Sunday, April 24, 2005

Greatest moments in rock and roll, part 9

The Rolling Stones arrangements

They're really geniuses at producing a rich sound without sounding overproduced, probably better than The Beatles. Today's spotlight goes to "Memory Motel" by The Rolling Stones. Piano, organ, acoustic guitar, a bit of electric, bass. That's the kind of the sound we're going for, I think.

Other great songs by the Stones: "Brown Sugar," "Wild Horses," "Let's Spend The Night Together" (for the doo-wop backing vocals), "Ruby Tuesday," "Miss You" (containing probably Arta's favorite spoken word passage) and "Gimme Shelter."

I don't know if we can sing like Mick Jagger, but there's still a lot to learn from "the world's greatest rhythm section."

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