Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: July 1971 & October 1971-March 1972
Recording locations: Rolling Stones Mobile Unit, Keith Richards' home, Villefranche-sur-mer,
France & Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producer: Jimmy Miller Chief engineers: Glyn Johns, Andy Johns & Joe Zagarino
Performed onstage: 1972-73, 1975-76, 1995, 2002-03
Wham, bam, Birmingham
Alabam' , don't give a damn
Little Rock and I'm fit to pop
Ah let it rock
Actually, Rip This Joint was the fastest track the Stones ever cut - until Flip the Switch, which is a couple of beats faster. There's something about that speed when you cut it in half and the acoustic bass plays that tempo. I just love the air that you get. Same as the acoustic guitar. There's a power you can get from an upright bass if you record it right. It just has a different feel than electric bass. It doesn't thump so much. And it doesn't have such a precise note sound. There's a wider, fatter bounce on it. It puts the roll back into the rock.
The Butter Queens... They did loads of wonderful things with butter, apparently. I used to see them around all the time, but they never buttered me up. I used to avoide them like the plague. Anything that smacked of professionalism. We've got a plaster cast of Robert Plant's cock. Would you like to add yours to the collection? No, I never wanted to be part of anybody's collection. But mind you, there were some great individual operators out there.
Back to Exile On Main Street.
Back to Main Page.