Although Keith Richards’ autobiography, “Life,” inspired last week’s Travelin’ Music selection, I missed my opportunity to post a Rolling Stones number as the kickoff song. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever used a Stones song to start the weekend merriment, which is an oversight that I’m honor-bound to correct.
So here’s a great if politically incorrect cut from the early days of the Stones, 1966 to be exact, with Mick in all of his preening, prancing splendor. Fitzgerald once wrote that “Everybody’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness,” and that’s more true of these guys than of most of us.
Of course, from time to time, they also compounded the chemical madness of youth with many other less natural compounds.
– Jay Bookman