The video contains a lot of great old footage of the Stones from the early 70s. Since they’re tacking this on to their upcoming Exile on Main Street reissue, it’s not surprising that they didn’t include any studio footage of 66-year-old Mick Jagger recording the brand new vocal for this song in 2009. The band hasn’t exactly been cagey about admitting this fact, but the idea that they’re attempting to pass this off as an Exile bonus track is laughable at best, and fraudulent at worst. It sounds like what it is: a 2009 Stones song. Mick just can’t leave it alone. Gotta tinker with it, don’t you? Oh well.
Update: And now Mick is claiming that all of the vocals on the bonus tracks are newly recorded! What?
GQ: So this new material—my understanding is that it’s stuff that was recorded during the Exile era. How finished were the new tracks when you left them? What state were they in?
MJ: They weren’t finished. None of them had vocals on, which is probably one of the reasons they never came out or whatever. We had so many tracks, but—this is what I said to you before—I could’ve finished them, but I didn’t. Either I didn’t have any ideas, or I couldn’t be bothered or whatever—they’re unwieldy in some way. They were very much like any other Rolling Stones song then or now, to be honest. You’d listen to them and you’d go, “Okay, so that needs a vocal, and that’s the chorus, this is that.” Some were pretty much together, and some were less together. And you just treat them if they were new, to be perfectly honest. It’s always a bit odd to revisit things, but after you get used to them, it doesn’t really matter if they were done last week or thirty-five, forty years ago.
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