Friday, February 29, 2008

I Know You All Sympathize

If you were at my bachelor party, you heard this song played on the jukebox about twenty times in a row, but I didn't realize until I saw it on VH1 Classics last year that there was actually a video for "Far Away Eyes." (Some Girls predates MTV by about five years.) It's a real good one, too, with the boys performing the song in a studio, live, much like that fantastic clip for "Romeo's Tune" I posted here a while back.

One nice thing about it is that you see the Stones in a little different light than you're used to; I don't remember ever seeing Mick sitting at a piano and singing like he does here (he really does play piano on the original track, too). And Ronnie Wood demonstrates that he did at one time have some sort of musical contribution to the band with his pedal steel work here. Charlie, of course, looks like he hates being in a video, as he always did.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones:

4 comments:

Pike said...

You ... you told me you weren't having a bachelor party!

(Can't we get italics on this thing?)

T. Nawrocki said...

What you gotta do is put an i in the brackets that look like this < >, and then to stop the italics, you put a /i in the same kind of brackets. (I can't just write it out normally, or it will be treated like html and disappear.)

I can't say for sure, but I think you were invited to the bachelor party. I'm sure you were invited to the wedding, since you were there.

Pike said...

See, that's where you're wrong. I wasn't invited to the wedding, but attended all the same. Lori, too.

T. Nawrocki said...

You didn't get kicked out, did you?

I apologize for not inviting you, although I'd been thinking all these years you were actually invited. That was a long time ago.