Deep Cuts From 1971: ‘Moonlight Mile’- The Rolling Stones. The closing track on The Rolling Stones outstanding Sticky Fingers album- many critics consider it one of The Stones most under appreciated ballads- Bill Janovitz writes: “Though the song still referenced drugs and the road life of a pop-music celebrity, it really is a rare example of Jagger letting go of his public persona, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the weariness that accompanies the pressures of keeping up appearances as a sex-drugs-and-rock & roll star.”
‘Moonlight Mile’ while credited as a Jagger-Richards song- was one worked out between Mick and Mick- Jagger and guitarist Taylor- at an all night session. Keith wasn’t there and doesn’t appear on the song. Mick Taylor was surprised he was promised a writing credit on the song but when it was released he didn’t get it.