This Beat Is Mine! (*) The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter (Decca)
Your obvious eclectism is the reason why I’m suggesting this particular song. Simply because emotion has no age nor boundaries. For me, living in a city renowned for its creativity, music linked to the notion of counterculture has always been essential if not salutary, as the sign of a possible alternative in a world where everything is done to have us think-alike.
In the meantime, and although released back in 1969, during the Vietnam war, ‘Gimme Shelter”s message (taken from the ‘Let It Bleed’ album, featuring US singer Merry Clayton on vocals) remains so up to date, bringing us back to the fact that there’s nothing like music with sense, be it social, political or whatever. Don’t you think?
This Beat Is Mine! (*)
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For this to happen, nothing’s more easy… What you’ve just got to do is drop us a line while using our contact form and let us know about your favorite piece of music (*), along with a review explaining what it suggests you and why people should dig it. And the best of it will be given a publication with your credit the week after.
With warm thanks to Berlin-based correspondent, Dieter Maning, for this week’s suggestion…
Gladly welcoming yours to be published next Wednesday. On your marks!
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