Rolling Stones - Undercover of the Night 12" MAXI Vinyl Record

Extended Cheeky Mix

The Rolling Stones' 1983 release, "Undercover of the Night" 12" MAXI Vinyl Record, epitomizes their adaptability in the evolving '80s music scene. Produced by the Glimmer Twins and Chris Kimsey, the extended cheeky mix weaves socio-political commentary into its sonic fabric. With dub versions and instrumental explorations, the record bridges classic rock with electronic elements, making a significant contribution to the era's musical landscape. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.

 

Front Cover Photo Of ROLLING STONES - Undercover of the Night Extended Cheeky Mix

"Undercover of the Night" Album Description:

In the vibrant musical tapestry of the 1980s, The Rolling Stones, led by the iconic Glimmer Twins and Chris Kimsey, made a significant contribution with their 1983 release, "Undercover of the Night" in the extended cheeky mix format. This 12" MAXI vinyl record encapsulates a distinctive era in the band's history, showcasing their ability to adapt and experiment with the evolving sounds of the time.

Context of the Time Period:

The early '80s marked a transitional period in the music industry, witnessing the rise of new wave, synth-pop, and other electronic genres. The Rolling Stones, known for their bluesy and rock roots, embraced this change while staying true to their signature style. "Undercover of the Night" arrived at a juncture where experimentation was not just welcomed but expected.

Released against the backdrop of a politically charged global atmosphere, the song reflects the socio-political tensions prevalent during that period. The cheeky mix, with its extended versions, allowed the band to delve deeper into the sonic exploration, creating an atmospheric experience that resonated with the zeitgeist.

Production Insight:

Produced by the formidable combination of the Glimmer Twins, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards, along with Chris Kimsey, the extended cheeky mix of "Undercover of the Night" demonstrated the band's commitment to pushing boundaries. Chris Kimsey's influence, known for his work with The Rolling Stones on previous albums, added an extra layer of sonic richness to the production.

The Dub Version on Side One showcases a stripped-down, reimagined take on the original track. The Glimmer Twins' expertise in weaving intricate musical narratives is evident in the way they manipulate the soundscape, creating a version that stands as a testament to the band's versatility.

On Side Two, "Feel on Baby (Instrumental Dub)" takes the listener on a journey through instrumental nuances. The absence of vocals allows the instrumentation to take center stage, highlighting the band's musical prowess beyond lyrical expression.

Contribution to the Musical Landscape:

The extended cheeky mix of "Undercover of the Night" contributes to the '80s musical landscape by presenting a fusion of the Stones' classic rock roots with contemporary electronic and new wave elements. The exploration of dub versions and instrumental compositions within the maxi format showcases a willingness to embrace diverse musical expressions.

Moreover, the release of this 12" MAXI vinyl record was a strategic move, catering to the growing popularity of extended mixes in dance clubs and among music enthusiasts. It not only satisfied the appetite of existing Rolling Stones fans but also attracted a new audience that appreciated the evolving sounds of the era.

Music Genre:

  Dance Disco  

Album Production Information:

 Produced by the Glimmer Twins and Chris Kimsey

The Glimmer Twins is a moniker often used to refer to the iconic songwriting and production duo of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, both members of The Rolling Stones. This nickname underscores their dynamic collaboration and enduring partnership in shaping the band's musical legacy. Together, the Glimmer Twins have played a pivotal role in creating some of The Rolling Stones' most celebrated and enduring songs.

Record Label Information:

 Pathe Marconi EMI 1545246

Media Format:

 12" Vinyl Maxi-Single   Gramophone Record
Album weight: xxx gram  

Year & Country:

 1983 Made in France  
Track Listing of: Rolling Stones Undercover of the Night Extended Cheeky Mix

The Song/tracks on "Rolling Stones Undercover of the Night Extended Cheeky Mix" are

    Side One:
  • Undercover of the Nigth (Dub Version)
    Side Two:
  • Feel on Baby ( Instrumental Dub)

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Photo Of The Back Cover ROLLING STONES - Undercover of the Night Extended Cheeky Mix
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Close up of record's label ROLLING STONES - Undercover of the Night Extended Cheeky Mix Side One

 

ROLLING STONES - Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

  Mick Jagger (Full-name: Sir Michael Philip Jagger) Mick Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, and the lead vocalist of the Rolling Stones, one of the most influential and successful rock and roll bands in history. Jagger was born in Dartford, England, in 1943 and formed the Rolling Stones with Keith Richards in 1962. The band has released numerous hit songs, including "Satisfaction," "Brown Sugar," and "Start Me Up," and has sold hundreds of millions of records worldwide. Jagger is widely regarded as one of the greatest frontmen in the history of rock music and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to his music career, Jagger has also acted in several films, including "Performance" and "Freejack."

 Jagger's stage presence and vocal style have been an integral part of the Rolling Stones' success, and he is known for his energetic performances, flamboyant style, and distinctive voice. He is also known for his songwriting contributions to the band, and has written or co-written many of the Rolling Stones' most popular songs, including "Brown Sugar," "Miss You," and "Start Me Up." Jagger is also known for his activism and philanthropy, and has supported various causes throughout his career, including environmental protection, human rights, and disaster relief.

In addition to his work with the Rolling Stones, Jagger has also pursued a successful solo career, releasing several critically acclaimed solo albums, including "She's the Boss" and "Primitive Cool." He has also collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Dave Stewart, Peter Tosh, and the Dave Matthews Band. Jagger continues to tour and perform with the Rolling Stones and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential musicians of all time.

  Charlie Watts (Full-name: Charles Robert Watts ) the Charlie Watts was an English drummer and percussionist, best known as the drummer for the Rolling Stones, one of the most influential and successful rock and roll bands in history. Watts was born in London, England, in 1941 and joined the Rolling Stones in 1963. He has been a member of the band ever since and has been an integral part of their sound and style.

 Watts is known for his steady and understated drumming style, which provides a solid foundation for the band's music. He has been praised for his musicality, precision, and ability to play in a variety of styles, and has been inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame. Despite his success with the Rolling Stones, Watts has remained relatively low-key and has shied away from the spotlight, preferring to let the music speak for itself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest drummers in the history of rock and roll, and continues to tour and perform with the Rolling Stones.

 Charlie Watts is a versatile drummer who has played a wide variety of musical styles, including blues, rock and roll, jazz, and funk. He is known for his ability to adapt his playing style to different types of music, and for his ability to complement the sound of the band rather than overpower it. He is also known for his ability to create interesting and complex drum patterns while still maintaining a steady beat, and for his use of cymbals to add texture and color to the music.

 Watts has been credited with helping to shape the sound of the Rolling Stones, and for playing a key role in their longevity and success. He has been praised for his ability to maintain a steady pulse and to keep the band in time, even during the most energetic and chaotic performances. He has also been credited with helping to keep the band musically tight and cohesive, and for providing a solid foundation for the other musicians to build upon.

 In addition to his work with the Rolling Stones, Watts has also pursued a successful career as a jazz drummer, and has played with many of the biggest names in jazz, including Thelonious Monk, Stan Getz, and Benny Goodman. He has also recorded several solo albums and collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Marian McPartland, Keith Richards, and Gerry Mulligan. Despite his success, Watts remains a humble and unassuming person who is widely respected and admired by fans and musicians alike.

  Bill Wyman (Birth-name: William George Perks) Bill Wyman is an English musician and songwriter, best known as the bassist for the Rolling Stones, one of the most influential and successful rock and roll bands in history. Wyman was born in Lewisham, London, in 1936 and joined the Rolling Stones in 1962, replacing original bassist Dick Taylor. He remained with the band until 1993, and was an integral part of their sound and style during their most successful years.

 Wyman is known for his distinctive bass playing style, which is characterized by its solidity, precision, and ability to play in a variety of musical styles. He has been praised for his ability to anchor the band's sound and to provide a solid foundation for the other musicians to build upon. He has also been recognized for his songwriting contributions to the band, having co-written several of their most popular songs, including "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Honky Tonk Women."

 In addition to his work with the Rolling Stones, Wyman has also pursued a successful solo career, releasing several critically acclaimed solo albums, including "Monkey Grip" and "Stone Alone." He has also collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan. Wyman has also written several books about his life and the history of rock and roll, and is a noted collector of vintage musical instruments and equipment. Despite his success, Wyman remains a humble and unassuming person who is widely respected and admired by fans and musicians alike.

 William George Wyman was born in London, Middlesex, England on 24/10/1936. He is the first child of William George Perks Sr 16/01/1914 and Kathleen May Jeffery 1917.

 Bill Wyman changed his last name from Perks to Wyman when he became a professional musician. It is common for musicians to change their names for various reasons, such as to make their name sound better or to distinguish themselves from other musicians with similar names. In the case of Bill Wyman, he chose the last name Wyman as a reference to the bass guitar, which is sometimes referred to as the "Wyman Bass."

 When he was 53 years old, his father William George Perks died (1990). When he was 66 years old, his mother Kathleen May Jeffery died (2003).

 He married Diane Cory in 1969. On 2/6/1989, he married Amanda Louise "Mandy" Smith. He married Suzanne Accosta in 1993. He was 32 years old when he married Diane Cory. He was 52 years old when he married Amanda Louise "Mandy" Smith. He was 56 years old when he married Suzanne Accosta. He got divorced from Diane Cory in 1969. He got divorced from Amanda Louise "Mandy" Smith in 1992. He has one son with Diane Cory: Stephen Paul Wyman 29/3/1962.

  Keith Richards Keith Richards an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter, and the guitarist and co-founder of the Rolling Stones, one of the most influential and successful rock and roll bands in history. Richards was born in Dartford, England, in 1943 and formed the Rolling Stones with Mick Jagger in 1962. He has been a member of the band ever since and has been an integral part of their sound and style.

 Richards is known for his distinctive guitar playing style, which is characterized by its raw, bluesy sound and its ability to create interesting and complex rhythms and patterns. He has been praised for his ability to craft memorable guitar riffs, and for his ability to improvise and add unique elements to the band's music. He is also known for his songwriting contributions to the band, having co-written many of their most popular songs, including "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Brown Sugar," and "Satisfaction."

 In addition to his work with the Rolling Stones, Richards has also pursued a successful solo career, releasing several critically acclaimed solo albums, including "Talk is Cheap" and "Main Offender." He has also collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash. Richards is also known for his wild and rebellious lifestyle, and for his many run-ins with the law. Despite his reputation, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in the history of rock and roll, and continues to tour and perform with the Rolling Stones.

 Keith Richards was born in Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom on 18/12/1943. He is the first child of Herbert William Richards 25/01/1915 and Doris Maud Lydia Dupree.

  Ron Wood (Full-name: Ronald David Wood) R an English guitarist and bassist, andmember of the Rolling Stones, one of the most influential and successful rock and roll bands in history. Wood was born in Hillington, England, in 1947 and began his career as a guitarist in several blues and rock and roll bands. He joined the Rolling Stones in 1975 as a guitarist and has been a member of the band ever since.

 Wood is known for his versatile guitar playing style, which is characterized by its bluesy sound and ability to play in a variety of musical styles. He has been praised for his ability to add unique elements to the band's sound and for his ability to complement the other musicians in the band. He is also known for his energetic and flamboyant stage presence, which has helped to make the Rolling Stones one of the greatest and most enduring live bands in the world.

 In addition to his work with the Rolling Stones, Wood has also pursued a successful solo career, releasing several critically acclaimed solo albums, including "I've Got My Own Album to Do" and "Gimme Some Neck." He has also collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, and The Faces. Despite his success, Wood remains a humble and unassuming person who is widely respected and admired by fans and musicians alike.

 Ronald David Wood was born in Hillingdon, Greater London, England, United Kingdom on 1/6/1947.

 His partner is Katia Ivanova. He married Krissy Findlay in 1971. He married Jo Karslake in 1985. On 21/12/2012, he married Sally Humphreys. He was 24 years old when he married Krissy Findlay. He was 38 years old when he married Jo Karslake. He was 65 years old when he married Sally Humphreys. He got divorced from Katia Ivanova in 2008. He got divorced from Krissy Findlay in 1978. He got divorced from Jo Karslake in 2009. He has one son with Krissy Findlay: Jesse Wood. He has two children with Sally Humphreys: Alice Rose Wood 30 May 2016, Gracie Jane Wood 30 May 2016. He has three children with Jo Karslake: Jamie Wood, Tyrone Wood, Leah Wood.

 His partner Krissy Findlay died on 2005.

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