Honky Tonk Women so dirty

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  1. MBreinin

    MBreinin Supporting Member

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    Get a Steinberger with a Trans-Trem and you can do many of those tunings on one guitar, with the flick of the bar.
     
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    The beauty of the song is the sublime balance of Keith and Charlie. The song may even be more Charlie than Keith. I still think Charlie Watts is the best rock drummer who ever lived.

    If you want more of that awesomely skanky open G drone action and Charlie mastery, check the version of Loving Cup from the extended version of Exile. This is my favorite Stones song ever:

     
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    that would be "Brown Sugar"
     
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    Honky Tonk Women is as great of a song as has ever been written or performed. It's perfection. The groove alone is massive. Suffice to say that if you lay down a groove that makes women want to take their clothes off, a truly high bar has been set.
     
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    One of the greatest things about HTW is that playing it in a bar band makes an awful lot of women want to get down and dirty on the dance floor.

    One of the worst things about HTW is that many of the women who like to get down and dirty on the dance floor really shouldn't.
     
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    This is so true. And I don’t want to recount what I saw from the stage.
     
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    You and me both.
     
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    Could be my favorite Stones tune.
     
  9. PickPlucker

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    Yep...that's my song to master today.....thanks!
     
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    Truth. That version is my psychic image of The ‘Stones. It’s the Willie Mays over-the-shoulder catch of rock music - nobody else could have done it and it distills their excellence.
     
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    H*ll, at least Kip managed to keep it i his pants until she was seventeen. In the live version of The Stones’ Stray Cat Blues (Ya-Yas version) Jagger lowers the age of the young lass he’s trying to bed to thirteen. :barf
     
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    Yeah, I was wondering when someone would call me out on Stray Cat Blues!

    Tim
     
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    I love doing that song Hank Williams style, with a pronounced, danceable country shuffle beat, and a steel guitar.
     
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    Killer bass player on here too!
     
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    The quote from Charlie below pretty much sums up just the start of all the amazing rhythmic interaction in that song. One of my all-time favorites.

    One interesting part is that Jimmy Miller plays the opening cowbell and Charlie Watts states, “We’ve never played an intro to “HTW” live the way it is on the record. That’s Jimmy playing the cowbell, and either he comes in wrong or I come in wrong-but Keith comes in right, which makes the whole thing right. It’s one of those things that musicologists could sit around analyzing for years. It’s actually a mistake, but from my point of view, it works”(317).[/QUOTE]
     
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