100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: ‘GET OFF OF MY CLOUD’- THE ROLLING STONES

The Rolling Stones – Get Off Of My Cloud (1965, Terre Haute pressing,  Vinyl) - Discogs

100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’- The Rolling Stones. The Stones follow up to their first #1 hit- their ‘signature’ song ‘Satisfaction.’ The song was recorded in Hollywood. Keith Richards would say the song was a reaction to the success they had with ‘Satisfaction.’ Keith would later say ” All the sudden they had a big hit and were being pressured to come up with a follow up. I never dug it as a record. The chorus was a nice idea, but we rushed it as the follow-up. We were in L.A. [Los Angeles, where “[I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction’ was recorded], and it was time for another single. But how do you follow-up “Satisfaction”? Actually, what I wanted was to do it slow, like a Lee Dorsey thing. We rocked it up. I thought it was one of Andrew Loog Oldham’s worst productions.”– I kind of agree- the production isn’t very good. Maybe it was all a rush job. Get out the follow up.

Single:’ Get Off Of My Cloud’- The Rolling Stones/ Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards/ Record Company- London/ Time: 2:55/ Produced by Andrew Loog Oldham/ Recorded September 6-7, 1965/ Released September 25, 1965 in US- October 25, 1965 in UK/ Peaked at #1 in US Billboard Hot 100, #1 in UK Singles Chart.

4 responses to “100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: ‘GET OFF OF MY CLOUD’- THE ROLLING STONES

  1. I always liked it; still got the early swagger, a sprinkling of decent lyrics, a stomping chorus- maybe Keith did just pound it out but it worked well enough, and still does. I do wonder though, in light of what Keith says about it, if they ever played it live on the road much, if at all?

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