The Rolling Stones continue to tantalize fans with preview tracks from their upcoming 60s era live archive offering The Rolling Stones – On Air, which will hit shelves in multiple formats on Dec. 1 via Universal/Polydor. The legendary British rockers have unveiled an early live audio version of their chart-topping 1965 single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers premiered the track on Oct. 26 via Rolling Stone on the heels of wrapping up their hugely successful AEG Presents produced No Filter Tour of Europe. The live rendition of the band's breakout hit in the U.S. was recorded on Sept. 18, 1965 during an appearance on BBC's popular radio program “Saturday Club” shortly after the single's release.
The 3:48 minute audio clip opens with Stones guitarist Keith Richards hammering out the song's instantly recognizable opening riff in all its fuzztone glory. The version is quite faithful to the originally recorded single. Tambourine ornaments and Charlie Watt's mini drum breaks prior to the “hey, hey, hey” choruses (which would quickly disappear in future live versions as the song evolved) are refreshingly prevalent in this mix.
Singer Mick Jagger looses his timing slightly on the first “hey, hey, hey” chorus and the late great Brian Jones' acoustic rhythm guitar tends to get buried in the mix, but these are small quibbles.This live version of “Satisfaction” catches The Stones on the verge of becoming The World's Greatest Rock N' Roll Band in all their rough and ready glory right down to abrupt train wreck ending.
This raw BBC version is far superior to the more widely known U.S. live performance, recorded the following year on Feb. 13, 1966 on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Fans can check out the “On Air” version of “Satisfaction” above.
The Rolling Stones – On Air features a collection of classic Stones tracks, covers, as well as recordings recorded during BBC appearances made between 1963-1965. Fans can preorder the set here in a variety of CD, digital and vinyl bundles.
The Stones concluded their No Filter Tour a three-night stand Oct. 22 through Oct 25 in Paris Oct. 25 at U Arena. Fans in the U.S. can still get their Stones fix via the band's retrospective exhibit "Exhibitionism," which continues its current run through Jan. 31, 2018 in Las Vegas at The Palazzo. For all the latest details on The Rolling Stones, click here.