Rolling Stones, Can’t Get No Satisfaction

Posted on September 19, 2010

The Rolling Stones classic hit Can’t Get No Satisfaction has got to be one of the iconic releases of the sixties being the first of the Rolling Stones international hits. It was released in June 1965 and spent 4 weeks as number 1 in the States. This gave the Rolling Stones, with Mick Jagger as lead singer, worldwide status as a serious and premier rock band. Their first real success on the album front was Aftermath which reached number 1 in the albums chart in the UK and number 2 in the States.

These days however some 40 years plus later you can benefit from listening to a compilation of their greatest hits and my favorite 2 CD set of their best tracks is Forty Licks, you can find all the tracks from Forty Licks listed below. Have to say it is a pretty impressive compilation of the best tracks the Stones have released.

Forty Licks by the Rolling Stones

Disc: 1
1. Street Fighting Man
2. Gimme Shelter
3. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
4. The Last Time
5. Jumpin Jack Flash
6. You Can’t Always Get What you Want
7. 19th Nervous Breakdown
8. Under My Thumb
9. Not Fade Away
10. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby
11. Sympathy For The Devil
12. Mother’s Little Helper
13. She’s a Rainbow
14. Get Off My Cloud
15. Wild Horses
16. Ruby Tuesday
17. Paint It Black
18. Honky Tonk Women
19. It’s All Over Now
20. Let’s Spend The Night Together
Disc: 2
1. Start Me Up
2. Brown Sugar
3. Miss You
4. Beast Of Burden
5. Don’t Stop (new)
6. Happy
7. Angie
8. You Got Me Rocking
9. Shattered
10. Fool To Cry
11. Love Is Strong
12. Mixed Emotions
13. Keys To Your Love (new)
14. Anybody Seen My Baby?
15. Stealing My Heart (new)
16. Tumbling Dice
17. Undercover of the Night
18. Emotional Rescue
19. Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)
20. Losing My Touch (new)

Video of Susan Boyle’s Wild Horses Cover

Posted on May 30, 2010

Watching Britain’s Got Talent last night which was followed by a program about Susan Boyle’s rise to fame, I was reminded of that amazing track, originally released by the Rolling Stones in 1971 on their Sticky Fingers album, Wild Horses. I was rather surprised that they didn’t fully feature the Wild Horses track as one of the songs she covered in the show, they preferred to focus on the ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ track, a duet with Elaine Paige ‘I know Him So Well’, ‘Who I Was Born To Be’ and ‘Cry Me a River’ all of which are from her album I Dreamed a Dream with the exception of ‘I know him so well’.

For me the best track on the album is definitely ‘Wild Horses’ so this morning I watched the Mick Jagger video on YouTube and then I watched the video of Susan Boyle’s Wild Horses cover and I have to say, although it was close. I actually preferred the Susan Boyle version.

Asked why she was drawn to the record she was quoted by ‘Christian Today’ saying “How could you help but be drawn in by this haunting theme? It conjures up memories of childhood amongst Council Estates, poverty and struggle in the first verse. Irony and bitterness – One of my personal favourites and an emotional release.” Ref: Wikipedia

Susan Boyle is a real phenomenon, since her debut audition on the Britain’s Got Talent show her version of I Dreamed a Dream from the hit show ‘Les Miserables’ went ballistic. I remember watching that original show as it went out and the seeing the astonished looks on the faces of the 3 judges. Even so I don’t think anyone could have predicted just how quickly her fame would spread and how the speed of being catapulted into the public domain like that very nearly brought her down.

I am actually glad it didn’t because I think she really does have a unique appeal, bit like stating the bleeding obvious really, but the more I listen to her the more I like her. It’s strange that I wouldn’t even class her as the best singer, when she did that duet with Elaine Paige, you couldn’t help but feel Elaine Paige was more polished, but it was Susan Boyle that had the audience eating out of her hand.

So here it is the video of Susan Boyle’s Wild Horses cover