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"Salt of the Earth" is a song from the 1968 Rolling Stones album Beggars Banquet.

Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the song is most notable for its opening lead vocal by Richards. While not his first as many believe (that title goes to "Something Happened to Me Yesterday" off Between the Buttons), it was his most prominent to date. "Salt of the Earth" heavily features the acoustic work of Richards, typical of most songs from Beggars Banquet. Richards… read more

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  • Avatar for El_Salvador7
    "A millionaire rock star patronising the working class..." Keith Richards was born into a socialist family and is the son of a factory worker, who fought in the war. He has every right to "patronise" the working class. If anything both him and Jagger should be admired for not forgetting some of the band's roots after making it big and becoming rich and famous.
  • Avatar for El_Salvador7
    just loose it at the end!
  • Avatar for robveiga
    Rolling stones e The Beatles in my opionion are the two greatest bands of all time
  • Avatar for Roy1968Wood
    As good as Aftermath was when it came out ( I missed that when I was "vactioning" in vietnam), this album - for me - ushered in the most creative time in the rolling Stones' career. I'm still a major devotee of their 2nd album "Now!" with some great covers but Beggars Banquet was a whole new ballgame. The Stones stayed on a roll through 1971 with Exile On Main Street. This is my favorite Stones album.
  • Avatar for rjsmythe_1999
    When I was up to my knees in Minor Threat, I moved in with my dad and found this album... loved it and always will.
  • Avatar for donuthoes
    lol at keith's singing
  • Avatar for frostyle77
    A classic song for the common man.
  • Avatar for Crabroast22
    A millionaire rock star patronising the working class... [2] I like this song but there is an element of truth in that.
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  • Avatar for tparks9243
    Love Da Stones! Rock On! :)

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