Shindig!  was an American musical variety series which aired on ABC from September 16, 1964 to January 8, 1966.  The show was hosted by Jimmy O’Neill, a disc jockey in Los Angeles at the time who also created the show along with his wife Sharon Sheeley and production executive Art Stolnitz.  (More from Wikipedia)

There is a post discussing the meaning of Satisfaction on the website, and that makes reference to another line that I didn’t really understand at the time either (although I eventually decided that this must be what was meant):  “The anti-commercial rant [in the early part of the song] rubbed some folks the wrong way, but [Mick] Jagger’s blunt recapitulation of his failed attempts to ‘make some girl’ was the real problem.  Radio stations hesitated to play the song.  Funnily enough, they were actually hung up on one of its tamer lines.  When the Stones appeared on Shindig, a variety TV show, standards-sensitive execs bleeped ‘And I’m tryin’ to make some girl’.  Meanwhile, the reference to a woman being on her period – ‘better come back later next week, ’cause you see I’m on a losing streak’ – made it on air with no problems at all.” 


(May 2015)


Last edited: March 22, 2021