Add Genre. Add Styles. Add Moods. Add Themes. A Top Ten hit for the Rolling Stones in , "Mother's Little Helper" was one of their best mid-'60s songs and one of their best putdown songs. As an indication of some lyrical growth at least, the subject of "Mother's Little Helper" wasn't necessarily a screwed-up girlfriend.
Although the lyrics weren't percent clear on the matter, the target was most likely a middle-aged woman with children, dependent upon pills to help get her through the day. That's an unusual subject for a pop song and a hard one to pull off, particularly in , when even vague allusions to drug use were extremely controversial. The recurring guitar riff that is one of the record's primary hooks has, like many such Rolling Stones riffs, a quality of nagging inevitability.
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Archived from the original on 16 December Retrieved 7 January — via robertchristgau. It also probably helped the many Americans who were already able to live outside institutions, but still felt anxious and unhappy. Miltown hit America in By , doctors had written 36 million prescriptions for it. At the height of its popularity, one out of every three prescriptions called for this drug.
Common as it was, it wasn't over-prescribed. There literally wasn't anything else. The presence of "Honky Tonk Women" propelled it to gold record status upon release on both sides of the Atlantic, although the simultaneously released British version long out of print, except as a bootleg CD is different and more confusing, but also more diverse and rewarding musically than the American version.
This album does showcase the songwriting talents of Mick and Keith. They've come a long way from 'Stoned'! Barnhugz April 25, Report. Get Off My Cloud - Drums and bass left, vocal middle, and lead guitar lines, clapping, back -up vocals right channel.
As Tears Go By - This is a mono take of the song. This is the commercially released vocal take of the song in wide stereo. Outta sight! This is my favorite early Stones track. Also found in true stereo on: German PolyGram "Aftermath". A little "brassy" sounding. Narrow stereo with a favor to the left channel. Jumpin' Jack Flash - Guitar one left channel, guitar two right channel, guitar three, drums, bass and vocal middle.
Street Fighting Man - Guitar far right, drums far left, and vocals in the middle. This track has been brightened up with "exciter" and sound much clearer than commercial releases.
Honky Tonk Women - Cow bell far right, horns and open G guitar chug right channel, second lead guitar left channel, and vocal and drums middle.
Opening: Acoustic guitar, horn, and vocal center. Acoustic guitar shift to right channel at Piano and lead electric guitar right channel. Castanets center. Organ left.Dec 21, · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Aftermath on Discogs. Label: Decca - LK ,Decca - LK • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Mono • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Blues Rock, Classic Rock/5(71).