What is gimme shelter about

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Sadness Quotes (3053 quotes)

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Gimme Shelter - Playing For Change - Song Around The World

It first appeared as the opening track on the band's album Let It Bleed.

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I had nothing better to do. The tone is lightweight, almost laughable. Yet the song was wrought from the heaviest of materials. The Rolling Stones were still trying to climb out of the career-grave that their critically derided album Their Satanic Majesties Request had left them in, their plans persistently thwarted by the rapidly disintegrating physical and emotional state of their other founder-member guitarist, Brian Jones. Lounging with his guitar in a room decorated with Tibetan skulls, tantric art and Moroccan tapestries, chain-smoking and depressed at the thought of Anita being with Mick, Keith began to strum as lightning flashed across the London sky. So I got into that mode — looking at all these people… running like hell. Six months later, when the Stones reconvened to begin work on their next album, Let It Bleed , the song of ultimate doom Keith had begun that stormy day, now titled Gimme Shelter , was among the first he and Jagger began working on with producer Jimmy Miller.

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  1. Greil Marcus , writing in Rolling Stone magazine at the time of its release, praised the song, stating that the band has "never done anything better".

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