#RocktoberMusicFest : Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
It’s Tuesday. Are you still suffering from Mondayitis? Good! Let’s turn up the volume and see if we can’t fix that for you!
Today’s tune has literally been around as long as I’ve been alive. It’s true. This song was released in the US the same month that I was born (released a month or two later in the UK - the song, that is. I have yet to get there)
This song was also featured on the American version of the Rolling Stones' fourth studio album, Out of Our Heads, released that July. "Satisfaction" was a hit, giving the Stones their first number one in the US. In the UK, the song initially was played only on pirate radio stations, because its lyrics were considered too sexually suggestive. It later became the Rolling Stones' fourth number one in the United Kingdom.
In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine placed "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" in the second spot on its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". The song was added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2006.
Here’s another Fun Fact about this song: According to Keith Richards, he wrote the music to this song in his sleep. Wikipedia explains: Richards wrote Satisfaction in his sleep and recorded a rough version of the riff on a Philips cassette player. He had no idea he had written it. He said when he listened to the recording in the morning, there was about two minutes of acoustic guitar before you could hear him drop the pick and "then me snoring for the next forty minutes". Sources vary as to where this story happened. While they make reference to a hotel room at the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater, Florida, a house in Chelsea and the London Hilton, Keith Richards wrote in his most recent autobiography that he was in his flat in Carlton Hill, St. John’s Wood. He specifies that Mick Jagger wrote the lyrics by the pool in Clearwater, four days before they went into the studio, hence the confusion.
Okay boys and girls.. Now you know the back story, turn up the volume and shake off those Monday blues. Let’s get the rest of the week rockin’!
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