Something Else! sneak peek: The Rolling Stones, “Doom And Gloom” (2012)

“Doom and Gloom,” the Rolling Stones’ first new song in more than six years, finds Mick Jagger at his preening, taking-no-shit best — bitching about people who bitch, spittle-spewing like old times.

Meanwhile, Ron Wood and Keith Richards tangle and untangle with a nasty aggression. Jagger then takes a nasty turn on the harmonica, connecting the scraggly feel of this garage rocker to their legendary 1972 opus Exile on Main Street — even as Charlie Watts stays so deep in the pocket that he probably emerged from these sessions covered in lint.

It doesn’t have the generation-rattling groove of “Satisfaction” or “Start Me Up,” but it’s got enough to attitude to convince naysayers that the Rolling Stones still possess enough ass-whipping attitude to hang with yet another era of pretenders to their throne as the self-proclaimed world’s greatest rock and roll band.

“Doom and Gloom” is the first of a pair of songs set for inclusion on the Stones’ latest greatest-hit package, GRRR!, which is set for release on November 12, 2012.

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Nick DeRiso

Nick DeRiso has also explored music for publications like USA Today, Gannett News Service, All About Jazz and Popdose for nearly 30 years. Honored as newspaper columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association, he oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP in 2006. Contact him at nderiso@somethingelsereviews.com.