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Labor Day Weekend and Tattoo You
Posted by: Mongoose ()
Date: September 1, 2017 20:28

It's funny how certain times of the year can connect with Stones songs or albums.

For me, every Labor Day Weekend is celebrated by listening to Tattoo You, especially Side Two (Worried About You > Tops > Heaven > No Use in Crying > Waiting on a Friend).

It was 1981, the album had just been released, my wife and I were living in suburban Boston. I bought it the Friday of Labor Day weekend, and we had a relaxing three days of partying and listening to it over and over again.

Now, every Labor Day, it is as much a part of the weekend as burgers on the grill.

So....

Does anyone else have a particular holiday or time of the year that you connect with a particular Stones song or album?

Cheers.....

smileys with beer

Re: Labor Day Weekend and Tattoo You
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: September 1, 2017 20:45

TY always reminds me of autumn (as do LYL, SW, VL, and BTcool smiley.

Great time of year to be in Georgia and a Stones fan!

Re: Labor Day Weekend and Tattoo You
Posted by: 35love ()
Date: September 2, 2017 00:26

Quote
Mongoose
It's funny how certain times of the year can connect with Stones songs or albums.

For me, every Labor Day Weekend is celebrated by listening to Tattoo You, especially Side Two (Worried About You > Tops > Heaven > No Use in Crying > Waiting on a Friend).

It was 1981, the album had just been released, my wife and I were living in suburban Boston. I bought it the Friday of Labor Day weekend, and we had a relaxing three days of partying and listening to it over and over again.

Now, every Labor Day, it is as much a part of the weekend as burgers on the grill.

So....

Does anyone else have a particular holiday or time of the year that you connect with a particular Stones song or album?

Cheers.....

smileys with beer

Happy Labor Day weekend!
I remember a portable cassette player in my bedroom (13 years old 1981)
and 'side 2' specifically the roll of the first 2
'Worried About You' 'Tops'
playing over over over with 1 ear pressed against the audio 'speaker'
shortly after somehow I finagled pleaded begged worked most likely
for a turntable 2 large speakers stereo set went to vinyl.

Re: Labor Day Weekend and Tattoo You
Posted by: 35love ()
Date: September 2, 2017 00:28

But anyway, yes, Tattoo You is invisibly engraved inside emotionally tattoo' ed.

Re: Labor Day Weekend and Tattoo You
Posted by: Mongoose ()
Date: September 2, 2017 01:14

I'm glad I finally got to see the Stones perform "Worried About You," live, in 2006, during the Bigger Bang show here in Atlanta!

Re: Labor Day Weekend and Tattoo You
Posted by: 35love ()
Date: September 2, 2017 02:52

Quote
Mongoose
I'm glad I finally got to see the Stones perform "Worried About You," live, in 2006, during the Bigger Bang show here in Atlanta!

I have had an absolute blast catching it on periscope live, next day, and
Live Licks 'Worried About You' I've played a gajillion times *love

Re: Labor Day Weekend and Tattoo You
Posted by: 35love ()
Date: September 2, 2017 02:54

And this live 'Tops' 1981
seriously floats my boat and makes me happy
[youtu.be]

Re: Labor Day Weekend and Tattoo You
Posted by: 35love ()
Date: September 2, 2017 20:13

Track Talk 'Worried About You'

This was so fun for me.
In lieu of the declared Tattoo You holiday,
[iorr.org]

Re: Labor Day Weekend and Tattoo You
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: September 3, 2017 22:40

I've taken your advice and listened to side two on vinyl 4 times, SUPER LOUD!
I swear, each time I hear the next cut I think IT is the best song on the album, until I get to the next one.

What a reward it is getting the Waiting on a Friend crescendo.

Sweetly empathetic.

Re: Labor Day Weekend and Tattoo You
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: September 4, 2017 00:30

I always got a Stones album as a present for Sinterklaas.

Re: Labor Day Weekend and Tattoo You
Posted by: Mongoose ()
Date: September 4, 2017 15:58

Quote
treaclefingers
I've taken your advice and listened to side two on vinyl 4 times, SUPER LOUD!
I swear, each time I hear the next cut I think IT is the best song on the album, until I get to the next one.

What a reward it is getting the Waiting on a Friend crescendo.

Sweetly empathetic.


Very well said!

I hate that I missed them on tour in 1981. We were about to move here to Atlanta from Boston, and the show here at the Fox had already happened before we moved down.

Re: Labor Day Weekend and Tattoo You
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: September 6, 2017 05:31

Quote
Mongoose
Quote
treaclefingers
I've taken your advice and listened to side two on vinyl 4 times, SUPER LOUD!
I swear, each time I hear the next cut I think IT is the best song on the album, until I get to the next one.

What a reward it is getting the Waiting on a Friend crescendo.

Sweetly empathetic.


Very well said!

I hate that I missed them on tour in 1981. We were about to move here to Atlanta from Boston, and the show here at the Fox had already happened before we moved down.

me too...my parents said I was too young to travel cross-border to see them in Seattle.

Re: Labor Day Weekend and Tattoo You
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: September 6, 2017 05:59

Some Girls is the Summer of '78, just like Exile is the Summer of '72. Goats Head Soup is the Autumn of '73, especially 'Angie'. Tattoo You does have that Autumn feel, at least side 2 does.

Re: Labor Day Weekend and Tattoo You
Posted by: HonkeyTonkFlash ()
Date: September 7, 2017 20:10

Yep, TY defined the late summer, early autumn feel of 1981 for me. I listened to it obsessively while eagerly awaiting my second Stones concert in late September at JFK Stadium. Yeah, I know it wasn't their best gig but I was right in front of the stage and had a blast!

"Gonna find my way to heaven ..."

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