I picked up a copy of Grrr! (The Best of The Rolling Stones). I know, I know, I’m a(n) _______ (insert your jeers here). I’m just a stupid Stones fan that has to have it. So I’ll stop there.
Now that THAT’S out of the way, I can tell you that I picked up the 3CD set. It was a little more (actually, a lot more than it should have been given the simple inclusion of just ten more songs). But I picked it up because the inclusions were essential for a collection, songs horribly left off the 2CD set. (We’re talking “She’s A Rainbow”, “Time Is On My Side”, and, can you believe this, “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)”, and “Under My Thumb”?)
After playing the set on a trip back to Orange County, It got me to thinking about the one Stones track that epitomizes the band. I have my selection, and I’m sure that you Stones fans have yours. So, for the record, I’m going with “Tumbling Dice”.
“Tumbling Dice” not only comes from the great Exile On Main Street classic, but it is a raw swagger of a tune, pompous, self-serving. Oh yes, there are many great Stones songs. And yes, there are songs that carry more weight musically. But for me, the song that says STONES is, at the end of the day, “Tumbling Dice”.
Now, I’m mighty curious to hear what you call the one Stones song that is…all Stones.