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Out of Our Heads
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
This one misses a golden opportunity by not including "Get Off of My Cloud" ("Just 'cause you feel so good, d'ya have to drive me out of my head?"), but that's about the only mistake it makes. In the few months since th... more »
This one misses a golden opportunity by not including "Get Off of My Cloud" ("Just 'cause you feel so good, d'ya have to drive me out of my head?"), but that's about the only mistake it makes. In the few months since the release of Now!, the Stones' sound had grown harder; even a ballad like O.V. Wright's "That's How Strong My Love Is" attains a rumble that'll make you think a big truck is driving by your house. When Jagger drawled, "Buzz a while," in the middle of the group's debut the year before, he probably had no idea what his boys were soon to make of that command: "The Last Time," "The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man," "Satisfaction." --Rickey Wright
The First Time At The Top
Richard R. Carlton | Ada, MI United States | 07/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Out Of Our Heads was released in the U.S. on July 30, 1965. It includes the most famous of all rock and Stones tracks (Satisfaction) as well as The Last Time (one of their most enduring compositions). But this album has what I call the best of the great Stones 2nds....those tracks that formed the basis of the original band.....not the AM hits.....but the developing expertise and taste that eventually gave us the great songwriting and sense of outrage that became the greatest band the planet has ever known. This includes Mercy Mercy, Hitch Hike, That's How Strong My Love Is, Play With Fire, and The Spider And The Fly. This album is also memorable for the 7 titles penned by Jagger and Richards (the first time their own compositions dominated an album).Personally, this one is my favorite of all their early albums and I have always ranked it as 2nd only to Beggars Banquet. But I loved the early Stones first and best and have felt that way for almost 40 years now. My kids respect them, my grandchildren are just now hearing them for the first time, but I still love the old band as they play on this album.The Out Of Our Heads tracks were recorded during 1964-5 as follows:
1964: Oct 27 - Nov 2 at RCA Studios in Hollywood
1965: Jan 17-18 & Feb 17 at RCA Studios in Hollywood
The Last Time
Play With Fire
Live in the UK on March 6 (Empire in Liverpool), 7 (Palace in Manchester), or 16 (Granada in Greenford)
I'm All Right
May 10, 1965 at Chess Studios in Chicago
That's How Strong My Love Is
Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man
May 11-12, 1965 at RCA Studios in Hollywood
Cry To Me
The Spider And The Fly
One More TryThe UK version was released Sep 24, 1965 but with the addition of She Said Yeah, Talkin' Bout You, Oh Baby, Heart Of Stone, and I'm Free. The UK release did not include The Last Time, I'm All Right, Satisfaction, Play With Fire, Spider And The Fly, or One More Try. Also of interest, the UK Out Of Our Heads used the same artwork as the US release of December's Children.This information comes from "It's Only Rock And Roll: The Ultimate Guide To The Rolling Stones" by Karnbach and Bernson and from my own collection."
Out of our Heads
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Rolling Stones first #1 album in the US, probably because of the inclusion of '(I Can't get No) Satisfaction', their most recent #1 hit single. Along with 'Satisfaction', there is 'The Last Time' and 'Play With Fire', which are all included on Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass). This album also includes the UK and US b-sides to 'Satisfaction'. In the UK, its b-side was 'The Spider and the fly' while in the US had 'The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man' as the b-side of 'Satisfaction'. Also on this album, there's a live song, 'I'm All Right' which hit the UK the same year on the "Got LIVE" EP. A different live version is found on the US "Got LIVE" LP. The covers included on this album are 'Mercy, Mercy', followed by 'Hitch-Hike'. Then comes 'That's How Strong My Love Is' with Sam Cooke's 'Good Times' after (coincidently, Sam Cooke and the Rolling Stones appear on ABKCO records). The last cover here is 'Cry To Me'. The closing song of the album is 'One More Try', a Mick Jagger/Keith Richards composition.
The original album was released in 1965 by London Records. The first CD release was released in 1986. The SACD was released in 2002. Presented here is the 1986 version with the release number 74292 (CD 429)."
Oh My, Have Mercy
Danielle Lane | Horseshoe, North Carolina | 06/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Have mercy on me because I tell you I just can't get enough of this record. The opening song sets the mood for both the U.S. and the U.K. releases. They are different, though they share six of the same songs out of twelve so you really need both versions. I mean you can get the British stuff on other records, but I like both offerings. The little known "Cry to Me" is my favorite song on the record, but I also love the vastly underrated "Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man." This is early Stones at their best, but then early Stones, current Stones, it makes no difference, they were great back then, they're great now."