Green-Tinted Sixties Mind

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"Green-Tinted Sixties Mind"
Single by Mr. Big
from the album Lean Into It
A-side To Be with You
Released November 21, 1991
Format Cassette, CD, Vinyl record
Genre Hard rock, psychedelic rock
Length 3:30
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Paul Gilbert
Producer(s) Kevin Elson
Mr. Big singles chronology
"Addicted to That Rush"
"Green-Tinted Sixties Mind"
"To Be with You"

"Green-Tinted Sixties Mind" is a song by American hard rock supergroup Mr. Big, which appears on the 1991 album Lean into It and as the B-side for "To Be with You". Written by guitarist virtuoso Paul Gilbert, the lyrics concern an old-fashioned girl, living as if she were in the sixties. The intro of the song is very recognizable due to Gilbert's two-handed tapping riff.

The liner notes from the songs' parent album suggest the inspiration for the song as follows,

"Did you ever notice how old movies from the sixties have sort of a green tint to them? Strange but true."

Though released as a b-side track, the song was promoted by a music video of the band playing the song with female dancers executing a choreography. Model Kristine Rose was among them.

This song was covered by Indonesian female solo artist Mulan Jameela on her 2008 debut album Mulan Jameela.

The song is a staple of the band's live performances. In a San Francisco concert later released as Mr. Big Live, singer Eric Martin stated that playing the song "felt like the first time, every time".

In 2013, Japanese alternative pop group MAN WITH A MISSION released a cover of this song on their Database single.


Chart (1991) Peak
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 33
UK Singles Chart 72

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