Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Honky Tonk Women (aka Country Honk)

The Rolling Stones' Honky Tonk Women (aka Country Honk, depending on version, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger) is today's #quarantinehootenanny (#15 of ???).

According to Keith Richards, this song was born in Brazil, where he, Mick, Marianne Faithfull, and Anita Pallenberg spent some time. "Mick and I were sitting on the porch of this ranch house and I started to play, basically fooling around with an old Hank Williams idea. 'Cause we really thought we were like real cowboys."

"On Let It Bleed, we put that other version of 'Honky Tonk Women' on because that's how the song was originally written, as a real Hank Williams/Jimmie Rodgers, '30s country song. And it got turned around to this other song by Mick Taylor, who got into a completely different feel, throwing it off the wall completely."

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