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Rolling Stones phase out popular hit “Brown Sugar”

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Mick Jagger informed the Los Angeles Occasions that the band had phased the music out of their live performance lineups.

“We have performed ‘Brown Sugar’ each evening since 1970, so typically you assume, ‘We’ll take that one out for now and see the way it goes,'” he stated. “We would put it again in.”

Keith Richards informed the Occasions he hopes to have the ability to play some model of the music sooner or later.

“I am attempting to determine out with the sisters fairly the place the meat is. Did not they perceive this was a music concerning the horrors of slavery? However they’re attempting to bury it. In the intervening time I do not wish to get into conflicts with all of this sh**,” he stated. “However I am hoping that we’ll be capable of resurrect the babe in her glory someplace alongside the observe.”

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Launched in 1971, the opening traces of “Brown Sugar” reference a girl being offered into slavery and whipped round midnight. The refrain within the music consists of “brown sugar,” referring to Black girls, asking “How come you style so good?”

Critics have railed in opposition to the music for years, condemning its violent and stereotypical portrayal of Black girls.
“I by no means would write that music now,” Jagger informed Rolling Stone in 1995. “I might in all probability censor myself.”
The Rolling Stones are at present on their “No Filter Tour,” with stops in North American cities scheduled via November. It’s the first tour for the group because the loss of life of the band’s late drummer Charlie Watts.

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