Talk:Get Off of My Cloud

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Naming conventions[edit]

I've moved this back to Get off of My Cloud because prepositions shouldn't be capitalised in song article titles. See Wikipedia:Naming_conventions#Album_titles_and_band_names. Extraordinary Machine 14:12, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

But, that rule is trumped by prepositions that are part of phrasal verbs ... should be "Get Off of My Cloud". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.32.27.170 (talk) 12:41, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

I agree that this page should be renamed "Get Off of My Cloud". Phrasal verbs, such as "get off", are recognized in the wikipedia music project, WP:MUSTARD#Capitalization, and can be capitalized --Wolfer68 (talk) 00:16, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Questions[edit]

Does anyone know if the "guy all dressed up in the union jack" refers to Pete Townshend of The Who? He wore a Jacket made of Union Jack in his early carrer when it was the Beatles the Stones and the Who in the world of music. Could this line be Jagger telling the Who to stop taking their fans and thus their money and populartiy. This is just a theory on my part but I can't think of anyone else that line would refer too. Skittlehunter68 17:35, 23 August 2006 (UTC)


I don't think it is anyone in the world of music. It seems to be an extension of the complaint in Satisfaction that commercialism is somehow intruding into his space "he can't be a man if he doesn't smoke the same cigarettes as me". But the "guy all dressed up like a union jack" is promoting a detergent.Consolidated.bits (talk) 06:12, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

I think we are missing a couple of obvious clues as to the meaning of the song if we don't examine the probable drug themes. "Get Off of My Cloud" could be a metaphor for someone's drug use and the anti-social attitude that goes with it.

In the opening lyrics the narrator announces that he lives in an apartment "on the ninety-ninth floor of my block". Can he really mean that his apartment building has ninety-nine floors? Not likely. Isn't it more likely a code saying he is high on drugs?Consolidated.bits (talk) 06:12, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

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Who played the piano?[edit]

In Get Off of My Cloud#Personnel in says that Brian Jones played the piano part. But in http://www.timeisonourside.com/SOGetOff.html it says that it was Ian Stewart. I don't know which is more accurate.--Kevjgav (talk) 04:41, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

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