Friday, March 28, 2008

Good Times, Bad Times

12 x 5
Side 1, Track 5
"Good Times, Bad Times" (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) – 2:30

Another 8-bar blues, this one with minimal instrumentation -- Keith on a 12-string acoustic, Brian Jones with some harmonica support, and someone slapping a drum (or a cardboard box). It's a very low-key outing, with Mick singing the melody very softly, and although Keith's guitar work is very busy it isn't ostentatious. I'm guessing he was going for a Leadbelly feel, and now that I think of it, the whole thing sounds like a Leadbelly-style blues.