its only rock & roll | Reviewer: fran | 5/15/12
this is the most underrated song the stones ever recorded......
it gets no airplay......when was taylor ever better?....(Cant you hear me Knocking?)
the stones have always wanted to play it in concert, byt wood was never up to the task.......
with the rumors of wyman rejoining the band fot their 50th, why doesnt mick taylor get involved as well.
i have seen the stones perform hundreds of their tunes live.......
this would cap it all perfectly
Death gives meaning to life | Reviewer: Simon Petersen | 3/23/12
You mature, develop... As you do you forget... Forget the wild sensations and hopes of youth... When you didn´t plan ahead... There was only the "here and now"... Be conscious of the Grim Reaper and you will be able to get some of that back.... What do you have to do or experience to die peacefully? This song evokes, stirs what we know but keep forgetting...
We all feel the emotions of memory | Reviewer: Rick Morrison
Eric,Peter and Greg are all correct
Sitting some 36 odd years later listening to the incredible music that so completely inspired this "once a teenager"
Yes that girl in my arms back then, winsom and perfect
That amazing tingle of living throughout the 70s
Yes, Jagger the control freak in charge, his enthralled associate Keith, and ALL the talented Musicians they consumed that could not handle the strange mental worl of being a Stone (remember B.Jones)
there is always a dark side to genious, of course when I was 17 / 18 it was all about the music.... not the business and politics
Still , there songs often bring a reminiscent tear to my eye
Takes me away | Reviewer: robert | 2/11/11
This song has such a beutiful undercurrent of feeling, truth and - ultimately - poignancy. It's the greatest guitar solo ever on ANY Stones song, and Mick sings it with such braying emotion. Like the reviewer Greg, it summons a lot of sentiment & nostalgia. There's this great dive bar in my 'hood in LA, and every time I go there I play it on the jukebox, and for those 5/6 mins, you can't talk to me...I just drift off to a place I wish I could stay...
I got to see Mick Taylor play at Chicago Blues Fest couple years ago. The sound was screwing him up which hurt his ability to put across his playing. However, he does look like a wreck, like alcohol has not been good to him over the years. But his playing on Time, his contributions to the Stones will not be forgotten.
This song was reported as one of the reasons Mick Taylor left, he had recorded it with Jagger whilst Richards was not there and felt that his input should have been credited as the solo guitar is such an important part of the track. His guitar playing is a sad loss to the Stones.
Thank you, my dear... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/14/10
Theresa, I will never get to know where you are now. Close to 50 .. both of us and time laughed at my cheating. We never walked the miles together. Don't ask me to forgive you. Never blamed you. I will always love you secretely and painfully as I still follow that distant and lonely highway.
Ahhhh Such Awesome Memories | Reviewer: Greg | 9/15/09
There's very few songs that trigger a "nostalgic" feeling with me. This is one of them.
Being 20 years old at the time this album was released I was dating a great girl,drove a new car,working overtime and raking in the $$ and didn't know what to do with it.
I had the world by the tail.
All my friends and family were alive and well.
Judy you were a great lady,sorry I didn't realize it at the time.
Ah the above reviewer missed the true meaning of this, the last and most perfect guitar solo by the virtuoso, Mick Taylor. This song was written for him, he may have even wrote it, as jagger/richards appears as contractual.
Here Mick Taylor plays his most stunning solo as a stone, and says goodby with an appropriate title on what is, the last and final track on the album, and of his career as a Rolling Stone.
A tremendousfully meaningful piece............
Carpe Diem from the Old Wise Guys of Rock and Roll | Reviewer: Eric Malstrom
This song is one of the minor classics from the album "It's Only Rock and Roll." (1974) The carpe diem theme is clearly evident and it's beautifully ironic that the then young misters Jagger and Richards have indeed grown old enough to make this song's meaning poignant and true.
It conveys an important message for all of us who have lived long enough to reflect on its lyrics and for those who think that time will somehow ignore them and their youthful naivete. Heed its wisdom and live meaningfully.