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