[Post-Apocalyptic Soundtrack] Gimme Shelter

Posted: November 20, 2012 in Soundtrack
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It’s the Rolling Stone’s 50th Anniversary. NPR has been talking to the members about some of the songs from their catalog. Mick Jagger had this to say about their apocalyptic song, “Gimme Shelter”…

“It was a very moody piece about the world closing in on you a bit,” Jagger says. “When it was recorded, early ’69 or something, it was a time of war and tension, so that’s reflected in this tune. It’s still wheeled out when big storms happen, as they did the other week. It’s been used a lot to evoke natural disaster.”

Read the full interview here



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