Stupid Girl (The Rolling Stones song)


Stupid Girl (The Rolling Stones song)

Song infobox
Name = Stupid Girl


Artist = The Rolling Stones
Album = Aftermath
Released = 15 April 1966 (U.K.) 13 May 1966 (U.S.)
track_no =
Genre = Rock
Length = 2:55
Writer = Jagger/Richards
Label = Decca/ABKCO (U.K.)
ABKCO (U.S.)
Producer = Andrew Loog Oldham
prev = Mother's Little Helper
prev_no = 1
next = Lady Jane
next_no = 3

"Stupid Girl" is a song by English rock and roll band the Rolling Stones featured on their 1966 album "Aftermath".

Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Stupid Girl" is noted for its apparently degrading lyrics towards women, a charge also made against other Stones songs like "Under My Thumb" and "Brown Sugar". On the song, Bill Janovitz says in his review, "Unlike another of the album's put-downs, "Under My Thumb," "Stupid Girl" rails and spits venom with a high school garage rock band-like intensity and with about the same level of polish and focus. But while it is not as well-written as "Under My Thumb," "Stupid Girl" possesses an endearing and energetic snottiness that might have won the Stones a good amount of sexually frustrated young men fans who might have otherwise started to defect to the Who and the Kinks when they heard ballads like "Lady Jane." [ [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=33:dbfixx9sld0e Janovitz, Bill. "Stupid Girl"] . "allmusic". 2007 (accessed 28 July 2007).]

On the song's lyrics, Richards said in a 1971 interview with "Rolling Stone", "It was all a spin-off from our environment... hotels, and too many dumb chicks. Not all dumb, not by any means, but that's how one got. When you're canned up - half the time it's impossible to go out - it was to go through a whole sort of football match." [Greenfield, Robert. "Keith Richards – Interview". "Rolling Stone" (magazine) August 19, 1971.]

When asked about the song and its influences, Jagger said in a 1995 interview with the same magazine, "Yeah, it's much nastier than 'Under My Thumb'... Obviously, I was having a bit of trouble. I wasn't in a good relationship. Or I was in too many bad relationships. I had so many girlfriends at that point. None of them seemed to care they weren't pleasing me very much. I was obviously in with the wrong group." [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/mick_jagger_remembers/page/2 "Jagger Remembers"] . "Rolling Stone". Dec 14, 1995 (accessed 28 July 2007).]

"Stupid Girl" was recorded at Los Angeles' RCA Studios in March 6-9 1966. With Jagger on lead vocals and tambourine, Richards plays electric guitars while Brian Jones plays acoustic. Charlie Watts performs drums while Bill Wyman performs bass. Ian Stewart plays organ on the song while Jack Nitzsche performs electric piano.

"Stupid Girl" was performed by the Stones during their tour of 1966. It has been included on the 1989 "".

External links

* [http://www.rollingstones.com/discog/index.php?v=so&a=1&id=50 Complete official lyrics]

References


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