We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Interesting how a few years in age can make such a difference in 'best'. Now I may have to find and purchase 'Aftermath'. I think I had moved on by then. Or, I was stuck and life moved on past me. Remember the zipper on the "Sticky Fingers" album cover... that was down right nasty at the time. Such innocence we had then... little knowing what was to come later.
I was not going to sit through 'Gimme Shelter' just to figure it out, and good old Google came through:
"Obviously, a lot of this stuff is being loaded onto happenstance, which leads to people twisting the actual random chaos of the event to fit their mythologies. For example, it has sometimes been claimed that Hunter was killed while the Stones were playing "Sympathy for the Devil." Obviously that would be perfect mythology, with the whole Satanic "sacrificial rite" angle. In fact, they had finished that song, and were specifically playing "Under My Thumb" at the critical moment — which to me is a more interesting sentiment to be playing out for that event. Fortuitously, the Rolling Stones had a camera crew filming their tour for a movie, which was eventually released under the title Gimme Shelter."
But it said one of the Hell's Angels held a gun up to Watts' head as they started 'Sympathy for the Devil' and said 'Keep on playing no matter what." And it wasn't a girl.... my bad.
Thanks, BD. I always enjoy seeing a live performance on YouTube like this. Interesting to see Brian Jones before his untimely death, and (of course) Charlie Watts performing in his typically aloof manner (which I think is cool). Nevertheless, a great performance, notwithstanding the idiotic females going nuts. BTW Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mguzKze1sYo .