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It is the opening track and lead single from their album Sticky Fingers It is also claimed it was written with Claudia Lennear in mind. Lennear claimed to be the song's subject on BBC's Radio 4 25 FebruaryTodaybecause she kept Jagger's company at the time when it was written. The song was not released until over a year later due to legal wranglings with the band's former label.
At the request of guitarist Mick Taylor who had joined the band as Brian Jones ' replacement in July Three Time Loser - The Inmates - First Offencethe Stones debuted the number live during the infamous concert at the Altamont Speedway on 6 December In the liner notes to the compilation album Jump BackJagger says, "The lyric was all to do with the dual combination of drugs and girls.
This song was a very instant thing, a definite high point". In the Rolling Stone interview 14 DecemberRS Jagger spoke at length about the song, its inspiration and success, and taking credit for writing the lyrics. Keith Hey Jude - Paul McCartney - Out There Osaka 1st also credits Jagger with the song in his autobiography.
After noting that the lyrics could mean so many lewd subjects,  he again Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones - One Of Those Nights! that the combination of those subjects, the lyrical ambiguity was partially why the song was considered successful.
He noted, "That makes it God knows what I'm on about on that song. It's such a mishmash. All the nasty subjects in one go I never would write that song now. I'd think, 'Oh God, I can't. I've got to stop. I can't just write raw like that. The lyrical subject matter has often been a point of interest and controversy. Described by rock critic Robert Christgau as "a rocker so compelling that it discourages exegesis ",  "Brown Sugar " 's popularity indeed often overshadowed its scandalous lyrics, which were essentially a pastiche of a number of taboo subjects, including slaveryrape, interracial sexcunnilingussadomasochismlost virginity and heroin.
An alternative version was recorded on 18 Decemberat Olympic Studios in London, after or during a birthday party for Richards. It features appearances by Al Kooper on piano, and Eric Clapton on slide Arbeitslos - Frank Baier - 10 Jahre Danach. Richards considered releasing this version on Sticky Fingersmostly for its more spontaneous atmosphere, but decided on the original.
To promote the song, the Rolling Stones performed on Top of the Pops with the performance taped sometime around late Marchand being shown on 15 April and 6 May.
Muschi - Aimable - In Berlin performed "Brown Sugar", " Wild Horses " and " Bitch " for the show's segment dedicated to albums, which was shown on 22 April ; due to BBC practices at the time, the performances were erased and Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones - One Of Those Nights! that remains is "Brown Sugar". In the United States, Billboard ranked it as the number 16 song for In the United Kingdom, the single was originally issued in mono using a now-rarely heard bespoke mono mix.
This mono mix has never been used on any compilation. The song was performed routinely during the Stones' European Touroccupying a prominent spot near the end of the set list even though audiences were unfamiliar with it. The band opened the shows of their infamous American Tour with "Brown Sugar", and it has become a Stones concert staple. When the Stones perform "Brown Sugar" live, Jagger often changes the lyrics from "Just like a young girl should" to "Just like a young man should".
The line "Hear him whip the women just around midnight" is often changed to the less offensive "You shoulda heard him just around midnight". This change also occurs on the version recorded at Richards's birthday party. The Altamont debut of the song in December uses "You shoulda heard him just around midnight.
The song is also the first single released on Rolling Stones Records catalogue number RS and is one of the two Stones songs along with "Wild Horses" licensed to both the band and former manager Allen Klein a result of various business disagreements resulting in its inclusion on the compilation album Hot Rocks — Little Richard covered the song while he was signed to Reprise Records.
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