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gig grab bag: you got the silver

August 10, 2012

gig grab bag logoAnother Olympics is winding to a close this weekend and it only seems fitting to have Keith Richards send it off. He would be Britain’s reigning champion if Rock & Roll Survival were an Olympic sport. Here he is, in all of his pirate glory, with “You Got the Silver,” the first Stones song to feature him on lead vocals. It was released on 1969’s Let It Bleed but it’s only gotten better with time. I love his gnarled delivery in this video from Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light documentary. And Ron Wood accompanying him on slide guitar is an absolute treat. This one goes out to all those medalists who fell just one notch short of that top spot :)

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