Rolling Stones: Doom and Gloom

Posted November 1, 2012 by in



4/ 5


Genre: Rock, rock n' roll, hard rock
Producer: Don Was, The Glimmer Twins, Jeff Bhasker
Writer: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Label: Universal Music
Format: Digital download, CD, vinyl
Release Date: 11 October 2012


Classic rock n' roll, bad ass beat; a marvelous return to form


So what if it's a bit formulaic around the edges - big deal

Fifty years later, the Stones are still rolling with new single on GRRR! compilation

by J Matthew Cobb
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Fifty years later, the Stones are still rolling with new single on GRRR! compilation

“Sitting in the dirt, feeling kind of hurt/All I hear is doom and gloom,” Mick Jagger confesses using his trademark bluesy voice. At first listen, it almost appears as if he’s ranting about his tortured relationship with fellow bandmate Keith Richards (or anyone else for that matter) on the Rolling Stones’ newest piece of fresh music since 2005’s “Biggest Mistake.” It’s public knowledge that Jagger and Richards could cast enough stones at each other even after the music stops, but “Doom and Gloom” shows off just why the Stones are almost superhuman – freaking invincible.  While apart last year, Jagger tried new music with his supergroup SuperHeavy, but was missing the key ingredient that makes Jagger move like Jagger: Keith Richards’ bad-ass guitar. Actually, that first riff heard on this song’s opening is actually coming from Jagger’s fingers, but it’s a dirty, infectious riff that smells like Richards’ funk. The rest of the song – with Richards and Charlie Watts on drums – walks the lines of Black Keys-esque retro with the gusto of “Brown Sugar.”  It is one of two new tracks heard on the band’s GRRR! greatest hits compilation, marking fifty years in the game. Based on this track alone, you hardly can tell this is a band with that kind of age on them. The only thing separating “Doom and Gloom” from “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” is the gap between release dates.



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J Matthew Cobb

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