It's interesting the way our tastes change over the years. I never had much time for the stones while growing up, being far more a fan of ELO, Yes and Kansas. This song provided a venue to be come reacquainted with Mick and the boys.
Gimmie Shelter, at its release in 1969, seemed to capture the angst that stemmed from a year of political assassinations, civil unrest and a war in Asia that was being micromanaged from the White house basement. In some sense, it seems like 1969 is happening all over again. Only now, the trust fund hippies are now the "adult supervision"... And that gentle reader, makes me a bit uneasy.