The Rolling Stones Satisfaction

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The Rolling Stones Satisfaction

The Rolling Stones Satisfaction

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The Beatles were a sensation, and The Rolling Stones were not going to be an imitation act. Their manager/producer Andrew Loog Oldham chose to market The Stones (as was the only hip thing to call this band that played rock and rhythm & blues) as the opposite. Here’s from the U.K.16 Magazine:

“The Dads are yelling and the Mums are pulling their hair out — but their sons and daughters just couldn’t care less. The Rolling Stones may be sloppy, pallid, unkempt and weird-looking, but the teenagers of England have gone absolutely bananas over these five fantastic men.”

Now that’s PR; they were the bad boys.

“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and it became an international it. Jagger has said: “It’s a signature tune, really rather than a great, classic painting, ’cause it’s only like one thing — a kind of signature that everyone knows…And it captures a spirit of the times, which is very important in those kinds of songs…Which was alienation. Or it’s a bit more than that, maybe, but a kind of sexual alienation.”

The song is also known for its use of the Gibson fuzztone box, which gives it an edge. In 1965, the song was released as a single and was on the (U.S.) album Out of Our Heads. The song went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, Cashbox, U.K. Singles Chart, Austrian Singles Chart, Dutch Top 40 and the German Singles Chart. It was #19 on the U.S. R&B Chart and #3 in France.

Group members were Mick Jagger (lead and backing vocals), Keith Richards (electric guitars and backing vocals), Brian Jones (acoustic guitar), Charlie Watts (drums), and Bill Wyman (bass guitar). Jack Nitzsche played piano and the tambourine (a ubiquitous sixties instrument).

Here are the lyrics to “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones:

“I can’t get no satisfaction
I can’t get no satisfaction
‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can’t get no, I can’t get no

When I’m drivin’ in my car
And the man comes on the radio
He’s tellin’ me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to drive my imagination

I can’t get no, oh no, no, no
Hey, hey, hey, that’s what I say

I can’t get no satisfaction
I can’t get no satisfaction
‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can’t get no, I can’t get no

When I’m watchin’ my TV
And a man comes on and tells me
How white my shirts can be
But he can’t be a man ’cause he doesn’t smoke
The same cigarettes as me

I can’t get no, oh no, no, no
A hey, hey, hey, that’s what I say

I can’t get no satisfaction
I can’t get no girl reaction
‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can’t get no, I can’t get no

When I’m ridin’ round the world
And I’m doin’ this and I’m signing that
And I’m tryin’ to make some girl
Who tells me baby better come back, maybe next week |
‘Cause you see I’m on losing streak

I can’t get no, oh no, no, no
A hey, hey, hey, that’s what I say

I can’t get no, I can’t get no
I can’t get no satisfaction, no satisfaction
No satisfaction, no satisfaction
I can’t get no”

If you are interested in reading about and listening to more songs by The Rolling Stones: “Mother’s Little Helper,” “Paint it Black,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Get Off of My Cloud,” and “Sympathy for the Devil.”

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