Clips & Pix: The Rolling Stones/Can’t You Hear Me Knocking

The above clip of Can’t You Hear Me Knocking is from Sticky Fingers Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015, which a close friend mentioned earlier today when we chatted about music. Somehow I had missed this latest addition to the From The Vault series by The Rolling Stones, when it was released in September 2017.

It captures the Stones before a relatively tiny audience of 1,200 people at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on May 20, 2015, where they played the entire Sticky Fingers album live. The show celebrated the reissue of the 1971 record, which is widely considered as one of the Stones’ best albums, and also marked the opening night of their two-month Zip Code Tour.

While the Stones have played shows at small venues to warm up for stadium tours in the past, oftentimes only announced at the very last minute, this was the first and so far the only time they performed Sticky Fingers live in its entirety. They also threw in some additional tunes.

Like most tracks on the original studio album, Can’t You Hear Me Knocking was co-written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. In the above clip, Ronnie Wood and saxophonist Karl Denson do a fantastic job playing the parts of Mick Taylor and Bobby Keys, respectively. In fact, the entire band truly rocks!

Sources: Wikipedia, http://www.stonesfromthevault.com, YouTube

5 thoughts on “Clips & Pix: The Rolling Stones/Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”

  1. Oh, man. What a great version of a great song by one of my all-time favorite bands. This was during their peak period where they could do no wrong. While listening to it, I was surfing on another page. When I heard the guitar solo, I thought it was Mick Taylor. It was Ronnie Wood! He was fucking nailing it. Why don’t they let him play lead more often? If you”re looking for me I’ll be down in the basement with the headphones on for the next week listening to all their stuff.

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      1. The Stones aren’t just any old band, you know? So great. And music definitely isn’t like athletics where if you’re 40 you’re old. B.B King died at 89 and I think he was playing till, like, 3 seconds before he passed.

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