Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Get off of My Cloud

December's Children (And Everybody's)
Side 2, Track 1
"Get off of My Cloud" – 2:55

Bears the same relationship to "Satisfaction" as the Beatle's "Money (That's What I Want)" does to "Twist and Shout" – the older, tougher brother, maybe not as smart or good looking, but won't fuck your girlfriend behind your back.

"Get Off My Cloud" is one of those songs that's just perfect in every way. The lyrics are great, the singing is fantastic, the drum riff kicks ass. It's funny – my whole life I've listened to the song, I never heard that Brian Jones guitar lick that plays throughout the verse. (Here's a quick MIDI file that shows the lick I'm talking about.)