Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: August-September & November-December 2004, March-April & June 2005
Recording locations: La Fourchette, Posť sur Cisse, France & Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producers: Don Was & The Glimmer Twins Chief engineer: Krish Sharma
Mixer: Krish Sharma Performed onstage: 2005-06
Bass: Darryl Jones
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger & Ron Wood
Keyboards: Mick Jagger & Matt Clifford
Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Backing vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Vibes: Mick Jagger & Matt Clifford
Programming: Matt Clifford
(T)here are other songs, more concentrated stuff like Rain Fall Down and Laugh, I Nearly Died, that are more created sounds of the studio.
I laid down drum loops on the demos and certain grooves, and I ended up working with Charlie and working up those specific grooves, like on Rain Fall Down. In the old days when you did demos, you couldn't really carry them over into recording. But now I just took certain elements, and I've kept elements, so it saves you time. And also you can get a cetain kind of feel sometimes when you inititially do it, too.
...London's gotten even scarier. Rain Fall Down is a song about London. It has a line, Feel like we're living in a battleground / Everyone's jazzed. That was in my head already. There weer so many armed police in the streets. Walking around, seeing machine guns, is not how you imagine London to be. If we keep going down this track, we're not going to get back.
(I)t's very tongue-in-cheek. But yeah it's saying, We all live here, why do we think it's so great? I wasn't thinking about the girl selling my story exactly, more the tawdriness of it all. I was thinking of someone like Jude Law and the nanny. He's like the new Hugh Grant.
I like eggs at the right moment. It's really nice at the right moment. Not the wrong moment. In the morning. (After sex, y)eah, but in the morning!
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