Friday, September 25, 2015

out of our heads








The Rolling Stones played with fire and found satisfaction to soothe their souls with this sharp and stimulating rhythm and blues reinvention.  Their first two albums in the UK  (The Rolling Stones   and  The Rolling Stones No. 2 ) had been released in the US over three releases (England's Newest Hit Makers,  12 X 5 ,  and  The Rolling Stones, Now! ), but  'Out of our Heads'  was the first to use the same title (but different cover art) in the both the US and the UK, despite the fact that only half of the songs were the same on both versions.  Some of those songs came from earlier releases and others would appear on the US only December's Children (And Everybody's) that would come come out in December of 1965.  The hit singles "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", "The Last Time", and "Play with Fire" did not appear on the UK version, which was typical at that time.  

  'Out of our Heads'  was produced by the band's manager Andrew Loog Oldham and featured  Mick Jagger on lead vocals, harmonica, and percussion;   Keith Richards on electric and acoustic guitars, and backing vocals;   Brian Jones on electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica, organ, backing vocals, and percussion;   Bill Wyman on bass guitar and backing vocals;   and   Charlie Watts on drums and percussion;    with   Jack Nitzsche adding harpsichord and percussion;   Phil Spector playing detuned "bass" guitar on "Play with Fire";  and  Ian Stewart on piano.   


  'Out of our Heads'  went to number two in Australia, Germany, and the UK and became their first number one album in the US.  







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"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"  became one of the biggest hits of their career and their first chart-topper in the US.    

Keith says:    "I didn't think much of 'Satisfaction' when we first recorded it. We had a harmonica on then, and it was considered to be a good B-Side or maybe an LP track."

Mick demures:   "It was Keith really. I mean it was his initial idea. It sounded like a folk song when we first started working on it and Keith didn't like it much, he didn't want it to be a single, he didn't think it would do very well. That's the only time we have had a disagreement...I think Keith thought it was a bit basic. I don't think he really listened to it properly. He was too close to it and just felt it was a silly kind of riff."


I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no satisfaction
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no

When I'm drivin' in my car
And the man comes on the radio
He's tellin' me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to drive my imagination

I can't get no, oh no, no, no
Hey, hey, hey, that's what I say

I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no satisfaction
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no

When I'm watchin' my TV
And a man comes on and tells me
How white my shirts can be
But he can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke
The same cigarettes as me

I can't get no, oh no, no, no
A hey, hey, hey, that's what I say

I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no girl reaction
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can't get no, I can't get no

When I'm ridin' round the world
And I'm doin' this and I'm signing that
And I'm tryin' to make some girl
Who tells me baby better come back, maybe next week
'Cause you see I'm on losing streak

I can't get no, oh no, no, no
A hey, hey, hey, that's what I say

I can't get no, I can't get no
I can't get no satisfaction, no satisfaction
No satisfaction, no satisfaction

I can't get no








"The Last Time" was the band's fourth number one hit in the UK.  




"Play with Fire" was the b-side to "The Last Time"




"Heart of Stone"  




"Oh, Baby (We Got a Good Thing Going)"





'Out of our Heads'  
full album:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1EF2F0AC205EB95F





All songs written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards except where noted. "Nanker Phelge" was a pseudomyn used by the Stones for group compositions.

Side one
1. "Mercy, Mercy" (Don Covay/Ronnie Miller) 2:45
2. "Hitch Hike" (Marvin Gaye/Clarence Paul/Mickey Stevenson) 2:25
3. "The Last Time"   3:41
4. "That's How Strong My Love Is" (Roosevelt Jamison) 2:25
5. "Good Times" (Sam Cooke) 1:58
6. "I'm All Right" (Ellas McDaniel) (Live) 2:25
Side two
7. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"   3:42
8. "Cry to Me" (Bert Russell) 3:09
9. "The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man" (Phelge) 3:07
10. "Play with Fire" (Phelge) 2:13
11. "The Spider and the Fly"   3:39
12. "One More Try"   1:58






UK version songs that appeared on other releases in the US:  

"She Said "Yeah"" (Sonny Bono/Roddy Jackson) 1:34
"Gotta Get Away"   2:06
"Talkin' 'Bout You" (Chuck Berry) 2:31
"Oh, Baby (We Got a Good Thing Going)" (Barbara Lynn Ozen) 2:08
"Heart of Stone" 2:50
"I'm Free"   2:24








the cover songs as performed by the original artists: 






1965 interview:



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