Friday, April 25, 2008

High and Dry

Aftermath (USA version)
Side 2, Track 2
"High and Dry" (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) – 3:08

Something a little different from the Stones – a countrified ditty in double-time, with just a couple of acoustic guitars, a high hat, upright, and harp accompaniment. Mick's nasal delivery is hilariously over the top, but not in a bad way. It reminds me of his solo releases from the 80s, when he stopped singing and decided that merely being Mick in the recording studio should be enough for anybody. This time, however, the song is actually half decent. Consider me charmed.