Day 28 – a song that makes you feel guilty

The Rolling Stones – Under my thumb

In the early 2000’s I was working in a computer factory when a new guy joined the company. He had such awesome taste in music, playing us all these new and old punk bands we had never before heard. One album he gave me was Social Distortion’s “White Light White Heat White Trash”. A great album that I played constantly.

The last track on the album was called “Under my thumb”, and for years after I would still love to listen to it.

As an aside I recently sparked a bit of an argument when coming back from Liverpool I declared to dislike The Beatles, and instead think The Stones to be a million times better. The more people I asked the more of a split decision I’d get. This must have been the Blur/Oasis battle of the time.

Falling strictly on The Stones side, imagine my embarrassment to discover Under my thumb was a stones cover. It took me about 10 years to learn this.

The Stones version can be found here