“We’ve played ‘Brown Sugar’ every night since 1970, so sometimes you think, ‘We’ll take that one out for now and see how it goes,'” he mentioned. “We might put it back in.”
Keith Richards informed the Times he hopes to have the ability to play some model of the track sooner or later.
“I’m trying to figure out with the sisters quite where the beef is. Didn’t they understand this was a song about the horrors of slavery? But they’re trying to bury it. At the moment I don’t want to get into conflicts with all of this sh**,” he mentioned. “But I’m hoping that we’ll be able to resurrect the babe in her glory somewhere along the track.”
Released in 1971, the opening strains of “Brown Sugar” reference a lady being offered into slavery and whipped round midnight. The refrain within the track consists of “brown sugar,” referring to Black girls, asking “How come you taste so good?”