I Go Wild

Album: Voodoo Lounge (1994)

Songfacts®:

  • Chuck Leavell, formerly of the Allman Brothers Band, played piano. He did a lot of work with The Stones in the '80s.
  • The only song on Voodoo Lounge that was not produced by Don Was. To be clear - it was not Was. Bob Clearmountain produced it.
  • Mick Jagger, 1994: "'Waitresses with broken noses' - that's Ronnie Wood's specialty. He knew every waitress in Dublin, and so I thought I'd put that line in for him. I like that song. I really got into the lyrics on that one. One of the wordy ones."
  • This features Mick Jagger on electric guitar (he plays a red Kramer) and Phil Jones on percussion. A member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, percussionist Jones joined the Stones' camp at the same time as bandmate Benmont Tench, contributing to Voodoo Lounge. He's also worked on albums by Bob Dylan, The Tragically Hip, and many others.
  • Here is how the band members explain where the title of the album comes from. Says Ron Wood: "[The title comes from] the granny flat that I built for my mum. Immediately Keith moved in and he did this hand-drawn sign, 'Doc's Office and Voodoo Lounge,' and stuck it in the window."

    Keith Richards explained: "The record company's screaming at us, 'We need a title, an angle, artwork.' Then, suddenly, Mick turns around and says, 'Your sign.'" He added: "I'm the doc. It's like a ritual, a fetish... We agonized over (the title). And it was staring us in the face. Finally, it was Mick who said, 'What about Voodoo Lounge? Why not? Kind of like Beggars Banquet. Right number of syllables.' I was really pissed with myself, though, after painting the sign and all. I'm usually the one with the cheap ideas, not Mick. His are usually real expensive." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France for above 3

Comments: 2

  • Craig from Melbourne, AustraliaThis song was recorded at Ronnie Wood's pub in Ireland. Charlie had his drums at the bottom of the stairwell and they were recorded there. Hence the massive sound.
  • Joshua from Twin Cities, MnThe final verse includes the line "alcoholic c*nts like knives," which evidently sounded close enough to "cuts like knives" to get past radio censors.
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