Rolling Stones - The Weirder Songs S/D

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Oddities, genre goofs, psychedelia, Brian bought a balalaika, Mick being camp...

As Tears Go By (1965)
Lady Jane (1966)
Paint It Black (1966)
2000 Light Years from Home (1967)
Gomper (1967)
In Another Land (1967)
On With the Show (1967)
She’s a Rainbow (1967)
Sing This All Together (1967)
Sing This All Together (See What Happens) (1967)
Something Happened to Me Yesterday (1967)
We Love You (1967)
Dead Doctor (1968)
Factory Girl (1968)
Country Honk (1969)
I Just Want to See His Face (1972)
Cherry Oh Baby (1976)
Melody (1976)
Far Away Eyes (1978)
Shattered (1978)
Emotional Rescue (1980)
Heaven (1981)
Too Much Blood (1983)
Continental Drift (1989)
Might As Well Get Juiced (1997)


Hideous Lump, Sunday, 13 May 2018 04:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

ventilator blues (1972)
prodigal son (1969)
cool, calm, collected (1967)

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Sunday, 13 May 2018 04:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

My Top 10:

1. Heaven (1981)

The rest unsorted...

Lady Jane (1966)
Paint It Black (1966)
Sing This All Together (1967)
We Love You (1967)
Factory Girl (1968)
Shattered (1978)
Emotional Rescue (1980)
Too Much Blood (1983)
Continental Drift (1989)

The last 3 minutes of "Gomper" could be "Interstellar Overdrive"

"Factory Girl" probably doesn't belong, but I hear it as their only Brit Folk song

The only Stones song that shows any influence from punk is "Shattered"

Are there any good covers of "Sing This All Together"? I'd like to hear a big anthemic production.

Hideous Lump, Sunday, 13 May 2018 04:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

The only Stones song that shows any influence from punk is "Shattered"

Eh? Pretty much all the Some Girls rockers are Punk-influenced. Same goes for "Where The Boys Go" on Emotional Rescue.

As for other weird Stones, I'd throw in "Child of The Moon", the b-side to "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and probably their last nod to psych for a good long time.

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 13 May 2018 05:01 (eight months ago) Permalink


dynamicinterface, Sunday, 13 May 2018 09:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

There's so many songs named in this thread so far that are essential Stones.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Sunday, 13 May 2018 12:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

carry the lantern high

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 13 May 2018 12:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

There's so many songs named in this thread so far that are essential Stones.

Yeah, "Paint It, Black", "2000 Light Years...", and "She's a Rainbow" are easily among my favourite Stones songs period.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Sunday, 13 May 2018 12:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

Is there really a comma in the title of Paint It Black? The first time I ever saw it thusly punctuated was in the Brian Jones book. Now I see it both ways, split pretty evenly.

henry s, Sunday, 13 May 2018 14:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

It was originally released as "Paint It, Black", the comma being an error by Decca Records

visiting, Sunday, 13 May 2018 15:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

there is no rolling stones song called "dead doctor" but that's a helluva title.

veronica moser, Sunday, 13 May 2018 15:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

Downtown Suzie, which I have more fondness for than it likely deserves.

JoeStork, Sunday, 13 May 2018 16:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

I was kind of struggling with weird vs deep cuts.
in any rate, something happened to me yesterday (named above) seems like the definitive answer to the thread title.
seems like Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man applies too.
Far Away Eyes is classic camp as well.

campreverb, Sunday, 13 May 2018 20:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

If we're talking about psychedelic Stones, then 'Citadel' is fucking incredible. If only the rest of Satanic Majesties had been of the same quality!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Sunday, 13 May 2018 22:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

I did a quick run through everything as I put that list together, and a few things I was sure would make it (many mentioned upthread) ended up getting dropped. Listening back to, say, "Dandelion," it's got psych bits, but it's really a straightforward pop song.

Hideous Lump, Monday, 14 May 2018 04:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

I'm a little confused by classifying songs as weird vs just genre or era specific, but as far as psych-stones songs go, 'We Love You' to me is arguably the peak, if only for being one of the few songs that really carries Brian's Moroccan/Joujouka influence and shows how powerful it could be when mixed with what Keith and Mick were writing at the time. His mellotron part is fantastic, especially because there was a slight delay when you'd hit a note so to get the rhythm that tight would've taken a lot of practice.

whitehallunity, Monday, 14 May 2018 13:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

"Sex Drive" (1991) the James Brown pastiche they stuck on their live album is kinda weird, definitely qualifies as a "genre goof"

Josefa, Monday, 14 May 2018 13:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

Dance (Pt 1) is amazing and not weird at all, but Mick's monologue in the first 30 seconds, which seems to be approximating the sound of failed banter, is a bit weird

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 14 May 2018 14:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

am I the only one who thinks that's a nod to Lou's opening lines on 'Gimme Some Good Times' off Street Hassle?

whitehallunity, Monday, 14 May 2018 15:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

I don't know if these fit, but:

Memo From Turner
Jiving Sister Fanny
Sweet Black Angel
Downtown Suzy
Prodigal Son

nicky lo-fi, Monday, 14 May 2018 16:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

Okay, so I get that the 1968-1972 stuff is what defines the Stones for a lot of people and there's a lot of undoubtedly great music in that period, but the reality of it is the Stones never stopped experimenting. Their moves into disco/funk/reggae etc. were as far away from 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' as '2000 Light Years From Home' was from 'Come On' ... Sure, not all of their experiments worked, but neither did all of their attempts to fall back on their so-called "signature" sound.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 14 May 2018 19:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

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