#13 Alabama 3 “Blues” – Top 20 Albums of 2016

Not only do A3 reference the Stones here (“Everybody knows I killed Brian Jones, ask John ask Paul ask George and Ringo. Go tell Mick, Keith and Charlie the news it was me who put the poison in the swimming pool”) they go one further and top them at their own game with a 2016 blues album of their own. Not unlike the Stones themselves who once so proudly gave rise to the devil incarnate (“Please allow me to introduce myself”) in the guise of their infamous 1968 song of sympathy, A3 give voice to Death himself in Blues opening track “(I’ll Never Be) Satisfied” (“I can’t get, I can’t get me no”. Get it? Satisfaction?) reminding us once and for all that, in a year littered with the corpses of rock n roll royalty, the grim reaper’s song is never completely sung nor is his dirty work ever completely done.

 

Everybody knows I killed Brian Jones

Ask John ask Paul ask George and Ringo

Go tell Mick, Keith and Charlie the news

It was me who put the poison in the swimming pool

Everybody blames Billie Holiday’s pills

I was holding her hand when she went limp

Poor Amy Winehouse never stood a chance

I switched the Stalley for adulterated under the counter brand

Loaded the bullets of Kurt Cobain’s gun

Made damn sure Jim Morrison’s bath was hot when it ran

In a grand old Opry on that Saturday night

I got Hank Williams high when he took that last last drive of his

I’ll never be satisfied

I can’t get

I can’t get me no

I’ll never be satisfied

I can’t get

I can’t get me no

Met Robert Johnson at the crossroads that night

Did the deal with the devil blamed another man’s wife

Feets where he lay gave Lemmy his one last lamb

Put the pillow on Bowie’s face sayin’ “Rise, Lazarus, rise”

I put a spike into Sid Vicious’ arm

I tied the rope around Ian Curtis I’ve walked on and on

I left the soap on the floor when Whitney Houston slipped in the shower

I’m the mystery man who shot Tupac Shakur

I’ll never be satisfied

I can’t get

I can’t get me no

I’ll never be satisfied

I can’t get

I can’t get me no

I’ll never be satisfied

I can’t get

I can’t get me no

I’ll never be satisfied

I can’t get

I can’t get me no

Everybody knows I killed Brian Jones

Ask John ask Paul as George and Ringo

Go tell Mick, Keith and Charlie the news

It was me who put the poison in the swimming pool

 

Key tracks: (I’ll Never Be) Satisfied, Nothing To Lose But Your Chains, Forever In Blues

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