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What guitar was used for the studio cut Cant you hear me knocking?
Posted by: 69-72 ()
Date: July 11, 2006 12:48

I have a dan armstrong and im sure keith would have used one for it..does anyone know ?

Re: What guitar was used for the studio cut Cant you hear me knocking?
Posted by: MicksBrain ()
Date: July 11, 2006 15:54

It's got that solid "Les Paul" sound...Maybe Mick Taylor played the opening.... (glad they FINALLY played it live but it was lacking that Studio kick)

Re: What guitar was used for the studio cut Cant you hear me knocking?
Posted by: TeleK ()
Date: July 11, 2006 15:59

taken from [www.timeisonourside.com]

Line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor (incl. extended solo)
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Organ: Billy Preston
Saxophone: Bobby Keys
Congas: Rocky Dijon
Percussion: Jimmy Miller


Yeah, you've got satin shoes
Yeah, you've got plastic boots
You've all got cocaine eyes
Yeah, you've got speed freak jive now

Can't you hear me knocking on your window?
Can't you hear me knocking on your door?
Can't you hear me knocking down the dirty street?
Yeah

Help me baby, I ain't no stranger

Can't you hear me knocking? Are you safe asleep?
Can't you hear me knocking, yeah, down the gas light street now?
Can't you hear me knocking? Yeah, throw me down the keys
All right now

Hear me ringing big bell toll
Hear me singing soft and low
I've been begging on my knees
I've been kicking, help me please

Hear me prowling - I'm going to take you down
Hear me growling - Yes, I've got a fight in me now, now, now, now
Hear me howling - I'm all around your street now
Hear me knocking - I'm all around your town



TrackTalk

(Keith and I) both played on (the intro) actually, it was one of the few, well not of the few Stones tracks because lots of tracks we recorded with the Stones in those days were actually by and large recorded live the way you would play them onstage, sometimes even in 1 or 2 takes. Very rarely were guitar solos overdubbed, I mean other things may have been overdubbed, but very rarely were guitar solos overdubbed, they were usually sort of done with the backing track so they were done live.
- Mick Taylor, 1995


Can't You Hear Me Knocking... is one of my favorites... (The jam at the end) just happened by accident; that was never planned. Towards the end of the song I just felt like carrying on playing. Everybody was putting their instruments down, but the tape was still rolling and it sounded good, so everybody quickly picked up their instruments again and carried on playing. It just happened, and it was a one-take thing. A lot of people seem to really like that part.
- Mick Taylor, 1979


(The jam at the end wasn't inspired by Carlos Santana.) We didn't even know they were still taping. We thought we'd finished. We were just rambling and they kept the tape rolling. I figured we'd just fade it off. It was only when we heard the playback that we realized, Oh, they kept it going. Basically we realized we had two bits of music. There's the song and there's the jam.
- Keith Richards, 2002


I used a brown Gibson ES-345 for Dead Flowers and the solo on Can't You Hear Me Knocking.
- Mick Taylor, 1979


As a lead, virtuoso guitar, Mick (Taylor) was so lyrical on songs like Can't You Hear Me Knocking, which was an amazing track because that was a complete jam, one take at the end. He had such a good ear, and I would help push him along.
- Charlie Watts, 2003


The song is not a Mick Taylor song at all. Mick merely does a, certainly very fine, but nevertheless Carlos Santana kind of solo part. The whole rough rhythmic characteristic thing about the song is Keith.
- Pierre de Beauport, Keith Richards' guitar technician, 1999


(From the Mick Taylor period,) I love Can't You Hear Me Knocking.

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Oh, give me the beat, boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away

Re: What guitar was used for the studio cut Cant you hear me knocking?
Posted by: davido ()
Date: July 11, 2006 16:09

Thanks for the link to this Telek.
It's my favourite Stones guitar jam.
Wonder who Mick was singing about?

Re: What guitar was used for the studio cut Cant you hear me knocking?
Posted by: MicksBrain ()
Date: July 11, 2006 16:27

Anita Pallenberg - probably wanted more after filming "PERFORMANCE"...

Re: What guitar was used for the studio cut Cant you hear me knocking?
Posted by: ChrisM ()
Date: July 11, 2006 18:26

69-72 Wrote:
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> I have a dan armstrong and im sure keith would
> have used one for it..does anyone know ?

69-72, what makes you so certain that Keith used the Dan Armstrong for this song? I'd like to hear your reasoning behind this.

Re: What guitar was used for the studio cut Cant you hear me knocking?
Posted by: angee ()
Date: July 11, 2006 18:57

Yes, thanks, TeleK!

Has to be my favorite Stones song/jam of all time.

Re: What guitar was used for the studio cut Cant you hear me knocking?
Posted by: cc ()
Date: July 11, 2006 23:10

I don't understand taylor's first comment. There's only 1 guitar in the very beginning, which is clearly keith, then taylor comes in with the rest of the band, on a different rhythm pattern.

I thought keith used the dan armstrong more or only when playing live? And maybe not at all before '72?

Re: What guitar was used for the studio cut Cant you hear me knocking?
Posted by: ChrisM ()
Date: July 11, 2006 23:23

He used it extensively for live gigs from 1969 through 1971 and even a bit in 1972 but I have no idea if he used it in the studio for CYHMK or indeed any other track. I'd still like to know why you think he used it for CYHMK though. Could you expound please?

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