Tuesday, April 19, 2016

'You make a grown man cry...'

From yesterday morning's drive-time, at the Sound L.A.

The Stones, "Start Me Up."

It started out as a reggae song, heh.
The infectious "thump" to the song was achieved using mixer Bob Clearmountain's famed "bathroom reverb", a process involving the recording of some of the song's vocal and drum tracks with a miked speaker in the bathroom of the Power Station recording studio in New York City.[2][4] It was there where final touches were added to the song, including Jagger's switch of the main lyrics from "start it up" to "start me up."

The song opens with what has since become a trademark riff for Richards. It is this, coupled with Charlie Watts' steady backbeat and Bill Wyman's echoing bass, that comprises most of the song. Lead guitarist Ronnie Wood can clearly be heard playing a layered variation of Richards' main riff (often live versions of the song are lengthened by giving Wood a solo near the middle of the song, pieces of which can be heard throughout the original recording). Throughout the song Jagger breaks in with a repeated bridge of "You make a grown man cry", followed by various pronouncements of his and his partner's sexual nature. Although the lyrics to the song might be read as double entendres referring to motorcycle racing, they are clearly sexual in nature.

Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
Billy Joel
10:37 AM

Money for Nothing
Dire Straits
10:30 AM

Fortunate Son
Creedence Clearwater Revival
10:27 AM

For the Love of Money
The O'Jays
10:24 AM

10:20 AM

Sunny Afternoon
The Kinks
10:16 AM

Pink Floyd
10:10 AM

Take the Money and Run
Steve Miller Band
10:07 AM

Lawyers, Guns and Money
Warren Zevon
10:04 AM

The Beatles
10:02 AM

Start Me Up
The Rolling Stones

Ready for Love
Bad Company
9:46 AM