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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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Lyrics

Ev'rywhere I hear the sound
Of marching charging feet, boy
'Cause summer's here and the time is right
For fighting in the street, boy

The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man Lyrics

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  • 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.
  • I love how Mick Jagger sounds so pissed off on this record...
  • :-)
  • street fighter was what uuuis asked schuh to give to her
  • Да здравствуют "The Rolling Stones"!
  • HEYYYYYYY i THINK this SONG is ROCK' in DONT you THINKKKKK BOYYYYYYYY?
  • Good hey, these old guys can still play so well and move to.
  • more than ever.
  • FK YEAH
  • 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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