This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. If you choose to use this review on your site please link back to this page. This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving. Home Clips. Released Like this? Try these At the request of guitarist Mick Taylor who had joined the band as Brian Jones ' replacement in Julythe Stones debuted the number live during the infamous concert at the Altamont Speedway on 6 December In the liner notes to the compilation album Jump BackJagger says, "The lyric was all to do with the dual combination of drugs and girls.
This song was a very instant thing, a definite high point". In the Rolling Stone interview 14 DecemberRS Jagger spoke at length about the song, its inspiration and success, and taking credit for writing the lyrics. Keith Richards also credits Jagger with the song in his autobiography. After noting that the lyrics could mean so many lewd subjects,  he again noted that the combination of those subjects, the lyrical ambiguity was partially why the song was considered successful.
He noted, "That makes it God knows what I'm on about on that song. It's such a Album). All the nasty subjects in one go I never would write that song now. I'd think, 'Oh God, I can't. I've got to stop. I can't just write raw like that. The lyrical subject matter has often been a point of interest and controversy.
Described by rock critic Robert Christgau as "a rocker so compelling that it discourages exegesis ",  "Brown Sugar " 's popularity indeed often overshadowed its Album) lyrics, which were essentially a pastiche of a number of taboo subjects, including slaveryrape, interracial sexcunnilingussadomasochismlost virginity and heroin.
An alternative version was recorded on 18 Decemberat Olympic Studios in London, after or during a birthday party for Richards. It features appearances Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (Vinyl Al Kooper on piano, and Eric Clapton on slide guitar.
Richards considered releasing this version on Sticky Fingersmostly for its more spontaneous atmosphere, Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (Vinyl decided on the original.
To promote the song, the Rolling Stones performed on Top of the Pops with the performance taped sometime around late Marchand being shown on 15 April and 6 May. They performed "Brown Sugar", " Wild Horses " and " Bitch " for the show's segment dedicated to albums, which was shown on 22 April ; due to BBC practices at the time, the performances were erased and all that remains is "Brown Sugar".
In the United States, Billboard ranked it as the number 18 song for In the United Kingdom, the single was originally issued in mono using a now-rarely heard bespoke mono mix. This mono mix has never been used on any compilation. The song was performed routinely during the Stones' European Touroccupying a prominent spot near the end of the set list even though audiences were unfamiliar with it. The band opened the shows of their infamous American Tour with "Brown Sugar", and it has become a Stones concert staple.
When the Stones perform "Brown Sugar" live, Jagger often changes the lyrics from "Just like a young girl should" to "Just like a young man should". The line "Hear him whip the women just around midnight" is often changed to the less offensive "You shoulda heard him just around midnight".
This change also occurs on the version recorded at Richards's birthday party. The Altamont debut of the song in December uses "You shoulda heard him just around midnight.
The song is also the first single released on Rolling Stones Records catalogue number RS and is one of the two Stones songs along with "Wild Horses" licensed to both the band and former manager Allen Klein a result of various business disagreements resulting in its inclusion on the compilation album Hot Rocks — Atlantic 1 Items 1. Not Specified 1 Album) 1. Release Year. Not Specified 8 Items 8. Collector's Edition 2 Items 2. Deluxe Edition 2 Items 2.
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