Keys, introduced to the band by fellow American Jimmy Miller, the record's producer, wails out an uninhibited tenor solo that foreshadows his famous work on "Brown Sugar" the next year.
The song is based around a Keith Richards-played funky bass line while Charlie Watts lays down a steady, slamming backbeat. The rhythm section plays alone for the introduction and then is joined by one of Richards' unmistakable rhythmic riffs and Mick Taylor's relatively understated rhythm, playing off of that of Richards.
Joining in are pianists Leon Russell and Nicky Hopkins. After experimental flirtations with psychedelia and other less-traditional ideas, the band appeared to discover that which they did best: their own unique blend of roots music and contemporary influences.
Mick Jagger also embraced the seedier side of the blues in his lyrics, updating the sexual bravura and macho-man posturing of old-timers like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf on Stones songs like "Jumping Jack Flash" and "Live With Me. He starts off this whirlwind litany of bad behavior with the high crime of "I take tea at three. The narrator seems to have met a woman and sarcastically asks, "Don't you think there's a place for you in between the sheets?
The last verse is so bawdy, with descriptions of oversexed servants, that it got the band some friction from the London Bach Choir, who wanted to revoke their participation on Let it Bleed's "You Can't Always Get What You Want. There is another version released on the live No Security, which is notable mostly in the fact that is was on the set list at all. But the band still kicks it pretty hard and restores Keys' solo, with the player back out on the road with them after years of being out of the band's orbit.
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Hard rock . Jimmy Miller. William-Lee February 2, Report. Though originally intended as a genuine live album by the band, Brussels Affair never hit the shelves, and is only now finally available with the crisp sound and perfect mix of an official release.
Taylor's lyrical playing here nearly steals the show, and the juxtaposition of Keith's shambling rock 'n' roll fever with Taylor's understated but powerful neatness really jumps out of the speakers. This is The Stones during a truly classic era, and captures that peculiar thing about them: how even when they're stumbling around, falling apart and, presumably, sick to hell of each other, when they play, the music is the definition of rock and roll and the sloppiness is a big part of what makes them great.
In this middle period after the cyclone they were circa Get Yer Ya-Yas Out and before the football pants and stadium-sized hangover of Love You Live, the band was firing on all cylinders, cranking through long time staples of their live show, a practically funk version of "Midnight Rambler" and attacking the new material especially "Star Star" with the ferocity of their earliest days.
D," which sounds thin and gimmick-y on Goats Head Soup but live gets the sleazy groove treatment and proves one of the highlights of the night. Exile On Main St. This is the greatest rock and roll band in the world, after all. Reply Notify me 3 Helpful. Add all to Wantlist Remove all from Wantlist. Have: Want: Avg Rating: 4. Live Albums by sfpabst.Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about The Rolling Stones - The Brussels Affair '73 at Discogs. Complete your The Rolling Stones collection.