Off of My Cloud
This song was recorded in 1965 at the RCA Studios in Los Angeles, CA.
Richards quotes on the songs:
1982 - It's really difficult now to realize how important it was to have a hit single. If the last one didn't do as well as the one before, that meant you were out, you were sliding out. I mean, it was a state of mind. So each one had to be better and DO better, it didn't just have to be better. I mean, you could make a better record each time but if it didn't DO better as the other one or at least as good, it was a sign that you were declining. You know, it was just real pressure to come up with a red-hot song that says it all in 2 minutes 30 seconds every 8 weeks. I mean, it's got to be ready within 8 weeks and released every 12 or 14 weeks, you know. You've just finished Satisfaction - I'd been wrong about that, it's an enormous hit, and you're going, Wow, lucky me - and you're just taking a breather for a couple of days and Andrew Oldham comes along and says, Where's the next single?
2002 - (The piano on the record) I think... was just a matter of saying, Stu, this sounds a bit thin... Yeah, that was just one of those things you could do in those days - shadow a guitar with a piano. As long as you didn't make it obvious, it would add some different air to a track.
Mick Jagger, 1995 - That was Keith's melody and my lyrics... It's a stop-bugging-me, post-teenage-alienation song. The grown-up world was a very ordered society in the '60s, and I was coming out of it. America was even more ordered than anywhere else. I found it was a very restrictive society in thought and behavior and dress.
This song has been covered by:
Rick performed this song early in the Karma Tour.
|Footnote - the background picture was taken early during the Karma tour by Lisa Beltowski|