Get off of My Cloud

Infobox Single
Name = Get Off My Cloud


Cover size = 170
Caption =
Artist = The Rolling Stones
from Album = December's Children
A-side =
B-side = "The Singer Not the Song" (UK)
"I'm Free" (USA)
Released = 25 September 1965 (US)
22 October 1965 (UK)
Format = 7" single
Recorded = 6 - 7 September 1965, RCA Studios, Hollywood
Genre = Rock
Length = 2:55
Label = London 45-LON 9792
Decca F12263
Writer = Jagger/Richards
Producer = Andrew Loog Oldham
Certification =
Chart position =* #1 (UK)
* #1 (USA)

Last single = "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
(1965)
This single = "Get off of My Cloud"
(1965)
Next single = "As Tears Go By"
(1966)
Misc =
"Get off of My Cloud" is a song by the British rock band The Rolling Stones. It was written as a follow-up single to the successful "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction". The song topped the charts in the U.S. and the U.K. in the weeks following its release in the autumn of 1965.

Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the song was recorded in early September of 1965. The song is noted for its drum intro by Charlie Watts and twin guitars by Brian Jones and Keith Richards. [Unterberger, Richie. [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:hifixqtdld0e The Rolling Stones "Get Off of My Cloud"] . "allmusic". 2007 (accessed 15 June 2007).] The lyrics are defiant and rebellious, which was common practice for the Rolling Stones around that time; they were beginning to cultivate their infamous "bad boy" image. The Stones have said that the song is written as a reaction to their sudden popularity after the success of "Satisfaction". The song deals with their aversion to people's expectations of them.

On the song, Richards said in 1971, "I never dug it as a record. The chorus was a nice idea, but we rushed it as the follow-up. We were in L.A., and it was time for another single. But how do you follow-up "Satisfaction"? Actually, what I wanted was to do it slow like a Lee Dorsey thing. We rocked it up. I thought it was one of Andrew Loog Oldham's worst productions." [Greenfield, Robert. "Keith Richards – Interview". "Rolling Stone" (magazine) August 19, 1971.] In a 1995 interview with "Rolling Stone", Jagger said, "That was Keith's melody and my lyrics... It's a stop-bugging-me, post-teenage-alienation song. The grown-up world was a very ordered society in the early '60s, and I was coming out of it. America was even more ordered than anywhere else. I found it was a very restrictive society in thought and behavior and dress." [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/mick_jagger_remembers/page/3 "Jagger Remembers"] . "Rolling Stone". Dec 14, 1995 (accessed 12 June 2007).] In the 2003 book "According to... The Rolling Stones", Richards says: "'Get off of My Cloud' was basically a response to people knocking on our door asking us for the follow up to 'Satisfaction'... We thought, 'At last. We can sit back and maybe think about events.' Suddenly there's the knock at the door and of course what came out of that was 'Get off of My Cloud'."fact|date=April 2007

The song is in E major and is a variation on the Louie Louie riff: I-IV-V-IV, in this case E A B A.

Release history of song

Rolling Stones releases

*"December's Children (And Everybody's)" (1965)
*"Got Live If You Want It!" (1966)
*"Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass)" (1966)
*"Love You Live" (1977)
*"Forty Licks" (2002)
*"The Biggest Bang" (2007)

Cover versions

*"Get Off My Cloud" by Cary August (1994)
*"Get Off My Cloud" by The Briggs (2004)
*"Get Off My Cloud" by Alexis Korner (1975)
*"UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff", as "Hot Rocks Polka" by "Weird Al" Yankovic (1989)
*"Get Off of My Cloud" by The Meteors has partially the same lyrics and tune.
*"Get Off My Cloud" by The Flying Pickets recorded live at the Albany Empire (1982), and also released on The Best of the Flying Pickets (Only You) EMI 1991

Notes

External links

* [http://www.rollingstones.com/discog/index.php?v=so&a=1&id=43 Complete Official Lyrics]


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