Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Music Tuesday: "Jumping Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones
I'm a big Rolling Stones fan. No I can square it with my religious faith. I do not endorse many of the values expressed in the songs. But really it's the music that one should assess musicians and composers; themes and lyrics are of secondary importance. Here's one of my all time favorites. I've said that this song is the perfection of what rock and roll should be: a driving beat, rhythm and blues core, great vocal inflection, and attitude. Plus the Stones at their best just write interesting songs. Supposedly the inspiration for Jack came from Keith Richards' gardener. You can read about it here. I post a YouTube version with showing the lyrics.