Wednesday, February 20, 2008
And It's Alright.
You Can't Always Get What You Want is possibly the wrongest song in the history of modern music. Nearly all the great crimes of rock are there: a choir, strings, bongo drums (it fails to complete the clean sweep due to not being sung in falsetto and not having a saxophone solo). That it could even comes close to working would be a mystery, but the fact that it's kinda awesome? Well, that's a new religion all of its own. When the cheesy pop/experimental pap of the Beatles has long faded, the bizarre grandiosity of You Can't... will ensure the Stones live on.