Steven Van Zandt Favors A Beatles Song Over Rolling Stones’ ‘Satisfaction’
Steven Van Zandt recently posted a tweet to reveal that there is a Beatles song that he favors more than the Rolling Stones’ iconic hit ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.’
Back when he was at an early age, Steven Van Zandt found out he wanted to embark on a music career when he learned to play the guitar. In 1964, he watched the performances of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and both bands influenced him greatly. Later on, Van Zandt became friends with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
Recently, one of his fans told Steven Van Zandt that the Rolling Stones ‘Satisfaction’ has the greatest intro to a rock and roll song. He then asked the musician about his opinion on this subject. As a response, Van Zandt revealed the rock songs that have great intros, according to him.
In his tweet, Van Zandt said that ‘Satisfaction’ is hard to beat, but one needs to consider the Kinks’ ‘You Really Got Me,’ The Who’s ‘My Generation,’ the Stones’ ‘Brown Sugar’ and ‘Start Me Up,’ and Springsteen’s ‘Born To Run.’ However, he added that he thinks the intro of Beatles’ ‘Help!’ has the most incredible 10 seconds in rock.
One of his followers asked Steven Van Zandt the following in a tweet:
“Greatest intro to a rock and roll song, the Stones’ ‘Satisfaction.’ And it isn’t close. What say you, Steve Van Zandt?”
Van Zandt then responded:
“Riff-wise, it’s hard to beat. You’d have to consider the Kinks’ ‘You Really Gonna Me’ also. The Who’s ‘My Generation.’ Stones have some others. ‘Brown Sugar.’ ‘Start Me Up.’ There’s Bruce’s ‘Born To Run.’ For me, the most incredible 10 seconds in rock is the intro of the Beatles’ ‘Help!‘”
Below, you can check out the tweets along with the Beatles’ ‘Help!’
Riff-wise it’s hard to beat. You’d have to consider the Kinks’ You Really Gonna Me also. The Who’s My Generation. Stones have some others. Brown Sugar. Start Me Up. There’s Bruce’s Born To Run. For me the most incredible 10 seconds in Rock is the intro of the Beatles’ Help! https://t.co/cPUrdr3rjX
— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) February 26, 2022