Keith Richards was on NPR yesterday with his take on one of his favorite Rolling Stones’ songs, Street Fighting Man.
Released in 1968, Street Fighting Man was a track on Beggar’s Banquet, which was the last record before the death of guitarist Brian Jones:
Keith Richards confided he accomplished the unique guitar sound by recording an acoustic guitar inches from a cassette player, which was luckily ten minutes after gah invented them:
It was an unusual choice to use an acoustic guitar instead of an electric guitar, since grit was needed because the song was a nod to the era’s civil unrest. But Keith knew better. The cassette player overloaded at the guitar’s proximity, which provided the distortion — while the unique warmness of the acoustic guitar still prevails.
2012 marks The Rolling Stones’ 50th year as a band. Public Service Announcement: This does not mean they are 50-years old, just like it doesn’t mean they began playing instruments 50 years ago, this means it has been 50 whole years since The Rolling Stones formed.
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Lynn saysNovember 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm
Keith is kinda creepy-looking ….
olivia saysNovember 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm
Who’s the dude between Keef and Charlie? Is this a new Stone? Olivia, a lifelong Stones fan, can’t believe she doesn’t know that!
dexter saysNovember 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm
Bill Wyman I think
KathyB saysNovember 14, 2012 at 8:49 pm
Thanks to Bossy I learned something new today 🙂
David Michael saysNovember 14, 2012 at 9:47 pm
I just heard the Fresh Air interview with Kieth Richards about his book when it came out. (It is an old interview.) He sounds so “around the block” but at the same time, seems like a genuinely nice guy. Imagine writing “Under My Thumb” AND being a nice guy.
Leanne saysNovember 14, 2012 at 11:06 pm
Creepy. I think they are better left in my memories. Sigh.
35jupiterdrive saysNovember 15, 2012 at 1:13 am
They actually look pretty good for people who’ve been in the music business for 50 years. Good on them.
mandy saysNovember 15, 2012 at 11:14 am
I just finished Keith’s book, and he’s surprisingly witty and articulate. I have to say that Charlie Watts has morphed from the ugly Stone into a handsome, stylish man of a certain age. And I love that Mick hasn’t had any work done to his face.