Out of Our Heads

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Out of Our Heads
Studio album by The Rolling Stones
Released 24 September 1965
Recorded 2 November 1964 – 6 September 1965
Genre Rock and roll, rhythm and blues
Length 29:36
Language English
Label Decca
Producer Andrew Loog Oldham
The Rolling Stones British chronology
The Rolling Stones No. 2
(1965)
Out of Our Heads
(1965)
Aftermath
(1966)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
NME 7/10[2]

Out of Our Heads is the Rolling Stones' third British album and their fourth in the United States. It was released in 1965 through London Records in the US on 30 July 1965, and Decca Records in the UK on 24 September 1965 (in both mono – catalogue number LL3429; and in stereo—PS429), with significant track listing differences between territories.

Music[edit]

Most of Out of Our Heads comprises rhythm and blues cover songs.[3] According to music critic Richie Unterberger, the album's US release largely had soul covers and its "classic rock singles", including "The Last Time", "Play with Fire", and "Satisfaction", still drew on the band's R&B and blues roots, but were updated to "a more guitar-based, thoroughly contemporary context."[1] Kent H. Benjamin of The Austin Chronicle wrote that the album was "the culmination of the Stones' early soul/R&B sound"[4] In his review of the album's UK edition, Allmusic's Bruce Eder characterised it as rock and roll and R&B.[5]

Recording and releases[edit]

The British Out of Our Heads – with a different cover – added songs that would surface later in the US on December's Children (And Everybody's) and others that had not been released in the UK thus far (such as "Heart of Stone") instead of the already-released live track and recent hit singles (as singles rarely featured on albums in the UK in those times). Issued later that September, Out of Our Heads reached No. 2 in the UK charts behind the Beatles' Help!. It was The Rolling Stones' last UK album to rely upon R&B covers; the forthcoming Aftermath was entirely composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

In August 2002 both the US and UK editions of Out of Our Heads were reissued in a new remastered CD and SACD digipak by ABKCO Records.[6]

Track listing (UK)[edit]

All songs written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "She Said "Yeah"" (Sonny Bono/Roddy Jackson) 1:34
2. "Mercy, Mercy" (Don Covay/Ronnie Miller) 2:45
3. "Hitch Hike" (Marvin Gaye/Clarence Paul/Mickey Stevenson) 2:25
4. "That's How Strong My Love Is" (Roosevelt Jamison) 2:25
5. "Good Times" (Sam Cooke) 1:58
6. "Gotta Get Away"   2:06
Side two
No. Title Length
7. "Talkin' About You" (Chuck Berry) 2:31
8. "Cry to Me" (Bert Russell) 3:09
9. "Oh, Baby (We Got a Good Thing Going)" (originally released on The Rolling Stones, Now!) (Barbara Lynn Ozen) 2:08
10. "Heart of Stone" (originally released on The Rolling Stones, Now!) 2:50
11. "The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man" (Nanker Phelge) 3:07
12. "I'm Free"   2:24

American release[edit]

Out of Our Heads
Studio album by The Rolling Stones
Released 30 July 1965
Recorded 2 November 1964 – 12 May 1965
Length 33:24
Language English
Label London
Producer Andrew Loog Oldham
The Rolling Stones American chronology
The Rolling Stones, Now!
(1965)
Out of Our Heads
(1965)
December's Children (And Everybody's)
(1965)
Singles from Out of Our Heads
  1. "The Last Time"
    Released: 13 March 1965 (US)
  2. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
    Released: 6 June 1965 (US)

Initially issued in July 1965 in the US (featuring a shot from the same photo session that graced the cover of 12 X 5 and The Rolling Stones No. 2), Out of Our Heads was a mixture of recordings made over a six-month period, including the Top 10 hit "The Last Time" and the worldwide number 1 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" with B-sides as well as a track from the UK-only live EP Got Live If You Want It!. Six songs will be included in the UK version of the album. "One More Try" is an original that was not released in the UK until 1971's Stone Age. Riding the wave of "Satisfaction"'s success, Out of Our Heads became The Rolling Stones' first US No. 1 album, eventually going platinum.

In 2003 the US edition was listed as number 116 on the List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards except where noted. "Nanker Phelge" was a pseudomyn used by the Stones for group compositions.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Mercy Mercy" (Don Covay/Ronnie Miller) 2:45
2. "Hitch Hike" (Marvin Gaye/Clarence Paul/Mickey Stevenson) 2:25
3. "The Last Time"   3:41
4. "That's How Strong My Love Is" (Roosevelt Jamison) 2:25
5. "Good Times" (Sam Cooke) 1:58
6. "I'm All Right" (originally released on Got Live If You Want It! EP) (Nanker Phelge) (Live) 2:25
Side two
No. Title Length
7. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"   3:42
8. "Cry to Me" (Bert Russell) 3:09
9. "The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man" (Phelge) 3:07
10. "Play with Fire" (Phelge) 2:13
11. "The Spider and the Fly"   3:39
12. "One More Try"   1:58

Personnel[edit]

The Rolling Stones
Additional personnel

Chart positions[edit]

Album
Year Chart Position
1965 UK Top 20 Albums[7] 2
1965 Billboard 200[1] 1
Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1965 "The Last Time" UK Top 40 Singles[7] 1
1965 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" UK Top 40 Singles[7] 1
1965 "The Last Time" The Billboard Hot 100[1] 9
1965 "Play with Fire" The Billboard Hot 100[1] 96
1965 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" The Billboard Hot 100[1] 1
1965 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" Billboard R&B Singles[1] 19

Certifications[edit]

Country Provider Certification
(sales thresholds)
United States RIAA Platinum
Preceded by
Beatles VI by The Beatles
Billboard 200 number-one album
21 August – 10 September 1965
Succeeded by
Help! by The Beatles

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Allmusic review (US)
  2. ^ "Review: Out of Our Heads". NME (London): 46. 8 July 1995. 
  3. ^ Strickler, Yancey (2 April 2008). "The Rolling Stones, Out of Our Heads". eMusic. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Review: The Rolling Stones". The Austin Chronicle. 13 December 2002. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Out of Our Heads [UK]". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Walsh, Christopher (24 August 2002). "Super audio CDs: The Rolling Stones Remastered". Billboard (Billboard). p. 27. 
  7. ^ a b c http://www.everyhit.com/ Type in "rolling stones" under "Name of Artist"