Psychedelic-Rock'n'roll: The Rolling Stones - Vol. 4, Out Of Our Head (JAPANESE Edition UK 1965)

8 March 2009

The Rolling Stones - Vol. 4, Out Of Our Head (JAPANESE Edition UK 1965)

Rolling_Stones,Out_Of_Our_Head,psychedelic-rocknroll,mick_jagger,keith_richards,brian_jones,bill_wyman,satisfaction,last_time,japanese_edition,Front"THE ROLLING STONES - OUT OF OUR HEAD" (JAPANESE EDITION UK 1965)

"Out of Our Heads" is "The Rolling Stones"' third UK album and their fourth in the US. It was released in 1965 through their original distributors ("Decca Records" in the UK and "London Records" in the US), but with significant differences in both territories.
Initially issued in July 1965 in America (featuring an alternate shot from the same photo session that graced the cover of "12 X 5" and "The Rolling Stones No. 2"), "Out of Our Heads" was a studio recordings over a six month period, including hit single "The Last Time" and WORLDWIDE SMASH "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" as well as a sampling from the UK-only live EP "Got LIVE If You Want It!".
Riding the wave of "Satisfaction"'s success, "Out of Our Heads" became "The Rolling Stones"' first US #1 album, eventually going platinum.

With the benefit of new songs being recorded that September, the British "Out of Our Heads" - with a different album cover - dropped the live track and recent hit singles (as singles rarely featured on albums in the UK in those times), and added exclusive songs that would surface later in 1965 in the US on "December's Children (And Everybody's)", in addition to songs that hadn't been released in the UK thus far.
Issued later that September, "Out of Our Heads" reached #2 in the UK charts behind "The Beatles"' Help!.
It would also be "The Rolling Stones"' last UK album to predominantly feature R&B covers, with "Mick Jagger" and "Keith Richards" becoming far more prolific writers before 1965 was out.

Rolling_Stones,Out_Of_Our_Head,psychedelic-rocknroll,mick_jagger,keith_richards,brian_jones,bill_wyman,satisfaction,last_time,japanese_edition,gibson_firebird,back"Satisfaction" may be Rock'n'Roll but through it "The Rolling Stones" pay homage to their Rhythm & Blues roots.
Through songs, such as "Satisfaction", "The Rolling Stones" were changing their Rhythm & Blues vision and bringing it to the white American music buying consciousness.
This adaptation of the Rhythm & Blues idiom into Rock structures would be at the heart of "The Rolling Stones" continuing commercial appeal.
"Satisfaction" quickly reached the number #1 position on the Billboard singles charts.

Rolling_Stones,Out_Of_Our_Head,psychedelic-rocknroll,mick_jagger,keith_richards,brian_jones,bill_wyman,satisfaction,last_time,japanese_edition,gibson_firebird Brian Jones with "GIBSON FIREBIRD VII"

"The Last Time" was one of the first songs that "The Rolling Stones" created rather than just recorded.
"Keith Richards" laid down the rhythms, and then "Brian Jones" was brought in to intertwine his lead guitar throughout the songs structure.
Finally the bass and drums were added to the mix. This layered sound was then matched to "Mick Jagger"'s vocals.
"The Last Time" was the true beginning of the modern "Rolling Stones" recording process.
"Play With Fire" was a great song for "The Rolling Stones" and "Mick Jagger" in particular.

Rolling_Stones,Out_Of_Our_Head,psychedelic-rocknroll,mick_jagger,keith_richards,brian_jones,bill_wyman,satisfaction,last_time,japanese_edition,gibson_firebird,BRIDGECounting "Play With Fire", there were now only four non-original songs on this album. "Mercy Mercy" was a typical "Rolling Stones" frenetic run through a Rhythm & Blues standard.
This long forgotten gem from "The Rolling Stones" catalogue is an excellent example of a favorite "Rolling Stones" recording technique.
"Good Times" finds "Mick Jagger" bringing his raspy vocal to this smooth "Sam Cooke" song.

"The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man" released as the flip side of the American single release, "Satisfaction". The song has wonderfully satiric lyrics set to a fun and not very serious melody.

see also "The Rolling Stones - Vol. 1, England's Newest Hitmakers" (JAPANESE Edition 1965),

"The Rolling Stones - Vol. 5, Aftermath" (JAPANESE Edition UK 1966),

"The Rolling Stones - Vol. 3 (JAPANESE Edition UK 1965)"

"The Rolling Stones - Vol. 2, 12 X 5 (JAPANESE Edition UK 1965)"

"The Lost Rolling Stones Photographs: The Bob Bonis Archive, 1964-1966"

"Stones In Exile", DVD 2010

"Sympathy For The Devil", DVD 1968

"The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus", DVD 1968


lee said...

play with fire was an original-as far as i know

Anonymous said...

Play With Fire is a "Nanker-Phelge" composition (i.e, all the group members received writer's credit). ABSOLUTELY not a cover.

Psychedelic-Rocknroll said...

thank you anonymous, I fixed the mistake.