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The Rolling Stones

Torn And Frayed

  • Rock
  • Blues
  • Country
  • Space
  • Musical
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  • 1972
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 1971
  • 1968

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“Torn and Frayed” is a song by the Rolling Stones featured on their 1972 album Exile on Main St. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, “Torn and Frayed” is called “a twangy, three-chord honky tonk, but not typically country... the progression of the chords brings gospel music to mind,“ by Bill Janovitz in his review of the song. The song comes from side two of Exile, the side known for its acoustic folk and country tunes. Janovitz continues, “The music comes as close to definitive country-rock or Stax-like country-soul as anything from the era, barring Gram Parsons — an immediate influence on the Stones.“ Gram Parsons was present for the recording sessions of Exile at Nellcôte, and “Torn and Frayed” is perhaps the most overtly Parsons-influenced cut the Stones... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Let it steal your heart away ... Just as long as the guitar plays ... It`s seen much better days

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