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Nov 21, 2011

The Rolling Stones’ Cut-ups

In the documentary about the making of The Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main Street, Stones In Exile, Mick Jagger talks about coming up with lyrics after all the songs for the record were written. For the song “Casino Boogie,” Jagger and Keith Richards “just did this William Burroughs thing” where they “did all cut-ups and just wrote phrases and chucked them into a pile and picked them out.”

Again: avant-garde techniques often work better in the service of pop.

Thanks to John Martz for the heads up on this!

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