Category: (i can’t get no) satisfaction

On this day in music history: August 28, 1978 – “Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!”, the debut album by Devo is released. Produced by Brian Eno, it is recorded at Conny’s Studio in Köln, Germany and Different Fur Studios in San Francisco, CA from October 1977 – February 1978. The groundbreaking first album by the Akron, OH based new wave band quickly establish their unique sound and visual image. The band record the album with producer Brian Eno before they are actually signed to a record label. Their demo tape is heard by David Bowie and Iggy Pop (by way of Tin Huey bassist Michael Aylward’s wife). After seeing Devo perform in New York, an excited Bowie initially plans to produce their album, but scheduling conflicts prevent him from taking more than a minor role in its creation. Working with Bowie during this period, Eno steps in and takes over the main production duties, financing the project himself. The album is anchored by their innovative cover of The Rolling Stones “Satisfaction”, which earn the band a large and loyal fan base. The albums iconic cover art features a caricature of pro golfing legend Chi Chi Rodríguez. In 2009, when “Q: Are We Not Men?” is reissued by Rhino Records (on CD and clear yellow vinyl), Devo performs it live in its entirety when they embark on a tour to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of its release. The CD edition also includes a live performance of the complete album recorded at the HMV Forum in London in May of 2009. To commemorate the fortieth anniversary of its release, the album is issued as a limited edition picture disc, on Black Friday Record Store Day in November of 2018. It is also reissued on yellow vinyl as part of the box set “This Is The DEVO Box”, on Record Store Day in April of 2019. "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!“ peaks at number seventy eight on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold by in the US by the RIAA.

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On this day in music history: July 10, 1965 – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 4 weeks. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it is the first US chart topping single for legendary British rock band. Keith Richards comes up the songs main riff in a motel room in Clearwater, FL when he has trouble getting to sleep. He records the riff on a portable cassette recorder, then drifts off to sleep. The next day he plays the tape for Jagger who immediately comes up with the title and begin writing lyrics. The band record the song at RCA Studios in Hollywood on May 12, 1965. The crowning touch on the song is provided by Keith Richards, with a newly acquired Gibson Maestro Fuzz pedal he buys at Wallichs Music City up the street from the studio just before the session. Richards had initially envisioned the famed fuzz toned riff to be played by a horn section, which had been inspired by Martha  & The Vandellas’ “Dancing In The Street”. Released in late May of 1965, it quickly becomes a smash. Entering the Hot 100 at #67 on June 5, 1965, it shoots to the top of the chart five weeks later. “Satisfaction” is regarded as one of the greatest and most popular rock songs of all time.  The single is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1998, and is also added to the National Recording Registry by The Library Of Congress in 2006. One of The Rolling Stones most widely covered songs, “Satisfaction” is also recorded by Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Lee Lewis , and Britney Spears. In 1977, Devo records a radically revamped version, completely changing the songs original time signature and tempo. The band re-record it for their debut album, when they are signed to Warner Bros. Records.  The Rolling Stones original version is reissued as a limited edition, numbered (up to 14,000 copies) 12" single on July 10, 2015, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the single hitting number one on the US singles chart. It comes packaged in a picture jacket replicating the artwork used on the rare original US 45 picture sleeve. The vinyl also uses the vintage US London orange and white label (used on promotional copies), and features the original mono mixes of “Satisfaction” and the singles US and UK B-sides “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man” and “The Spider And The Fly”. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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On this day in music history: July 10, 1965 – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 4 weeks. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it is the first US chart topping single for legendary British rock band. Keith Richards comes up the songs main riff in a motel room in Clearwater, FL when he has trouble getting to sleep. He records the riff on a portable cassette recorder, then drifts off to sleep. The next day he plays the tape for Jagger who immediately comes up with the title and begin writing lyrics. The band record the song at RCA Studios in Hollywood on May 12, 1965. The crowning touch on the song is provided by Keith Richards, with a newly acquired Gibson Maestro Fuzz pedal he buys at Wallichs Music City up the street from the studio just before the session. Richards had initially envisioned the famed fuzz toned riff to be played by a horn section, which had been inspired by Martha  & The Vandellas’ “Dancing In The Street”. Released in late May of 1965, it quickly becomes a smash. Entering the Hot 100 at #67 on June 5, 1965, it shoots to the top of the chart five weeks later. “Satisfaction” is regarded as one of the greatest and most popular rock songs of all time.  The single is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1998, and is also added to the National Recording Registry by The Library Of Congress in 2006. One of The Rolling Stones most widely covered songs, “Satisfaction” is also recorded by Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Lee Lewis , and Britney Spears. In 1977, Devo records a radically revamped version, completely changing the songs original time signature and tempo. The band re-record it for their debut album, when they are signed to Warner Bros. Records.  The Rolling Stones original version is reissued as a limited edition, numbered (up to 14,000 copies) 12" single on July 10, 2015, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the single hitting number one on the US singles chart. It comes packaged in a picture jacket replicating the artwork used on the rare original US 45 picture sleeve. The vinyl also uses the vintage US London orange and white label (used on promotional copies), and features the original mono mixes of “Satisfaction” and the singles US and UK B-sides “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man” and “The Spider And The Fly”. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.