Just can’t get no ‘Connection’

Every day is going in the wrong direction
The doctor wants to give me more injections

By Odd Man Out

Tense and tight, “Connection” has lyrics that convey the rocker’s familiar lament, that life on the road, especially when you’re famous, will drive you crazy. The Stones sound extra-funky on this one — i.e., focused entirely playing as a unit. I picture them recording in a walk-in closet, elbowing each other. Richards’ guitar is so rude, it honks, and his vocal harmonies with Jagger add a convincing note of desperation.