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I don't think it worked particularly well as an album track, but once they were given time to work on it, the live performances were simply out of this world.[/quote. I agree with this. The guitar sound of Keith in Brussels Affairs is pure magic : the 2 rough riffs just before the beginning of the song in BA is as you perfectly writes pure moment of happines and magic. Taylor at his peak .
B-side of the Doo doo doo doo doo Single in the US.
Played live about 27 times during the 1973 European Tour. Never since.
love this song and ghs is one of my favourite albums. i also like the production of the record very much.
It's not the sort of song that you would play to a non-Stones fan.
A first sign of the band 'losing it'.
The song tries to reach everywhere, but leads nowhere. It is a 'dance' song: a weak, bored groove.. Tries to have riff or hook a'la 'guess what': a bored, uninspired miss... Tries to lyricwise play with their dangerous past Satanic Majestise/Sympathy For The Devil/JJ Flash-imaginery, and ends up like a sterile, bad Grimm fairytail that only gathers co-shame..
It is also the reason why GOATS HEAD SOAP will always be remained "the album that started the downhill of the 70's"- as an opener it sets the mood for the album, of which it never reaches out.
Summa summarum: (a) to be recorded over-all, and (b) to be released as an important first track, it is a clear indication that the band was really losing its direction and self-judgement. (It is funny when the Stones always get caught so easily when the 'muse' or the 'mind' or the 'heart' is not there. Just like with SATANIC MAJESTIES album before.)
It did okay in 1973 tour, but that was not due to the song, but the hotness of the band.
GHS is the first Rolling Stones record where I was waiting for it to be released. The song is very weak in my opinion. Admittedly it sounds decent on Brussels.
The song is like watching a TV show that you are not into and within 10 minutes you are nodding out and ready to fall asleep.
Just like If You Can't Rock Me is weak, and surprisingly sounds half-decent live. I hate quasi-monotonic rock and roll songs.
As far as the production on GHS goes, it's fine for the multi-layered stuff like Winter, but sounds thin and pale just like everything from 89 onwards sounds thin and pale because of the modern recording studio setups and techniques (I assume). Heartbreaker is a great song but could have sounded so much more ballsey and had some punch to it.
I agree that GHS was a disappointment and a sign that the Rolling Stones had jumped the shark in the recording studio. Angie was pure perfection though.
They should never have even released Dancing with Mr. D. They were caught up in themselves. Just look at the song Heartbreaker, which they decided to call, "Doo Doo....," Give me a break!