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Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: René ()
Date: March 18, 2013 09:14

Comments, input and alterations are very welcome!
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Doom And Gloom
(Mick Jagger / Keith Richards)

Guillaume Tell Studios Davout, Suresnes, Paris, France, August 20 - 23, 2012

Mick Jagger - vocals, electric guitar, percussion
Keith Richards - electric guitar
Charlie Watts - drums
Ron Wood - electric guitar
Darryl Jones - bass
Chuck Leavell - organ

I had a dream last night I was piloting a plane
And all the passengers were drunk and insane
I crash landed in a Louisiana swamp
Shot up a horde of zombies but I come out on top
What's it all about, guess it just reflects my mood
Sitting in the dirt, feeling kind of hurt
But all I hear is doom and gloom and all is darkness in my room
And through the light your face I see
And baby take a chance, baby won't you dance with me?
Lost all the treasure in an overseas war
It just goes to show you don't get what you paid for
Bowing to the rich and you're worrying about the poor
Put the feet up on the couch and lock all the doors
What's the funky noise, it's a tightening of the screws
Sitting in the dirt, feeling kind of hurt
All I hear is doom and gloom, but when those drums go boom, boom, boom
And through the night your face I see
And baby take a chance, baby won't you dance with me?
Yeah, baby won't you dance with me, ah yeah
Fracking deep for oil but there's nothing in the sump
There's kids all picking at the garbage dump
I'm running out of water so I better prime the pump
I'm trying to stay sober but I end up drunk
We'll be eating dirt, living on the side of the road
There's some food for thought, kind of make your head explode
Feeling kind of hurt, yeah
But all I hear is doom and gloom and all is darkness in my room
Through the night your face I see
Baby, take a chance, won't you dance with me?
Yeah, come on, baby, won't you dance with me?
Feeling kind of hurt, baby, won't you dance with me?
Oh yeah, sitting in the dirt, baby won't you dance with me?

Produced by The Glimmer Twins & Don Was

First released on:
The Rolling Stones - “Grrr!” 5CD
(Abkco / Polydor / Universal 3712341) UK, November 9, 2012

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: March 18, 2013 09:21

Great track with brilliant singin from Mick! thumbs up

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: March 18, 2013 09:43

A surprising good and catching song for the guys in 2012

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Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: March 18, 2013 09:50

What a comeback. Just when you thought it really was doom and gloom for the band's recording career they come back with their strongest single since Love Is Strong. It's punky and fizzes with a youthful energy that puts bands more than half their age to shame. It's also a song that has helped the Stones connect with a younger audience.

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Date: March 18, 2013 10:20

Some of Mick's best singing in years, imo. I like the single version the most - something sounds wrong with the album version's mix...

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: March 18, 2013 10:30





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Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: RobberBride ()
Date: March 18, 2013 11:02

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DandelionPowderman
Some of Mick's best singing in years, imo. I like the single version the most - something sounds wrong with the album version's mix...

Agree completely. There is also the rythmic change in line "Whats it all about" on the single mix that I like a lot.

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: drewmaster ()
Date: March 18, 2013 11:48

Exhilarating proof that the Stones (or at least Mick) still "got it" 50 years after their birth. With its driving beat (a pure shot of adrenaline that mainlines right to the gut), Jagger's balls-to-the-wall vocal performance, and those fabulously-evocative lyrics about shooting up zombies and frackin' deep for oil, Doom and Gloom (the Radio Edit version) smacks modern "rock" bands upside the head and sends them back to class.

Speaking of modern, yes the Radio Edit version is superior, as it turbocharges the strangely inert and lifeless album version. You just have to accept those "modern" / ZZ Top Eliminator production values, and that Keith and Charlie are buried in the mix, and that it doesn't have a particularly satisfying conclusion. A smoking hot number that strikes me as achieving a perfect balance between rock and roll and dance music. No, it's not Start Me Up, but it was the most enjoyable damn song of 2012.

By the way, the transcendent part (to me) is when Mick comes in after the guitar solo and sneers "Fracking deep for oil but there's nothing in the sump; there's kids all picking at the garbage dump..." Sheerly in terms of rhythmic propulsion, this part of the song rivals anything the Stones have ever done.

Drew



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2013-11-26 01:16 by drewmaster.

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: Stoneage ()
Date: March 18, 2013 11:53

I guess I'm one of few who actually like the Keith song (One More Shot) better. Even though it's cliche Stones. I liked D&G when it was released but kinda lost interest in it. I don't think it will age all that well.

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: March 18, 2013 12:03

I like it a lot musically (including the vocal), and of course it passes the whistle test with flying colours.
As for the lyrics ... a lot of the lines are cool and clever, but they don't hang together very well for me.
(LoFL: I sound like Truman Capote whining "there's no STO-ry!" <- obscure Stones reference #763)
But fortunately for me lyrics aren't especially important, so ... I'll take it! :E



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2013-03-19 12:26 by with sssoul.

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Date: March 18, 2013 12:21

One More Shot worked better than D&G live, imo. Mick became too busy on the latter, to give a max performance.

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: marcovandereijk ()
Date: March 18, 2013 12:46

(Damn, my monday morning game is shot. I usually try to predict the song to be talked
about today, but no Neighbors today)....

This song has everything I love about the Stones.
That sums it up for me.

I had to get used to the video a bit. The way the band is presented has a bit of an
Aerosmithian look. I'd rather have them in a less serious role: showing the world they're
only shooting the clip because it's a job.





Just as long as the guitar plays, let it steal your heart away

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: tomcasagranda ()
Date: March 18, 2013 14:18

I like both Doom & Gloom, and One More Shot. Now, if they'll just get round to ten more tracks, and a new album.

I am disappointed: there's no fresh stonesarchive product, no reissues, or no new album. It's all gone very quiet.

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: March 18, 2013 14:53

I'm in the thumbs up camp on this one. Rather surprised no one has slammed it yet.

Great song...too late in their career to be considered a classic, especially without any accompanying airplay but excellent nonetheless.

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: hot stuff ()
Date: March 18, 2013 15:08

I like one more shot better as well...

I like d&g but i think Jagger shouts a little more then he sings..
Plus he tries to put more words into the song then it needs..

Would work much better if it was part of a new album of 12 songs....

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: March 18, 2013 17:37

Love it!

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: March 18, 2013 17:44

It's not a particularly Stones like sound, but maybe that's good. We've been bitching about them sounding retro for so long. Mick's lyrics and singing are especially good at this point. (As he also displayed on Plundered My Soul). I'm surprised there wasn't a little more guitar presence. And of course the bass is pointless, and could have been done by a machine. But I kind of like Charlie's drums on this as they're not the usual run of the mill Stones drums. Overall a good entry. It's like they've adapted to this new age, where in a nod to the past we're going back to singles.

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: ryanpow ()
Date: March 19, 2013 00:11

I actually find the drumming on D&G. to be refreshing. Charlie is a wonderful drummer, but his style sounds a bit heavy handed on their most recent albums.

as someone else pointed out on here when D&G came out, listen to the drumming on Satisfaction. very simple and basic.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2013-03-19 00:11 by ryanpow.

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: bob r ()
Date: March 19, 2013 00:13

Love it !!!!!!!!!! Great -- their best single in decades !

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: kish_stoned ()
Date: March 19, 2013 02:27

stones can still rock after 50 years,more to come,new cd

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: March 19, 2013 03:53

Grrreat track! Not so high on One More Shot, but Doom & Gloom kicks serious A$$! Others already mentioned it, but Mick's singing is fantastic on this one!

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: slew ()
Date: March 19, 2013 04:36

A very good song and I agree with the posters above Mick sounds great! I prefer One More Shot though.

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: Slimharpo ()
Date: March 19, 2013 04:55

I like the riff on Doom and Gloom. I think he's trying too hard to be clever throughout the song which can detract the overall effect an amount of soul. Kind of an Elvis Costello trap. I like One More Shot better.

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: ChrisO ()
Date: March 19, 2013 05:51

Love it!!!

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: 71Tele ()
Date: March 19, 2013 05:53

Warmed-over Mick Jagger demo using a warmed-over ZZ Top guitar riff.

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: Marhsall ()
Date: March 19, 2013 06:05

So...Mick is doing demos with Clifford now instead of Keith? Wtf?

"Well my heavy throbbers itchin' just to lay a solid rhythm down"

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: flacnvinyl ()
Date: March 19, 2013 06:48

I HATE the video but love love love the track. Both versions. The GRRR version with the full band has some BEAUTIFUL licks by Ronnie that do not make it into the radio version. Just for the heck of it here they are combined... Radio edit on the right...

Doom & Gloom - both versions combined - link

I prefer the guitars in the real band version and the beat in the radio version. Wish they had come to a happy medium but I am glad to have both versions!

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: marcovandereijk ()
Date: March 19, 2013 10:25

Quote
flacvinyl
Just for the heck of it here they are combined... Radio edit on the right...

For the heck of it... I luvvvv' it!
Thanks. This really got me rocking!

Just as long as the guitar plays, let it steal your heart away

Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: VT22 ()
Date: March 21, 2013 21:31

Quote
71Tele
Warmed-over Mick Jagger demo using a warmed-over ZZ Top guitar riff.





Re: Track Talk (GRRR! Tracks): Doom And Gloom
Posted by: Blue ()
Date: March 21, 2013 23:18

Really tried to like this one, but just can't..not a very good melody IMHO, not lovin' the lyrics, really hate it when Mick tries to get political, anyway...don't feel it is his best vocal, just not hearing it...but on a more positive note, just adore One More Shot, VERY GOOD melody and vocals, don't understand why One More Shot was not a bigger hit than Doom and Gloom.

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