Rolling Stones drop ‘Brown Sugar’ from tour setlist over lyrics – Nationwide | Globalnews.ca

Rolling Stones drop ‘Brown Sugar’ from tour setlist over lyrics - National | Globalnews.ca

2021-10-14 21:21:17

Legendary rock band The Rolling Stones have eliminated 1971 hit track Brown Sugar from their touring setlist — no less than for now.

Based on an interview with the Los Angeles Occasions, lead singer Mick Jagger says they’re retiring the tune attributable to lyrics about slavery and the sexualization of younger Black ladies. (You may learn the lyrics of their entirety on the backside of this text.)

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“We’ve performed Brown Sugar each night time since 1970, so typically you assume, ‘We’ll take that one out for now and see the way it goes,’” mentioned Jagger. “We’d put it again in.”

The band’s guitarist, Keith Richards, mentioned to the Occasions that he’s making an attempt to grasp the backlash in opposition to the track.

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“I’m making an attempt to determine with the sisters fairly the place the meat is,” he mentioned. “Didn’t they perceive this was a track in regards to the horrors of slavery? However they’re making an attempt to bury it. In the mean time I don’t wish to get into conflicts with all of this s–t, however I’m hoping that we’ll be capable to resurrect the babe in her glory someplace alongside the monitor.”

After Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Brown Sugar has traditionally been the band’s most performed track.

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This isn’t the primary time Brown Sugar has come underneath hearth, and during the last a number of many years the arguments in opposition to it have flared up however finally pale away. Jagger even addressed the track in a 1995 interview with Rolling Stone.

“I by no means would write that track now,” Jagger mentioned on the time. “I might most likely censor myself. I’d assume, ‘Oh God, I can’t. I’ve bought to cease.’ God is aware of what I’m on about on that track. It’s such a mishmash. All of the nasty topics in a single go.”

The track has confronted renewed criticism in fashionable instances as actions like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter have pushed the push for elevated equality and consciousness.

The band is at the moment on the No Filter Tour, their first tour since 1963 with out drummer Charlie Watts, who died in late August.

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Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones

Gold Coast slave ship sure for cotton fields
Offered out there down in New Orleans
Skydog slaver is aware of he’s doin’ all proper
Hear him whip the ladies simply round midnight

Brown Sugar, how come you style so good
Brown Sugar, similar to a younger lady ought to

Drums beatin’ chilly, English blood runs scorching
Woman of the home wonderin’ when it’s gonna cease
Home boy is aware of that he’s doin’ all proper
You must have heard him simply round midnight

Brown Sugar, how come you style so good?
Brown Sugar, similar to a younger lady ought to
Brown Sugar, how come you dance so good?
Brown Sugar, similar to a Black lady ought to

I wager your mama was a tent present queen
And all her boyfriends have been candy 16
I’m no faculty boy however I do know what I like
You must have heard them simply round midnight

Brown Sugar, how come you style so good
Brown Sugar, similar to a younger lady ought to

I mentioned, yeah, yeah, yeah, wooo!
How come you, how come you dance so good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, wooo!
Identical to a, similar to a Black lady ought to
Yeah, yeah, yeah, wooo!




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