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100 Greatest Rolling Stones Songs

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"Rip This Joint" (1972)


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"[Mick] didn't like 'Rip This Joint' – it was too fast," recalled Richards. This rockabilly jump-blues blaster – with session man Bill Plummer on upright bass and two kick-ass Bobby Keys solos – is a crazy American travelogue in which even President Nixon is holding dope for the band. If it's not the fastest Stones song ever, it's one of the hottest.


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