Rolling Stones songs: Please Go Home
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I don’t want to be on my own/ ‘Cause I can’t talk much better alone…
Written by: Jagger/Richard
Recorded: RCA Studios, Hollywood, USA, Aug. 3-7 1966; Olympic Sound Studios, London, England, Nov. 9-Dec. 6 1966
*Data taken from Martin Elliott’s book THE ROLLING STONES COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962-2012
This is built around the “Bo Diddley Beat” – dun, da-dun, da-dun, da-dun, dun. The Stones toured with Diddley in England in 1963. The Stones also used the Bo Diddley Beat on “Not Fade Away” in 1964.
Brian Jones played the theremin on this track, an electronic device also used by Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.”
Like that theremin? Here’s “Over The Rainbow” on one, an excellent example of its unique sound. Shop around online and you’ll find they go for about $300. If you’re too broke or too clever, make your own theremin following this YouTube podcast. Then come back and play along with the Stones!
This was not included on American versions of Between The Buttons. It is on the compilation Flowers in the US.
The Stones had an unusual track record for shuffling songs around between album releases in the states and the UK. In the US, this song was bumped to make room for two bigger hits, “Let’s Spend The Night Together” and “Ruby Tuesday.”
The name of this album, Between The Buttons, is a British expression meaning that you’re undecided about something. Urban legend has it that when producer Andrew Loog Oldham was asked about what they should title the album, he uttered this phrase and they took him literally.
From the The Rolling Stones – All the Songs book:
Regrets and more regrets… The central character in this song is apparently
having great difficulty recovering from his relationship with a woman who
possesses every fault in the book. In any case, a mistake has been made and
he asks, or rather orders, her to go home. I don’t have to ask what you do/I
just have to look to get you. And then, in the fourth verse: You were told of
the devious ways/That you thought you could get without pay. To what is
Mick Jagger referring here? To the route that leads into the psychedelic
world, or simply to the selfishness of a former girlfriend?
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