Keith RichardsThe Rolling StonesSingle Release

Paint It Black

7 May, 1966

The band releasesPaint It Black, from, Aftermath. Richards:

We were in Fiji for about 3 days. They make sitars and all sorts of Indian stuff. Sitars are made out of watermelons or pumpkins or something smashed so they go hard. They’re very brittle and you have to be careful how you handle them. We had the sitars, we thought we’d try them out in the studio. To get the right sound on Paint It Black we found the sitar fitted perfectly. We tried a guitar but you can’t bend it enough.

The Rolling Stones – Paint It Black (Live) – OFFICIAL

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