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When there's only one phrase that fits and it says it all, and all you have to do then is fill in the gaps. But it's not often that it happens Gimmie Shelter is a classic one. That, I just slapped down on a cassette while waiting for Mick to finish Performance.
Honky Tonk Women is another. A lot of times you're fooling with what you consider to be just working titles or even working hooks, and then you realize there's nothing else that's going to slip in there and fit in the same way.
So you're left with this fairly inane phrase. And if that's any good, then I start to play it with some other guys and pump it up.
If that's great, then I check the attitude and the atmosphere of the track. What the hell is this putting out?
There's no point in writing songs on a sheet of paper, going verse, chorus, verse, chorus, and regarding this as a song. A song is music, and I'd rather start with the music and then get into the attitude of the track and put something on top of it.
What are you going to put on top of it, because you could have spent months trying? I can't divorce lyrics from the music. Songwriting is a marrying of the both. To me, the easiest way is to get the track.
If that's what I wanted, I might as well hire session men. Then it comes out as a Rolling Stones record instead of me telling everybody what I want them to play. The band can work it any way they want.
If it works, great. If it doesn't, I know I can go in there the next night with another germ. I know I'll grab them some way, infect them somehow. If it's good, then Mick and I can finish it off.
Quite often, we go into it without the song being written - which annoys me intensely.
But, that's the way we record sometimes. It like it to be rehearsed before we go in, but it never really is. The music quite often comes ahead of the words. It's very hard to write lyrics to the track.
It's much easier to have it done before but I always try to write the lyrics to the songs. I don't mind a 5-minute intro, or knocking out a verse or some vocals. I go for the aural excitement, whereas Mick very understandably sees most of his work go down the drain if we cut two verses.
You don't really sit down and say, Okay, neither of us have an idea.
We usually say, Well, what do you think of this, or you go out and play something and someone else joins in:Now in his mids, Sir Mick Jagger could be forgiven for opting for an easy life. Few would hold it against him for whiling away his days between Rolling Stones tours in the members' enclosure at.
Let me begin with a confession: I am an enormous fan of Mick Jagger. I spent my contrarian, anti-femininity, please-let-me-in-your-treehouse-guys youth collecting Rolling Stones records and staring into the eyes of black and white Mick Jagger photos.
In my eyes, the man can’t do much wrong. A peculiar, uneven collection of covers of songs written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, released between and Some are rare, some are not; most were recorded by the Rolling Stones, although four of the 24 tunes were never released by the group; some are 5/ Mick Jagger, Soundtrack: Alfie.
Michael Philip Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent on 26th July When he was 4 he met Keith Richards until they went into secondary schools and lost touch. But one day in they accidentally met on the Dartford train line and both realized that they had an interest in rock n roll combined with blues.
Nov 07, · Wild Horses was Mick, with Keith contributing the music. Mick was apparently writing it to Marianne Faithful, who'd had a heroin overdose around that time.
As far as I know, it's usually Keith with the music, and sometimes pieces of lyrics Jagger does mostly lyrics, with some music thrown in. On 29 June , Mick Jagger was sentenced to prison for possession of amphetamine pills. The charge stemmed from the infamous raid of Keith Richards' Redlands estate in Sussex at which the police.