Rock And A Hard Place

Album: Steel Wheels (1989)
Charted: 63 23

Songfacts®:

  • This song was originally titled "Steel Wheels." They ended up using that as the name of the album, as it conveyed moving forward. The Stones launched their first tour in 8 years after releasing the album, and this was the second single, after "Mixed Emotions."
  • The title reflected the state of The Stones at the time. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had released solo albums and were feuding, but they put aside their differences to record Steel Wheels.
  • This was one of bass player Bill Wyman's last recordings as a member of The Stones. He left the band in 1992.

Comments: 4

  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiI first heard this song at an Air Force Band assembly,when I was a freshman.They were good.I didn't know who it was by,untill my brother told me It was on the radio it was by The Rolling Stones.
  • Craig from Melbourne, AustraliaThe same riff is used on other Stones songs, "Soul Survivor" & "Must be hell".
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaYeah, I can totally se the Stones in this place the song describes.
  • Andy from Tualatin, Orcool riff in this song, nice and fast
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