Rolling Stones phase out popular hit 'Brown Sugar'

Mick Jagger advised the Los Angeles Occasions that the band had phased the tune out in their live performance lineups.

“Now we have performed ‘Brown Sugar’ each night time since 1970, so infrequently you suppose, ‘We’re going to take that one out for now and notice the way it is going,'” he stated. “We may put it again in.”

Keith Richards advised the Occasions he hopes with the intention to play some model of the tune at some point.

“I am attempting to determine with the sisters reasonably the place the meat is. Did not they perceive this used to be a tune concerning the horrors of slavery? However they are looking to bury it. Nowadays I do not need to get into conflicts with all of this sh**,” he stated. “However I hope that we will be capable of resurrect the babe in her glory someplace alongside the observe.”

Launched in 1971, the outlet strains of “Brown Sugar” reference a girl being offered into slavery and whipped round middle of the night. The refrain within the tune contains “brown sugar,” regarding Black girls, asking “How come you style so just right?”

Critics have railed towards the tune for years, condemning its violent and stereotypical portrayal of Black girls.
“I by no means would write that tune now,” Jagger advised Rolling Stone in 1995. “I’d most likely censor myself.”
The Rolling Stones are lately on their “No Clear out Excursion,” with stops in North American towns scheduled via November. It’s the first excursion for the gang for the reason that dying of the band’s past due drummer Charlie Watts.

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