Let’s Listen to that Unreleased Stones Song

 

“No Spare Parts”
slated to appear on deluxe reissue of classic Rolling Stones album.

 

By Fred Mills

 

With news still fresh of the upcoming (Nov. 21) deluxe
reissue
of the Rolling Stones’ 1978 album Some
Girls
, the band apparently aims to stoke the fan-flames further. Starting
today the previously unreleased session track “No Spare Parts” goes to radio
and was premiered this morning on the Ken Bruce show on BBC Radio 2 in England. If you
head over to the Bruce show website, click on the “Listen now” button and it
will bring up the BBC Radio music player so you can listen to the 150-minute
broadcast.

 

 

But hey – why sit through 150 minutes’ worth of ho-hum
tracks from the likes of Electric Light Orchestra, the Eagles, Amy Winehouse
and Coldplay while you wait to get your Stones fix? “No Spare Parts” has been
available for ages on bootlegs – or at least a version of it; possibly a demo,
given the somewhat medium-fidelity audio quality – and it was also uploaded to
YouTube some time ago. (It was a key track on the Godfather bootleg label’s Through the Vaults Darkly Vol. 2 two-CD set.) So as a public service….

 

 

 

Anyhow, we are looking forward to the Some Girls reissue, and the song ain’t half bad either. Here’s the
officially-sanctioned description of the powerful and poignant track, which
apparently was recently discovered in the vaults by reissue producer Don Was:

 

 

“No Spare Parts” captures the daring and diverse spirit of the album’s legendary
sessions.  Recorded in Paris, the song tells the story of a trip from Los
Angeles to San Antonio, TX featuring Mick Jagger on electric piano, Keith
Richards on acoustic piano, Ron Wood on pedal steel guitar, Charlie Watts on
drums and Bill Wyman on bass. With a country guitar twang, subtle groove, and
soulful storytelling, it’s a powerful and poignant acoustic tune from THE
ROLLING STONES
and an essential addition to any fan’s catalog.

 

 

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