Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: November 1993-April 1994
Recording locations: Windmill Lane Recording, Dublin, Ireland & A&M Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producers: Don Was & The Glimmer Twins Chief engineer: Don Smith
Performed onstage: 1994-95, 1998, 2006-07
Bass: Darryl Jones
Acoustic guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bernard Fowler & Ivan Neville
Wurlitzer piano: Chuck Leavell
Harmonica: Mick Jagger
Maracas: Mick Jagger
Hybrids, ones (that Mick and I wrote) together (include): Love Is Strong, Got Me Rocking, and Sparks Will Fly.
When you get a good playback, nobody says anything; you just nod at each other... Love Is Strong (was like that). That's the band; sounds like 'em every time. We didn't have to fiddle with it at all.
We ran through it a bunch of times and I was playing harmonica, and I started singing through the harmonica mike, so you get this strange sort of sound. And then I started singing down an octave, so you get this kind of breathy, sexy tone. When we were in rehearsal, I'd come in quite early in the afternoon and put on a bunch of CDs and play harmonica along with them for my homework, 'cause like any instrument, you can't just pick it up and play it. It was good to put harmonica on a track like this. You always think of playing it on a 12-bar blues, and it's kind of fun to put it on one which isn't. It's good to work with another sequence.
I started that one. To me, it's intimately related to Wicked As It Seems, which I did last year. All of our songs are like... this one's the cousin of that one. They're all offshoots of themes and motifs.
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