Satisfaction (Otis Redding)

26 MARCH 1966


Otis Redding's cover of 'Satisfaction' was on its way up the US Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at #31. It also reached #3 on the R&B charts, and #33 in the UK.

The legendary three-note guitar riff is played by horns here, which is actually how Keith Richards originally intended it to be recorded. Also, Redding claimed he did not know the lyrics and so just made them up during recording. This was a solid cover that (like all decent covers) manages to present a distinctively new version of the original, but of course it can never match the Stones' original which is rightly regarded as one of the great rock songs of all time.


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