50 years after its initial release, an aesthetically-pleasing lyric video has just come out for the Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
The video features footage of the band both new and old, on and off stage, through a haze of a pop-art filter. Check it out below:
Theories about where and how the song originated have jumped all over the US, and none of them have been confirmed by the band themselves. The most popular one involves Keith Richards waking up in the middle of the night with the catchy guitar riff in his head, recorded it on a cassette player (followed by 45 minutes of snoring when he fell back asleep), and had Mick Jagger write the lyrics the next day.
This all supposedly went down at the Jack Tar Harrison Hotel in Clearwater Florida, now the worldwide spiritual headquarters of the Church of Scientology. The church apparently “cleaned” the room of the Stones’ presence.
No matter what theory you believe, there’s no doubt “Satisfaction” has remained a rock n’ roll classic over the last five decades.