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Hear Keith Richards’ isolated guitar track on “Gimme Shelter”

Keith Richards playing


Hear Keith Richards’ isolated guitar track on “Gimme Shelter”

Keith Richards is certainly one of the greatest and more influential guitar playes of all time. He has been around for more than 50 years performing great riffs and composing amazing song with Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts, among others that were in the band.


He also has punched in the face by Chuck Berry, but that’s another story. Today you are here to hear his awesome isolated guitar track on the Rolling Stones classic “Gimme Shelter”.

Check it out:

Song History

“Gimme Shelter” is the opening track to the 1969 album Let It Bleed. Although the first word was spelled “Gimmie” on that album, subsequent recordings by the band and other musicians have made “Gimme” the customary spelling. Greil Marcus, writing in Rolling Stone magazine at the time of its release, praised the song, stating that the band has “never done anything better.”

The recording features Richards playing in his new open tuning on electric guitar. The recording also features vocals by Merry Clayton. Lisa Fischer was later recruited to perform the song during concerts.

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