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Monday, October 16, 2006
Number 767 - Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones "Paint It Black" (1966)
Its so hard to believe i was only 1 year old (aww so cute) when "Paint it black" came out! It must have been the most "edgiest" song of its day/time. Only the Beatles "Helter Skelter" that i can remember being so diverse in sound being so raw and that wasn't even recorded till 1968!
"Paint It Black" is a song recorded by The Rolling Stones in 1966. It reached number one in both theU.S. and the UK charts. It was released as a single and on the album Aftermath (U.S. version). As usual, the song was credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, although all of the bandmembers contributed substantially to it, especially Bill Wyman, and leader/founder Brian Jones. Jagger's and Richards' original conception of the song was that of a slow soul song from the viewpoint of a person who is depressed. He wants everything to turn black to match his mood. The song began with Wyman playing organ at a recording session, in parody of the group's former co-manager Eric Easton, who had been an organist. Charlie Watts accompanied the organ by playing a vaguely Middle Eastern drum part; Watts' drum pattern became the basis for the final song. Brian Jones contributed the song's signature sitarriff (having taught himself to play), and Jagger contributed a lyric seemingly about a man mourning his dead girlfriend.
What does Rolling Stone Magazine think about The Rolling Stones?
"Aftermath was the first album of Jagger-Richards originals and the first album the Stones recorded as a coherent whole. It showcases the sauciest Mick, the broodiest Keith, the prettiest Brian, the funkiest Bill, and Charlie -- now and forever, Charlie. It's blues-rock flower power, but all the flowers are painted black, with Brian's marimba and dulcimer adding color to these tough, lean, desperately lonely songs. If the Velvet Underground had ever made an album with the Stax house band, it might have sounded like this: the outrageously funny country honk "High and Dry," the gentle acoustic longing of "I Am Waiting," the 11-minute "Going Home." The U.S. version improves on the original by losing "Mother's Little Helper," always a song worth losing, and adding the sitar-crazed death chant "Paint It Black." Mick trips through the Swinging London scene with tirelessly bitchy ditties like "Under My Thumb," "Think," and "Doncha Bother Me," coming up with sharp lines even when he's just shaking the maracas of his mind to the beat to give his lips something to do."
Best bit of arse licking since "Comical Ali" about his master Saddam Hussein. What more could you expect from a magazine that named itself after one of its "fave" groups. (Ever wondered what hapened to Comical Ali? He know is on the board of directers at Rolling Stone Magazine) It might be a joke but it just wouldn't surprise me.
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number 174 and the Album ranked at Number108
This song has a total crowbarred rating of 65.4 out of 108
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