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OUT OF OUR HEADS

Released - 1965, on London/Decca Records (now ABKCO Records) Produced by Andrew Loog Oldham.

Personnel:
Mick Jagger - Lead & Backing Vocals; Harmonica.
Keith Richards - Lead and Rhythm Guitars; Backing Vocals.
Brian Jones - Lead and Rhythm Guitars; Harmonica; Organ, Piano, Harpsichord; Backing Vocals. 
Charlie Watts - Drums and Percussion.
Bill Wyman - Bass; Backing Vocals

Additional Personnel- Ian Stewart, Jack Nitzsche, Phil Spector.

(Click on song for lyrics and song personnel)

SONG OLD RATING NEW RATING*
MERCY MERCY     6.3   6.0
HITCH HIKE     6.4   6.6
THE LAST TIME   10.0 10.0
THAT'S HOW STRONG MY LOVE IS     6.1   6.1
GOOD TIMES     6.0   6.6
I'M ALL RIGHT (Live)     6.4   6.8
(I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION   10.0 10.0
CRY TO ME     6.1   6.3
THE UNDER ASSISTANT WEST COAST PROMOTION MAN     6.5   7.0
PLAY WITH FIRE     9.2   9.2
THE SPIDER AND THE FLY     6.6   6.9
ONE MORE TRY      5.5   5.8
Ave.   7.09 7.28

REVIEW

Another solid effort with this one. Seven of the twelve tunes are written by Jagger/Richards or the band (Nanker-Phelge). With "Satisfaction" and it's great riff (written by Keith Richards in his sleep!), the Stones established not only their best song up to that point in time, but the most defined rock single put out by anyone in the '60s. What a great guitar riff by Keef! To think that Keith and Mick Jagger didn't even want the song released, but they were out voted to do so by Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ian Stewart.

There's also other gems on this album including "The Last Time", with Brian playing an outstanding lead guitar, and the simple and mellow - but to the point, "Play With Fire". The covers found on here are good, but not as good as the bands originals. I think by this point in time the Boys were starting to realize that their days as a cover band was fading - thank goodness for that!

- Keno, 1998

*Old Ratings vs. New Ratings

The old ratings that you see here were from back in 1998 when I first rated the album for this site. Since time does change one's point of view, I decided to listen to and rate this album again, doing so in late 2005. Also note that I did not look at the old ratings from 1998 until after I placed my new ratings here.

To listen to some sound clips from the remastered US OUT OF OUR HEADS, or to buy, click on Out of Our Heads (US Version) icon

To buy the remastered British version, click here: Out of Our Heads (UK Version)  

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