Whats That Sound 01-05_5.0
WHAT’S THAT SOUND?
The Rolling Stones, “Get Off of My Cloud” Words and music by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. Reached #1 on the U.S. and UK charts in 1965. FORM: Contrasting verse-chorus, with an alternation of the 16-bar verse and the 8bar chorus. Verses 2 and 3 are preceded by a 2-bar interlude to prepare the return of the vocal. TIME SIGNATURE: 4/4. INSTRUMENTATION: Electric guitars, bass, drums, hand claps, lead and backup vocals. 0:00–0:11
Introduction, 6 mm.
Drums intro, then entire band enters
Verse 1, 16 mm.
Chorus, 8 mm.
Vocals enter, note repeated melodic figure in the lead guitar, note that the vocals are more blues-oriented than the Beatles’ vocals, “I live on . . .” Lead vocals echoed by backup vocals, which are loose and simple, hand claps added. The chorus is more driving than the verse, giving it a sense of focus as well as offering contrast to the verse, “Hey you . . .”
Verse 2, 18 mm.
Chorus , 8 mm.
Verse 3, 18 mm.
Chorus, 8 mm. Chorus and fade, 8 mm.+
2-bar interlude and then the verse is performed as before, “The telephone is ringin’. . .” Contrasting as before, “Hey you . . .” As verse 2 with interlude, “I’m sick and tired . . .” Contrasting as before, “Hey you . . .” Chorus repeats and fades out.