Mick Jagger has “Sympathy for The Devil” but apparently not for Donald Trump.
The Rolling Stones frontman has released a teaser clip for a new song called “Pride Before A Fall."
Although Jagger hasn’t confirmed publicly who the lyrics are about, they sure seem to reference the mysteriously coifed U.S. president.
Jagger posted a 45-second snippet to Twitter of him performing “Pride Before a Fall” on Oct. 28, less than a week before the U.S. presidential election.
The clip finds the still slinky 77-year-old Brit in strong voice, singing over mid-tempo guitar grind.
(Believe it or not Jagger is the same age as fossilized Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.)
Whoever they’re about, the “Pride Before A Fall” lyrics include: “Overweening, over-eating, too much tweeting. And when my back is turned somebody will push you off the wall. And just remember that pride, it comes before a fall.” Trump, whether you’re a fan or not, clearly checks all boxes, as far as “overweening,” “over-eating” and “too much tweeting" go.
It’s not a clear if “Pride Before a Fall” is a solo Jagger track or Rolling Stones material. The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band has been chiseling away at a new album for multiple years. In April, The Stones released solid reggae rocker “Living in a Ghost Town,” a new song perfectly in tune with pandemic life’s surreal isolation. This summer, the group thrilled classic rock fans by unearthing “Scarlet,” an unreleased mid ’70s track featuring Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page on lead guitar, as part of a “Goats Head Soup” LP reissue.
The last Rolling Stones album of original songs was 2005′s “A Bigger Bang.” The band, which also features guitarists Keith Richards and Ron Wood and drummer Charlie Watts, released blues covers LP “Blue & Lonesome” in 2016.
Whenever it’s safe to tour again and The Stones reschedule their canceled 2020 trek, hopefully they’ll add an Alabama date. The band hasn’t performed in he state since 1994, when they delivered an electrifying Legion Field set in Birmingham as part of the “Voodoo Lounge Tour.”
The Rolling Stones have a long history with Alabama besides the six concerts they’ve performed here, which started with a 1965 Legion Field show. The group recorded three songs, including two of their most famous hits “Brown Sugar” and “Wild Horses,” for their classic 1971 album “Sticky Fingers” at Sheffield studio Muscle Shoals Sound. Jagger and Richards both appear in the 2013 music documentary film “Muscle Shoals.”
Chalkville native Wayne Perkins cut guitar solos for three songs on 1975 Stones LP “Black and Blue,” “Hand of Fate,” “Memory Motel” and “Fool To Cry.” And Perkins was a finalist for the lead guitar position in The Stones after the gifted Mick Taylor quit, a gig that eventually went to rollicking Faces guitarist Ron Wood.
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