Saturday, July 2, 2011
The Rolling Stones were among the British rock bands that revived the American blues in the 1960s. Here the Stones play an acoustic version of their 1965 composition “The Spider and the Fly” in a Tokyo studio 30 years later. Acknowledging his band’s advancing ages, Mick Jagger changes the age of the song’s female subject from 30 to 50. In his autobiography “Life,” Keith Richards praises Jagger’s blues harmonica playing; Jagger lives up to the praise as he takes a solo.