We're going to come around at 12 with some Puerto Rican girls. That's just dying to meet you We were supposed to be there making this live record I was still. "Miss You" is a song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. It was released as a single by The Rolling Stones on Rolling Stones Records in May , one month in advance of their album Some Girls, and peaked at number one It just became part and parcel of the way the band functioned." . See also. Black Girls just want to get fucked all night/I just don't have that much jam. Some Girls album are creating some headaches for the Stones and their record company. Stones Records), met in Chicago with the Reverend Jesse Jackson, head I've always said, 'If you can't take a joke, it's too fucking bad.
It was a great period. I remember being in Munich and coming back from a club with Mick singing one of the Village People songs - YMCA, I think it was - and Keith went mad, but it sounded great on the dance floor.
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I went to Studio 54 - didn't like it. Too posey for me. But the records were fantastic. My wife dances, and in those days we used to have lots of parties.
Those records would always be on. We would buy all these records and listen to them. So he was very aware of all these different grooves that were behind a lot of these dance tunes.
And also, that was the heyday of dance music played with a live drummer. Charlie was very interested in it. He was totally aware of all the subtleties, so he would try now to play dance music all the time. He took to it very easily. He just has a beautiful feel for reading songs.
It was a rhythm that was popular and so we made a song like that. None of us dreamt of making a disco album, but if you can come up with a primo disco track, that would be our input. And Miss You made it.
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Whether they did mentally or not, I don't think anyone can really remember that. If they say they remember, they probably don't. They're probably lying laughs. So I think that it was instantly accepted, in my view. It was only really different as far as the rhythm section was concerned. The rest of the instrumentation is very much a kind of blues-rock instrumentation. You just play what you would play.
It's just the beat that's different. It's a sloppy version of the beat of six months before in New York, and not played quite so exactly as you would have played it if you were playing in a session band doing those kind of tunes for a dance record. It's not the kind of place you'd go looking for an international music star, but Tego was born nearby and he wanted his studio here, to send a message that this place isn't dying. It's a poor neighborhood but it's growing. There's a Wal-Mart from a block now.
But back in the days it was very important for the music in Puerto Rico. But it fell and now we're building it up. Building back a place known for its rich culture and music seems to capture a lot of what this island is going through. Do we hear about this neighborhood in some of your music? There's a song called "It's Easy. The song is about his studio and this neighborhood.
One lyric is my sacrifice and the reward. What do you think of people leaving and going to the mainland right now to get away from all of this? Oh, we don't need them.
I don't want them here. As he lit a cigarette, he spoke about a community center he wants to build in the neighborhood, maybe even a school. I love my island. This is where I'm from. There is where I can talk. This is where I got the power to say things. One thing he talks about a lot is politics. Last fall, a majority of voters here said they want Puerto Rico to become a state - almost as many voted to remain a territory.
But Tego is in a vocal minority pushing for independence, for Puerto Rico to be its own country. He believes a better Puerto Rico is not going to come from outside help but from within. Tego also feels like the troubles on the island, including the wave of violence, have been exaggerated. How I see it, there is a rough time. So keep it simple, stay home with your family, do what you got to do, and don't put yourself in risk being out at certain hours.
Are you optimistic for the future of Puerto Rico? I'm optimistic about the new generation, about the kids I'm raising. I think that the generation that's coming up, going to be better than us.
And you could see that belief in the younger generation right on the walls of his studios. We walked inside from the street. This is where I rehearse. That's your kids at work? Tego has four kids and they're actually featured on a song he said he'll be releasing soon. The lead singer - his five-year-old son. He's singing about how these groceries aren't that heavy at all. We may also contribute to or participate in cooperative databases, which give other companies access to your information.
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Miss You (The Rolling Stones song)
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