In 1989, the Rolling Stones go on their "Steel Wheels" tour: Jagger, Richards, Watts, Wood, and Wyman, backed by three singers, a sax, four horns, and two keyboards. In Turin, Berlin, and London, they perform on a gigantic stage in front of masses. The staging includes huge air-filled figures of women and of a wolf; there are fireworks and a light show. On stage, the musicians are sometimes yards apart, with Jagger racing up and down wide staircases that project like wings to the left and right of the stage. All the while, the music pours forth, sixteen songs in all, from "Satisfaction" and "Sympathy for the Devil" to "Start Me Up" and "Rock and a Hard Place." Written by
Larger than live
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When the film was released in the UK in 1992, the only place you could see it was the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford, Yorkshire. IMAX theatres are much more prevalent in the UK now. See more
Start Me Up
Written by Mick Jagger
and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones See more