People have odd dreams now and again, with meanings we can’t quite decipher. Running in place, teeth falling out of our mouth, three note guitar riffs.
Maybe that last one hasn’t happened to you, but it did happen to Keith Richards in 1965, and it would become the inspiration to one of The Rolling Stones biggest hits.
Stones‘ guitarists [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Keith Richards[/lastfm] claims he came up with the famous three note riff in “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” in his sleep. He promptly woke up, grabbed a cassette recorder, cut the riff along with the words “I can’t get no satisfaction,” then hopped right back into to bed and fell asleep.
Way to go Keith. While most of us only get out of bed for a glass of water, you’re recording famous guitar riffs.
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” was recorded on May 12th, 1965 at RCA Studios in Hollywood and released on June 6th of that year in the US (August 20th in the UK). Initially, it was only played on pirate radio stations because it was considered too “sexually suggestive,” but would eventually find its way to #1 in the US and the UK.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Rolling Stones[/lastfm] “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”
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