Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Paint It Black

Today, March 08, 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones going into the RCA Studios in Los Angeles to record their hit, Paint It Black, although it would not be released on single until May 7th of that year.

Upon it's release, Decca Records placed a comma into the title (in error) making it Paint It, Black reportedly stirring a controversy among fans over its "racial interpretation". I'm not quite sure how a comma could add that sort of interprtation, but there you have it.

There have been a number of cover versions of the song over the years, but my current favorite is by the identical twin electric/acoustic harpists, called appropriately enough, The Harp Twins.

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