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Rolling Stones songs: On with the Show
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Oh if by chance you find that you can’t make it anymore/ We’ll put you in a cab and get you safely to the door…
Also known as: Surprise Me
Written by: Jagger/Richard
Recorded: Olympic Sound Studios, London, England, July 7-22, Aug. 5 and Oct. 2-5 1967
Guest musicians: Nicky Hopkins (piano)
*Data taken from Martin Elliott’s book THE ROLLING STONES COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962-2012
From the The Rolling Stones – All the Songs book:
To conclude the album, Mick Jagger metamorphoses for a little more than
three minutes into the master of ceremonies of a lowly strip joint. It’s nonstop,
it’s a continuous show and there’s a bar downstairs. Furthermore, for
those wishing to escape the humdrum of everyday life, there are hostesses
willing to satisfy the guest’s every whim. Your wife will never know that
you’re not really working late/Your hostess here is Wendy, you’ll find her
very friendly, sings Jagger with a knowing air.
Originally titled “Surprise Me,” “On with the Show” represents a
complete break with the other songs on the album. There is no psychedelic
atmosphere, but instead there are overtones of the Baroque pop and music
hall of Between the Buttons.
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