“Mother’s Little Helper” by Rolling Stones
For all the mothers this weekend.
The Rolling Stones - Can’t You Hear Me Knocking?
I love many but I do believe that this is my favorite Stones song.
Ugh….that opening riff. And that closing vamp. Damn.
“Wild Horses” by The Flying Burrito Brothers (Rolling Stones cover)
Before Bernie Leadon was in The Eagles, he was in The Flying Burrito Brothers.
Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black
A little Stones in honor of Mick’s stellar performance on SNL last night and the eclipse that’s currently happening in my sky.
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
Someone clearly knows what my favorite Stones song is.
The Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers
Take me down little Susie, take me down
I know you think you’re the queen of the underground
“Gimme Sympathy” by Metric
I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it. Granted, the first thing that attracted me was the question “who would you rather be, the Beatles or the Rolling Stones?” but it goes without saying that the beat, the groove, the melody - everything - is just so damn catchy.
And the video is a a great variation on the standard “band-plays-song” format.
And as for that question? I take a different approach to it than most. I think it’s not quite as straight-forward as most would think. Instead, I think it’s asking about the age-old dilemma of fame using two of the biggest rock bands as metaphors - would you rather have everything you do be legendary but only last a short time or would you rather have some hits and misses but still a certain level a fame but for a far longer time. Personally, I’d rather be The Beatles - create music that defines then challenges then changes every rule. Then disband and let it be.
With the only thing to do this weekend being watching the NHL All-Star Game events, I decided to fill my time by watching musical documentaries. Here’s my list so far (all on Netflix Instant, btw):
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
- Rolling Stones Stones in Exile
- The White Stripes Under Northern Lights (on my DVR)
- Iron Maiden Flight 666 (on my DVR)
Your job, as my loyal followers, is the following:
- Support and confirm my choices
- Tell me one of my choices is awful and keep me from wasting my time
- Suggest other music documentaries/concert films I might like
“Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’” by Rolling Stones
(Words/Music: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Album: Sticky Fingers, Atlantic 1971)
Since today’s themesong is pants and I can’t think of any songs with pants in them (except that stupid pants on the ground song which I refuse to sully my blog with), I decided to look to the album cover instead. Sticky Fingers is one of the most iconic album covers in rock history and true to form ends up being copied and parodied, most commonly by Motley Crue’s Too Fast For Love.
The original vinyl version of the cover featured a working zipper which, when pulled down, revealed white briefs with Andy Warhol’s name on them (apparently, the concept was Warhol’s and the artwork is often mistakenly attributed to him as well, although the photography was actually done by Billy Name.) The other rumor is that the crotch belongs to Mick Jagger; in fact, it belongs to Joe Dallesandra.
Plus it’s a great excuse to post the greatest guitar riff in rock history.
The Rolling Stones - Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
I love the 3 minutes or so jamming part at the end of this… Great guitar from Mick Taylor, and sax from Bobby Keys!
And the opening riff just says “We’re here and we’re badass.”