Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Music - The Stones do "Get Off Of My Cloud" on live TV (1965)

in flies a guy who's all dressed up like a Union Jack and says, I've won five pounds if I have his kind of detergent pack.

A wonderful clip here from live British TV back in 1965 from the "real Stones", i.e. replete with the late Brian Jones.

And great song. A snapshot of the genesis of a supreme songwriting partnership, the band's second single is a song sharing the theme of the first, the seminal "Satisfaction." A song of existentialist youthful alienation and longing at a time when the world of the young was changing dizzingly fast.

"Get Off Of My Cloud" topped the charts in the U.S. and the UK in the weeks following its release in November 1965.

In a 1995 interview with Rolling Stone, Jagger said of the song;
"That was Keith's melody and my lyrics... It's a stop-bugging-me, post-teenage-alienation song. The grown-up world was a very ordered society in the early '60s, and I was coming out of it. America was even more ordered than anywhere else. I found it was a very restrictive society in thought and behavior and dress."
Keef wasn't such a big fan of the track though, once describing it as rushed and over-produced. In the 2003 book 'According to... The Rolling Stones', Richards said:
"'Get off of My Cloud' was basically a response to people knocking on our door asking us for the follow up to 'Satisfaction'... We thought, 'At last. We can sit back and maybe think about events.' Suddenly there's the knock at the door and of course what came out of that was 'Get off of My Cloud'."
In the clip below, check out Mick at 1:20 when he sees a real hottie in the audience! The randy bastard get's all transfixed and hot & bothered!

Keef here was in the midst of his short-lived "Nerd" phase. Soon after though things would change more than a tad and for breakfast he'd be sniffing coke off the titties of some hot blonde groupie, while having six heroin needles hanging from his arm!

What's with the f*ckng title of the clip though "GET OUT MY CLOUD "?! Did Borat upload this thing?!! ... He also says "LIVE IN 1967" when the clip is clearly from '65!!

Maybe Keef uploaded this thing ... while sniffing coke off the titties of some hot blonde groupie and having six heroin needles hanging from his arm!!

Thanks to Citizen K for the heads up!


K. said...

And I was just about to write this up! Well, there can't be too many blog entries about one of the boys' best numbers, no matter what Keef finks about it. He was probably hungover and strung out anyway.

stupid and contagious said...

Erm ... Don't worry! ... although this is undoubtedly the greatest piece ever written in 90 seconds in this or any other Universe, nobody will read the thing!

Like most of the stuff here, it'll be as popular as a duet by Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Göring performed at a Bar Mitzvah for the kid of Freemason and Zionist supreme(terms far from mutually exclusive) Steven Spielberg!

kindsaluv said...

i can't believe it!!! i was singing this song while i was cooking, just finished and got on the pc to look for. i said "while i'm here let's take a look at S&C". and BAM! here it is in my fav version! i have this video and watch it once a week!
mick here is a bad mofo, easily to say in that years who was the king of rock'n'roll! if i was there in the audience i could have been one of those girls screaming!

S&C maybe you'll have few readers (and i don't believe it) but we're all hardcore fans of this blog

stupid and contagious said...

Hey kindsaluv

Thanks for the nice words!

Synchronicity can be a strange thing!

You're obviously a lady of taste - I mean with the Stones bit anyway!

So are you screaming for the modern version of bad mofo Mick?

K. said...

Hear, hear Kindsa!

Your comment about screaming reminds me of something my late wife told me. She was a true Beatlemaniac and saw them twice. When I asked her what is was like in throng, she told me that there were screamers and criers, and that she was a crier. My brother once kidded her about the concerts being only a half hour long. She said,"Trust me, we couldn't have taken any more."

kindsaluv said...

hey, cause i was cooking and a jagger's screamer-like do not mean that i'm a lady!
i'm a maaaan ( i spell M.! A.! N.! - and about this, what about "the mocambo side from love you live"? how many needles were hanging from keef's arm on that concert?)
and for mick... nowadays i could scream too, but in TERROR

stupid and contagious said...

Ha!Ha! ... Sorry M.A.N.!!!

Nice comment!

I've just seen your blog too ... and very good it is. You're a man of taste! I'll be checking it out a lot!!

stupid and contagious said...

Thanks K! Screamers and criers!! ... Great story!

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