4. "Dead Flowers"
Just nine days after Altamont, the Rolling Stones headed into London's Olympic Studios to cut this new song with dark overtones quite possibly inspired by the recent tragedy. "I'll be in my basement room/with a needle and a spoon," Jagger sings. "And another girl to take my pain away." This was right at the time that country rock groups like Poco and the Flying Burrito Brothers were taking off, and their influence is pretty clear. Townes Van Zandt covered the song many years later, and this version was memorably used in The Big Lebowski.