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Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: September 5, 2023 17:30

[timeisonourside.com] says "find the... feed" but your point certainly makes the most sense.

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: peoplewitheyes ()
Date: September 5, 2023 17:35

I always thought it was "fight the @#$%& feed" which doesn't make much sense, but didn't didn't concern me much

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: bakersfield ()
Date: September 5, 2023 18:47

Definitely 'Fight and @#$%& and feed,'

By the same token, the last track on Goat's Head Soup is not 'Starbucker', which I've seen in music books smiling smiley

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: HalfNanker ()
Date: September 5, 2023 19:13

i don't hear fight in that line.

i always took it to be "fire the fukin feed" as in referring to being in a recording studio, especially right after saying "plug in"

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: big4 ()
Date: September 5, 2023 19:22

plug in, flush out and fire the f.... feed I always thought referred to the shooting heroin process.

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: keefgotsoul ()
Date: September 5, 2023 19:43

Isolated vocal track begins around 13 minutes in

[youtu.be]

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: peoplewitheyes ()
Date: September 5, 2023 20:06

Oh! That is a thing of beauty! Any more of those 'deconstructing' tracks? I'd love to hear Tumbling Dice.

By the way, my main wish for the new album is that they get to recording the vocals like this again, almost everything raggedly double-tracked, lots of rough harmonies, buried low in the overall mix. I think the Stones lost something of their essential sound when they started having single-tracked Mick vox so prominent in the mix.


Let's see tomorrow smileys with beer

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: ProfessorWolf ()
Date: September 5, 2023 20:18

Quote
big4
plug in, flush out and fire the f.... feed I always thought referred to the shooting heroin process.
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this is what i've always heard and interpreted the lyrics to mean

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: HalfNanker ()
Date: September 5, 2023 20:54

Quote
keefgotsoul
Isolated vocal track begins around 13 minutes in

[youtu.be]

very cool, but im still not sure it ends this debate!

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: keefgotsoul ()
Date: September 5, 2023 20:58

Quote
peoplewitheyes
Oh! That is a thing of beauty! Any more of those 'deconstructing' tracks? I'd love to hear Tumbling Dice.

By the way, my main wish for the new album is that they get to recording the vocals like this again, almost everything raggedly double-tracked, lots of rough harmonies, buried low in the overall mix. I think the Stones lost something of their essential sound when they started having single-tracked Mick vox so prominent in the mix.


Let's see tomorrow smileys with beer

[youtu.be]

That channel has a whole bunch of songs with isolated tracks

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: HalfNanker ()
Date: September 5, 2023 21:04

someone should post this question for the Jimmy Fallon interview tomorrow. im sure they will pick it and give us the definitive answer!

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: Paddy ()
Date: September 5, 2023 22:38

Quote
big4
plug in, flush out and fire the f.... feed I always thought referred to the shooting heroin process.

This is how I’ve heard it also

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: September 6, 2023 01:07

The sheet music is wrong on purpose I think, because of the naughty words in the lyrics.

The sheet music for HTW, if I recall correctly, read "I played a divorcee in New York City" instead of "I laid a divorcee ..."

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: Peachykindagirl ()
Date: September 6, 2023 03:16

Plug in flush out fine f*ckin feed……

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: swiss ()
Date: September 6, 2023 04:22

Quote
big4
plug in, flush out and fire the f.... feed I always thought referred to the shooting heroin process.

That's exactly what it is.
-swiss

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: Rocky Dijon ()
Date: September 6, 2023 04:41

My understanding was it was a reference to how they had to steal generator power for the mobile truck in Nellcote.

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: Mr. Jimi ()
Date: September 6, 2023 05:16

Quote
ProfessorWolf
Quote
big4
plug in, flush out and fire the f.... feed I always thought referred to the shooting heroin process.
\

this is what i've always heard and interpreted the lyrics to mean


Always thought it was a heroin reference

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: big4 ()
Date: September 6, 2023 05:30

Quote
Rocky Dijon
My understanding was it was a reference to how they had to steal generator power for the mobile truck in Nellcote.

That makes a lot of sense and could see the lyrics referring to both the power generator powering the Stones and the process of shooting H which was probably how Keith viewed at the time-his power source.

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: swiss ()
Date: September 6, 2023 08:03

On second thought...I never considered this until tonight.

This is graphic, but (not firsthand knowledge) when people mainline heroin, they stick in the needle (plug in), draw out blood (flush out), and inject the heroin and blood back in (fire the f0cking feed, if you will).

However...Keith didn't mainline. He injected heroin intramuscularly.

So, maybe it isn't about shooting up!
-swiss

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: September 6, 2023 14:20

Quote
peoplewitheyes
I always thought it was "fight the @#$%& feed" which doesn't make much sense, but didn't didn't concern me much

In the Exile songbook I have with all the guitar parts, it says “… and fight a @#$%& feed”

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: keefgotsoul ()
Date: September 6, 2023 19:53

Until Jagger specifically answers this question, we’ll never know for certain. I’ve always thought it was “plug in, flush out and fire the f*ckin feed”.

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: TravelinMan ()
Date: September 6, 2023 22:14

Quote
Mathijs
Does anyone know why all the lyrics sheets and websites have the lyrics to Rocks Off wrong? They all state 'fire the @#$%&' feed', which means nothing. It clearly is 'and fight and fukc and feed', which is a reference to the then very popular theory of the Four F's (fighting, fleeing, feeding, fukcing).

Mathijs

That's what I hear

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: keefgotsoul ()
Date: September 8, 2023 03:48

Put on the Four Flicks dvd and play Rocks Off with captions turned on

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: September 8, 2023 10:51

I checked some live versions, and to my ears he always sings 'fight and fukc and feed', most of the times slurring it to 'fight and fukc'n feed'

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Mathijs

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: September 16, 2023 20:20

Plug in, flush out, Fight the Fcukin' feed


I used to think the word "fire" was used by I think you're correct with the word "fight."

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: September 16, 2023 20:27


Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: September 16, 2023 22:22

Jimmy Fallon should have asked Mick this question at the Hackney Diamonds press conference last week

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Date: September 16, 2023 23:54

?




Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: September 18, 2023 12:58

I am not an native English speaker, but 'Fight the feed' and 'Fire the feed' doesn't mean anything, right? 'Fight and fukc and feed' has a clear meaning, it fits the metre, and Mick has sung it a hundred times live...

Mathijs

Re: Lyrics Rocks Off: fire the feed
Date: September 18, 2023 13:05

Quote
Mathijs
I am not an native English speaker, but 'Fight the feed' and 'Fire the feed' doesn't mean anything, right? 'Fight and fukc and feed' has a clear meaning, it fits the metre, and Mick has sung it a hundred times live...

Mathijs

I just posted it because I love that tune and people can sing along. I don't really care about one or two words.







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