Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I Can't Be Satisfied

The Rolling Stones No.2
Side 2, Track 3
"I Can't Be Satisfied" (McKinley Morganfield) – 3:26

A note-for-not duplicate of Muddy Waters' original. Compare the two versions:

Now, tell me: was there anything to be gained by recording this song? Did the Stones add anything, either to the song or to the world in general?

So, not only did the Rolling Stones take their name from Muddy Waters, not only did they take one of his best songs from him, but they also used that song as the basis for their biggest hit.[*]

[* Okay, a stretch. I can't be satisfied? I can't get no satisfaction? Big difference.]

Muddy Waters
Image courtesy of Micah Lopez.