Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: May 1968 Recording location: Olympic Sound Studios, London, England
Producers: Jimmy Miller Chief engineer: Glyn Johns
Performed onstage: 1990, 1997, 2013
Bass: Bill Wyman
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Vocal: Mick Jagger
Mandolin: Dave Mason
Violins: Ric Grech
Congas: Rocky Dijon
On Factory Girl, I was doing something you shouldn't do, which is playing the tabla with sticks instead of trying to get that sound using your hand, which Indian tabla players do, though it's an extremely difficult technique and painful if you're not trained.
To me Factory Girl felt something like Molly Malone, an Irish jig; one of those ancient Celtic things that emerge from time to time, or an Appalachian song. In those days I would just come up and play something, sitting around the room. I still do that today. If Mick gets interested I'll carry on working on it...
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