This is a tale of neighbors from hell inspired by Keith Richards. He was always getting complaints for playing his music too loud, and was evicted from his New York apartment in 1981.
This was the first song Mick Jagger wrote about Richards.
Jazz great Sonny Rollins played the sax solo.
This was one of 2 songs on Tattoo You that did not start as an outtake from another album. "Heaven" is the other.
Tattoo You was released the same year MTV went on the air, and The Rolling Stones had a huge presence on the network that year. This song had a fairly elaborate video that was based on the Alfred Hitchcock film Rear Window.
Michael from Delafield, WiKevin, the song about being lazy is "Hang Fire". I love this verse:
"You know marrying money is a full time job I don't need the aggravation I'm a lazy slob I hang fire, I hang fire Hang fire, put it on the wire "
M from Psl, FlA rolling stone gathers no moss!
Danny from Your Town, IaI think one of the earlier ones Mick wrote about Keith would be "Let It Loose."
Kevin from Reading , PaI always thought this song was the Stones being lazy, just not trying too hard. It's kind of an obnoxious song, with Mick yelling "neighbors" over and over against a beating snare drum. Not one of the album's highlights.
Steve from Culver City, CaHaving been written in 1981, I doubt if it was the "first" song Jagger wrote about Keith Richards. How about "Let it Bleed" or "Dead Flowers"?
Johnny from Los Angeles, CaFirst song Mick wrote about Keith? Really?