Monday, June 6, 2016
UPDATE: Prodigal Son VS. I Got The Blues
The love for "Bitch" was overwhelming and still, "Street Fighting Man" won by a landslide. As Ken D. pointed out, "95% of bands would kill to have one song in their entire catalog as good as Bitch. For the Stones, it's a runner-up."
"Prodigal Son" sounds as authentic as "K.C. Blues," the original blues tune from which it derives and it is one of my favorites from BB. The most striking thing about "Prodigal Son" is just how capable the Stones were at this type of country blues, especially when you play this tune next to any of their post 70's work. This is a great track, a really great track.
"I Got The Blues." on the other hand, can still drop me over 40 years later. The hammond organ solo by "Fifth Beatle," Billy Preston is as iconic to me as the cowbell that opens "Honky Tonk Woman." It sobs during that break. "I Got The Blues" is my favorite tune on "Sticky Fingers."