Saturday, April 22, 2017


How about a story about a cover song that was born out of spite and anger and strap right across its back?

In the mid and late 80's and early 90's Mick and Keith weren't getting along at all. At. All. They sniped through the press. Go watch the One Hit to the Body video if you want to see the tension between the two on full display. That was real and played up by the director for the sheer energy. You'll also recall the famous cover Bette Midler did of 'Beast of Burden' that was arranged by Mr. Jagger. This set Mr. Richards off to no end so to Detroit he went to one up Mick with the voice of God, Aretha Franklin to cover this classic, 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' and you can hear the snarl in this one too. With Keith on lead guitar you can't get a much better cover than this gem, born from spite.

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