Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: January-February, April-May & August 1974
Recording locations: Musicland Studios, Munich, West Germany; Rolling Stones Mobile Unit, Mick Jagger's home, Newbury, England;
& Island Recording Studios, London, England
Producers: The Glimmer Twins Chief engineers: Keith Harwood, Andy Johns & Glyn Johns
Never performed onstage
Bass: Bill Wyman
12-string acoustic guitar: Mick Taylor
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Lead electric guitar: Mick Taylor
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Backing vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Hi-fly guitar synthesizer: Mick Taylor
Chimes: Ray Cooper
Congas & other percussion: Ray Cooper
(Can You Hear the Music? and Time Waits for No One) were my particular riff but got taken up by others in the band. Those songs got turned into something I didn't even imagine. Whereas something like Angie turned out pretty much as I expected.
(We used a guitar synthesizer called a) hi-fly. It's a white flat box that looks like a bathroom scale when you put it on the floor, and you can get a lot of different sounds out of it.
Well, I co-wrote that particular song but I didn't exactly like that (album) much.
I liked (that song) a lot.
The best one (on that album) - for a guitar solo, anyway - is Time Waits for No One, which is the first song we recorded for It's Only Rock 'N Roll. We hadn't seen each other for about 3 months, and it was done in one or two takes. We had done a bit of a layoff because we'd finished an American tour (sic), and everybody went to different parts of the globe and had a rest. I went to Brazil, which is possibly why there is a little Latin influence there.
(M)y favorite (Stones song) in terms of my own guitar playing is Time Waits for No One. I love that solo. I think it's probably the best thing I did with the Stones. It's not one of their hits; it was an album track. But it's quite lyrical and it's a bit different from a lot of other Stones songs. I'd done something that I'd never done. Because of the structure of the song. It pushed my guitar playing in a slightly different direction. It's more - I don't like to use the term Carlos Santana-esque because it sounds too pretentious, but I kind of played in a different mode. I was playing over a C maj 7 to an F maj 7, which aren't chords the Stones used that much. You know, they had their rock and roll songs and they had their ballads as well, and they were very different. And mostly the ballads were usually written by me.
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