The Rolling Stones would be the first to admit that their 1967 psychedelic LP, Their Satanic Majesties Request, didn't quite go as well as planned. They simply weren't playing to their strengths, and the experiment felt a little forced. That said, the album does have some amazing gems, like the sort of a futuristic folk song, "2000 Man" is one of the most under-recognized and underappreciated songs in the Rolling Stones catalog. Opening with a gorgeous, delicate acoustic fingerpicking pattern , the lyrics speak of a future society where man's individual identity is all but lost. There is a science fiction slant to the words, which indeed are some of Mick Jagger's finest. The song moves into a middle section where the band had a chance to flex their rock muscle, one of the hardest rocking passages written and played on the Their Satanic Majesties Requests album. The rhythm change is quite nice, Watts drumming is very strong, the acoustics guitars are more effective than usual, and the contrast between Jagger's weak voice on the verses and his gutsier style on the chorus is quite effective.