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This highly political song was inspired by political activist Tariq Ali and the French Student Movement. It was released as a single off the "Beggar's Banquet" album in the summer of 1968, a year full of political and social unrest, which saw violent confrontations between young political activists in both France and The United States.

The song, released in 1968, was seen as continuing the Stone's return to their earthy blues and rock & roll based roots after the psychedelic… read more

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  • Avatar for pteronophobic
    I like the tanpura in this song. A lot of rock bands were using traditional Indian instruments around this time, never would work in today's music biz.
  • Avatar for El_Salvador7
    I love how Mick Jagger sounds so pissed off on this record...
  • Avatar for sternenfee0
    :-)
  • Avatar for HayleighRayment
    street fighter was what uuuis asked schuh to give to her
  • Avatar for vfksi51
    Да здравствуют "The Rolling Stones"!
  • Avatar for JakeyWHFC
    HEYYYYYYY i THINK this SONG is ROCK' in DONT you THINKKKKK BOYYYYYYYY?
  • Avatar for marjo47
    Good hey, these old guys can still play so well and move to.
  • Avatar for whitebicycle
    more than ever.
  • Avatar for Brooklyn211
    FK YEAH
  • Avatar for Roy1968Wood
    In Keith Richards' book "Life" he described how he used open G tuning on an acoustic guitar to get the sound of the opening riff. Acoustic?! I had no idea. Brilliant!!

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