On This Stage- Satisfaction
Every night around 10:50 we spotlight music that was on the stage that day in history. Tonight’s spotlight is on The Rolling Stones and “Satisfaction”.
On May 12th, 1965, “Satisfaction” was recorded by The Rolling Stones. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. The song is notable for Richards’s three-note guitar riff which opens and drives the song, and for the lyrics, which include references to sexual intercourse and a theme of anti-commercialism. The latter in particular caused the song to be “perceived as an attack on the status quo”.