The Stones, MSG, 1969

The best live recorded version of The Rolling Stones "Satisfaction" is this showstopper, filmed for the documentary Gimme Shelter, at Madison Square during the 1969 tour. Though the tour would end with Altamont (also documented in the film), it may have been the Stones at their peak. Mick Taylor had replaced Brian Jones, the band had just discovered/invented hanging speakers (which gave better sound), and the concerts were still mostly about the 5 core members, with no backup singers and limited horns (the tour party was only 16 people).

Especially dig Mick Jagger's 2-minute rap, starting around the 3:00 point.

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