6 September 1965: Place: RCA Studios, Hollywood, USA.
Producer: Andrew Oldham.
Engineer: Dave Hassinger.
UK B-side Get Off My Cloud: 22 October 1965
USA LP DECEMBER’S CHILDREN (AND EVERYBODY’S):
4 December 1965: No 4 - 22 weeks
UK Compilation LP NO STONE UNTURNED: 5 October 1973
German Compilation LP THE REST OF THE BEST: December 1983
UK & USA LP THE ROLLING STONES SINGLES COLLECTION - THE LONDON YEARS: 15 August 1989
UK CD box set THE ROLLING STONES SINGLES - 1965 - 1967: 12 July 2004
USA CD box set THE ROLLING STONES SINGLES - 1965 - 1967: 27 July 2004
An unremarkable track featuring acoustic guitars which duet in an amateurish fashion. The vocals lack the plush harmonies of their chart-topping counterparts, The Beatles, and the track sounds particularly off-key. This type of sound produced embarrassing smiles and was a temporary let-down for Andrew Oldham’s creativity. It should have remained a studio out-take and it is unfortunate such lightweight material should be used as a single flip-side, though this was the prerogative tendency of the record company.
The British were lucky they did not have to contend with the American DECEMBER’S CHILDREN album, which was a compiler’s nightmare. To fill it out, it even included two live tracks from the UK EP. Once the recordings were finished the exhausting schedule took them back to the UK for a pre-arranged date in Douglas, Isle Of Man. Then the tour went abroad to West Germany (this was when Anita Pallenberg joined the entourage after befriending Brian Jones in Munich) for just short of a week before ending in Vienna, Austria. This helped the Stones get their act together for a two-and-a-bit weeks of solid UK touring in late September and October, with The Spencer Davis Group and the Moody Blues supporting.
Mainly because touring was not really Andrew Oldham’s “bag”, Tito Burns (musician, agent and manager) was appointed their booking agent in Europe and he was impressed that the band were always on time and professional. Marianne Faithfull was asked to join the Stones for their Bristol Colston Hall gig on 26 September and, after a night chilling with the group, she found herself talking about poetry and books with Mick - the start of their relationship.
On the same tour, Tom Keylock took up his driving, minding and general fixer duties. Known as “Mr Get-It-Together”, he had previously done similar work for film stars such as Shirley MacLaine. Keylock’s training and World War II action with the Royal Army Service Corps would be useful dealing with the fans and ultimately he was a genuine, loyal guy. He found the Stones world different from his previous career.