…An advert comes on. And after a few listens, because I’m staring at the model and as models go She’s a Rainbow and a half, I recognise the voice in the background. Get Back! It’s the Rolling Stones, and a song I’ve never heard before. How can this be? I’m the resident rock/music expert around here.
The advert in question is promoting Joy the perfume and the song accompanying it, I later discover, is She’s a Rainbow by the Roling Stones. Geoffrey, Bungle, George and Zippy! How has this delightful tune passed me by?
Then it dawns on me. That’s not my generation. I’m not from those hippy times; I know the hip bands of the present, for what its worth. Sorry for all the hip references for all the Charioteer hip replacement platoon out there (hippy hippy shake smiley thingy)
Here’s the song. For those Honky Tonkers out there, turn those hearing aids up to 11. Play it Loud.
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Hmm! I was there in those days and a fully paid-up, card-carrying Rocker to boot, but I ain’t never ‘eard this tinkly doodle before. Stones it may be, but it’s still crap, sorry, GBH of the ear’ole. Get thee behind me, Mick.
JW, I am shocked. How can you not have heard that wonderful song before. Even little ole me, from deepest darkest Africa, knew it, way back in 1969, though it came out in 67. It was on Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits Vol 2), Side 2, Track 2. We had the hexagonal album.
Oops, correction, octagonal.
“Side 2 Track 2”. Not heard that type of phrase in many a Keith Moon, Sipu. You’ve put me in the mood to dig the old vinyls out.
Maybe they should relaunch themselves as ‘The Strolling Bones’. I would like to see them live just one more time before Charlie karks it or ‘Keef’ falls out of another coconut palm, innit. I’ve always wondered what he was doing up there in the first place.