Bitch (The Rolling Stones song)
|Song by The Rolling Stones from the album Sticky Fingers|
|Released||16 April 1971|
|Genre||Hard rock, blues rock, proto-punk|
|Sticky Fingers track listing|
"Bitch" is a song by the English rock band The Rolling Stones from their 1971 album Sticky Fingers, first released one week before the album as the b-side to its advance single, "Brown Sugar." Despite not being used as an official single by itself, the tune has garnered major airplay from classic rock radio stations. With a bombastic use of horns, the track is not about a specific woman, but it instead focuses on how, in general, "love is a bitch".
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Bitch" was recorded during October 1970 at London's Olympic Studios, and at Stargroves utilising the Rolling Stones Mobile studio. The main riff used in the song bears similarity to both The Temptations' 1966 hit "Get Ready" and to Mott the Hoople's 1969 release "Rock and Roll Queen."
- Mick Jagger — lead vocal
- Keith Richards — electric guitar, vocal
- Mick Taylor — electric guitar
- Bill Wyman — bass guitar
- Charlie Watts — drums
- Bobby Keys — saxophone
- Jim Price — trumpet
- Jimmy Miller — percussion
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- Unterberger, Richie. "Bitch – The Rolling Stones : Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
- "The Complete Works of the Rolling Stones – Database". Nzentgraf.de. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
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