Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Rolling Stones - "Doom And Gloom" (2012)

"Doom and Gloom" is the lead single taken from GRRR!, the 50th anniversary compilation album by The Rolling Stones. Released on 9 November 2012 in Europe, and the rest of the world on 12 November. The album features two new songs titled "Doom and Gloom" and "One More Shot", which were recorded in August 2012. The album debuted at No. 3 on the UK Albums Chart.

"Doom And Gloom" marks the first time that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood have been in the studio together for seven years, since the recording of their last album, A Bigger Bang. The single was recorded in Paris and produced by longtime Rolling Stones producer Don Was, who has worked with the band on five previous albums (Voodoo Lounge/ Stripped/ Bridges To Babylon/ Licks Live/ A Bigger Bang), with the radio mix produced by Jeff Bhasker. The song charted at number #64 on the UK Singles Chart, #36 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 & number #30 on Billboard US Rock chart in October 2012.

The song's opening riff is played by Mick Jagger. Keith Richards commented on Jagger being the driving force behind the song and Jagger playing the opening riff: "I don't give a damn. He'd never have learned how to play that without me teaching him how to do it."

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