Song of the Week: “Tumbling Dice” by The Rolling Stones

by Douglas Cowie on 16 November 2018

Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “Tumbling Dice” by The Rolling Stones:

“Tumbling Dice” might be my favorite Rolling Stones song, though why bother having a favorite Rolling Stones song? There’s too many great ones. Anyway, it’s one of the ones that I really like a whole bunch, yeah? So but anyway I was very happy to find this essay by Bill Janovitz earlier this week. Take some time to give it a read; Janovitz follows the song from its origins in “Good Time Woman” to its completion, and sets it in early 1970s context, and beyond.

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