ROLLING STONES / Honky Tonk Women

This UK Pressing was only for distribution in Germany, France and Belgium

In Brief: 

The song "Honky Tonk Women" was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards while on holiday in Brazil from late December 1968 to early January 1969. Inspired by Brazilian gauchos at the ranch where Jagger and Richards were staying in Matão, São Paulo, the song was originally conceived as an acoustic country song.

Two versions of the song were recorded by the band: the familiar hit which appeared on the 45 single and their collection of late 1960s singles, Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2); and a honky-tonk version entitled "Country Honk" with slightly different lyrics, which appeared on "Let It Bleed". The concert rendition of the song featured on Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! differs from both the hit version and the country version, with a markedly different guitar introduction and an entirely different second verse, but is much closer to the single version than the album version.

Artist/Band:  The Rolling Stones    
Genre:  Rock, Pop
Trivia:  Produced by Jimmy Miller
Tracks side 1:  Honky Tonk Women  
Tracks side 2:  You Can't Always Get what you want  

Label Information:

Decca F.12952
Format 7" Single, PS Picture Sleeve    

Year & Country:

1969 Made in England

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