(I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION

Latest update on 08/10/2016

Artist: Rolling Stones
Author: Mick Jagger/Keith Richards
Label: Decca
Year: 1965

Keith admits he was looking for some opener like in Dancing In The Street by Martha & The Vandellas. Stones producer and manager Andrew Oldham encouraged his boys to embrace Motown, preferably in a Can I Get A Witness-style (Marvin Gaye). Witness had already been picked up by the Stones and Dancing In The Street would follow, that is to say: Jagger cut a version with Bowie. Jagger admitted inspiration from one of the lines in Chuck Berry's Thirty Days: "I can't get no satisfaction from the judge". Not to mention I Can't Be Satisfied by their common idol Muddy Waters.

Covers:

1965:

Otis Redding

1965:

Ventures

1965:

Eddy Mitchell [as Rien qu'un seul mot]

1965:

Paul Revere & The Raiders

1965:

Strangeloves

1966:

Chris Farlowe

1966:

Mary Wells

1967:

Aretha Franklin

1967:

Manfred Mann

1968:

Blue Cheer

1968:

Sandie Shaw

1968:

Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

1970:

Jimi Hendrix

1970:

José Feliciano

1970:

Shadows

1971:

Oscar Peterson

1972:

Herbie Mann

1973:

Common Market

1974:

Mountain

1974:

Bubblerock [Jonathan King under one of his many aliasses]

1975:

Residents

1976:

Eddie & The Hot Rods

1978:

Devo

1982:

Television

1983:

Buddy Guy

1987:

Samantha Fox

1988:

Alien Sex Fiend

1988:

Tom Jones

1990:

Tania Maria

1993:

Peter Maffay

1994:

Rob Wasserman

1998:

Sly & Robbie

2000:

Britney Spears

2000:

Cat Power

2001:

Smitty

That same Keith wanted the Stones version deeply soulful with horns and stuff. He must have been jealous hearing Otis on his album Otis Blue, cut in July '65, less than a month since the Stones version came out in US. (Not in UK yet). Otis didn't even know the song (a rumour confirmed by his manager Phil Walden): Otis wasn't familiar with session leader Steve Cropper's handwriting, singing 'satisfashion' instead of 'satisfaction' all over.

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