Boomer Anthems: "Satisfaction" is 50 Years Old

There was no melody, really. - Mick Jagger, 1995

True, to this day.

Posted by Rob De Witt at January 26, 2015 6:27 AM

Mostly I like these Boomer Anthem threads. But Satisfaction? I forkin' HATED that song when I first heard it. It's like stuffing your nose with airplane glue, and running a cheese grater over your eardrums. Still gleefully hating the hell out of it fifty years later.


Posted by jwm at January 26, 2015 7:22 AM

It was released from recording VERY quickly, because we were lip-synching to it in our HS cafeteria. Remember, school year ends early to mid June.

Posted by Don Rodrigo at January 26, 2015 7:41 AM

Let's see, Keef invents it, then everybody else votes him down. What a democracy!

I remember some radio stations wouldn't play it because of the suggestive lyrics "....tryin' to make some gurl....".

Posted by ghostsniper at January 26, 2015 9:09 AM

@Ghostsniper: Yup. And the line about "see me next week, 'cause you see, I'm on a losing streak" was interpreted to mean the girl was shooting him down because she was "on the rag".

Posted by Skorpion at January 26, 2015 4:49 PM

So when's Louie Louie coming!

Posted by Mhf at January 26, 2015 6:22 PM

I didn't think any of the Rolling Stones were still alive, shrug.
Last time I heard any of their music was on an Osmonds tribute album.

Posted by chasmatic at January 26, 2015 8:40 PM

"I didn't think any of the Rolling Stones were still alive"

They're not.

Posted by vanderleun at January 27, 2015 9:10 AM

Absolutely the dumbest comments I've ever read. Moronic teenagers and 20-somethings.

Posted by Jace at January 28, 2015 5:33 AM

Jace: Since you don't like us so much why don't you just fuck off.

I've got screwdrivers older than you and I know how to be polite when commenting.

Posted by chasmatic at January 28, 2015 5:52 AM

I remember reading an article in "Rolling Stone" magazine, appropriately enough, back in the early Seventies. They asked Mick about the future of the band, and he said "I can't see myself singing "Satisfaction" when I'm forty!!"
He is still singing it at 71.

Posted by barefoot serpent at February 7, 2015 8:07 AM