Rolling Stones songs : Family
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Here’s the son, has his legs a-screwed on/ Yeah, they’re screwed on pretty tight/ But his brain is loose and it ain’t no use/ He’s already lost the fight…
Written by: Jagger/Richard
Recorded: Olympic Sound Studios, London, England, May 13-18/June 28, 1968
Guest musicians: Nicky Hopkins (piano), Jimmy Miller (percussion)
*Data taken from Martin Elliott’s book THE ROLLING STONES COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962-2012
From the The Rolling Stones – All the Songs book:
“Family” is of interest above all for its rather enigmatic words, written in all
probability by Mick Jagger, with his caustic, cynical sense of humor. He
describes four members of a family who all undergo bizarre adventures.
The father has a fatal accident and has had a heart transplant. The daughter
dreams of becoming a prostitute and having her father as a customer. The
mother has been sucked into a whirlpool, along with her lovers, to see what
the colors of death are all about. Finally, the son will soon descend into
madness upon learning that he will never play the guitar like E. G. Jim and
never write like Saint Augustine. Could it be the incestuous dream of the
young heroine that prevented the inclusion of “Family” in Beggars
Metamorphosis is the third compilation album of the Rolling Stones music released by former manager Allen Klein’s ABKCO Records (who usurped control of the band’s Decca/London material in 1970) after the band’s departure from Decca and Klein. Released in 1975, Metamorphosis centres on outtakes and alternate versions of well-known songs recorded from 1964 to 1970.
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