Agony Shorthand

Friday, September 26, 2003
UPDATE: I WAS WRONG…..In my post on the Top 63 songs of all time a couple of months ago, I highlighted the ROLLING STONES’ masterwork as being “Loving Cup” from Exile On Main Street. Genius. No question about that. But how could I have given short shrift to the absolute perfection of “Gimme Shelter”?? I hereby replace my previous choice with “Gimme Shelter” – a brilliant, genre-defining piece of work that’s probably one of the ten best rock songs ever written. That it was rewarded accordingly as a “hit” is rare justice, and perhaps why I went the more difficult route of choosing an obscure album track. Rock dorks are like that, aren’t we?