I’ve always loved the first three minutes (or so) of the original. But that damn instrumentation. Ugh. Very rarely do I find instrumentation impressive or even necessary; “Knocking”, unfortunately, isn’t the exception.
This alternate take, off of their infamous (and entirely imperfect) “Sticky Fingers”, kicks some serious rock n roll ass. And I mean that wholeheartedly. It encapsulates everything I want out of a stellar Stones song: sexy, grimy and gritty tendencies. Lovely, just lovely.