Rocktober 1, 2023
Welcome to Rocktober!
October Battle of the Bands is taking a mini-break. Battle of the Bands will return on November 1.
It’s been a year or two since I did this, and I’ve been wanting to do it again. So this year, I am making it a personal challenge to bring you Rock Music every day this month! Just know that I am writing these posts in advance, on days that I feel well and have extra energy.
The songs that I am bringing to you this month are based on some survey from some website (I don’t even recall where, so don’t ask) They had fans respond with their favorite Rock tunes, and these are the top 31(ish) I say ish because I out-voted one or two that I didn’t agree with in their ranking. Yeah… I have that kind of power around here!
I’ll start around #31 and work my way up to #1, which will be posted on Oct 31st.
Today our song is: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones
Wikipedia tells us this about the song:
Keith 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, 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.
The Rolling Stones first recorded the track on 10 May 1965 at Chess Studios in Chicago, Illinois.
Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what is next on the list! Feel free to join in the fun. The more the merrier, I say!