Little T&A

  Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
  Recording date: January-February 1979 & April-July 1981
Recording locations: Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas
; Atlantic Studios,
Electric Ladyland Studios, Hit Factory & Power Station, New York City, USA
Producers: The Glimmer Twins        Associate producer & chief engineer: Chris Kimsey
Performed onstage: 1981-82, 2006-07, 2016


Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Lead vocal: Keith Richards
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Piano: Ian Stewart
 

She's my little rock & roll, uh huh huh huh
Oh, she's my little rock & roll, baby

The heat's raiding, the tracks is fading
Joint's rocking, could be anytime at all
But the bitch keeps bitching, the snitcher keeps snitching
Dropping names and telephone numbers and all, well

She's my little rock & roll, uh huh huh
Oh, she's my little rock & roll,
uh huh huh huh

The score's even but the dealer's squealing
The pool's in but the patio ain't dry
Well the sense is sensing that the juice keeps pumping
And I know why

She's my little rock & roll, uh huh huh
Her tits and ass with soul, baby
She's my little rock & roll, uh uh huh

Oh she's my little rock & roll, yeah
You've got to shock them, show that
She's my little rock & roll, yeah

Shock, shock, shock, my, my

Well the sense is sensing that the juice keeps pumping
And I know why

Hey

The bitch keeps bitching, snitcher keeps snitching
Dropping names and telephone numbers and all

She's my little rock & roll, uh huh huh
Her tits and ass with soul, baby
She's my little rock & roll, yeah

Got to shock them, show that
She's my little rock & roll, uh huh huh
She's got a feeling to know, baby
She's my little rock & roll, baby

Ah the little bitch got soul

She's my little rock & roll
Ha, ho, shock them, show that
She's my little rock & roll, yeah

Oh she's my little rock & roll
Her tits and ass with soul, honey
She's my little rock & roll baby

Her tits and ass with soul
She's my little rock & roll

 
 

TrackTalk

Well, that song's just about every good time I've had with somebody I'd met for a night or two and never seen again. And also about the shit that sometimes goes down when you just sort of bump into people unknowingly, and not knowing the scene you're walking in on, you know? You pick up a chick and end up spending the night in the TANK, you know?

- Keith Richards, 1981


(The guitar sound is) our equivalent of that rockabilly thing. I think you'll find that comes from using a lot of analog delay on Ron's guitar or my guitar or both of them, and I dampen it. That'll give you that ticka-tacka-ticka. I always use that green MXR analog delay. I'm told it's quite out of date now and old-fashioned, but Ig ot it free and I forgot that time marches on and they make better ones or so they say. I don't know. I've worked very well with those MXR things, and they've been very reliable.

- Keith Richards, 1982


(I'm using a) Telecaster, a '57 set up in 5-string tuning. It's open G 5-string, without the heavy string... You can get a drone going so you have the effect of two chords playing against each other.

- Keith Richards, 1982


I could have fucked around with (the mix) for ages. The final mix brought back a bit of the na´vetÚ of the earlier sessions, otherwise it would have been too slick. It's nice and dumb, which is what it's supposed to be...

- Keith Richards



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