Stones guitarist Ron Wood played bass on this song. Stones bass player Bill Wyman had to deal with the press after announcing his engagement to 18-year-old Mandy Smith, and was not available. Wyman, who started seeing Smith when she was 13, divorced her soon after their marriage.
Mick Jagger played some guitar on this, partly out of necessity because Wyman was out.
Jagger had most of this written when he met Keith Richards in Barbados to work on Steel Wheels in 1989.
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