Monday, May 23, 2016
"Parachute Woman VS. "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"
Much like real life, voter turnout has dropped. Though it's fair to call "Wild Horses" the winner in round three of "Beggars Banquet" VS. "Sticky Fingers." I think this will become much more interesting as both albums become very strong as they play on. But not before tracks 4, which for me, are the weakest tracks on these records.
"Can't You Hear Me Knocking" never worked for me. I find the jam boring. I cringe just a bit every time Charlie answers with snare knocks when Mick sings "KNOCKING!" I don't like it and almost always skip it. Been skipping it for years.
"Parachute Woman" is thankfully only 2:21 long, so I can deal with what is basically nothing, with grating production and a grating Mick vocal.
I realize neither of these songs are as bad as I am making them sound, but what surrounds them on both albums is otherworldly, so their weaknesses really stand out to my ears.
If I had to pick the lesser of two evils, I would vote for "Parachute Woman."