Mick Jagger on playing country music: "As far as country music was concerned, we used to play country songs, but we'd never record them - or we recorded them but never released them. Keith and I had been playing Johnny Cash records and listening to the Everly Brothers - who were SO country - since we were kids. I used to love country music even before I met Keith. I loved George Jones and really fast, s--t-kicking country music, though I didn't really like the maudlin songs too much... the country songs, like "Factory Girl" or "Dear Doctor" on Beggars Banquet
were really pastiche. There's a sense of humor in country music, anyway, a way of looking at life in a humorous kind of way - and I think we were just acknowledging that element of the music."
Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 3