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sfyi2001
(Seattle)
Posted: Sep 09, 2017 2:22
 

 trailhead wrote:

First album (maybe even first song) with Mick Taylor.  There was nothing like the Mick Taylor era.

For a while I believed a rumor that it was Ry Cooder playing on this, but I don't think that's true.  But I believe Ry had something to do with coming up with the riff(s). 

 




            Honky Tonk Women was released as a single in the UK 7-3-1969, the day of the free Hyde Park Concert
            which was  Mick Taylor's first live performance with the Stones.
            For the single, Brian Jones' guitar parts were removed from the recently finished studio cut and Taylor
           dubbed his in.

           The first Stones Album Taylor was heard on is LET IT BLEED, released 12-5-1969, the day before Altamont.
          
           " There was nothing like the Mick Taylor era."
              Lol - Especially for TAYLOR !
           
            Cooder showed Keith open tunings.
            Keith took to open G and removed the low E string.
            The rest is history.


             

treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Aug 07, 2017 12:06
 

 expatlar wrote:
I'm fifty-eight today. This came on and I reached over and turned it waaay up to a volume I rarely do any more, and smiled.
Thanks for the birthday present, Bill.

 
Welcome to the "58 Club".
trailhead
Posted: Jun 07, 2017 7:17
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Just listen to the two guitars working different riffs...and how they are playing off the drums. 

It's cosmic.  

 
First album (maybe even first song) with Mick Taylor.  There was nothing like the Mick Taylor era.

For a while I believed a rumor that it was Ry Cooder playing on this, but I don't think that's true.  But I believe Ry had something to do with coming up with the riff(s). 
expatlar
Posted: Jun 07, 2017 7:16
 

I'm fifty-eight today. This came on and I reached over and turned it waaay up to a volume I rarely do any more, and smiled.
Thanks for the birthday present, Bill.
markybx
(Oud Amsterdam)
Posted: Jun 07, 2017 7:11
 

Best EVER cowbell {#Cheesygrin}
DocStrangelove
(Ottawa)
Posted: Apr 07, 2017 6:23
 

awesome breakfast tune for FRIDAY!

{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}
sfyi2001
Posted: Feb 04, 2017 22:06
 



This is 48 years old now - and the Stones are 55. 

Peerless Greatness. 
 

Caranderson
Posted: Sep 03, 2016 4:37
 

Godlike indeed - pure class! {#Cheesygrin}
Clark_Novato
(Novato, CA)
Posted: Jul 13, 2016 16:27
 

How can this song be anything other than a 10?  One of the greatest rock and roll songs of all time.  Must be listened to at volume 11.
LizK
(West Florida, where the gators roam)
Posted: Mar 07, 2016 22:25
 

 bigfred wrote:
Saw this one live, about 25 years ago. Wembly, the place was jumping
 
Houston, 1980.  The cutout of the Honky Tonk Woman was a story tall.
raga
(Italy - Como)
Posted: Feb 05, 2016 7:58
 

 jimmpypowder wrote:
I want a Honky Tonk Woman with long legs and a tight ass.

 
And a lot of humor too...
idiot_wind
Posted: Feb 05, 2016 7:57
 

Just listen to the two guitars working different riffs...and how they are playing off the drums. 

It's cosmic.  
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Nov 03, 2015 4:10
 

 TerryS wrote:

"She blew my nose and then she blew my mind"

 Well, two out of three ain't bad. 


{#Roflol}
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Sep 21, 2015 6:52
 

 Imkirok wrote:

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If I never see that picture again for the rest of my life it would still be too soon.  Great song!
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Sep 21, 2015 6:44
 

Am I  this only guy who prefers "Country Honk" (which hasn't been played here in about a year and a half!)?
Imkirok
(The Arctic Hinter Land)
Posted: Sep 01, 2015 12:32
 

 lemmoth wrote:
I can name that tune in two cowbell strikes Bill.:-)

One of the greatest records of all time. 

 
https://humorinamerica.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/i-need-more-cowbell.jpg
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Aug 20, 2015 21:50
 

 lemmoth wrote:
I can name that tune in two cowbell strikes Bill. :-)
 
{#Roflol}
lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Jul 20, 2015 13:37
 

I can name that tune in two cowbell strikes Bill.:-)

One of the greatest records of all time. 
flatop
(VI dogs paradise)
Posted: Jun 19, 2015 7:48
 

put this song to rest, reminds of sugar sugar  without a doubt had some merit on release  but has not aged well at all...Rolling Bones RIP
timmywilson
Posted: Mar 16, 2015 6:53
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Greatest RnR song ever? 

 
one of the all time best...
idiot_wind
Posted: Mar 16, 2015 6:52
 

Greatest RnR song ever? 
MentalWedgie
(Canada)
Posted: Feb 24, 2015 9:43
 

Hell ya! My favourite Stones song.
unclehud
(Hallelujah! Back in the ATL suburbs!)
Posted: Jan 12, 2015 9:14
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Is this not the greatest rock n roll song ever?
 
Maybe.  Consideration to Jumping Jack Flash, but — hello! — that's also by the Stones.
jimmpypowder
Posted: Oct 10, 2014 14:22
 

I want a Honky Tonk Woman with long legs and a tight ass.
SquiddlyDiddly
(Brighton, UK)
Posted: Sep 09, 2014 8:44
 

I used to play this a lot when I was a dj doing the rounds at all kinds of gigs, parties, clubs, pubs and colleges back in the day. I have fond memories of hot, sweaty, drunken rooms full of lads and lassies all strutting about like Mick and having a right old knees up. 

Far as I know, you just don't get the same kind of crazy dancing around in clubs nowadays - everyone seems to be far too concerned with looking good or making sure they have all the right 'moves'. 
ScottN
(An inch above the K/T boundary. But smth near fracking still has appeal.)
Posted: Aug 08, 2014 21:57
 

PSD got me to this classic.  Thanks, Bill.
FrankDebbieCote
Posted: Jul 20, 2014 9:07
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Is this not the greatest rock n roll song ever?

 
Yes it is. 
bigfred
(Edmonton, Canada)
Posted: Jul 08, 2014 20:33
 

Saw this one live, about 25 years ago. Wembly, the place was jumping
RonCo
(Columbus, IN)
Posted: May 18, 2014 16:25
 

Something I wrote a while back relevant to this one.  :)

http://typosphere.com/2012/10/09/a-dozen-days-of-honky-tonk/
coloradojohn
(A Mile High and then some, Hilltop, Denver)
Posted: Apr 17, 2014 9:07
 

Hard to believe how long this thing has stayed cool; prob'ly explains why I think Some Girls was their last lick of the great Salty Rock vein.
idiot_wind
Posted: Apr 17, 2014 9:06
 

Is this not the greatest rock n roll song ever?
richlister
(Here, there, pretty much everywhere.)
Posted: Mar 05, 2014 3:08
 

 Lazarus wrote:

Mick Jagger is expressing the persona of a heartbroken man who is drinking himself into oblivion to numb his psychological pain since his true love dumped him...  such is common in country and western songs...  but this song is not the slightest bit sentimental—  in fact, the song is full of seedy life (a gin-soaked barroom queen, honky tonk women, etc.) so this song is actually quite an expression of vitality...

the song is a parody of all the country songs about the dude who lost his lady...

everybody in my church loves this song...

 

 
And they all think you are an utter twat.
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Feb 01, 2014 8:26
 

 unclehud wrote:

Wikipedia says this song went 4 weeks as the Billboard Hot 100 top single starting 23 August 1969 -- followed by Sugar, Sugar from the Archies. 

There's your proof that drastic changes were happening in the world's music during the late 1960s.



 
I prefer Sugar, Sugar, and I predict it will outlast this song.
bb_matt
(Hampshire, England)
Posted: Jan 08, 2014 2:42
 

Just shows how decades of emulating your musical hero's results in some simply astounding music, they had reached the height of their craft at this point, able to easily assimilate styles and quite simply *own* them. 
unclehud
(Charlestown, baby!)
Posted: Dec 31, 2013 12:20
 

Wikipedia says this song went 4 weeks as the Billboard Hot 100 top single starting 23 August 1969 -- followed by Sugar, Sugar from the Archies. 

There's your proof that drastic changes were happening in the world's music during the late 1960s.


idiot_wind
Posted: Dec 31, 2013 12:12
 

Boy oh boy....

These guys sound a lot like Kid Rock!

And their guitar work is weak. The Foo Fighters have better players.

And the lyrics just aren't as a good as Linkin Park's lyrics.

 

Who are these guys anyway?

 


TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Nov 29, 2013 19:53
 

"She blew my nose and then she blew my mind"

 

Well, two out of three ain't bad.


AbileneTexas
(Abilene, Texas)
Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:15
 

 Nerubo wrote:
This song has just exactly the right amount of cowbell.

 
Agreed!
 

Xstar
(Ya'll, Kentucky)
Posted: May 24, 2013 16:26
 

Third 8 rate in a row!!! {#Dancingbanana}
Nerubo
(Denver, CO)
Posted: Apr 23, 2013 8:16
 

This song has just exactly the right amount of cowbell.

 
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Mar 22, 2013 20:49
 


Mick Jagger is expressing the persona of a heartbroken man who is drinking himself into oblivion to numb his psychological pain since his true love dumped him...  such is common in country and western songs...  but this song is not the slightest bit sentimental—  in fact, the song is full of seedy life (a gin-soaked barroom queen, honky tonk women, etc.) so this song is actually quite an expression of vitality...

the song is a parody of all the country songs about the dude who lost his lady...

everybody in my church loves this song...


 
DD gypsyman
(just passing through....)
Posted: Mar 22, 2013 20:47
 

 rhbphoto wrote:
10...Can't mess with perfection.
 
Ditto....
rhbphoto
Posted: Sep 15, 2012 11:51
 

10...Can't mess with perfection.
michaelgmitchell
(Stirling, ON)
Posted: Sep 15, 2012 11:51
 

More COWB ... !
funkyalfonso
(Vancouver Island)
Posted: Jul 14, 2012 14:07
 

 Hannio wrote:


Dear old da told me back in 1967 that in five years they would be forgotten.
 
About '68 or '69 I had a ticket for the following week at the London Roundhouse for what was supposed to be the Stones final gig. Fifty years as a band this year and a few hundred million quid later....
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jun 12, 2012 23:03
 

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song.
orquidea
(SPAIN)
Posted: May 12, 2012 3:45
 

 Stratocaster wrote:
10.  No commentary needed.
{#Bananajam}
orquidea
(SPAIN)
Posted: May 12, 2012 3:45
 

super super {#Dance}
megaboogieman
(Russia, Gulag Archipelago)
Posted: Jan 06, 2012 6:19
 

Dudes blocks around love this song!
unclehud
(300 feet above the planet)
Posted: Dec 05, 2011 11:16
 

 Whimary wrote:
It's not just a song...it's History.
 
Amen!  Every band that's played since 1970 knows how to play this one.