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Wednesday, August 22, 2018


The Rolling Stones - The Last Time 

never really made much sense to me. that there was a sense of rivalry between the two was a given but the vitriol never interested me between fans. I distinctly remember the 'Last Time' and have the single somewhere down in the vaults an played it to death! The cadenza haunted me for years and still affects me . . . . also we 'got' the punning title of the album which slipped the censors as much then did when people used word play and argot of the time. That it should prove ironically prophetic for Brian became an additional sadness and cruel somewhat as evidenced by the Goddard film 'One plus One' (later Sympathy For The Devil) three years later with Brian on the nod for much of it and almost literally 'out of his head'

On this day in music history: August 21, 1965 - “Out Of Our Heads”, the third album by The Rolling Stones hits #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for 3 weeks. Produced by Andrew Loog Oldham, it is recorded at RCA Studios in Hollywood, CA, Chess Studios in Chicago, IL, Regent Sound Studios, and Olympic Studios in London from November 2, 1964 - May 12, 1965. The US version of the album differs from the UK release (issued on September 24, 1965) as it includes the recent and current singles “The Last Time” (#9 Pop), “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (#1 Pop), their respective B-sides, and different album cover artwork. Tracks not appearing on the US version of the album surfaces on the compilation “December’s Children (And Everybody’s)” in December of 1965. It is the first of nine chart topping albums for The Rolling Stones in the US. Both the US and UK versions of the album are remastered and reissued as hybrid SACD disc in digipak packaging. The SACD edition is discontinued by ABKCO, and is replaced by the standard redbook editions in jewel case packaging. The UK edition of the album is reissued on vinyl in 2003. It is remastered again, with both the UK and US editions being reissued as a 180 gram LP’s and CD’s in 2016 as part of “The Rolling Stones In Mono” box set.  "Out Of Our Heads" is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

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