Friday, October 31, 2014

Rolling Stones Friday: Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow

"Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow" has always been a guilty pleasure for me. It feels a bit tossed off, I have no idea what it's about, and overall it is not a great Stones song. The Stones themselves reportedly didn't like the final mix and believe the rhythm tracks got watered down to the song's detriment.

But regardless, I like the rumbling feel of the song, the horn lines (it's the first Stones song with horns) and the overall psychedelic vibe. And it's just catchy as can be and sounds great.

Here's the recorded version from 1966:

And we'll leave you with a terrific live version from the Ed Sullivan Show in 1967, with Keith on piano, Charlie playing it cool on the drums, and check out Brian Jones' suit!:

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