Rolling Stones – (I can’t get no) Satisfaction (Leaping Ahead #108)

Leaping Ahead project 2016 #108: 160417

[A song from 1965]

Keith Richards recorded the rough version of the riff for ‘Satisfaction’ in a hotel room. He ran through it once before falling asleep and said later that when he listened back to it in the morning, there was about two minutes of acoustic guitar before you could hear him drop the pick and

…then me snoring for the next forty minutes

Released in June 1965, the song is considered the greatest song the band ever recorded. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine placed it in the second spot on its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” and in 2006 it was added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

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