Weekend Trivia -- Sunday

midnightsmum (Z4, ON)September 4, 2011

Well, Good Morning Cottagers! We had quite the storm blow through early this am. The skys at 5:30 am looked like Tornado skies, to me. Then we got a whack of rain, and it seems that the heat has broken, for now!! I guess the summer is ending the same as it was all season - wildly stormy. Hope all is well way down south, I guess they're getting a soaking too.

Well, I'm going to stay with a musical theme. The Rolling Stones are an English rock band, formed in London in April 1962 by Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica, guitar) and Keith Richards (guitar, vocals). Bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts completed the early line-up. R&B and blues cover songs dominated the Rolling Stones' early material, but their repertoire has always included rock and roll. Jones initially led the band, but after teaming as songwriters, Jagger and Richards assumed leadership.

Early on, they wrote one song, a hit of course, which Richards says he hears in about half of all of their music......so this week you have the writers, but which song is it? Is this easy, too?


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cyn427 (zone 7)

One song comes to mind immediately, but I think I will need to sing their songs as I go about the day just to be sure. May have to dance a little as I sing! Poor Chuck.


    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 10:01AM
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thinman(Z5 MI)

I can't say I was ever a big Stones fan and anything I say will be a big fat guess, so I'll just go with their big fat hit Satisfaction.

I'll be looking forward to hearing more educated answers.


    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 10:04AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

I'm going along with TM on this one.


    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 10:25AM
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I am going to say "Get Off of My Cloud".

    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 10:59AM
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midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

Jagger has said of "..........": "It was the song that really made The Rolling Stones, changed us from just another band into a huge, monster band... It has a very catchy title. It has a very catchy guitar riff. It has a great guitar sound, which was original at that time. And it captures a spirit of the times, which is very important in those kinds of songs...


    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 11:17AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Satisfaction sound right to me, TM. I didn't collect their albums but enjoyed their music on the radio.

We're off to the Great Minnesota State Fair for the day.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 2:36PM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

I agree-"Satisfaction"

I asked for one of their albums for Christmas when I was in 7th grade, so my mother went to Mads Music in Ardmore, PA (our only source for rock back then) to get it. When she saw the song title "Let's Spend the Night Together" she wouldn't buy the album. SO funny. She was much more comfortable with the Beatles who only wanted to hold my hand! Oh, and I did get the album after all from my aunt and uncle. Yippee.


    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 5:47PM
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midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

Well, no fooling you lot!! Yes, it was/is Satisfaction.

Keith Richards states that he came up with the guitar riff for the song in his sleep, waking up in the middle of the night, recording the riff and the words "I can't get no satisfaction" on a cassette recorder and promptly falling back to sleep. He would later describe the tape as: "two minutes of 'Satisfaction' and 40 minutes of me snoring." He and Jagger finished writing the song at the Jack Tar Harrison Hotel in Clearwater, Florida, in May 1965. Jagger wrote most of the lyrics after being confined to their Clearwater hotel rooms and not permitted to play, not as a statement about the rampant commercialism that the Rolling Stones had seen in America.
The Rolling Stones first recorded the track on 10 May 1965 at Chess Studios in Chicago - a version featuring Brian Jones on harmonica. The group re-recorded it two days later at RCA Studios in Hollywood, with a different beat and the Gibson Maestro fuzzbox adding sustain to the sound of the guitar riff. Richards envisioned redoing the track later with a horn section playing the riff: "this was just a little sketch, because, to my mind, the fuzz tone was really there to denote what the horns would be doing." The other Rolling Stones, as well as manager Andrew Loog Oldham and sound engineer Dave Hassinger eventually outvoted Richards and the track was selected for release as a single. The song's success boosted sales of the Gibson fuzzbox so that the entire available stock sold out by the end of 1965.
The single made its way through the American charts, reaching the top on 10 July, displacing The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)". "Satisfaction" held on for a full four weeks, being knocked off on 7 August by "I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am" from Herman's Hermits. The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 charts in America in the week ending 12 June 1965, remaining there for 14 weeks; it was #1 for four straight weeks. While in its eighth week on the American charts, the single was certified a gold record award by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for selling more than half a million copies in the United States, giving the band their first of many gold disc awards in America.

Richards was concerned that the riff sounded too much like Martha and the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Street". Jagger later said: "It sounded like a folk song when we first started working on it and Keith didn't like it much, he didn't want it to be a single, he didn't think it would do very well... I think Keith thought it was a bit basic. I don't think he really listened to it properly. He was too close to it and just felt it was a silly kind of riff." Jagger has also pointed out that the title lyrics closely resemble a line from Chuck Berry's "30 Days". (Berry's lyric is "If I don't get no satisfaction from the judge".)

So there you go - I gotta stop asking these easy questions!! For ThinMan, Annette, Cyn, mnswgal:

Thanks for playing this week. I now have a week to come up with a much harder question!!


    Bookmark   September 5, 2011 at 11:41AM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

I love your questions! So much fun going back and thinking about the music! Thanks for the stars, Nancy.

Hope everyone has a marvelous week. Back to school with the kiddoes tomorrow.


    Bookmark   September 5, 2011 at 2:14PM
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