No. 97: ‘Thru and Thru’ – Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs
Just like Michael Jordan switching to his mid-range jump shot when he couldn't drive to the hoop quite as fast, Keith Richards turns his hard-lived years into an asset on the stunningly dramatic and largely unaccompanied ballad 'Thru and Thru.'
Taking lead vocals on one of the best songs from 1994's 'Voodoo Lounge,' the Rolling Stones guitarist seems to share the pain of every heartbreak in his life. Although focused primarily on his voice and guitar, the track displays a masterful command of dramatics and atmosphere, a fact picked up on by 'Sopranos' mastermind David Chase, who employed the song as the post-credit music on one of that show's more memorable episodes.
Watch the Rolling Stones Perform 'Thru and Thru'