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expatlar
Posted: Nov 09, 2017 13:59
 

 westslope wrote:
I learned to play this on the recorder and then the clarinet.

 
I remember going to elementary school in upstate NY in the sixties and they gave us all recorders and big 'music classes'! Don't remember being taught anything as fun as 'Paint It Black' though. Little Brown Jug rings a bell.
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Aug 26, 2017 14:15
 

I learned to play this on the recorder and then the clarinet.
sfyi2001
(Seattle)
Posted: Aug 09, 2017 23:47
 

                         
GRVMPY
(Irvine, CA)
Posted: Nov 07, 2016 9:05
 

The instrumental version from Westworld is pretty awesome.


Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Mar 30, 2016 13:51
 

 
 h8rhater wrote:

cli·ché
klēˈSHā/
noun
noun: cliché; plural noun: clichés; noun: cliche; plural noun: cliches
1.
a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.


 
opps, sorry
h8rhater
Posted: Mar 30, 2016 13:29
 

 Skydog wrote:
for me there are only 2 periods
pre 'Beggars Banquet'
and 'Beggars' thru 'Exile' 
if some how thats all they ever did then thats enough
those were great eras 


cli·ché
klēˈSHā/
noun
noun: cliché; plural noun: clichés; noun: cliche; plural noun: cliches
1.
a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.

Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Mar 30, 2016 13:20
 

for me there are only 2 periods
pre 'Beggars Banquet'
and 'Beggars' thru 'Exile' 
if some how thats all they ever did then thats enough
those were great eras 
boontonite
Posted: Feb 28, 2016 5:45
 

I was a little kid when this came out. I was a huge Beatles fan and not much of a Stone's guy but I really loved this one. Relentless! Seems like it was played every 15 minutes on AM radio at the time.
sktillman
Posted: Feb 27, 2016 19:15
 

This follow-up to 'Satisfaction' on the 'Out Of Our Heads' LP cements them as having turned from a (really good) covers band into actual self-realized artists. Then we got a bunch of great rock n' roll. Never gets old for me.


stunix
(You have to rate the bad ones to make the good ones you rated count.)
Posted: Jan 27, 2016 4:45
 

These rock and roll glitterati...... very demanding arnt they, go to B&Q or Homebase and get yer own f3cking paint you lazy gits!    they have to make a song and dance about everything dont they?!
Azrica
(Tyre, Lebanon)
Posted: Jan 27, 2016 4:42
 

 saffronphil wrote:
Hits spots other songs can't reach!
 
Exactly!
hugogdt
(Uppsala)
Posted: Jan 27, 2016 4:41
 

Can I vote for another 10 (10+10=20)
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Dec 26, 2015 18:55
 

godlike.
hencini
Posted: Aug 11, 2014 18:17
 

Man, look at that ratings distribution. 
Baby_M
(a 100+-year old building in downtown Akron, Ohio)
Posted: Jul 11, 2014 12:06
 

When we moved into my present house, the shutters and front door were deep red.  A couple years later, my wife decided to repaint the shutters black.  I was told to paint the door to match.  She saw a red door and she had it painted black.
misterbearbaby
(Marina del Rey, California)
Posted: Jul 11, 2014 12:05
 

God-like? Yaaaassssssss...  On WINS 101 New York, when I was a kid, listeners voted top songs every New Year (by postcard!) and for 4 or 5 years  "Satisfaction" was #1. With that powerful knowledge under my belt and the Yankees as my team, I thought I understood firmly how the Wold worked and it was pretty damn good!
owchita
(On the banks)
Posted: May 05, 2014 7:15
 

First verse, second line.
Should be 'colours' not 'colors' 
diannemck56
(Sacramento, CA)
Posted: Apr 08, 2014 10:47
 

dancing at my desk....work is so much better with RP and the Stones...  {#Bananasplit}even if it's dark and sad.
hencini
Posted: Apr 08, 2014 10:47
 

So desperation. 

Much dark.

Love it.  
saffronphil
Posted: Mar 07, 2014 19:39
 

Hits spots other songs can't reach!
kcar
Posted: Feb 04, 2014 0:53
 

 lemmoth wrote:
"Paint it black you devil" shouts the chick in the audience, caught on record on Get Yer Ya Yas Out.

"Won't you tell your dad "Get off my back
Tell him what we said 'bout 'Paint It Black' "

Thirteen - Big Star

 
Loved that album's "Midnight Rambler"--it really sounds like a riot was about to start during that song. 
Peter_Bradshaw
(UK)
Posted: Jan 03, 2014 9:04
 

{#Heartkiss}  So very good
hencini
Posted: Sep 30, 2013 13:12
 

So. Good.  
kurtster
(Back in Ohiya, for now ...)
Posted: May 27, 2013 8:15
 

 SweTex wrote:

I was there and for me it's a 2.

 
I guess it had a different meaning while growing up looking forward to turning 18 and getting a draft card as a birthday present.
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: May 20, 2013 18:58
 


lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Mar 25, 2013 11:47
 

"Paint it black you devil" shouts the chick in the audience, caught on record on Get Yer Ya Yas Out.

"Won't you tell your dad "Get off my back
Tell him what we said 'bout 'Paint It Black' "

Thirteen - Big Star
NeuroGeek
(Just Way Out There)
Posted: Mar 25, 2013 11:46
 

 minimole wrote:
Dear RP, could we please have a "PSA" (Play Song Again) button?
 
brilliant
NeuroGeek
(Just Way Out There)
Posted: Mar 25, 2013 11:45
 

One of my absolute favorites.  I can't believe this is the first time I've heard it on RP.   Turn it up to 11.
34bogas
(México city)
Posted: Mar 25, 2013 11:44
 

Cualquier cosa que se diga sobre esta canción, jamás será suficiente para intentar adjetivarla.
coloradojohn
(A Mile High and then some, Cherry Creek, Denver)
Posted: Jan 21, 2013 17:28
 

This fine trippy gem was one of the ones my mom kinda didn't want me listening to on the radio above the headboard when I was just a little kid, (head floating in the breeze, man); I remember jumping up and whirling like a dervish and asking her, "What's that he's saying?" and can't forget how she said, "How the heck should I know?  Turn it off, time for bed, buddy-boy!"  Years later, I dived right in...and I'm still there.
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Jan 21, 2013 17:27
 

 rdo wrote:

Yep, I remember that well.  Imagine that, an intelligent prime time drama about the Vietnam war with good music in the intro.  Oh how times have changed.  Now, we got teenagers eating spiders.  But that spider eating was several years ago and I don't watch prime time TV anymore. What are they up to now?
 

I just watched Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket the other night for like the 100th time, the closing credits roll to this as well.  This might lead some to think I have an unhealthy obsession with war, the Vietnam war in particular, to which I would readily concede.  Check out the book Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes, for the full Vietnam experience.  Stanley Karnow's history of the war is also something everyone should read.
 
h8rhater
Posted: Dec 21, 2012 9:24
 

 Shimmer wrote:

The Stones were trying to capitalize on the the artistic spirit of the 60's, as exemplified by, say, Bob Dylan or the Beatles. I realize this is not the popular opinion, but to me it comes through so clearly in songs like this (which could be called "I am such a tortured artist") or albums like Satanic Majesties Request (which is an utter ripoff of Sgt. Pepper's and the like).

 
To judge the Rolling Stones by the album Their Satanic Majesties Request is to show your ignorance.  The good natured rivalry between the Stones and Beatles in the 60's certainly lead to innumerable comparisons and some similar album concepts (TSMR being one of them).  The Stones were never out to capitalize on the "spirit of the 60's" (whatever that is).  If anything they were capitalizing on the spirit of the American blues which came before the 60's.  As were the Beatles.  In the process, both bands expanded the reach of popular music and defined rock and roll for generations to come.  Poseurs could never have such an affect.

Back to the rock you crawled from under.
SweTex
(Swede living in Texas)
Posted: Dec 21, 2012 9:17
 

 kurtster wrote:
You sure didn't have to be there for this one, but if you were, its a 10.
 
I was there and for me it's a 2.
Sweet_Virginia
Posted: Dec 21, 2012 9:07
 

The stones made some phenomenal and unique music in the 70s - pick any album. Why do we have to hear the same overplayed stuff on RP???????? Can't you here me knockin'??????
Shesdifferent
(Just visiting this planet)
Posted: Dec 21, 2012 9:06
 

Good choice Bill.......
neuticle
(fog fog fog)
Posted: Oct 19, 2012 16:02
 

Charlie Watts, the drum fill master...love it coming out of the break...one of the best
minimole
Posted: Sep 18, 2012 3:17
 

Dear RP, could we please have a "PSA" (Play Song Again) button?
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Aug 17, 2012 15:48
 

 dvalfre wrote:

Yap, this song in my mind is forever tied to the "Tour of Duty" TV show and from there to every reference of the Vietnam War...
(too bad the producers of the show didn't pay due royalties so the DVDs don't include the original soundtrack)
 
Yep, I remember that well.  Imagine that, an intelligent prime time drama about the Vietnam war with good music in the intro.  Oh how times have changed.  Now, we got teenagers eating spiders.  But that spider eating was several years ago and I don't watch prime time TV anymore. What are they up to now?
dvalfre
(Córdoba, Argentina)
Posted: May 14, 2012 20:22
 

 Baby_M wrote:
For some reason, I'm picturing helicopters.
 
Yap, this song in my mind is forever tied to the "Tour of Duty" TV show and from there to every reference of the Vietnam War...
(too bad the producers of the show didn't pay due royalties so the DVDs don't include the original soundtrack)
kcar
Posted: Jan 08, 2012 22:42
 

 Pharlap wrote:
"Paint it Black, You Devils"...anonymous woman at Altamount concert....minutes before the mayhem
  

 
Giselle62 wrote:

As that other fella said: good story but I never heard anything like this about Altamont and I've read all the books and seen the movie several times. (I'm fascinated with the dark side of the 60's probably because of my parents.)
 
You can hear a woman saying that at the beginning of one track of "Get Yer Yas Yas Out"—pretty sure it was "Sympathy for the Devil." That album didn't have any songs from the Altamont concert—all but one track was recorded at Madison Square Garden in Nov. 69. The other song was recorded in Baltimore a day before the MSG concert. 

This Wikipedia entry has a bit more and mentions the woman calling for "Paint it Black" on GYYYO. The band was playing "Under My Thumb" when the audience member got killed at Altamont: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sympathy_for_the_Devil#Aftermath 
Stingray
(JULIAN'S NWO)
Posted: Sep 04, 2011 10:46
 

 Shimmer wrote:

The Stones were poseurs. The Beatles and Dylan were not.

 

So what...?

The point you trying to make is plain stupid!
SmackDaddy
(San Diego)
Posted: Aug 04, 2011 0:56
 

The Feelies did a great version of this.
chirpie
(olathe, kansas)
Posted: Feb 27, 2011 8:17
 

 Proclivities wrote:

I am not attempting to refute your point; this is not a court of law.  It is your opinion.  All performers are poseurs to some large extent - always have been - always will be - otherwise they would have become actuaries or lighthouse keepers.  You apparently do not like the Stones' music - that is fine - but to me, they produced outstanding music for a very long time.  For example: Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile On Main Street are as great as any rock/pop records ever recorded.  Was Mick Jagger more of a showman and/or front-man than Dylan or any of The Beatles?  Probably.  If you believe that one of the greatest bands in the history of rock-n-roll were nothing more than "poseurs", then that's what you believe; I cannot change your mind (well, unless I had that "zombie-headpiece" device from the 1940's Batman serial).  I was just pointing out that they were/are all in the same racket.  Anyhow, you and I probably like a lot of the same music. {#Cheers}
 
An awesome, civilized refute. 
kurtster
(sometimes the statue and sometimes the pigeon)
Posted: Feb 27, 2011 8:16
 

You sure didn't have to be there for this one, but if you were, its a 10.
Rooney
(Near Paradise)
Posted: Oct 24, 2010 9:22
 

Sort of a Goth- first- dance- {#Skull}at- the- wedding- song. 
Giselle62
(many bear, big rock, estuary California)
Posted: Sep 22, 2010 15:45
 

 Tana wrote:
I still have a picture in my head of Mick Jones sitting cross-legged playing the sitar on the Ed Sullivan show. Did that really happen?
 
Brian Jones??

Giselle62
(many bear, big rock, estuary California)
Posted: Sep 22, 2010 15:39
 

 Pharlap wrote:
"Paint it Black, You Devils"...anonymous woman at Altamount concert....minutes before the mayhem
 
As that other fella said: good story but I never heard anything like this about Altamont and I've read all the books and seen the movie several times. (I'm fascinated with the dark side of the 60's probably because of my parents.)

ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Sep 22, 2010 15:38
 

 Shimmer wrote:

I know you're trying to be sarcastic, but it doesn't do much to refute my point. The Stones were poseurs. The Beatles and Dylan were not.

 
Um, are you maybe confusing the Stones with the Monkees?

Giselle62
(many bear, big rock, estuary California)
Posted: Sep 22, 2010 15:36
 

i've liked this since i was a kid and my mom played this album all of the time.
Otomi
(La orilla de la civilización)
Posted: Jul 20, 2010 19:01
 

 Pharlap wrote:
"Paint it Black, You Devils"...anonymous woman at Altamount concert....minutes before the mayhem
 
Isn't that what you hear just before they launch "Sympathy for the Devil" on Get Yer Ya-Yas Out? At least that's how I remember it; the satanic coincidence stuck in my head. According to Wikipedia's page on that album, that song was recorded at Madison Square Garden on November 28, 1969. Altamont was December 6th of the same year. Anyway, your version makes a better story!