She's The Boss

Album: She's The Boss (1985)

Songfacts®:

  • This was the title track of Mick Jagger's first solo album. The Rolling Stones' frontman told Colin Irwin of the Melody Maker that he made up the lyrics for the tune on the spur of the moment in the studio. "It's all about executive lady talk," he said. "You get a lot of all that about the real independent woman, so I made the words a spoof of the whole thing. You can take it any way you want. There is some serious stuff in there. The guy is screaming that he can't f--k her 'cos he's got to wash his hair… it's a joke, y'know. It's a joke on sexism."

    "All the women I've played it to like it," Jagger continued. "All the female execs at the record company really like that one. Macho men won't like it."
  • This features Jeff Beck on lead electric guitar. Said Mick Jagger (1985): "I'm trading licks with Jeff Beck on that. I always sing with the band, but technically the rough vocals don't always stand up because you get so much breakthrough. Fortunately on 'She's the Boss' the band was playing quiet enough that I could use some of the original vocal." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

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