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It Would Not Be The Stones Last Time

July 25, 2015

 The Rolling Stones - The Last Time

 

Note From The Don: This was early Rolling Stones, Brian Jones was still alive, with Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, and of course, "Keef," Keith Richards still looking his age.  They were portrayed by the media as the "Bad Boys," compared to The Beatles "Good Boys," and played it to the hilt, a self-fulfilling prophecy. Great audio only, their first #1, 1965 — TDR

 

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was the defining hit for the Rolling Stones. However, the song that preceded it, "The Last Time," would do as much to define the Stones' early rock sound as any song that they recorded back in the sixties.

 

The buzzsaw guitar sound of "The Last Time" is something that sticks with you long after the song is played, and it's also one of Mick Jagger's best early vocals. "The Last Time" didn't make it to number one, like "Satisfaction," but it did make Billboard's Hot 100 chart's Top Ten. It was the first Stones hit credited to have been written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, although Jagger later claimed the song was based on an earlier Staples Singers gospel song, "This Could Be The Last Time."
 

The Rolling Stones - "Around and Around," 1964

 

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