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Criss Cross Man?
Posted by: 71Tele ()
Date: November 13, 2009 01:08

I have often read about this track from the Goats head Soup sessions. There was even a review of GHS in one of the trade papers at the time that mentioned this track and Tops as if it was on the album. Was there an advance pressing that contained these songs? Also, I have never heard Criss Cross. Anyone know where I can find it?

Re: Criss Cross Man?
Posted by: skipstone ()
Date: November 13, 2009 02:25

AWESOME TUNE!




Re: Criss Cross Man?
Posted by: vudicus ()
Date: November 13, 2009 03:15

I've read that it was used in a film at the time, sadly I do not know the name of it. Does anybody have this movie that I'm referring to???

Re: Criss Cross Man?
Posted by: skipstone ()
Date: November 13, 2009 03:21

It was called, of all things, Metamorphosis.

Re: Criss Cross Man?
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: November 13, 2009 03:24

Correct title is Criss Cross Mind.

Wasnt on any early pressings or anything as far as I'm aware - nor was 'Tops'.

Re: Criss Cross Man?
Posted by: Glam Descendant ()
Date: November 13, 2009 03:34

Actually the title reported in "Rolling Stone" prior to the album's release was "Criss Cross". But I agree Mick sings "mind" not "man".

Re: Criss Cross Man?
Posted by: Rocky Dijon ()
Date: November 13, 2009 04:35

The Rolling Stone reported listed tracks the band was then mixing at Island Records. "Criss Corss" was among them. They weren't at the final selection yet and it was cut before then.

Re: Criss Cross Man?
Posted by: 71Tele ()
Date: November 13, 2009 06:25

Great tune! Thanks for posting it, Skipstone. It has classic Open G guitar but also the Goats Head Soup era clavinet and wah-wah. Wish they would have put this on the GHS reissue! Why don't the Stones release stuff like this? A real Rarities!

Re: Criss Cross Man?
Posted by: loog droog ()
Date: November 13, 2009 07:05

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skipstone
It was called, of all things, Metamorphosis.

Never saw it. Was that an animated film?

I vaguely recall a film that came out in the early/mid-70's had a rock soundtrack with the Stones listed as one of the artists. Might have been from Japan. The poster/newspaper ad art had running horses. The title could have been Metamorphosis, but there's no listing for it in the Stones imdb.com entry.

Criss Cross Man is a good track, and certainly should have made the cut for GHS.

Re: Criss Cross Man?
Date: November 13, 2009 12:20

"blood transfusion.." Must be some Keith-words in there winking smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2009-11-13 15:39 by DandelionPowderman.

Re: Criss Cross Man?
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: November 13, 2009 14:51

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Glam Descendant
Actually the title reported in "Rolling Stone" prior to the album's release was "Criss Cross". But I agree Mick sings "mind" not "man".

Yeah, I can never understand why its often listed as 'Criss Cross Man' as in the context of the lyrics it makes no grammatical sense (ie "Givin' me a Criss Cross Man"). Same with 'Gangster's Moll', which sometimes gets bootlegged as 'Gangster's Maul'.

Has anyone ever noticed the similarities between the bridge of this song and that in Primal Scream's "Rocks"? Its almost identical.

Re: Criss Cross Man?
Posted by: rootsman ()
Date: November 13, 2009 15:08

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Gazza
Has anyone ever noticed the similarities between the bridge of this song and that in Primal Scream's "Rocks"? Its almost identical.

I always thought that Primal Scream often tried to sound like the Stones!

Re: Criss Cross Man?
Posted by: Tseverin ()
Date: November 13, 2009 15:29

Not to mention the lyric "Bitches keep bitchin'" lifted from Little T & A.

Re: Criss Cross Man?
Posted by: Bärs ()
Date: November 13, 2009 17:27

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loog droog
Criss Cross Man is a good track, and certainly should have made the cut for GHS.


Yes, it should have replaced Silver Train.

Re: Criss Cross Man?
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: November 13, 2009 21:01

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rootsman
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Gazza
Has anyone ever noticed the similarities between the bridge of this song and that in Primal Scream's "Rocks"? Its almost identical.

I always thought that Primal Scream often tried to sound like the Stones!

And the Primal Scream song called "Loaded". It sounds almost like a Sympathy For The Devil remix. The piano is exactly the same. It's hard to believe Abkco never sued them.



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