Just can’t make no ‘Connection’

Every day is going in the wrong direction
The doctor wants to give me more injections

Tense and tight, “Connection” has lyrics that convey the rocker’s familiar lament, that life on the road, especially if you’re famous, will drive you crazy. The Stones sound extra-funky — i.e., focused entirely on playing as a unit, in a space I imagine as no bigger than a walk-in closet. Richards’ guitar is so rude, it honks, and his vocal harmonies with Jagger add a convincing note of desperation.

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