Hot Stuff

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: March, October & December 1975
Recording locations: Musicland Studios, Munich, West Germany & Mountain Recording Studios, Montreux, Switzerland
Producers: The Glimmer Twins       Chief engineer: Keith Harwood
Performed onstage: 1976-77, 1994, 2002

Line-up:

Drums:
Charlie Watts

Bass: Bill Wyman
Rhythm electric guitars: Keith Richards
Lead electric guitar: Harvey Mandel
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood & Billy Preston
Piano: Billy Preston
Cowbell: Ollie Brown
Percussion: Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts & Ian Stewart
 

Hot stuff, yeah
Hot stuff
Hot stuff, yeah
Hot stuff - can't get enough

Hot stuff, yeah
Hot stuff
Hot stuff - can't get enough

The music is mighty, mighty fine
 
Hot stuff

Hot stuff - can't get enough
Hot stuff - can't get enough
Hot stuff - can't get enough

The music is mighty, mighty fine
 
Hot stuff

Hot stuff - I can't get enough
Yeah...


Hot stuff, playing rough
- yeah
I can't get enough
Cause music is what I want to keep my body always moving
Yeah, shake it up, hot stuff - shake it up
 
Every day I need another dose, I can't stand it when the music stops
Hot stuff
Everybody on the dance floor, you know what I'm talking about?
Music make you forget all your troubles
Make you kiss and make you tell the whole wide world
So what? Hot stuff

Hot stuff
Shake it up, shake it up
 
I want to tell all my friends in London
There ain't nothing wrong with you
But you'd better shape up
Yeah, shake it up, you're hot stuff

All the people in New York City
I know you're all going broke
But I know you're tough
Yeah, you're hot stuff, hot stuff
 
To everybody in Jamaica
That is working in the sun
You're hot, you're hot stuff
Shake it up, shake it up
You're hot stuff
Hot stuff

Hot stuff
Shake it up
Hot stuff

 
 

TrackTalk

This was one of my groove riffs. Nearly all of our tracks are recorded like this, with everybody there playing together in theroom. After 5 and a half years, Mick Taylor had suddenly disappeared and we were auditoning new guitarists, Harvey Mandel of Canned Heat played on this track.

 Keith Richards, 1993


That's just a lick, you know, just one of those licks, licks with no words – and that's your 'disco departure' you're talking about. We opened with it because Hand of Fate or Crazy Mama would seem too familiar, you know. So we thought it'd be nice to open the side with something that wasn't sounding quite exactly like the Rolling Stones... (The singing is n)ot really (like Dr. John). It's supposed to sound more like . . . the Ohio Players!

- Mick Jagger, 1976


That sucker felt good that night. It really came together that night.

- Ollie Brown

  
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