Stupid Girl

Stupid Girl (Rolling Stones)

  • 21 Jan 13:21
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"Stupid Girl" is a song by English rock and roll band The Rolling Stones featured on their 1966 album Aftermath. It was also issued as the B-side of the U.S. "Paint It, Black" single.

Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Stupid Girl" is noted for its apparently degrading lyrics towards women, a claim also made about other Stones songs like "Under My Thumb" and "Brown Sugar". On the song, Bill Janovitz says in his review, "Unlike another of the album's put-downs, "Under My Thumb," "Stupid Girl" rails and spits venom with a high school garage rock band-like intensity and with about the same level of polish and focus. But while it is not as well-written as "Under My Thumb," "Stupid Girl" possesses an endearing and energetic snottiness that might have won the Stones a good amount of sexually frustrated young men fans who might have otherwise started to defect to the Who and the Kinks when they heard ballads like "Lady Jane."

On the song's lyrics, Richards said in a 1971 interview with Rolling Stone, "It was all a spin-off from our environment... hotels, and too many dumb chicks. Not all dumb, not by any means, but that's how one got. When you're canned up - half the time it's...


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