No. 40: ‘Let It Bleed’ – Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs
The Rolling Stones were a band that seemingly thrived upon keeping their songs loose while still delivering a coherent finished product.
The title track from 1969's 'Let It Bleed' is the perfect example of this; a swaying song that reeks of inebriation, starting with the drawl Mick Jagger adopts at the onset.
It all comes across as a something you'd expect the band to have thrown together at an informal gathering. In spite of -- or maybe because of -- this feeling, it is arguably one of the finest moments on 'Let It Bleed.' Let's also acknowledge the immense talents of pianist Ian Stewart, whose tinkering on the keys adds an immeasurable amount of character to the song.
Listen to the Rolling Stones Perform 'Let It Bleed'