studio blah blah blah..get in there, bang it out and go get high.
 treatment_bound wrote:
agreed—I really didn't appreciate Beggars when I first started listening to it (which was probably around 1978).  But it sure has aged well.  Besides the two "rock hits" (Sympathy & Street Fighting Man), their laid-back, almost "country-ish" take on several other songs still seems fresh, and was certainly a precursor to the alt-country movement which still has some legs today.
 
The members of the band Crooked Still acknowledge that by covering the Rolling Stones' song "You Got the Silver" at the end of their album Some Strange Country, released in 2010.
 Stingray wrote:

Who is better?

BEATLES or STONES?

 
The Stoned Beatles of course. {#Lol}
Still sounds brilliant after what, 40+ years?

Who is better?

BEATLES or STONES?


Passing Walmart...?
I was inspired by Jagger in Nicholas Roeg's 1970 film 'Performance ' starring James Fox and Mick Jagger; he's pluckin a guitar, singing an excellant blues number - turned my head around seeing this X-rated masterpiece way back then
 treatment_bound wrote:


...their laid-back, almost "country-ish" take on several other songs still seems fresh, and was certainly a precursor to the alt-country movement which still has some legs today.

 
They don't get enough credit for that.  Certainly Gram Parson was an influence on them, but songs like Dead Flowers Honky Tonk Women were certainly influential on bands like Uncle Tupelo and Ryan Adams.

A sure sign a band is great is when their marginal tracks are gems. This is one of those tracks from the Stones.
Jeez, they have a couple of dozen iconic masterful songs, and then they can pull this little known masterpiece out.... you know, as merely wonderful.
The Rolling Stones.  Fifty Years.


No track from this album can go wrong for me. We already had Salt of the Earth, earlier today (on my side of the globe, I mean).

Now, Prodigal Son or Factory Girl would actually crown the experience.
I heard Wyman in an interview say this was his favourite "lesser known" tunes the Stones never played live.{#Bananajam}
 treatment_bound wrote:


agreed—I really didn't appreciated Beggars when I first started listening to it (which was probably around 1978).  But it sure has aged well.  Besides the two "rock hits" (Sympathy & Street Fighting Man), their laid-back, almost "country-ish" take on several other songs still seems fresh, and was certainly a precursor to the alt-country movement which still has some legs today.

 

Oh yea, this period was their best. I love the Stones countrified!{#Cowboy}
loved hearing this on RP. hardly ever do. thanks!
 On_The_Beach wrote:

The whole DVD is a must-see, even Yoko screeching away in perhaps the most unapologetically unlistenable moment in Rock & Roll history, if only to more fully appreciate why she was so universally despised by Beatles fans; at least one could accurately say, if nothing else, she didn't pander to the masses. (Sorry, that sentence ran on a bit.)

 
Love the Tull when he was young

 calypsus_1 wrote:

Jimi Hendrix and Brian Jones backstage in London Royal Albert Hall, 14 November 1967  by rising70
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His majesty, Prince Jones, SMILED as he moved among the crowd!

Jimi Hendrix and Brian Jones backstage in London Royal Albert Hall, 14 November 1967  by rising70
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Ah, Stones.

Not a bad one on my Beatles-day. 
 bachbeet wrote:
Great song from a great album.  I think I like this album even more now than I did then.
 

agreed—I really didn't appreciate Beggars when I first started listening to it (which was probably around 1978).  But it sure has aged well.  Besides the two "rock hits" (Sympathy & Street Fighting Man), their laid-back, almost "country-ish" take on several other songs still seems fresh, and was certainly a precursor to the alt-country movement which still has some legs today.


Great song from a great album.  I think I like this album even more now than I did then.
 EssexTex wrote:
They should have stopped a long time ago.

Now shadows of themselves going out on a high (hail Keith) is better than the image I have of them now...a faceless global organization like Coca Cola.
 
Maybe this band should have retired long ago, but that is immaterial to this song, which was released over 40 years ago.


 EssexTex wrote:
They should have stopped a long time ago.

Now shadows of themselves going out on a high (hail Keith) is better than the image I have of them now...a faceless global organization like Coca Cola.
 
You would NEVER "sell out" to be as big as a faceless global organization like Coca Cola.  No need for all that wealth and fame.  Really.... faceless?!?  I've heard a lot of things said about Mick and Keith but, with mugs like those, faceless isn't one of them.


thatswhatimtalkin bout. the Stones at their badass best. turnthamuthafuckaup!
They should have stopped a long time ago.

Now shadows of themselves going out on a high (hail Keith) is better than the image I have of them now...a faceless global organization like Coca Cola.
LP engineered by Eddie "Mr. Woodstock Soundtrack" Kramer, who also did all of Hendrix's sides.

I've got a story about Eddie up here: Eddie Kramer-From Jimi Hendrix To Woodstock

 I LOVE this song
 guysmiley wrote:
Their performance of this on the "Rock n' Roll Circus" is pure gold on so many levels. Check it out if you haven't seen it!
 
The whole DVD is a must-see, even Yoko screeching away in perhaps the most unapologetically unlistenable moment in Rock & Roll history, if only to more fully appreciate why she was so universally despised by Beatles fans; at least one could accurately say, if nothing else, she didn't pander to the masses. (Sorry, that sentence ran on a bit.)

 jagdriver wrote:

Yup! I love every cut, save for Sympathy For the Devil, it falling into the Layla/Stairway To Heaven/Freebird/In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida category.

  Hate to disagree with someone who agreed with me, but Sympathy happens to be my favorite Stones song of all time - despite the gazillion times I've heard it.  Love the Get Yer Ya Ya's Out Version especially well.


Maybe their best album.
That makes 2 songs from this album today. A veritable feast of the Stones on RP.
 lemmoth wrote:
Brilliant and overlooked song on a brilliant and somewhat overlooked album
 
Yup! I love every cut, save for Sympathy For the Devil, it falling into the Layla/Stairway To Heaven/Freebird/In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida category.

the Stones at their unrepentant best.
tor93leafs wrote:
I couldn't agree more and your argument extends to many other bands as well. Due to the Clear Channel stranglehold of the radio, we will never hear many great b side songs. I'm convinced that CC has a mass play list that cannot be breached, regardless if an individual requests a unique song. For the record, I'm 25 years old.
tx is talkin, so i just thought i'd represent 'ole h-town with a: "yep". i like the stones, but since i don't have most of their albums, i'd have never heard this tune if i was only depending on the fm. good cut.
tor93leafs wrote:
I couldn't agree more and your argument extends to many other bands as well. Due to the Clear Channel stranglehold of the radio, we will never hear many great b side songs. I'm convinced that CC has a mass play list that cannot be breached, regardless if an individual requests a unique song. For the record, I'm 25 years old.
Amen. So true. TV is worse. No independent freespeaking media in this country anymore.
tor93leafs wrote:
I couldn't agree more and your argument extends to many other bands as well. Due to the Clear Channel stranglehold of the radio, we will never hear many great b side songs. I'm convinced that CC has a mass play list that cannot be breached, regardless if an individual requests a unique song. For the record, I'm 25 years old.
This sort of behavior was around long, long before Clear Channel ever came into being.
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
what a great song. Especially good behind Tom Waits "Get Behind the Mule"
Too true! Great old Stones romp!
Brilliant and overlooked song on a brilliant and somewhat overlooked album
Jagger blues,why not?(8)
I just saw them in concert in Barcelona. It was a last minute decision, and a very tough one, because, you know, they've been around for so long... besides, the price (ouch!!) And it was marvellous! I don't regret a single cent spent on the concert Many young groups would love to play half as good just for one day in their lives. What a concert! What a song! And what a couple of years between them
although i do like hearing less played stones songs, whenever i do, it makes me desperately want to hear "paint it black"
Great cut from a grossly underappreciated Stones release. Though I've L-O-N-G tired of Sympathy For the Devil (I dont have any), the rest of this release is excellent!
wbmarco2 wrote:
I hate that when most people think of the Stones...all they can conjure is "Start Me Up" or "Satisfaction". Probably because that is as far into their catalog as most "(Classic/Prog/Jack) Rock" stations get. So many of their gems are overlooked. It's sad that tracks like this and "Torn & Frayed", or "Winter", or "Worried About You", or any other non-single album cuts aren't as popular as all of The Beatles non-single albums cuts. For the record, I'm 29 years old.
I couldn't agree more and your argument extends to many other bands as well. Due to the Clear Channel stranglehold of the radio, we will never hear many great b side songs. I'm convinced that CC has a mass play list that cannot be breached, regardless if an individual requests a unique song. For the record, I'm 25 years old.
what a great song. Especially good behind Tom Waits "Get Behind the Mule"
MatClarke wrote:
Start your own station it would be excellent
what a great song. Especially good behind Tom Waits "Get Behind the Mule"
wbmarco2 wrote:
I hate that when most people think of the Stones...all they can conjure is "Start Me Up" or "Satisfaction". Probably because that is as far into their catalog as most "(Classic/Prog/Jack) Rock" stations get. So many of their gems are overlooked. It's sad that tracks like this and "Torn & Frayed", or "Winter", or "Worried About You", or any other non-single album cuts aren't as popular as all of The Beatles non-single albums cuts. For the record, I'm 29 years old.
Start your own station it would be excellent
It's their best 60's album...
the stones at their best.
nick_valensi wrote:
:cowboy: :drunk: :motor: :devil_pimp: :skull:
A fond memory or a cautionary tale - you decide...
It's too bad that the Stones are known for songs like Honky Tonk Woman, Satisfaction, et al and not for songs like this one.
rumplestiltskin wrote:
I think you are hearing the Doors' "Roadhouse Blues"...the riff is a common blues riff. Morrison Hotel came out in 70, this song came out in 68. Well, I woke up this morning, I got myself a beer. The future's uncertain And the end is always near.
This is how Roadhouse Blues begins: Keep your eyes on the road, your hand upon the wheel Keep your eyes on the road, your hand upon the wheel We're going to the roadhouse, going to have a real Good time
Hannio wrote:
RIP the Rolling Stones that I used to love.
What I like about the Stones is they have had multiple incarnations that were (are still) great.
RIP the Rolling Stones that I used to love.
tonypf wrote:
The Stones really had a talent for soaking up what their peers were doing and reflecting it back out in their own songs. The R&B influences go without saying. On this tune, I hear a heavy hit of the Doors, particularly on the opening riff.
I think you are hearing the Doors' "Roadhouse Blues"...the riff is a common blues riff. Morrison Hotel came out in 70, this song came out in 68. Well, I woke up this morning, I got myself a beer. The future's uncertain And the end is always near.
One of my faves from my favorite Stones album.
my,do i feel like a virgin, first time ever with this rip, and i thought i knew everything, hurts so good.... :motor:
This song has a very unorthodox bass line considering the guitar is straight ahead R&B.
Their performance of this on the "Rock n' Roll Circus" is pure gold on so many levels. Check it out if you haven't seen it!
Jeez, this is an awesome set! Rolling Stones - Parachute Woman John Hammond - Heartattack and Vine Tom Waits - Get Behind The Mule I gotta go to freakin' bed! I can't sleep when I'm lovin' this so much.
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ScottN wrote:
Forgot how good this song is. Happy to be reminded.
:iamwithstupid: Ditto. Not one of their best, but it sure brings back memories...
:cowboy: :drunk: :motor: :devil_pimp: :skull:
Forgot how good this song is. Happy to be reminded.
god-damn i love this song. back when they really were the bad boys of rock and roll. their best album.
At the back of the roadhouse I got some bungaloes. Good tune.
These guys run hot or cold-----this one is ICE. :chillpill.gif: :skull: :chillpill.gif:
Beggars Banquet, then Let It Bleed, then Sticky Fingers and then they top it with Exile on Main Street. Astonishing. :notworthy: 8O
God, it's been so long since I've listened to this. For a moment I was back in college in 69 or 70, listening to this in a darkened room with friends, suitably medicated. Ah, nostalgia.
wbmarco2 wrote:
I hate that when most people think of the Stones...all they can conjure is "Start Me Up" or "Satisfaction". Probably because that is as far into their catalog as most "(Classic/Prog/Jack) Rock" stations get. So many of their gems are overlooked. It's sad that tracks like this and "Torn & Frayed", or "Winter", or "Worried About You", or any other non-single album cuts aren't as popular as all of The Beatles non-single albums cuts. For the record, I'm 29 years old.
Precisely! It came out in '68, so maybe your Pop listened to it. Good job in doing a little homework and digging deeper into their catalogue. Lots of hidden gems out there. It's encouraging to learn that some younger folks like you aren't afraid to check them out! Bravo!
I hate that when most people think of the Stones...all they can conjure is "Start Me Up" or "Satisfaction". Probably because that is as far into their catalog as most "(Classic/Prog/Jack) Rock" stations get. So many of their gems are overlooked. It's sad that tracks like this and "Torn & Frayed", or "Winter", or "Worried About You", or any other non-single album cuts aren't as popular as all of The Beatles non-single albums cuts. For the record, I'm 29 years old.
One of the weaker songs on the album, IMO. Probably the best Stones song on a Bauhaus album tho. :stupid:
Definitely one of their best efforts from a favorite album. Excellent work, Keith!
The Stones really had a talent for soaking up what their peers were doing and reflecting it back out in their own songs. The R&B influences go without saying. On this tune, I hear a heavy hit of the Doors, particularly on the opening riff.
GaryG wrote:
When I think of the Stones, I think of tunes like this. :guitarist:
me too, gary. this is the kind of stones stuff i fell in love with. beggars banquet is probably my favorite album of theirs. i SO dig this song. thanks to whomever uploaded. :notworthy:
This whole album is great, but the portion of this of this album beginning with this song, is a great moment in music history.
When I think of the Stones, I think of tunes like this. :guitarist: