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Rolling Stones songs: Surprise, Surprise
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Knew you was telling lies/ I could see it in your eyes…
Written by: Jagger/Richard
Recorded: Regent, IBC Studios, London, England, March 1964
*Data taken from Martin Elliott’s book THE ROLLING STONES COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962-2012
The B-side of the Rolling Stones’ debut single (Chuck Berry’s “Come On”), this early Jagger/Richards original hardly hinted at their future songwriting genius, but “Surprise, Surprise” has a great sense of teenage angst and a nice period charm. An up-tempo rhythm and groove are the high points here and nicely offset the slightly weak but wholly charming melody. The recording also surfaced on a Decca Records compilation album that benefited British boys clubs.
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