Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Day Four of My Week with The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black

Day Four then, and today its the single Paint It Black. This single was released in 1966.

It was the first their fourth US album, Aftermath. It was another track written by Jagger and Richards. It gave the Stones a number one in both the UK charts and also in the US charts.

Its got quite a quirky sound this one, featuring a very distinctive intro. Its all strings and drums this one - a sitar and guitars no less, though still a rock song at its core. As well as being on the US album, this song has featured on loads on the Stone's numerous compilation albums since.

I'm not sure if this song was lyrically meant about a particular person or time, but its not a cheery number that's for sure. Jagger sings about painting doors black, his heart being black and so on. Its quite a dark song, but it sounds great.

If you want to listen, check out this video of them performing this live back in day.

This is a great track, and its no wonder that its still regarded as one of the all time greats. Go check it out, and let me know what you think by dropping me a comment below. Check out more of the Stones and more of My Music here. Happy Listening :)

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