Tuesday, 13 July 2010

WRITTEN ROULETTE: CASINO BOOGIE

Finishing Exile on Main Street in Los Angeles, Jagger/Richards got stuck trying to write lyrics for this track. "Let's do a William Burroughs-style cut-up," Keith said, and they put phrases on bits of paper and put them together at random, so the story goes. The first words on the track are, "No good, can't speak," which may reflect the stuck feeling they started from.