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rommesw
Posted: May 10, 2018 13:09
 

... this is for my uncle who died much too early and who made me aware of music like this. I miss you and think of you every day.
newbolddrive
(Gibsons, BC)
Posted: Mar 14, 2018 14:01
 

If you haven't seen Twenty Feet From Stardom, it features the background singer on this song (Merry Clayton) and is very worthwhile to watch. http://twentyfeetfromstardom.com
Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: Jan 26, 2018 17:46
 

I think this is the best Stones song, and really one of the most iconic and evocative of its time.
sfyi2001
(Seattle)
Posted: Jan 16, 2018 22:02
 

My absolute favorite Rock.

 
dingleberry
(NZ)
Posted: Dec 18, 2017 16:12
 

 GTT wrote:
Strange, but I had never read (or understood most of the) lyrics to this song until just now.  It was always one of my favorites, but now I really think it is my favorite rock n roll song of all time.

 
Which causes me to make a confession: I always heard this as "it's just a shout away," and somehow that seemed to work also.
Now that I know it's "shot" well that's more literal. War - it's just a shot away. And because I went these many years thinking the other way, it will probably always be informed by both, for me.
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Dec 18, 2017 15:43
 

The indestructible KEEF turns 74 today!!

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e1/d9/78/e1d9782b67a7c23b5d1deab6a10999a5.jpg
geodesmo
(Deep in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec)
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 17:16
 

Thanks Bill and Rebecca for remembering to play the classics.

I don't mean necessarily the general term "classic rock" ... I'm talking about the classics.... like Gimme Shelter.

Need to hear a bit more of the music that framed our generation

cheers.


sfyi2001
(Seattle)
Posted: Sep 29, 2017 23:39
 


                            
                                                             Poster included with original release
                                                                    

                                                                       

Recorded  on February 23, 1969. 
Merry Clayton's vocals were added on November 2 1969. 
Released on Let It Bleed, on December 5, 1969 and at first titled "Gimmie Shelter".

Lead Vocals & Harmonica:
 Mick Jagger 
Electric Guitars:
 Keith Richards 
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman  
Vocal Solo Merry Clayton 
Backing Vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Merry Clayton 
Piano: Nicky Hopkins 
Percussion (Guiro): Jimmy Miller 
 

Gimme Shelter 
(M. Jagger/K. Richards)

Oh, a storm is threat'ning 
My very life today 
If I don't get some shelter 
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away

War, children, it's just a shot away 
It's just a shot away 

Ooh, see the fire is sweepin' our very street today 
Burns like a red coal carpet, mad bull lost its way

War, children, it's just a shot away 
It's just a shot away 

Rape, murder! 

It's just a shot away 

The floods is threat'ning my very life today 
Gimme, gimme shelter, or I'm gonna fade away

War, children, it's just a shot away 
It's just a shot away 

I tell you love, sister, it's just a kiss away 
It's just a kiss away 
It's just a kiss away 
It's just a kiss away 
It's just a kiss away 
Kiss away, kiss away ~



 


Wardleader
(Philadelphia USA)
Posted: Aug 30, 2017 9:32
 

More Awesome than AWESOME!
 MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN!
pinto
(west meade)
Posted: Aug 19, 2017 13:34
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:

Well, except for this one, of course!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0

 
HA!!!  That's too funny!
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Aug 19, 2017 12:30
 

MerryClaytonHWOFDec2012.jpg

Merry Clayton you are Fantastic!

This song is phenominally awesome   : )      Rock On  
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jul 30, 2017 18:37
 

 arcs_n_sparks wrote:
Thank you again for playing the best song every written!
 
Well, except for this one, of course!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0
arcs_n_sparks
Posted: Jul 19, 2017 20:22
 

Thank you again for playing the best song every written!
slikr
Posted: May 19, 2017 17:36
 

goose bumps = 10
Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Apr 19, 2017 5:27
 

Thank you  The Rolling Stones   for
Gimme Shelter

a STRONG 8 for me

 

 

 


sunflowerbee
(Hillsboro - somewhere in southern Ohio)
Posted: Mar 19, 2017 16:29
 

{#Dancingbanana}    {#Drummer}     {#Motor}
capandjudy
(Huntington, WV)
Posted: Dec 28, 2016 7:05
 

 arcs_n_sparks wrote:
Still the best song ever...

 
I sure can't argue with that statement.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Dec 17, 2016 10:48
 

Play it again, Bill. 

Oh, wait, I can do that myself. Get me iTunes cranked to public nuisance level.  
revel4t0r
Posted: Nov 08, 2016 0:11
 

how would anyone rate this under 10?
jbuhl
(Boulder,CO)
Posted: Oct 27, 2016 20:43
 

Watts gets it right every time, start to finish.