“We have performed ‘Brown Sugar’ each night time since 1970, so generally you suppose, ‘We’ll take that one out for now and see the way it goes,'” he mentioned. “We would put it again in.”
Keith Richards advised the Occasions he hopes to have the ability to play some model of the tune sooner or later.
“I am making an attempt to determine with the sisters fairly the place the meat is. Did not they perceive this was a tune concerning the horrors of slavery? However they’re making an attempt to bury it. For the time being I do not wish to get into conflicts with all of this sh**,” he mentioned. “However I am hoping that we’ll be capable to resurrect the babe in her glory someplace alongside the monitor.”
Launched in 1971, the opening strains of “Brown Sugar” reference a lady being bought into slavery and whipped round midnight. The refrain within the tune consists of “brown sugar,” referring to Black girls, asking “How come you style so good?”