September 14, 2009

Off-Day Outtakes: Rolling Stones - Tattoo You

We'll do the same thing with this 1981 Stones album that we did with Some Girls last week.

Again, this may not be complete, but it's a good start. Further complicating the problem of completeness is that this set -- called Tattoo Too -- runs a bit fast, so the 9:39 version of "Slave" here is (I believe) identical to the 10:13 version on Rogue's Tattoo You Sessions. The two songs in italics are from the Rogue release.

There really ought to be a fan project to collect all of the songs for the various late 70s/early 80s albums because so many tracks circulate.

Notes: "Start Me Up" began as a reggae-ish song ("Never Stop") during the Black & Blue sessions. ... "Slave 1" is an instrumental with some amazingly crunchy guitars. This song may rank as the greatest Stones groove of all time. ... "Tops" and "Waiting On A Friend" date all the way back to 1972; guitarist Mick Taylor had to sue the band to get his share of royalties for his contributions to the album.
Disc 1
01 Start Me Up (Munich, 3-4/75) 4:23
02 Start Me Up (Paris, 10/77-3/78) 3:42
03 Hang Fire (Paris, 10/77-3/78) 6:18
04 Hang Fire (Paris, 10/77-3/78) 6:06
05 Hang Fire (Paris, 10/77-3/78) 2:24
06 Hang Fire (Paris, 10/77-3/78) 2:26
07 Slave (Rotterdam, 1-2/75) 6:58
08 Slave (Paris, 6-10/79) 9:39
09 Slave (New York, 4-6/81) 8:16
10 Slave 8:35
11 Little T&A (Nassau, 1-2/79) 3:40
12 Little T&A (Nassau, 1-2/79) 4:12
13 Black Limousine (Paris, 10/77-3/78) 3:15
14 Black Limousine (Paris, 10/77-3/78) 4:08
15 Black Limousine (Paris, 6-10/79) 3:35

Disc 2
01 Black Limousine (Paris, 6-10/79) 4:02
02 Black Limousine 3:48
03 Neighbors (Nassau, 1-2/79) 3:22
04 Worried About You (Rotterdam, 1-2/75) 7:42
05 Worried About You (Paris, 6-10/79) 7:21
06 Tops (Los Angeles, 11/72) 4:38
07 Tops (Paris, 6-10/79) 4:03
08 Heaven (Paris, 10/77-3/78) 5:14
09 Heaven (Paris, 10-11/80) 5:22
10 No Use In Crying (Paris, 6-10/79) 3:33
11 No Use In Crying (Paris, 6-10/79) 4:27
12 No Use In Crying (Paris, 6-10/79) 4:26
13 No Use In Crying (Paris, 6-10/79) 4:24
14 Waiting On A Friend (Kingston, 11-12/72) 4:15
15 Waiting On A Friend (Paris, 6-10/79) 4:32
16 Waiting On A Friend (Paris, 10/77-3/78) 3:33

8 comments:

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

L, have you seen Futurama's Into Green Yonder? By far the best movie from Futurama......

L-girl said...

Tatoo You: bah.

Seawolves, thanks for thinking of me! I haven't seen it yet. It will definitely be on my list, post-baseball, a/k/a Movie Season.

L-girl said...

OK, even spelled wrong, still bah.

L-girl said...

Is this the last off-day outtake, or will you do them during the post-season?

redsock said...

OK, even spelled wrong, still bah.

You should have had your automatic spell checker turned on.

You are wrong. It's a fantastic album. Sure, it was mostly cobbled together from outtakes from various years, but so what? So was Exile on Main Street!

With so many good songs to pick from, I still (after nearly 30 years) cannot figure out how they managed to release the shitty Emotional Rescue between Some Girls and Tattoo You?

Is this the last off-day outtake,

Nope. One left -- Mega links in a big finish!

...

Wait a minnit. Just looked at the schedule. There are no more off-days! WTF? I thought there was one left.

or will you do them during the post-season?

Wasn't planning on it (though I have promised someone something topical for Thanksgiving). Now the final post may have to be spread out in the playoffs.

tim said...

I'm not a huge fan of this one, but I do enjoy a few of the songs. Looking forward to hearing this reggae inspired version of Start me up!

L-girl said...

You should have had your automatic spell checker turned on.

A wmtc theme makes an appearance.

Sure, it was mostly cobbled together from outtakes from various years, but so what?

That's not my problem with it. My problem is it has maybe 3 good songs. Maybe.

hough I have promised someone something topical for Thanksgiving

Hmm, wonder what that could be. 'Nt!

redsock said...

My problem is it has maybe 3 good songs. Maybe.

Which 3?