(I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION
In 2004 The Rolling Stones’ ‘Satisfaction’ was voted the second-greatest song of all time, with Bob Dylan’s ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ in first place, by Rolling Stone magazine (am I missing something here?). Well, it’s nothing if not forceful, swaggering and rasping, and definitely deserves more than it gets from either of our instro outfits. The Shadows’ version, one of the low points of their controversial set (see ), sounds disconcertingly like the kind of piped music you used to hear in expensive restaurants (I am told) in the late 60s/ early 70s, and the arty-sounding organ breaks do the song no favours. Still, sooner this than the excruciatingly plodding, organ-led aberration (hardly redeemed by the fuzz trimmings) on a Ventures’ album which otherwise has quite a lot going for it.
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