Thursday, 12 June 2014

Day Six of My Week with The Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow

Day Six and today I have chosen the single She's a Rainbow. This track was taken from their album, their Satanic Majesties Request in 1967.

This was a track written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, but even from the intro, it doesn't sound like the usual Rolling Stones tracks do. It has lovely pretty piano plinky-plonks to begin with rather than a guitar riff as a starter.

This wasn't a huge success, at least in terms of other releases, hitting the number 25 spot in the US. The album it was taken from  was the Rolling Stones only experiment into the kind of psychedelic movement that was all the rage at the time. Unfortunately, it was seen by many as a contrived attempt to outdo the Beatles, who fared much better! Even the album cover looks a bit similar in style to the fab 4!

Taking all this into account, I think this is a beautiful track. It really is a pretty sounding song, and it makes you feel good. I have to admit, I first heard this track on a TV advert which featured what appeared to be plasticine rabbits etc.. I immediately liked it, but didn't know it was the Stones. It doesn't immediately sound like them, until Mick starts to sing of course!

I would say watch the video, but its not really a video its a mix match of images, so I suggest you listen to it  instead. It sounds gorgeous.

Of the Stones tracks I have listened to over the last 6 days this is the most unusual, and for that reason it stands out. Let me know what you think.

For more of the Rolling Stones and more, check out My Music page here. Happy listening :)

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