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Top ten songs to slit your wrists to: Carlos Bastos sings ‘Satisfaction’
07.05.2011
08:35 pm

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Portuguese singer Carlos Bastos performs “Satisfaction” with all the longing and mourning of the fado style.

Bastos really really can’t get any satisfaction. At times sounding a bit like Bryan Ferry, Bastos takes the Stones classic and wrings every drop of desperation out of the tune.

The visuals are from Luciano Martino’s Italian mondo movie Naked Cities.

Number 10 in a series of soul crushing covers of classic rock tunes.

Thanks to folks at PC LinkDump for introducing me to the Jack Kevorkian of Portuguese pop music, Carlos Bastos.
 

 
Another song to slit your wrists to after the jump…

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Rare Stereo Mix Of The Rolling Stones ‘Satisfaction’
07.24.2010
09:37 pm

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Many of The Rolling Stones’ pre-1966 hits were never released in stereo. For example Satisfaction, although originally recorded in stereo, was released only in monophonic sound.

In the mid-80s a true stereo version of Satisfaction appeared on Japanese and German editions of Hot Rocks 1964-67, which are long out of print. They’re available from collectors, but expensive.
 
In this true stereo version of Satisfaction, you can hear instruments that were mostly inaudible on the mono version. Brian Jones acoustic guitar (left channel) and Jack Nitzsche’s piano are now much more present, particularly Brian’s guitar.

We’re so accustomed to hearing the mono mix, that at first, the stereo mix seems too airy, the stereo spread too wide, the result slightly flabby and lacking punch. We miss the stripped down, punky, intense edge of the mono version. But, after repeated listening, the stereo version yields its own charms, a different but satisfying (pun intended), experience.

If for no other reason than to hear Brian’s guitar with such clarity, the true stereo version of Satisfaction is a great discovery.
 

 

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