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|Song by The Rolling Stones|
|Released||20 January 1967|
|Genre||Psychedelic rock, psychedelic pop|
|Writer||Mick Jagger, Keith Richards|
|Producer||Andrew Loog Oldham|
Yesterday's Papers is a song by The Rolling Stones from their 1967 album, Between the Buttons. It was the first song that Mick Jagger wrote on his own for The Rolling Stones. It was the opening track on the UK version of that album and was included on the US version.
Whereas the stereo mix fades after one chorus, the mono mix continues for one more full chorus. The mono version is at one point near the end missing some of the backing vocals heard on the stereo version.
The song, supposedly directed at Jagger's ex-girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton , is one of several on this album and others that suggest abusive treatment of women, comparing yesterday's girl to yesterday's papers, something that can be just thrown out. This is exacerbated by the fact that Shrimpton tried to commit suicide over the breakup.
The tune was also covered by Chris Farlowe.
- Mick Jagger - lead vocals, tambourine
- Keith Richards - guitars, backing vocals
- Brian Jones - vibraphone
- Bill Wyman - bass guitar
- Charlie Watts - drums
- Jack Nitzsche - harpsichord
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