The ‘Tickets @ 2′ hit to listen for today is “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by The Rolling Stones. It’s from the album “Through The Past Darkly.”
Who is “Jack-Flash”? His name is Jack Dyer, he was Keith Richards’ gardener. Richards explained to Rolling Stone in 2010: “The lyrics came from a gray dawn morning. Mick and I had been up all night, it was raining outside, and there was the sound of these boots near the window, belonging to my gardener, Jack Dyer. It woke Mick up. He said, ‘What’s that?’ I said, ‘Oh, that’s Jack. That’s jumping Jack.’ I started to work around the phrase on the guitar.”
Bill Wyman wrote some of the song, but it was credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, which Wyman was never happy about.
For The Stones, this was a return to the Blues style of their early years. Their previous album, “Her Majesties Request,” had more of a psychedelic sound.
When we play it between two and three we’ll take caller #7 by calling 1-800-232-KRTH (5784)to win a pair of tickets to see Stephanie Mills at Club Nokia.