Monday, April 4, 2011
My Rolling Stones Top Five
1) Satisfaction (studio version)
Richards' Gibson Maestro Fuzztone sounded like nothing else at the time.Also note the contributions of one Jack Nitzche, whose tambourine triplets and subliminal driving piano propel this classic.
2) Jumping Jack Flash (studio version)
Many bands have played this song,and made the unforgivable mistake of doubling the guitar riff on the bass (Yes,I'm talking to you, Peter Frampton!). This robs the song of the massive groove present in the original recording. The bass line is there for a reason,people!
Watts and Wyman provide a killer groove , Wyman also plays vibes,but the inimitable Nicky Hopkins' piano on the coda makes this song the memorable outing that it is.
The most gifted guitarist the band ever had , Mick Taylor, kicks much ass on this haunting composition.
5) Under My Thumb
An irresistable hook provided by the sorely missed duo of Bill Wyman (bass) and Brian Jones (xylophone) make this song a high point in their catalog.