The Rolling Stones drop their song Brown Sugar from setlists amid controversy over its lyrics about slavery
By SEAMLESS DAILY
13 October 2021
the rolling stones have dropped brown sugar, one of their biggest hits, from their us tour.
Fans will no longer be able to hear Brown Sugar, the group's 1971 number one hit, which is widely considered to have one of the best guitar riffs in history, at the band's gigs.
The lyrics are said to explore "the horrors of slavery", as well as sexual assault and drug use.
When asked why the track had been removed from the setlist, guitarist Keith Richards told the LA Times : "You picked up on that huh?
"I don't know.
i'm trying to figure out with the sisters quite where the beef is.
"Didn't they understand this was a song about the horrors of slavery ?"
But they 're trying to bury it.
Lead singer Mick Jagger added : "We 've played Brown Sugar every night since 1970.
"So sometimes you think, 'we 'll take that one out for now and see how it goes '.
"We might put it back in."
At the moment I don ’ t want to get into conflicts with all of this s***. ” The 77-year-old musician concluded that he's "hoping that we ’ ll be able to resurrect the babe in her glory somewhere along the track."
Rappers also spew incredibly offensive lyrics about women.
Discussing the song in a 1995 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Jagger said : "I never would write that song now.
I would probably censor myself.
I'd think, 'Oh God, I can't.
I 've got to stop.
I can ’ t just write raw like that, ’" he said before revealing that he wrote the song in Australia while he was filming Ned Kelly.
Brown Sugar is the band's second most played song on tour, behind Jumpin' Jack Flash, according to setlist.fm, with the group's latest tour kicking off in the US.
The tour marks the first set of gigs for the veteran rockers in two years, with live shows getting under way in the US following the pandemic.
It is also the group's first live shows since the death of drummer Charlie Watts in August.
it follows unease with the depictions of black women and references to slavery.
the rock band last performed it in miami, florida, in 2019- the final date of that leg of their north american tour, which resumed last month.
god knows what i'm on about on that song.
It ’ s such a mishmash.
All the nasty subjects in one go.
But criticism of its lyrics, rumoured to be inspired by one of the singer's girlfriends, has intensified in recent times.
"The call is not for censorship or 'record burning,' but greater consciousness and sensitivity," Brennan told Rolling Stone.
Currently, The Rolling Stones are touring around the US after relaunching their "No Filter Tour" earlier this year.
But they 're trying to bury it. ’ Then, in words of surrender that made my skin crawl from a man who's never submitted to anyone about anything, he added : 'At the moment, I don't want to get into conflicts with all of this s***.
In fact, according to Bill Wyman, the song was inspired by a black backing singer named Claudia Linnear who was Jagger's girlfriend at the time he wrote the song and who did a photo shoot for 'Playboy ’ magazine in 1974 titled ‘ Brown Sugar ’.
It's very disappointing to see Mick Jagger of all people bow to the PC mob like this.
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