Musical palate cleanser, return of the Glimmer Twins edition

New music from the Rolling Stones!

A song the Rolling Stones had worked on last year, “Living in a Ghost Town” turned out to be unexpectedly timely. It’s a muscular, minor-key reggae-rocker that harks back to “Miss You” (along with the Specials’ 1981 “Ghost Town” and a brief nod to Jimi Hendrix’s “Crosstown Traffic”). The video has studio shots of the Stones together pre-pandemic, but the lyrics were revised in isolation, and Mick Jagger yowls them with commitment. “Life was so beautiful — then we all got locked down,” he sings, and concludes, annoyed and rueful, “If I wanna party, it’s a party of one.”

“To summarize, we recorded the song a year ago in Los Angeles for our new album, a project we are still working on. Then the shit splashed on all of us and Mick and I decided that the song should be released now and here it is: Living in Ghost Town. Stay safe! “

I have to say that if there’s one person on the planet engineered to survive the coronavirus, it’s Keef.

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5 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, return of the Glimmer Twins edition

  1. Red Cup

    Awesome

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  2. Don in Mar-a-Lago

    “if there’s one person on the planet engineered to survive the coronavirus, it’s Keef.”

    And me

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  3. Great tune. Nice reggae sort of beat. The Stones are on point here. Thanks for bringing to my attention.

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  4. Russ

    I’d give it a 75. It’s got a nice beat and I can dance to it.

    Oh, and I’m pretty sure Keef’s blood (assuming he actually bleeds) holds the key to immortality.

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  5. BuffaloSpringfield

    Some parties of one are more eccentric than others. They been doing the “do” for going on 55 years. Quite the feet for Keef !
    Bueno Bluto

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