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I Can Get Some Satisfaction
Singles Collection: The London Years - The Rolling Stones
Member Name: Joe1976
Singles Collection: The London Years - The Rolling Stones
Advantages: All the original members on this set
----<3 Disc Extravaganza>----
This 58 song collection of the Rolling Stones Singles was my first of many "Boxed Set" CDs I have bought over the years.
Before I go any further, I would be here all day and night (night and day), reviewing every single song, so I'll review the ones I like and some of the ones you may never have heard of, one track on this set that is missing, is "Yesterday's Papers", however, I can't complain, this is the Stones at their rawest and best.
1. Come On
2. I Want To Be Loved
3. I Wanna Be Your Man
5. Not Fade Away
6. Little By Little
7. It's All Over Now
8. Good Times, Bad Times
9. Tell Me
10. I Just Want To Make Love To You
11. Time Is On My Side
13. Little Red Rooster
14. Off The Hook
15. Heart Of Stone
16. What A Shame
17. The Last Time
18. Play With Fire
19. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
20. The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man
21. The Spider And The Fly
22. Get Off Of My Cloud
23. I'm Free
24. The Singer Not The Song
25. As Tears Go By
1. Gotta Get Away
2. 19th Nervous Breakdown
3. Sad Day
4. Paint It, Black
5. Stupid Girl
6. Long Long While
7. Mother's Little Helper
8. Lady Jane
9. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?
10. Who's Driving Your Plane?
11. Let's Spend The Night Together
12. Ruby Tuesday
13. We Love You
15. She's A Rainbow
16. 2000 Light Years From Home
17. In Another Land
18. The Lantern
19. Jumpin' Jack Flash
20. Child Of The Moon (Rmk)
1. Street Fighting Man
2. No Expectations
3. Surprise, Surprise
4. Honky Tonk Women
5. You Can't Always Get What You Want
6. Memo From Turner
7. Brown Sugar
8. Wild Horses
9. I Don't Know Why Aka Don't Know Why I Love You
10. Try A Little Harder
11. Out Of Time
12. Jiving Sister Fanny
13. Sympathy For The Devil
----<About the Stones>----
If you haven't just dropped out the sky, or been living in a hole in the ground for the last 5 decades then you'll need no introduction to the Rolling Stones, I bought this set in 1997, for GBP29.99 from John Menzies (now W.H Smith).
I had been a fan of the Stones for a while and had even went out and bought Voodoo Lounge(1994), panned by the music industry as their "last bite of the cherry", I thought there were songs on that album that deserved more of a second chance, or in clinical terminology, a second opinion.
The Stones were, for that period of the Sixties, the bad boys of rock, or the boys you wouldn't want your daughter to marry, that's all immaterial, all that really matters is what they do on stage and in a studio, from this 58 song set, I'll review 5 songs from each Disc, though whittling 5 from 25, 20 and 13 respectively will be a task and a half.
1. Come on - This opener for disc one has a "boom chick a boom boom" type sound to it, with a harmonica crying every now and then, lasting only 1.50 min its just long enough to whet your Stone thirst.
2. I Just Wanna Make Love To You - A fast paced bluesy number with Jagger clapping away and singing this catchy tune, it is broken with another harmonica chorus, it ends with drums and tambourines beating.
3. Little Red Rooster - My favourite song on this disc, you would be forgiven for thinking these lads were a black blues band, such is the nature of the song. The sliding guitar makes this song what it is, a mellow, open G strung sliding number, the harmonica weeps away towards the end of this piece.
4. What A Shame - In slides the bluesy sounding guitar again, this time accompanied with a little piano work in the back, it is a swinging blues song, unlike the Red Rooster, this is something I could see myself dancing too in the Sixties.
5. I'm Free - The Soup Dragons done a rendition of this in 1991, but nothing could beat the original, and nothing will, its simplicity makes it a firm favourite, "nothing is getting me down" type number.
1. Gotta Get Away - The opener for the disc again, I love Jaggers voice in this song, his cruel howl for his need to get away is tremendous, typical early Stones.
2. Mothers Little Helper - A song about "little yellow pills", 5mg valium, anything to get through the day, a dreary story of a mothers need for "tranquillizing" her mind. Jones learned sitar for this and Paint it Black.
3. Dandelion - A Sixties psycho L.S.D song, with harmonies thrown in for good measure, it sounds a little like the Beatles, and again you would be forgiven for saying so.
4. She's A Rainbow - The Piano opens like a kid opening a jewellery box that chimes, this is well written and has a bit of violin thrown in for good measure, the song explodes after the middle, it has been used in numerous adverts.
5. Jumpin' Jack Flash - Stones at their absolute best, simple but sooo effective, like the Rolling Stones or not, if you haven't heard this (even if you don't like it), you've never lived. It's IMO in their top 5 best songs ever.
1. Street Fighting Man - Have a few bottles of "wife-beater" AND listening to this will have you up in front of the judge on Monday morning, raw lyrics with no nonsense guitar work, another classic example of why the Stones stood apart back in the day.
2. Memo From Turner - As played in Goodfellas, A song more spoken than sung, Memo is a sliding masterpiece, with Jagger poking jabs once again at the establishment, police and non Coke heads(Homosexuals)
3. Wild horses - A beautiful acoustic piece that many a band has tried to cover, some with success, others without, the lyrics are again cracking, and Jaggers quivering voice is always nice to hear on songs like this.
4. Sympathy For The Devil - All systems go for this epic masterpiece, The Rolling Stones homage to the horned one, Jagger brags about the demise of Christ, while Pilot seals his fate, killed the Tsar and his ministers, when he saw there was time for a change. A climatic piece favoured by all fans of music.
5. Out of Time - Singing about the sign of the times, his baby is out of time and out of touch, Jack Nietzsche plays piano on this little ditty.
----<The One's That Got Away>----
1. Paint it Black.
2. Get Off of My Cloud.
3. 19th Nervous Breakdown.
4. Let's Spend The Night Together.
5. 2000 Light Years From Home.
----<Other Sets Worth Looking at>----
The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks
With songs like Emotional Rescue, Start Me Up, Tumbling Dice and Fool to Cry, I think the two sets are an essential part to any Stones fan's collection.
Summary: If you haven't already got it, get it, money well spent