Mick Jagger, on the inspiration for the Rolling Stones’ Some Girls album (1978):
“I’d moved to New York at that point. The inspiration for the Some Girls album was really based in New York and the ways of the town. I think that gave it an extra spur and hardness. And then, of course, there was the punk thing that had started in 1976. Punk and disco were going on at the same time, so it was quite an interesting period. New York and London, too. Paris – there was punk there. Lots of dance music. Paris and New York had all this Latin dance music, which was really quite wonderful. Much more interesting than the stuff that came afterward… I didn’t want to make a disco album. I wanted to make more of a rock album. I just had one song that had a dance groove: Miss You. But I didn’t want to make a disco album. I wrote all these songs – like Respectable, Lies,When the Whip Comes Down… It was a really great record. I seem to like records that have one overriding mood with lots of little offshoots. Even though there’s a lot of bases covered, there’s lots of straight-ahead rock and roll. It’s very brass-edged. It’s very Rolling Stones, not a lot of frills. Respectable is the kind of edgy punk ethos. Yeah, the groove of it – and on all those songs, the whole thing was to play it all fast, fast, fast. I had a lot of problems with Keith about it, but that was the deal at the time.”
(Ref. rolling stones some girls)
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