digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

"Black Limousine"
Song by The Rolling Stones from the album Tattoo You
Released 24 August 1981
Recorded January–March 1978, June–October 1979, April–June 1981
Genre Blues rock, hard rock
Length 3:31
Label Rolling Stones/Virgin
Writer Jagger/Richards/Ronnie Wood
Producer The Glimmer Twins
Tattoo You track listing

"Black Limousine" is a song by The Rolling Stones featured on their 1981 album Tattoo You.

The song[edit]

"Black Limousine" is one of the few credited to Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood (though incidentally one of two featured on Tattoo You). "Black Limousine" is a hard blues number (described as "fast mid-tempo blues of no specific nature"[1] by Jagger) which heavily hearkens back to the Rolling Stones' earliest recordings from their ABCKO/London albums. Using a heavy bellow, Jagger delivers his lines and spells out the growing rifts in an aging romance:

On the lyrics, Richards said in 1981, "That song does have a more generous view of relationships with women... I guess, because the women in our lives at the moment have made a change in our attitudes toward it. I guess because everything that comes out from the Stones is just as it comes out... That's how we used to feel about it, and that's how we feel about it now. This is purely a guess... but it seems logical that the people you're with are the ones who are gonna influence you most, whether you intend it or not. Mick might intend to sit down and write a real Stones song - you know, 'Blechhh! You cruddy piece of shit, you dirty old scrub box!' But obviously, that's not the way he's feeling now. It's not the way I'm feeling now."[1]

On the music, Wood said in 2003, "'Black Limousine' came about from a slide guitar riff that was inspired in part by some Hop Wilson licks from a record that I once owned... And there was another guy called Big Moose, who I've never heard of before or since... He was an old slide guitar guy who had one particular lick that he would bring in every now and again. I thought, 'That's really good, I'm going to apply that' - and so subconsciously I wrote the whole song around that one little lick, building on it, resolving it and taking it round again... That was something that clicked musically straight away with the guitars and drums and Mick, and then we immediately got into sparring about the lyrics for it, since it was obviously crying out for some words... Mick's got his own style and that's why I let him interpret it in his own way..."[2]

Recording and aftermath[edit]

Recording began in January and ran through March 1978 during the band's sessions at Paris' Pathé Marconi Studios for the album Some Girls. "Black Limousine" would again be brought out to be worked on by the band during the 1979 sessions for Emotional Rescue. However it would again return to the vault before again re-emerging during the Tattoo You sessions in mid-1981. With Jagger on vocals and shrieking harmonica, Richards and Wood performing the song's electric guitars, with Wood providing the solo. Ian Stewart performs the song's piano. Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman perform the song's drums and bass, respectively.[1]

On his rare credit, Wood continued, saying, "I fought until I was blue in the face to get the credit, going on and on: 'I wrote that, I wrote that.' One of the lessons I had to learn was that if you want to get a credit, it has to happen there and then in the studio, as you're recording it."[2]

"Black Limousine" was performed heavily by the band during their American Tour 1981/European Tour 1982. It was also performed during the 1995 leg of the Voodoo Lounge Tour.[1] A recording was featured as a bonus track on the Japanese release of 1995's Stripped, as well as being the b-side to the album's lead single "Like a Rolling Stone".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Black Limousine". timeisonourside.com. Retrieved 2006-08-06. 
  2. ^ a b According to The Rolling Stones. Chronicle Books. ISBN 0-8118-4060-3. 

External links[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Limousine — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.

2135 news items

Toledo Blade

Toledo Blade
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:07:30 -0700

Eight women settled into the long black limousine, uncorked a bottle of champagne, and left the driving to downtown Toledo in the capable hands of Scott Jackson. The party celebrating the birthday anniversary of Ruth Anne Walsh was old hat to Mr. Jackson.

ladepeche.fr

ladepeche.fr
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:03:45 -0700

L'hirondelle n'a pas vraiment fait le printemps mais elle vient de poser avec ses bagages le nouvel album de Black Limousine. Ciselé par Jean-Marc Baca, ce nouvel opus s'est un peu fait attendre mais il est désormais disponible dans les bacs et, quatre ...

MetroWest Daily News

MetroWest Daily News
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:26:15 -0700

And there he is comforting Mary after yet another of Papa's violent, vitriolic attacks against her. And you gotta love the way he remains calm and cool when summoned by Trafficante. When a mobster sends a goon in a black limousine to pick you up and ...

UTDailyBeacon.com

UTDailyBeacon.com
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:41:15 -0700

Driven through a downtown area in a sleek black limousine, the song is at once cool and dark, with a red tone over the film to match. The next card reads accountability. The film seems to go back in time as she talks about getting away for a while. Old ...

TIME

TIME
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 17:21:44 -0700

But then she saw Fred Trump pull up in an elegant black limousine. She put down her groceries and rapped on the limo's tinted window to complain to the real estate royal who owned her building. To her surprise, the elder Trump came out and helped her ...

The Good Men Project

The Good Men Project
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:30:00 -0700

Johnson's black limousine was parked on the street, flags by the antenna, secret servicemen all around. I dared my little brother to touch the car. He stretched out to tap it and the secret service sprang to life. When they found it was only a little ...

Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:46:49 -0700

I looked up to see a black limousine fast approaching and coming straight at me. Heart racing, scared and embarrassed, I scrambled to get out of harm's way. As the limousine screeched to a halt, I spotted the license plate with the number “1 ...

Newstalk 106-108 fm

Newstalk 106-108 fm
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 23:02:44 -0700

The couple were swarmed by reporters when they arrived in a black limousine. They said little apart from Depp responding "Fine, thank you," to journalists shouting questions about how Pistol and Boo were doing. Twelve witnesses had been listed to give ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight