THE ROLLING STONES - SINGLES 1968
















Jumpin' Jack Flash

A : Jumpin' Jack Flash (MJ/KR) B : Child Of The Moon (MJ/KR)

Producer : Jimmy MillerSound Engineers : Glyn Johns & Eddie KramerRecorded : 12, 29.03. 11, 20.04.1968Studio : Olympic Sound Studios, London Released : 24.05.1968Decca F 12782
Jumpin’ Jack Flash” is a song realeased in 1968. Called “supernatural Delta blues by way of Swinging London” [1] by Rolling Stone, the song is seen as a return to the Stones’ blues roots after vast experiments on previous works like Between the Buttons and Their Satanic Majesties Request. [2] One of the Stones’ most popular and recognizable songs, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” has been featured in countless films and the Stones compilation albums Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2), Hot Rocks, Singles Collection, and Forty Licks .
The name "Jack Flash" came about after Keith and Mick were up all night trying to think of a song. Keith's gardener's footsteps woke them up. When Mick asked what the noise was Keith said it was "Jack Flash" outside. The gardener's name was Jack Dyer. (thanks, Christopher – Chicago, IL
Bill Wyman wrote most of this, including the main riff, on the piano. It was still credited only to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, something Wyman was never happy about
In March 2005, Q magazine placed “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” at number 2 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. In 2004, Rolling Stone named the song the 124th greatest song of all time in its list of the “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time”. VH1 placed it at 65 on its show “100 Greatest Rock Songs”.

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JUMPIN' JACK FLASH (Demo)

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I was born in a cross-fire hurricane And I howled at my ma in the driving rain, But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas! But it's all right. I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash, It's a gas! Gas! Gas! I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag, I was schooled with a strap right across my back, But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas! But it's all right, I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash, It's a gas! Gas! Gas! I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead. I fell down to my feet and I saw they bled. I frowned at the crumbs of a crust of bread. Yeah, yeah, yeah I was crowned with a spike right thru my head. But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas! But it's all right, I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash, It's a gas! Gas! Gas! Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas Jumping Jack Flash, its a gas Jumping Jack Flash



US version


A : Jumpin' Jack Flash (MJ/KR) B : Child Of The Moon (MJ/KR)

Producer : Jimmy MillerSound Engineers : Glyn Johns & Eddie KramerRecorded : 12,29.03. 11, 20.04.1968 Studio : Olympic Sound Studios, London
Released : 1.06.1968London 45 LON 908




Street Fighting Man ( US released )

A : Street Fighting Man (MJ/KR) B : No Expectations (MJ/KR)

Producer : Jimmy MillerSound Engineer : Glyn Johns Recorded : 13-25.05.1968, 7-25.07.1968 Studio : Olympic Sound Studios, London Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles Released : 31.08.1968 London 45 LON 909
This is about civil unrest in Europe and America in 1968. There were student riots in London and Paris, and Vietnam protests in America. It was the first Stones song to make a strong political statement. Mick Jagger got the idea for this in March, 1968 when he went to an anti-war rally at the US embassy in London and saw mounted police wading into a crowd of 25,000.The original title of this song was "Did Everybody Pay Their Dues?" It had completely different lyrics and therefore altogether a different and rather strange meaning: Jagger sings about an Indian chief and his family. The music however was basically the same (slightly alternative mixes exist) - but the lead guitar over the chorus was omitted on the final mix of "Street Fighting Man." Fairly listenable versions have appeared on various bootlegs
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Ev'rywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy 'Cause summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy Well then what can a poor boy do Except to sing for a rock 'n roll band 'Cause in sleepy London town There's just no place for a street fighting man No!Hey! Think the time is right for a palace revolution 'Cause where I live the game to play is compromise solution Well then what can a poor boy do Except to sing for a rock 'n' roll band 'Cause in sleepy London town There's no place for a street fighting man No! Get downHey! Said my name is called disturbance I'll shout and scream, I'll kill the king, I'll rail at all his servants Well, what can a poor boy do Except to sing for a rock 'n' roll band 'Cause in sleepy London town There's no place for a street fighting man No!Get down