The Meteors - Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones Psychobilly Cover) - Video
DESCRIPTION: From '' Madman Roll '' Label: Sonovabitch Records -- ROTT 90021 Format: Vinyl, LP, 33 ⅓ RPM Country: Netherlands Released: 1991
Tracklist A1 Madman Roll Written By - Paul Fenech A2 Queen Of The Slug People Written By - Paul Fenech A3 Bertha Lou Written By - John Marascalco A4 Theme From The Hypnotist Written By - Paul Fenech A5 You Can't Touch Me B1 Paint It Black Written By - Jagger / Richards B2 You're Mine Written By - Paul Fenech B3 A Very Handy Man (Indeed) Written By - Paul fenech B4 Running Round Written By - Paul Fenech B5 Simply Ravishing Written By - Paul Fenech
Vocals, Guitar - P.Paul Fenech Bass - Lee Brown Drums - Mark Howe
Producer - Paul Fenech And The Fenech Foundation
Recorded At House In The Woods
"Paint It Black" is a song released by The Rolling Stones on 13 May 1966 as the first single from the US version of their fourth album Aftermath. Although originally titled without a comma, the release version was styled "Paint It, Black". Keith Richards has stated that the comma was added by the record label, Decca, and that the comma stirred confusion and potential controversy with some listeners: "There were some weird letters, racial letters. 'Was there a comma in the title? Was it an order to the world?'"
The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Jagger wrote the lyrics and Richards wrote the music.
Bill Wyman states in his books that the song was a group effort although it was credited to Jagger/Richards.
The single reached number one in both the United States and the UK Singles Chart in 1966. In 2004 it was ranked number 176 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In the US and UK, it was the first number one single to feature a sitar.
History and composition
The song acquired its distinctive rhythm when Wyman, looking for a way to "fatten up" the bass drum sound, began playing with his fists on the pedals of an organ during the recording session. Richards said Wyman was doing a take-off of their first manager who started out as a cinema organist. Brian Jones played the song's signature sitar riff, and Jagger contributed to the lyrics, which he has said are about a girl's funeral. Both electric and acoustic guitars and the background vocals are provided by Richards. The piano is played by Jack Nitzsche.
Richards has also been quoted as saying "we cut it as a comedy track". He said they started out playing it in a kind of "funky rhythm" which did not work. They then played around with it to how it appears on the record. He says that "Brian playing the sitar makes the whole thing".
The bass was also overdubbed by Bill Wyman playing on the bass pedals of a Hammond B3 organ.
The song was also featured in the music video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and the 2001 video game Twisted Metal: Black. The song plays over the end credits of the film Full Metal Jacket and during the end credits of the film The Devil's Advocate.
Before Eric Burdon & War's 1970 version reached the charts in Netherlands, Eric Burdon covered it on the 1967 Eric Burdon & The Animals debut album, Winds of Change.
For detailed list of cover versions visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paint_It_Black