Torn and Frayed


Torn and Frayed

Infobox Song
Name = Torn and Frayed
Artist = The Rolling Stones
Album = Exile on Main St.
Released= May 12, 1972


track_no = 7
Recorded = December 1971 - March, 1972
Genre = Rock, country
Length = 4m:17s
Writer = Jagger/Richards
Label = Rolling Stones/Virgin
Producer = Jimmy Miller
[ Chart position = ]
prev = "Sweet Virginia"
prev_no = 6
next = "Sweet Black Angel"
next_no = 8

"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,"cite web| last =Janovitz| first =Bill| title = "Torn and Frayed"| work = allmusic| publisher = allmusic| url =http://wm10.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:wifexqtdldse| accessdate = 2006-09-21] 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." In fact, Al Perkins, a good friend and collaborator of Parsons', appears on the track and performs the song's pedal steel guitar. Jagger performs lead vocals and is accompanied by Richards on backing. Both Richards and Mick Taylor provide the song's base of acoustic guitar. Taylor also contributes the song's bass and Charlie Watts performs drums. Organ is performed by Jim Price and piano is played by Nicky Hopkins. [ [http://keno.org/stones_lyrics/tornnfrayed.html "Torn and Frayed"] . "Keno's Rolling Stones Lyrics". 2007 (accessed 21 September 2007).] Recording took place at Los Angeles' Sunset Sound Studios between the months of December 1971 and March 1972.

Janovitz says of the lyrics, "'Torn and Frayed' follow a vagabond-like guitar player whose 'coat is torn and frayed...'"

"Torn and Frayed" was performed by the Stones during the 1972 tour of America and was reintroduced to setlists during the 2002 leg of the Licks Tour. It has not appeared on any compilations or live discs.

References

External links

* [http://www.rollingstones.com/discog/index.php?v=so&a=1&id=151 Complete official lyrics]


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