Richards & Steve Jordan
Recording date: October 1987-May 1988
Recording locations: various studios, New York City, USA; Bermuda Sound Recording Studios, Bermuda;
Air Studios, Montserrat; Atlantic Studios & The Hit Factory, New York City, USA
Producers: Keith Richards & Steve Jordan Chief engineer: Don Smith
Bass: Steve Jordan
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Waddy Wachtel (incl. solo)
Lead vocal: Keith Richards
Background vocals: Keith Richards & Steve Jordan
Piano: Ivan Neville
Keyboards: Ivan Neville
(Charley Drayton)'s a great drummer, and he's equally good on bass. So I switched him and Steve around. They'd listen to the songs, like on Take It So Hard, and Steve would say, That's Charley's beat - he can kick the shit out of that more than I can! (laughs)
(I used a) Fender Twin, the amp. The guitar I can't remember, probably the one I call Micawber, whichi s my main Tele 5-string. It's a '57, with the humbucker in the front... (The solo is) Waddy.
I believe it was (recorded in one take), yeah. We had done several run-throughs, but I believe that was the first: OK, cut it.
(W)e liked (the snare rattle at the beginning) (laughs). Because it's the promise of things to come, the shivers as the guitar starts up... It's a quiver in the air.
I’ve wondered ever since (what I was writing about). I think probably, you see the thing is, I actually had it going before the Winos became a possibility. I had been playing around with it. When I wrote it, I was thinking of Mick singing it. And that’s the true convolution - it sort of ends up with me singing about him.
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