Write Here, Write Now: 6.28 – Stop Breaking Down

The Rolling Stones – Stop Breaking Down

A cover of a Robert Johnson song, this is straight blues with decent slide guitar from Mick Taylor and not much more to it than that.

I’m bored by it. The blues format is dull, especially here. Most of the instruments don’t do anything, Jagger is straining and even the guitar is whining a bit too much now.  This may be my shortest blog, but I can’t help it – I have nothing to say about this song following tired tropes. It might have been fun to play and record, but it’s no fun to listen to. I’m going to stop, just like this song just stops.

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One thought on “Write Here, Write Now: 6.28 – Stop Breaking Down

  1. callcopse

    The White Stripes version (off the first album) has a lot more fun with this song for me, whist being sparse and stripped back. The Stones cover is a bit by the numbers country flares and diamante blues.

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