Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) (live, 1966) (written by Sonny Bono)
“What happens in the music business is that if you step out of your little spot to do something else, the sand falls right into where you stood and you’re gone, you’re history. And then you try to get back, you peek your head up and say ‘hello, I’m here, I’m trying to fill this little place again, will you let me do it?’ But people don’t care, which is OK because it’s their turn to have their music, but it makes it very hard. Then all of a sudden, Quentin Tarantino comes along and puts a song from 40 years ago in one of his films (Kill Bill) and they’ve suddenly discovered you. That was a real gift that Quentin gave me.”
An interesting almost anticlimactic ending to real tour-de-force Stones kicking album..the homey plinkety plonking of the guitar working out an almost Asian feel is just inspired work by Mick Taylor and all the overtones of Mr. Jagger just hanging up his hat and just being the singer/poet here are wonderful themes to hear. So it was always for this ol’pair-o-ears one of their uniquely best ballads ever! So go listen to the whole album ending with this one…that makes the tune even greater….used to sit in my big old leather chair sipping bourbon and branch tugging on some Keif in the old pipe while waiting for the dawn chorus to this one!
A new thing here is Themed Thursdays at the Music Corner of the Flimwell Papers. So I’m calling this “The End”, best last tracks of albums….I flipped ol’Poddy onto album status today while gliding down the Seine on a barge. I had time and it’s a fun way to see Paris and environs. But I made another discovery, how much I loved the “album” format and it’s been missing lately from my auditory treasured listening! So last tracks of albums….and I will take any of your nominations too??