Song of the Day: Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones. Gimme Shelter was the opening track on The Rolling Stones’ Let It Bleed album which was released in 1969, in the height of the Vietnam War. Gimme Shelter is one of the many famous tunes produced during the late 60’s and early 70’s about the Vietnam War. Mick Jagger who confirmed the song was about the war and the violence of the time said that the song was “kind of an end of the world song”. You might also know the song from a number of tv shows, movies and commercials as this song is quite versatile.