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Album: Between The Buttons (1967)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is built around the "Bo Diddley Beat" - dun, da-dun, da-dun, da-dun, dun. The Stones toured with Diddley in England in 1963. The Stones also used the Bo Diddley Beat on "Not Fade Away" in 1964.
  • Brian Jones played the theremin on this track, an electronic device also used by Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love."

    Like that theremin? Here's "Over The Rainbow" on one, an excellent example of its unique sound. Shop around online and you'll find they go for about $300. If you're too broke or too clever, make your own theremin following this YouTube podcast. Then come back and play along with the Stones! >>
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    David - Lilburn, GA
  • This was not included on American versions of Between The Buttons. It is on the compilation Flowers in the US.

    The Stones had an unusual track record for shuffling songs around between album releases in the states and the UK. In the US, this song was bumped to make room for two bigger hits, "Let's Spend The Night Together" and "Ruby Tuesday."
  • The name of this album, Between The Buttons, is a British expression meaning that you're undecided about something. Urban legend has it that when producer Andrew Loog Oldham was asked about what they should title the album, he uttered this phrase and they took him literally.

Comments: 2

  • Katy from Atkinson , Nhnever knew what a theramin was before
  • Tom from East Lyme, Ct"dun, da-dun, da-dun, da-dun, dun" I know EXACTLY what your talking about!
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