Tuesday, 11/30/10

by musicclipoftheday

Subtlety and delicacy aren’t usually associated with hard rock. But those are the qualities that (to these ears) stand out when you unpack this recording and hear the tracks separately. Listen to the guitar, the bass. Sledgehammers? More like sushi knives.

Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter,” 1969

voice (Mick Jagger & Merry Clayton)

***

guitar/1 (Keith Richards)

***

guitar/2 and piano (Keith Richards & Nicky Hopkins)

***

bass (Bill Wyman)

***

drums (Charlie Watts)

*****

all of it

(Yo, Don: Thanks for the tip!)