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No. 14: ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’ – Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs

The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
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Oh, that opening guitar riff! Keith Richards nails the gritty ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’ right off the bat. This song came from the Rolling Stones‘ 1971 album ‘Sticky Fingers,’ and this seven-plus-minute-long cut features an instrumental jam in the middle with saxophonist Bobby Keys and conga player Rocky Dijon stepping in to add more flavor to Richards’ and Mick Taylor‘s licks.

Taylor has stated that ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’ is one of his all-time favorites, and that the jam at the end of the song was just a happy accident that was captured in one take.

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Hear the Rolling Stones Perform ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’

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