Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: January-February 1979, November 1979-January 1980 & April 1980
Recording locations: Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas & Electric Lady Studios, New York City, USA
Producers: The Glimmer Twins Associate producer & chief engineer: Chris Kimsey
Performed onstage: 1981-82, 2005-07, 2013-17, 2019
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood (incl. slide)
Pedal steel guitar: Ron Wood
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Saxophone: Bobby Keys
Percussion: Michael Shrieve
So Cold, quite honestly, was a track that Keith had going that I
know what was going on it. And I'm the drummer. And Mick wrote lyrics
I never heard a thing until after. Quite honestly.
Ron: I remember you and Keith and me and Bill trashing over and over...
Mick: Actually I wrote it in an hour (...)
Charlie: And I had a great time making the record with Keith. But was he was going to sing or what he wanted on it or what Mick was going to write, it was something I heard months later, in fact.
Mick: Well it was a bit like Shattered, in that way, you remember that one?
Charlie: Yeah, another one.
Mick: It was a bit like Shattered 'cause it was always there...
(The guitar sound is) our equivalent of that rockabilly thing. I think you'll find that comes from using a lot of analog delay on Ron's guitar or my guitar or both of them, and I dampen it. That'll give you that ticka-tacka-ticka.
Ron: The only obvious thing to me about it is that it fits that rhythm and that feel - she's-so-cold, you know? It comes off the tongue....
Mick: It's really OUR version of "she's so cold". Which is, like, very funny because it is an obvious subject. It's like the old cold lady.
Ron:When I touch her, my hand froze.
Mick: Yeah, when I... No, when I touched her, I looked like an ice cream cone - isn't that it? (Laughs) ... There's another... I heard it on the radio the other day. And there's like three songs all about the same subject, so it's a very traditional one.
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