Fight

Composers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Recording date: April-December 1985
Recording locations:
Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France; RPM Studios & Right Track Studios, New York City
Producers: Steve Lillywhite & The Glimmer Twins        Chief engineer: Dave Jerden
Never performed onstage

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Ron Wood
Electric guitars: Keith Richards (incl. solo) & Ron Wood
Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Ivan Neville, Steve Jordan & Charley Drayton
Organ: Chuck Leavell
 

Yeah baby

Going to pulp you to a mass of bruises
Cause that's what you're looking for
There's a hole where your nose used to be
Going to kick you out my door

Got to get into a fight
Can't get out of it
Got to get into a fight

Going to blow you to a million pieces
Blow you sky high, I don't care
Splatter matter on the bloody ceiling
Blow the building right into the air

Got to get into a fight
Can't get out of it
Got to get into a fight
Going to put the boot in

Got to get into a fight
Yeah, watch me now  (whoa whoa now)

What I want is power, more power
What I need is an innocent life
Want to do it in the broad daylight
I'm the truck, I'm the suicide

Got to get into a fight
I can't get out of it
Want to get into a fight
Going to get away with it  (whoa whoa now)

Got to get into a fight
Watch me, watch me now

Yeah

Got to get into a fight
I can't get out of it
I've got to get into a fight
Going to put the boot in

It's all for his greater glory
It's all for a Saturday night
There's a hole where your face used to be
I've got you in my telescopic sight

Got to get into a fight
Going to put the boot in - watch me now  (whoa whoa now)
Yeah
  (whoa whoa now)
Can't get out of it  (whoa whoa now)
Whoa whoa now  (whoa whoa now)
Got to smash your face in  (whoa whoa now)
I'll slash you with a razor - whoa  (whoa whoa now)
Whoa whoa now  (whoa whoa now)
Yeah, can't get out of it  (whoa whoa now)
Whoa whoa now, whoa whoa now  (whoa whoa now)
Whoa whoa, whoa whoa now

 

TrackTalk

That riff, yeah, and those tone drops on Fight which are typical of Jumpin' Jack or Street Fighting Man or Brown Sugar, those changes. That one came out of the blue. To tell the truth, I was pissed off at Mick one night, because we'd got nothing going in the studio and he'd left early. I just got so made with him I felt like, I want to get into a fight (laughs), and I just started it off like that. It was one of those things that came out of an immediate rage. Then Mick came back and sang it and did an INCREDIBLE job on it; it was when he started singing that I started to see the connection between it and Jumpin' Jack Flash and Street Fighting Man.

- Keith Richards, 1985


Yeah, that's Woody (on bass). He plays a lot more notes than Bill would. Originally it started off with Alan Rogan on bass - we used to call the band the Biff Hitler Trio in the studio because SO many times somebody would be in the studio ready to go and whoever was there got drafted.

- Keith Richards, 1985


On Fight, Woody used the Parsons B-string Bender for those pedal-steel effects.

- Alan Rogan, guitar technician

 


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