Friday, May 30, 2008

Ride On, Baby

Track 11
"Ride On, Baby" – 2:52

Wow. This is another one of those songs that sat in the can for almost two years, recorded during the Aftermath sessions, released in 1967 on the USA-only Flowers album. If you take out all the wacky instruments (marimba, harpsichord, dulcimer), this is a song one could easily imagine Them releasing – there is certainly a Van Morrisonesque quality to Mick's phrasing, and a pop sensibility to the melody that is unfortunately out of character for the Stones during this era. I wish I knew about this song before, it's a winner.