The Rolling Stones Drop ‘Brown Sugar’ From US Tour
The Rolling Stones have dropped Brown Sugar from the song list of their upcoming US tour.
The decision to drop the track comes amid a debate over the language included in the lyrics and the song’s overall message. The Rolling Stones claim that the song is intended to point the finger at the horrors of slavery.
Brown Sugar includes lyrics such as, “Gold Coast slave ship bound for the cotton fields” and “I bet your mama was a tent show queen”.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the band confirmed the news.
“You picked up on that, huh?”, quirked guitarist Keith Richards. “I don’t know. I’m trying to figure out with the sisters quite where the beef is. Didn’t they understand this was a song about the horrors of slavery?”
“But they’re trying to bury it. At the moment I don’t want to get into conflicts with all of this s***,” said Richards. “But I’m hoping that we’ll be able to resurrect the babe in her glory somewhere along the line.”
“We’ve played Brown Sugar every night since 1970, so sometimes you think, we’ll take that one out for now and see how it goes. We might put it back in,” added Mick Jagger.
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