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The Rolling Stones - Hang Fire - Official Promo
The Rolling Stones - Hang Fire - Official Promo
Published: 2012/10/04
Channel: The Rolling Stones
This is What a Hang-Fire Looks and Sounds Like
This is What a Hang-Fire Looks and Sounds Like
Published: 2013/07/02
Channel: The Gun Channel
hang fire
hang fire
Published: 2010/05/07
Channel: guitarmaster2413
Hang Fire (Remastered)
Hang Fire (Remastered)
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: The Rolling Stones - Topic
Hang Fire, Misfire and Squibs
Hang Fire, Misfire and Squibs
Published: 2016/03/26
Channel: tire iron
The Rolling Stones - Hang Fire - Lyrics
The Rolling Stones - Hang Fire - Lyrics
Published: 2013/08/22
Channel: SanneAngie
Rolling Stones - Hang Fire LIVE HD East Rutherford, New Jersey
Rolling Stones - Hang Fire LIVE HD East Rutherford, New Jersey '81
Published: 2014/08/03
Channel: Ronald Rock
Hang fire in slow motion
Hang fire in slow motion
Published: 2014/11/03
Channel: Rob Choi
Ruger Precision Rifle Fail. This was not a hang fire.
Ruger Precision Rifle Fail. This was not a hang fire.
Published: 2017/05/14
Channel: Practical Tactical
Never Carry a Revolver? (The Dangers of Hangfire!)
Never Carry a Revolver? (The Dangers of Hangfire!)
Published: 2015/12/01
Channel: TheYankeeMarshal
Hang fire and squib loads?
Hang fire and squib loads?
Published: 2015/07/24
Channel: Today's Weapons
Hang Fire
Hang Fire
Published: 2014/07/26
Channel: 314299 Shooting Channel
SKS Hangfire!!!
SKS Hangfire!!!
Published: 2013/06/13
Channel: Justin Warren
Hang-Fires and Squibs -- Not the video I intended to make.
Hang-Fires and Squibs -- Not the video I intended to make.
Published: 2017/11/22
Channel: Military Arms Channel
Shotgun Hang Fire - Nearly blows his head off
Shotgun Hang Fire - Nearly blows his head off
Published: 2011/10/10
Channel: Michael Gibson
20 MM Recoilless Rifle (with scary hang fire and best one-liner ever)
20 MM Recoilless Rifle (with scary hang fire and best one-liner ever)
Published: 2015/06/29
Channel: Bryce Albertson
Hang Fire - Rolling Stones
Hang Fire - Rolling Stones
Published: 2015/05/26
Channel: James James
Pistol Hang Fire Video
Pistol Hang Fire Video
Published: 2013/11/12
Channel: Gadsden Defense Group
The Rolling Stones - Hang Fire 1977 (Stones on Fire)
The Rolling Stones - Hang Fire 1977 (Stones on Fire)
Published: 2013/11/09
Channel: Anthony R.
Rolling Stones - Hang Fire (Fantastic Some Girls Outtake)
Rolling Stones - Hang Fire (Fantastic Some Girls Outtake)
Published: 2015/02/05
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The Rolling Stones - Hang Fire 1981
The Rolling Stones - Hang Fire 1981
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: Anthony R.
Hangfire
Hangfire
Published: 2017/03/17
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What
What's The Difference Between A Hangfire And A Misfire?
Published: 2010/04/27
Channel: Rick Ector
Trigun - 19 - Hang Fire (SUB)
Trigun - 19 - Hang Fire (SUB)
Published: 2010/09/28
Channel: Funimation
The Rolling Stones - HANG FIRE
The Rolling Stones - HANG FIRE
Published: 2011/03/05
Channel: DIRTY WORK di Mauro Sclano
Hang Fire Smokehouse
Hang Fire Smokehouse
Published: 2015/05/05
Channel: Hang Fire
Ammunition Malfunction -  Misfire, Hangfire and Squib Load - NRA Basic Rifle Course
Ammunition Malfunction - Misfire, Hangfire and Squib Load - NRA Basic Rifle Course
Published: 2012/06/10
Channel: OddysSportShooting
7.62x25mm Hang Fire
7.62x25mm Hang Fire
Published: 2011/02/01
Channel: VuurwapenBlog
ROLLING STONES-HANG FIRE
ROLLING STONES-HANG FIRE
Published: 2014/06/14
Channel: nomadtraveller100
The Rolling Stones - Hang Fire
The Rolling Stones - Hang Fire
Published: 2017/06/29
Channel: yay
Hangfire: Man shooting shotgun has hangfire, looks down barrel of gun, and almost shoots head off
Hangfire: Man shooting shotgun has hangfire, looks down barrel of gun, and almost shoots head off
Published: 2016/02/24
Channel: Edward Wilks
James Asher & Sivamani - Hang Fire
James Asher & Sivamani - Hang Fire
Published: 2012/01/22
Channel: karamaleggos
Hang Fire Southern Kitchen
Hang Fire Southern Kitchen
Published: 2016/05/26
Channel: Business Wales/Busnes Cymru
THE ROLLING STONES  Hang Fire
THE ROLLING STONES Hang Fire
Published: 2009/04/06
Channel: Alberto_Cesar
Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance is still hot in Hong Kong
Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance is still hot in Hong Kong
Published: 2017/10/04
Channel: ODN
Jimmy Cliff   Hanging Fire
Jimmy Cliff Hanging Fire
Published: 2010/03/02
Channel: ! J@h Daddy
Hangfire : Découverte
Hangfire : Découverte
Published: 2016/07/20
Channel: archiCode
The Rolling Stones   Hang Fire
The Rolling Stones Hang Fire
Published: 2016/08/27
Channel: Tommy Frankfort
How to Play
How to Play 'Hang Fire' & ' the Bye Bye Johnny intro' Rolling Stones
Published: 2011/04/02
Channel: mnaicck
Pointing Dog - Hang Fire In Slow Motion
Pointing Dog - Hang Fire In Slow Motion
Published: 2013/11/04
Channel: Sky Dance
Muzzleloader Hangfire
Muzzleloader Hangfire
Published: 2014/11/03
Channel: Richard Simms
Eight n
Eight n' Up - Hang Fire - Official
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: OHAZO111
An Example of a Hang Fire
An Example of a Hang Fire
Published: 2013/01/02
Channel: Jacob Paulsen
Rolling Stones - Hang Fire
Rolling Stones - Hang Fire
Published: 2012/11/19
Channel: VinylDon
Trigun   19   Hang Fire
Trigun 19 Hang Fire
Published: 2016/03/05
Channel: Zita Olinda
Mosin Nagant hang-fire
Mosin Nagant hang-fire
Published: 2011/05/07
Channel: TheMasterOutdoorsman
Hang Fire - The Stoneberrys (Rolling Stones Cover)
Hang Fire - The Stoneberrys (Rolling Stones Cover)
Published: 2015/06/10
Channel: The Stoneberrys (band)
"Hanging Fire" - Audre Lorde
"Hanging Fire" - Audre Lorde
Published: 2017/03/08
Channel: Katie Rasar
Rolling Stones-Hang Fire (aka Lazy Bitch)
Rolling Stones-Hang Fire (aka Lazy Bitch)
Published: 2013/01/30
Channel: Morcaiden
Hang Fire at Street Food Circus 2016
Hang Fire at Street Food Circus 2016
Published: 2016/07/22
Channel: Hang Fire
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"Hang Fire"
Hang Fire cover.jpg
Single by The Rolling Stones
from the album Tattoo You
B-side "Neighbours"
Released April 1982
Format CD, 7"
Recorded 1978–1979 (basic track), 1981 (overdubs)
Genre Rock
Length 2:22
Label Rolling Stones
Songwriter(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) The Glimmer Twins
The Rolling Stones singles chronology
"Waiting on a Friend"
(1981)
"Hang Fire"
(1982)
"Going to a Go-Go"
(1982)
"Waiting on a Friend"
(1981)
"Hang Fire"
(1982)
"Going to a Go-Go"
(1982)
Tattoo You track listing

"Hang Fire" is a song by rock and roll band The Rolling Stones from their 1981 album Tattoo You.

Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Hang Fire" is a fast-paced, up-tempo rock and roll track, which belies the happy beat with sharp, satirical lyrics directed squarely at England's economic decline through the 1970s.

The song is a bleak look at English society of the time.[1] The lyrics lament an unemployed working class Englishman who would rather bet the horses than try to marry into the upper class, the only way to get ahead in English society.

The song is one of the few times the band wrote an overtly political song, and it is notable that it was never released as a single in England, even though the band was touring Europe during the single's North American release. The lyrical irony and commentary on English society harks back to some of the group's more socially contentious songs of the sixties such as "Mother's Little Helper", "19th Nervous Breakdown" and "Street Fighting Man".

Richards was asked about the track in a 1981 Rolling Stone magazine interview where he admits the track relates to England and the "ugly politicians" who had caused the country to decline when the "money got tight".[2]

The title expression "hang fire" (by formal definition) means to do nothing, to delay, wait, hold back, or hesitate.[3] The phrase originally denoted the instance when a gun, using an antique type of ignition such as percussion cap, or flintlock, would fail or markedly delay to fire when the trigger was pulled.

"Hang Fire" was first written and recorded during the Some Girls sessions in Paris. Released as the third single from Tattoo You, the song became a radio hit in the US, where it reached No. 20 on the singles chart. The song was played heavily on the Stones' tours of 1981 and 1982, but has been played scarcely since. Its B-side, "Neighbours", would become an airplay hit and a video was also made for the song.

Uses in popular culture[edit]

"Hang Fire" is heard in edited form in the 2010 movie The Bounty Hunter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brummer, Alex. "ANALYSIS by ALEX BRUMMER: Nick Clegg's retro wealth tax plan will stifle Britain's economic growth". This is Money. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Keith Richards – Interview". Rolling Stone (magazine) 12 November 1981
  3. ^ "Hang fire - Idioms by The Free Dictionary". Idioms.thefreedictionary.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 

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