POLL: Which Rolling Stones album does "Child of the Moon" belong on?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Mike Bass, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Mike Bass

    Mike Bass Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    On other threads, I've noticed that many people think "Child of the Moon" definitely belongs on "Their Satanic Majesties Request" as do I, for its "psychedelia". Several opposing people feel that since it came from the "Beggars Banquet" sessions, the song belongs to that album, as it has a "rootsy" sound to it as well.

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    What album do you think "Child of the Moon" belongs on?
     
  2. RogerB

    RogerB Forum Resident

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    I used to think Beggars. Lately I've come to the conclusion it would be a perfect fit for Majesties!
     
  3. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Forum Resident

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    Satanic Majesties but the lyrics would need to be slightly rewritten to fit. The music would have to be rewritten to fit on Beggars Banquet. But that's just me talking.
     
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  4. Mike Bass

    Mike Bass Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Yeah, I think it could have fit either right before, or right after "2000 Light Years From Home"
     
  5. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Very cool observations on the lyrics and music per each album. Stylistically, and even concerning the actual sound of the recording, I hear it more so on Satanic Majesties. It's too "electric" sounding for Beggars Banquet. Even the tracks which have electric guitar on Beggar's have an acoustic texture to them.
     
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  6. brucifer

    brucifer Well-Known Member

    I think 'Child Of The Moon', 'Dandelion' and 'We Love You' would have strengthened Satanic Majesties. Then they could have replaced some weaker tracks like, say, 'On With The Show' or the longer version of 'Sing This All Together'.
     
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  7. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Uh Huh

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    Exactly what I was going to say.

    Dandelion>We Love You can close side 1
    Child of the Moon can close side 2

    A 3.5 star album just became a 5 star album.
     
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  8. It would improve Satanic if it took the place of "Sing it all together (see what happens)", but as it wasn't recorded in time, I chose B-side.
     
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  9. brucifer

    brucifer Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I chose b-side myself. You can't change history.
     
  10. Mike Bass

    Mike Bass Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Anybody hear the similarity between "Child of the Moon" and the Beatles' "Rain"?
     
  11. brucifer

    brucifer Well-Known Member

    Yeah, sort of. But you know one thing I've wondered is: why is 'Child Of The Moon' listed as 'Child Of The Moon (rmk) on the Singles Collection? What is (rmk)?
     
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  12. Mike Bass

    Mike Bass Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Nobody knows for sure. It could stands for remake, or the initials for someone related to Allen Klein.
    Perhaps it's the initials for whoever the Child of the Moon is :D
     
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  13. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

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    B-side

    A little too psychedelic for Beggars Banquet.
    A little less psychedelic for Satantic Majesties.
     
  14. Mike Bass

    Mike Bass Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I completely agree.
    The way I see it, the song could have closed "TSMR". Therefore, the transition from that album to "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Beggars Banquet" wouldn't be so abrupt, after coming out of the haze.
     
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  15. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    And..that's why I put those three songs on my Satanic years ago and stuck the two weaker tracks you mention at the end of my disc , so I can listen to them, or not listen to them depending on my mood.

    It makes for one of my favorite albums of all time.
     
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  16. brucifer

    brucifer Well-Known Member

    And maybe 'Dandelion' could have opened the album since it was apparently recorded during the Buttons sessions.
     
  17. Mike Bass

    Mike Bass Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    What's your sequencing?
     
  18. forthlin

    forthlin Forum Resident

    I get your logic but...Dandelion right after "Sing This Song All Together" then Citadel...Yowsa!
     
  19. brucifer

    brucifer Well-Known Member

    I meant 'Dandelion' opens the LP before 'Sing This'....
     
  20. LandHorses

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    Maybe just because I'm used to Through The Past Darkly, but if "Dandelion" was on Satantic Majesties, I like it as the song before "2000 Light Years From Home."
     
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  21. Zack

    Zack Forum Resident

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    I love these threads. Here's my improved TSMR

    A
    1. Sing This All Together
    2. Citadel
    3. Dandelion
    4. In Another Land
    5. 2000 Man

    B
    1. She's A Rainbow
    2. Child of the Moon
    3. Gomper
    4. 2000 Light Years from Home
    5. We Love You

    Don't give me no friggin grief on Gomper. It rules.
     
  22. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

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    History gets re-written all the time in the form of bonus tracks.
     
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  23. forthlin

    forthlin Forum Resident

    Yes, I apologize for the confusion. I read your post and thought about it and then thought what if Dandelion fell between Sing This and Citadel. Not in chronology, but a sweet sequence nonetheless.
     
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  24. forthlin

    forthlin Forum Resident

    Wait...no Lantern?????
     
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  25. brucifer

    brucifer Well-Known Member

    This list looks good to me. Good work. And I agree that 'Gomper' is absolutely essential.
     
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