NEW LYRIC VIDEOS
Just released are new lyric videos for the Rolling Stones‘ 1968 single “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” backed with “Child Of The Moon.” Both tracks have been newly remastered by 12-time Grammy-winning mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, and are available digitally as a single on all streaming platforms.
The directors of the new videos, Tom Readdy and Lucy Dawkins, of Yes Please Productions, spoke about the “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” clip, explaining, “With that guitar riff and (Mick) Jagger‘s exceptional searing vocal we set out to create animations that hit and emphasized every beat, guitar part and syllable sung. The simplicity of the color palette, along with rough, hand drawn elements all come together to create an energetic visual to accompany the joyful rush of adrenaline that is ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’.”
They went on to say of the new “Child Of The Moon” clip: “(It’s) is inspired by the natural landscape and elements in the promo video for the track from 1968 directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. The song was unfinished during the sessions for (1967’s) Their Satanic Majesties Request and often seen as the postscript to the psychedelic era of the band. We leant into this vibe to create ’60s inspired bespoke illustrations of flowers, leaves and patterns that grow in and around the ornate typeface.”
LIVE EP SAMPLER
The Rolling Stones have posted a five-song taster for its new archival release, The Rolling Stones — A Bigger Bang: Live On Copacabana Beach. In advance of the double-DVD, two-CD collection set for July 9th, the band has uploaded its A Little Bang EP.
The now-streaming sampler includes 2005 and 2006 live takes on “Sympathy For The Devil,” “Wild Horses,” “You Got Me Rocking,” “Happy,” and “Rough Justice.”
With such a deep and rich back catalogue, we asked Keith Richards how in rehearsal the Stones consolidate the decades into one two-and a-half hour setlist: “We play ’em all. We go through the whole songbook, just about. And anybody who comes up with an idea — because we can’t remember them all (laughs). Sometimes suddenly a song leaps out that you haven’t played for years and suddenly you find a new groove on it, or suddenly it just. . . starts to happen. So you kind of listen to them, you just sort of take a hint.”