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Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: Paddy ()
Date: February 27, 2019 05:34

I like the version on got live if you want it, and there’s a killer version from Hawaii with Jones.

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: hopkins ()
Date: February 27, 2019 08:44

perfect louie louie. sped up. sly

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Date: February 27, 2019 16:27

Still is one of my favourite Stone songs. Loved it back in the 60s and still do.

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: CousinC ()
Date: February 27, 2019 16:48

Quote
Keefan

"On the song, Richards said in 1971, "I never dug it as a record. The chorus was a nice idea, but we rushed it as the follow-up. We were in L.A., and it was time for another single. But how do you follow-up "Satisfaction"? Actually, what I wanted was to do it slow like a Lee Dorsey thing. We rocked it up. I thought it was one of Andrew Loog Oldham's worst productions."


Well, If it would have sounded anything like Alexis Korner's '75 version(with Keith), I'd take the original faster "Cloud" any day.

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: runrudolph ()
Date: February 27, 2019 18:13

One of my faves.
Jeroen

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: runaway ()
Date: February 27, 2019 18:16

One of my alltime favourites, fun watching the BBC Top of the Pops 1965 clip

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: Swayed1967 ()
Date: February 28, 2019 08:19

Like most normal people, I’ve never told anyone to ‘get off of my cloud.’ It’s a perfectly good expression but it has been summarily rejected by the masses. Of course this wouldn’t be the last time that a curious lyric would have trouble gaining popular currency. I have yet, for example, to give anyone permission to ‘cream on me.’ Be that as it may, GOOMC should not be considered a failure. The third verse, in particular, contains a powerful, if somewhat garbled, message about the dangers of sleeping in one’s car. Nothing ever good comes of that as I’m sure most of us can attest.

Rating: 6/10 It’s not a classic by any means – it’s the 60s version of Shattered in a sense – it’s featherweight and juvenile but who can resist a sing-along chorus?

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: Chris Fountain ()
Date: March 1, 2019 00:50

it's the drum rolls and bass runs that make this song perfect.

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: hopkins ()
Date: March 1, 2019 01:10

[www.youtube.com]
nice and soulful. it's sort of a pumping soul record w what Bill is doing.
there's a lot going on here; it's like a perfect math equation somehow.
it all balances out so great. the girls shreiking like mad and answering,
is total fun. i don't know if it's the 'got live' version where they added it
from some other show or etc....but it sounds and looks great to me love this one.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-03-01 03:13 by hopkins.

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Date: March 1, 2019 02:04

I remember when I was about 3 years old my dad played this and Shattered for me all the time because I loved hearing them. That's probably the reason I love The Stones so much now.

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: March 1, 2019 14:13

One can imagine it wasn't the easiest task to make a follower to "Satisfaction". The song was an anthem of the times, and since it was not based on any determinate, matured song-writing, but more that of happy incident of lucky amateurs, in which every star happened to be in a right place, repeating that would make anyone a bit nervous. Like Keith described.

The choice with "Get Off of My Cloud" they did was that of: let's add a bit more straight-forward angst, frustration and anger, and some more energy, and see what happens. To an extent, one can here there a bit over-trying, where as "Satisfaction" flowed so naturally, but that doesn't really matter: "Get Off of My Cloud" works in terms of its own. It is a song so wonderfully capturing the zeitgeit, that of the Stones expressing the hidden, rebellious sentiments of the youth not The Beatles or even Dylan were able to do, at least so aptly. The Stones never been so relevant, hitting the nerve of the times than they were in 1965. Of course, it was a number one hit. It needed to be.

Musically, "Get Off of My Cloud" belongs to the great sequence of four big singles released within a year - "The Last Time", "Satisfaction", "Get Off of My Cloud" and "19th Nervous Breakdown" - with which The Stones made their claim for originality, that of being able to interpret the American black rhythm&blues by their own fresh, contemporary British touch. A helluva acievement and statement, one of the greatest ever in the history of rock music. That was also their first golden run - something equal in greatness to the Golden Era albums and in terms of groundbreaking even more important. That set the style and blueprint of the Stones sound for ever since, despite them doing in the following years their adventures into musical experimintalism and 'progression' like any ambitious English band, until, having matured and experienced enough, would make a return into it in BEGGARS BANQUET.

"Get Off of My Cloud" is a funny coctail of some Wilson Pickettian R&B meeting Dylanisque lyrics, Beatlesian "Twist & Shout" with that extra chord, but, however, it is the energetic 'proto-punk' delivery that makes it memorable. Raw as hell, no hostages. Pure attitude. That bloody 'chorus' - what it really says, like the whole damn song at bottom: just 'FVCK OFF!', a middle finger statement. That's music for young and angry men, and it's natural that they in their latter, more mature days were not able to do justice for it. In 1975/76 they were clever enough and transformed the song to the sleazy funk themes of the times (great versions). The 2012/13 'one-to-one' versions, let's be frank, were rather embarrassing. There is not enough Viagra in this world to get them do that right.

Oh man, there is something very cool in this very track. Topping charts with a song like this - the bad-assiest of all these four singles I mentioned - was equal that of getting "Not Fade AWay" or "Little Red Rooster" there. Surely not typical 'pop music' then or ever. That's their 'anti-Beatles' stance at the time wonderfully laid in music, not just in image. Taken its rawness, noisy, even chaotic nature, it must've been a shocking song in its context - especially for elder generations who had doubts about the musicality and morality of pop music of its time, similar like rock generations decades later would bash rap ('this is no music, man'). But still even today there is still to be heard a lot of that natural, ever-lasting rebellous youthful attitide full of passion, vitality, anger and energy, with the impression of threat and danger, which makes some "Anarchy In The UK" or "Smell Like Teen Spirit" sound artificial theatrics and posing.

The Rolling Stones in 1965 - the best Stones ever!smoking smiley

- Doxa



Edited 7 time(s). Last edit at 2019-03-01 16:44 by Doxa.

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: rollmops ()
Date: March 1, 2019 14:35

I like the LYL version. I believe Keith played it in openG. With Keith's guitar tone of that era, it works pretty well; it swaggers & rolls 70's style.
Rockandroll,
Mops

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: March 1, 2019 15:44

Great post, Doxa thumbs up

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: hopkins ()
Date: March 1, 2019 16:11

it was a pop hit on the radio. teenagers mostly bought it. and pre teenagers.
young teenagers. it didn't scare anybody and wasn't a sign of anything
it was in the tradition of a thousand blues lyrics and pop songs
it seemed to me. it was more the stuff junior high school kids would
feel about mom waking them up for school. it was no anthem or movement,
or used in any; not that it should have, or that's a litmus test for music someone loves

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: hopkins ()
Date: March 1, 2019 16:13

I was sick and tired, fed up with this and decided to take a drive downtown
It was so very quiet and peaceful, there was nobody, not a soul around
I laid myself out, I was so tired and I started to dream
In the morning the parking tickets were just like flags stuck on my windscreen
------

hops rates this: "fricken great"

then that louie louie double hit. hey (beat) you (beat beat) get offa...sort of feel.
lol they should do it with horn hits.
someone will!
who's got a trumpet?hot smiley



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2019-03-01 16:16 by hopkins.

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: March 1, 2019 17:30

From Satisfaction:

When I'm watchin' my TV and a man comes on and tells me
How white my shirts can be

From Get Off My Cloud

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


Mick had an issue with cleaning clothes I guess. They were filthy liggers.

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: March 1, 2019 17:48

Quote
GasLightStreet
From Satisfaction:

When I'm watchin' my TV and a man comes on and tells me
How white my shirts can be

From Get Off My Cloud

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


Mick had an issue with cleaning clothes I guess. They were filthy liggers.

Forerunner to Dirty Work

"No Anchovies, Please"

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: hopkins ()
Date: March 1, 2019 18:54

Quote
GasLightStreet
From Satisfaction:

When I'm watchin' my TV and a man comes on and tells me
How white my shirts can be

From Get Off My Cloud

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


Mick had an issue with cleaning clothes I guess. They were filthy liggers.

these various invasion bands have very dirty boys. very dirty.
of course dirty thinks about clean. it's keithfucious stuff;
i don't want to lose my readership and get too deep about it.
maybe put on Paula Abdul's "Opposites Attract" while meditating,
then i'll give further instructions....
...thi sis priviliged info...careful or
peeps start freakin' out and everything.
crowds gather tongues wag hips shake calls are made uh oh baby
dirty boys,
anyway, she was happier than she'd ever been as he praised her for her grace
but...
[www.youtube.com]

[www.youtube.com]



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2019-03-01 19:58 by hopkins.

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: rollmops ()
Date: March 2, 2019 13:07

Starting at 31:13.

[youtu.be]

Rockandroll,
Mops

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: Testify ()
Date: March 2, 2019 14:48

It 'one of the great songs of the Rolling Stones, I personally told many people to get off my cloud, I'm not normal? Happy not to be normal!

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: March 2, 2019 15:36

I've won five pounds if I have his kind of detergent pack

[www.youtube.com]


"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Date: March 2, 2019 16:05

Quote
rollmops
Starting at 31:13.

[youtu.be]

Rockandroll,
Mops

This is very interesting because the main guitar we hear seems to be Ronnie's Strat in standard. Every once in a while an infernal racket cuts though, and it is Keith's open G guitar.
During a guitar solo both guitars start to co-xist in good balance.
Good solo by Keith. Who was that misguided soul who was claiming it was impossible to solo in Open G in another thread?

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: Testify ()
Date: March 2, 2019 18:54

Quote
Palace Revolution 2000
Quote
rollmops
Starting at 31:13.

[youtu.be]

Rockandroll,
Mops

This is very interesting because the main guitar we hear seems to be Ronnie's Strat in standard. Every once in a while an infernal racket cuts though, and it is Keith's open G guitar.
During a guitar solo both guitars start to co-xist in good balance.
Good solo by Keith. Who was that misguided soul who was claiming it was impossible to solo in Open G in another thread?
I have not read the other post, but I can tell you that the solos can also be done with the open tunings, just study them, however a guitarist who must do solos often prefer the standard tuning, different the speech for the slide guitar.

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: georgie48 ()
Date: March 18, 2019 13:29

Quote
neptune
Quote
Green Lady
Quote
WeLoveYou
Great song. The stereo (studio) version is interesting as the two guitars become separated...rough rhythm guitar and that thin repeated lead line. Only knowing the mono version all these years I have always wondered what the high-pitched notes were, almost bell-like or a little like a harmonica or something. Only in stereo (or "true stereo") do you realise it's a guitar.

Listen to the track I posted on the Tracking Cookie - live in Honolulu, 1966, and that lead guitar line stands out a mile. Brian?

That's Brian on lead. The official 1965 video for this track clearly shows Brian playing the lick.

When the first CDs appeared in the mid 80s, the GOOMC version was horrible. Brian's lick was nicely integrated in the original version. Everything on those CDs sounded "sharp", unfriendly to the ear. The beautiful mingling of instruments, including the guitar weaving, was always a strong thing with the Stones. Technology f*cked up a lot, unfortunately. SACD to some extend managed to "bring back" some of the warmer sound. "Luckily" my hearing is not so sensitive anymore after so many decades and that's fine with me. But .... I still "hate" the 80s CDs ...

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: March 18, 2019 13:47

This live version from Cardiff will be on the "Honk" live disc.
[www.youtube.com]

Was at this one, was fantastic in person, the video doesn't do justice sound wise but I'm sure the released version will sound great!

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: nick1970 ()
Date: August 7, 2021 14:17

Quote
Doxa
One can imagine it wasn't the easiest task to make a follower to "Satisfaction". The song was an anthem of the times, and since it was not based on any determinate, matured song-writing, but more that of happy incident of lucky amateurs, in which every star happened to be in a right place, repeating that would make anyone a bit nervous. Like Keith described.

The choice with "Get Off of My Cloud" they did was that of: let's add a bit more straight-forward angst, frustration and anger, and some more energy, and see what happens. To an extent, one can here there a bit over-trying, where as "Satisfaction" flowed so naturally, but that doesn't really matter: "Get Off of My Cloud" works in terms of its own. It is a song so wonderfully capturing the zeitgeit, that of the Stones expressing the hidden, rebellious sentiments of the youth not The Beatles or even Dylan were able to do, at least so aptly. The Stones never been so relevant, hitting the nerve of the times than they were in 1965. Of course, it was a number one hit. It needed to be.

Musically, "Get Off of My Cloud" belongs to the great sequence of four big singles released within a year - "The Last Time", "Satisfaction", "Get Off of My Cloud" and "19th Nervous Breakdown" - with which The Stones made their claim for originality, that of being able to interpret the American black rhythm&blues by their own fresh, contemporary British touch. A helluva acievement and statement, one of the greatest ever in the history of rock music. That was also their first golden run - something equal in greatness to the Golden Era albums and in terms of groundbreaking even more important. That set the style and blueprint of the Stones sound for ever since, despite them doing in the following years their adventures into musical experimintalism and 'progression' like any ambitious English band, until, having matured and experienced enough, would make a return into it in BEGGARS BANQUET.

"Get Off of My Cloud" is a funny coctail of some Wilson Pickettian R&B meeting Dylanisque lyrics, Beatlesian "Twist & Shout" with that extra chord, but, however, it is the energetic 'proto-punk' delivery that makes it memorable. Raw as hell, no hostages. Pure attitude. That bloody 'chorus' - what it really says, like the whole damn song at bottom: just 'FVCK OFF!', a middle finger statement. That's music for young and angry men, and it's natural that they in their latter, more mature days were not able to do justice for it. In 1975/76 they were clever enough and transformed the song to the sleazy funk themes of the times (great versions). The 2012/13 'one-to-one' versions, let's be frank, were rather embarrassing. There is not enough Viagra in this world to get them do that right.

Oh man, there is something very cool in this very track. Topping charts with a song like this - the bad-assiest of all these four singles I mentioned - was equal that of getting "Not Fade AWay" or "Little Red Rooster" there. Surely not typical 'pop music' then or ever. That's their 'anti-Beatles' stance at the time wonderfully laid in music, not just in image. Taken its rawness, noisy, even chaotic nature, it must've been a shocking song in its context - especially for elder generations who had doubts about the musicality and morality of pop music of its time, similar like rock generations decades later would bash rap ('this is no music, man'). But still even today there is still to be heard a lot of that natural, ever-lasting rebellous youthful attitide full of passion, vitality, anger and energy, with the impression of threat and danger, which makes some "Anarchy In The UK" or "Smell Like Teen Spirit" sound artificial theatrics and posing.

The Rolling Stones in 1965 - the best Stones ever!smoking smiley

- Doxa

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: nick1970 ()
Date: August 7, 2021 14:21

Very great praise for this brilliant song. I so agree doxa here it’s really well put. With our current thoughts for Charlie…I think this is a fabulous song!!
Can I please ask, by the way who is doxa.? He always writes really well and I enjoy reading the entries.
A final point …. Great praise for the quality of mastering on the grrr! album.

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: nick1970 ()
Date: August 11, 2021 15:30

Just watched the version from Arizona 2019 on YouTube. What a great version of the song! Very tight rhythm and Mick’s singing!!

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: August 11, 2021 15:34

Quote
nick1970

Can I please ask, by the way who is doxa.? He always writes really well and I enjoy reading the entries.

A cool cat, that's who. smoking smiley

Re: Track Talk: Get Off Of My Cloud
Posted by: nick1970 ()
Date: August 11, 2021 15:38

Very true. Message on the Charlie Watts entry was very well put..

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