The Rock Poetry of the Rolling Stones in the 1960s
This article assigns the rock poetry of the Rolling Stones to a new lyrical genre whose main characteristics can be briefly formulated as follows:
A. A socio-political, non-conformist discourse permeated bycolloquialisms and slang, and poor in metaphorical imagery.
B. A philosophical discourse reflecting onto-existential problems.
C. A transcendental or mystical discourse with a more sophisticated poetical rhetoric than the above two. It remained a marginal discourse in the Rolling Stones’ rock poetry of the 1960s.