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Coloring Club Plus — 11/4/19

Nov 4

Today’s Celtic letter “J” is dedicated to Mick Jagger.

Wandering Spirit is the third solo album by Mick Jagger. Released in 1993, it was his only solo album release of the 1990s.

AllMusic Review by Roch Parisien
Jagger doesn’t show any signs of wear on his third — and by far best — solo album. If anything, his voice seems to have developed a deeper bottom end without sacrificing any of the highs. This is not always an advantage — the forced falsetto and rhythmic pulse of “Sweet Thing” causes a nightmarish flashback to the Stones’ disco flirtations in the mid-’70s. But more times than not, this disc works. A lot of the credit goes to Jagger’s backing band and producer Rick Rubin who keep things lean, mean, and simple. The economy of performance allows Jagger to remain credible on a wide variety of styles — he delivers a groovin’, sultry version of Bill Withers’ soul classic “Use Me,” a passionate country ballad on “Evening Gown,” and even pulls off an Irish traditional folk piece with “Handsome Molly.”

Evening Gown” is a song that took a little bit of time to grow on me. The first time I heard it I thought what the heck is this, Mick trying to sing a country song!?!? It sounded forced and weird. I didn’t outright reject it though; and every time I listened to the album, it grew a little more likeable. Now it is just another wonderful song on this beloved album.

I picked the youtube video because I liked the slideshow of Mick and Jerry Hall. I did not realize until the end of the video that the gorgeous young woman is Mick’s daughter, Georgia May Jagger!

People say that I’m high class
But I’m low down all the while
People think That I’m crazy
When I flash that California smile

But I can still paint the town
All the color of your evening gown
While I’m waiting for your blond hair
To turn grey

People say I’m a drinker
But I’m sober half the time
People say I’m a loser
But I get lucky on the side

Yeah but I can still paint the town
All the color of your evening gown
While I’m waiting for your blond hair
To turn grey

All my life I waited for
Someone who would show where the bliss is
All my life I waited for
Someone who would take me past the kissing

People say I’m a loner
I like to get lost in the crowds
People call me a dresser
I wear my sports clothes way too loud

Yeah but I can still paint the town
I can shake it and turn it upside down
While I’m waiting for your blond hair
While I’m waiting for your blond hair
While I’m waiting for your blond hair
To turn grey

Songwriters: Michael (Mick) Jagger

8 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 11/4/19

  1. Jagger and Hall got married in 1990, and they split up nine years later. A court ruled that their union was legally invalid because the Hindu priest who slit the throat of a chicken and spilled its blood to purify the wedding was never recognized in Indonesia.

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