No. 69: ‘Salt of the Earth’ – Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs
The final track on the Rolling Stones' 1968 opus 'Beggars Banquet,' 'Salt Of The Earth' is a celebratory end to a perfect album. The lyric could be taken as either sincere or sarcastic, depending on which side of the bed you wake up on.
Keith Richards sings the opening lines before Mick Jagger steps in to claim his rightful territory. The band eventually joins along as the song builds to an anthem of sorts. Like much of 'Beggars Banquet,' the track revolves around the acoustic guitar, bass and drums. There is some ace slide work this time around from Richards, since Brian Jones was, shall we say, not in the best frame of mind at the time of the sessions.
Hear the Rolling Stones Perform 'Salt of the Earth'