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The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction


The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Meaning of the song


On May 6, 1965, The Rolling Stones played to about 3,000 people at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater, Florida while on their first US tour. According to an article in the St. Petersburg Times, about 200 young fans got in an altercation with a line of police officers at the show, and The Stones made it through just four songs as chaos ensued. That night, Keith Richards woke up in his hotel room with the guitar riff and lyric "Can't get no satisfaction" in his head. He recorded it on a portable tape deck, went back to sleep, and brought it to the studio that week. The tape contained his guitar riff followed by the sounds of him snoring.


Richards ran his guitar through a Gibson Fuzz Box to create the distortion effect. He had no intention of using the sound on the record, but Gibson had just sent him the device, and he thought the Fuzz Box would create sustained notes to help sketch out the horn section. The band thought it sounded great and wanted to use the sound because it would be very unusual for a rock record. Richards thought it sounded gimmicky and did not like the result, but the rest of the band convinced him to ditch the horn section and use the distorted guitar sound.


Lyrics


I can't get no satisfaction I can't get no satisfaction 'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try I can't get no, I can't get no When I'm drivin' in my car And the man comes on the radio He's tellin' me more and more About some useless information Supposed to fire my imagination I can't get no Oh no no no Hey hey hey That's what I say I can't get no satisfaction I can't get no satisfaction 'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try I can't get no, I can't get no When I'm watchin' my TV And a man comes on and tells me How white my shirts can be But he can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke The same cigarettes as me I can't get no Oh no no no Hey hey hey That's what I say I can't get no satisfaction I can't get no girl reaction 'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try I can't get no, I can't get no When I'm ridin' round the world And I'm doin' this and I'm signin' that And I'm tryin' to make some girl Who tells me baby better come back maybe next week Can't you see I'm on a losing streak I can't get no Oh no no no Hey hey hey That's what I say I can't get no, I can't get no I can't get no satisfaction No satisfaction, no satisfaction No satisfaction, I can't get no


The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Live


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