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Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: René ()
Date: May 5, 2014 08:56

Comments, input and alterations are very welcome!
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She Was Hot
(Mick Jagger / Keith Richards)

Pathé Marconi Studios (EMI Studios), Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France,
November 11 - December 17, 1982 and
The Hit Factory, New York City, New York, US, late June - August 1, 1983

Mick Jagger - vocals
Keith Richards - electric guitar
Charlie Watts - drums
Bill Wyman - bass
Ron Wood - electric guitar
Ian Stewart - piano, percussion
Chuck Leavell - keyboards

New York was cold and damp, TV is just a blank
Looks like another dead end Sunday
What about an early night, Monday never feels so bright
Oh, the sheets feel cold and lonely
Who wants to brave the pouring rain for a glass of French champagne
Well, grab a cab, grab a cab and baby, come right by
But she was hot, as she kissed my mouth, she was hot, as I wiped her brow
She was hot, she pinned me to the ground, she was quick, she knew her way around
She was hot, and she tore my clothes, she was hot, she had no place to go
She was hot, on a cold and rainy night

Detroit was smoky grey, nothing like the good old days
But I got a fever that I'm fighting
I don't need your company, leave me in my misery
I can take the rebound just like lightning
And she was hot, in a 50's dress, she was hot, her lips were flashing red
I was lost, in her burning flesh, I was hot, I was dripping sweat
She was hot, in the Detroit snow, she was hot, she had no place to go
She was hot, on a cold and rainy night

And she was hot, and I had the blues, she was hot, honey, where were you
If you were in my shoes, you would be excused
She was hot, you can never wait, she was hot, never hesitate
She was hot, on a cold and rainy night

Think I'm going off the rails, riding down the pleasure trails
Always take your passion where you find it
Honey, when you’re young and fresh and you need the touch of flesh
Go take the treasure where you find it

And she was hot, in the melted snow, she was hot, in the molten glow
She was hot, she got it in the blood, she was hot, like the dam that's burst
She was strong, she was strong and true, she was black, and her eyes were blue
She was lost, and she took a chance, she’s just a brief romance
Down the avenue into the lost bayou, into the tall bamboo, into the human zoo
I wish you all the best, I hope we meet again in a cold Chicago night
She was hot, she was hot, she was hot, hot, hot, she was hot, hot, hot…

Produced by The Glimmer Twins & Chris Kimsey

First released on:
The Rolling Stones - “Undercover” LP
(Rolling Stones Records CUN 1654361) UK, November 7, 1983

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Date: May 5, 2014 09:08

Lovely track. Mick is really outstanding on this one. Very nice, melodically built-up chorus. Great rhythm changes toward the ending. Love it!

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: May 5, 2014 09:11

Back then I dismissed it as another Chuck Berryish throwaway, off maybe their worst album (excluding the brilliant UCOTN). But it was fun to hear on the Bigger Bang tour.

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 5, 2014 09:15


..................................................................................................................................................... She Was Hot/I Think I'm Going Mad - US 7"

ROCKMAN

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: mandu ()
Date: May 5, 2014 09:23

fantastic song on a fantastic album

Feel The Fear
And Do It Anyway

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: stonehearted ()
Date: May 5, 2014 09:27

Probably the last basic straight-up rock n roll single they did, where they ignored the trends of the time and just followed their roots.

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 5, 2014 09:31



ROCKMAN

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: May 5, 2014 09:36

She certainly was! Very Good Song! One of my favorite-songs to play bass along with....


..she wouldn't say
I said something wrong
Now I long..

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 5, 2014 09:37



ROCKMAN

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: May 5, 2014 09:39

Lisa's joyful yelp as they rock out at the Beacon is now indelibly part of this number for me

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 5, 2014 09:46



ROCKMAN

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: 71Tele ()
Date: May 5, 2014 10:20

Quote
mandu
fantastic song on a fantastic album

OK song on an OK album.

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: MarkSchneider ()
Date: May 5, 2014 10:41

Rockn'Roll roots (Chuck Berry roots) + Rolling Stones signature (notice Let's Spend the Night Together accents) + heavy studio work (flourished "Las Vegas" style).
Sophisticated arrangement, multi instruments. In my opinion, at the expense of genuineness and rawness (trademark of the original sound of the Rolling Stones).
Nice to hear, funny to watch on the video. A pleasant and minor piece, typical of the "Vegas" shift.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2014-05-05 10:50 by MarkSchneider.

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Date: May 5, 2014 10:53

What's the "heavy studio work"? They used the same analogue delay pedals live, too, at this time. It's not studio work, it's just slap-back delay.

The live versions don't do the studio track justice, though. Live, it becomes too much of a Berry-number. The genius with this song is within the choruses, imo.

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: May 5, 2014 12:11

Fantastic track, fantastic vocals by Mick, great piano by Stu. Love this track, one of the last classics.

Mathijs

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: Powerage ()
Date: May 5, 2014 12:23

RIP Anita Morris.

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: drewmaster ()
Date: May 5, 2014 12:33

Ohhhhh yeah; this is the Stones in all the full-throttle, rock-and-roll glory of their late 70’s/early 80’s renaissance. It starts out with that superb chain-saw guitar riff … awww man does that sound sweet?!!!! Then Charlie drops in, right on cue, along with Ian Stewart’s superb honky-tonk piano. And then Jagger, in his best Memphis drawl, transports us to a cold and rainy New York night where he is willingly raped by a woman whose sexual incandescence knows no limits.

The scenery changes … to Detroit and Chicago … but the red-hot sonic propulsion never lets up. And that throbbing, pulsating bass line, rippling just under the surface, is what really gives this track its juice.

Ultimately, She Was Hot is an ode to the magical power of hot carnal sex to transform the monotonous tedium of everyday life into something electric and unforgettable.

Wonderful stuff.

Drew

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: proudmary ()
Date: May 5, 2014 12:45

....magical power of hot carnal sex to transform the monotonous tedium of everyday life into something electric and unforgettable - and this is something Jagger knows better than many
Love this song!

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: Blueranger ()
Date: May 5, 2014 13:05

One of my favourites and I'm glad it appeared on "Grrr!" so the masses could discover it.
It is one of those rare instances were the 80's prroduction works in favour of the track. I like that 'wobbling' bass sound and the reverb throughout.
The shifting in the rhythm towards the end, is also a nice addition.

I'm sure both Keith and Charlie struggled hard and attended acting lessons to make that video ;-)

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: billwebster ()
Date: May 5, 2014 13:28

A good song through and through. I'm glad the band have dusted it off of the shelves and actually started to play it in concert.

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: FanOfGRARBITW ()
Date: May 5, 2014 14:04

Loved this from the moment I heard it and hoped to one day hear it live. It took a while but I got my wish.

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: RobertJohnson ()
Date: May 5, 2014 14:06

One of the best tracks in the late years. A rocker with a very good melody line and a great chorus. Nice piano, good solo. There is something new and in it, while some songs in the late years are products of self-plagiarism.

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: Redhotcarpet ()
Date: May 5, 2014 14:30

I love it

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Date: May 5, 2014 14:47

Quote
RobertJohnson
One of the best tracks in the late years. A rocker with a very good melody line and a great chorus. Nice piano, good solo. There is something new and in it, while some songs in the late years are products of self-plagiarism.

It's nice to see that someone else appreciates that!

This song has been dismissed as a standard Berry-rocker so many times on this board.

I never regarded it a Berry-ish tune before I started posting here... smiling smiley

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: rowley ()
Date: May 5, 2014 14:56

My favorite Stones video.

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: desertblues68 ()
Date: May 5, 2014 15:00

Quote
RobertJohnson
One of the best tracks in the late years. A rocker with a very good melody line and a great chorus. Nice piano, good solo. There is something new and in it, while some songs in the late years are products of self-plagiarism.
Could not have said it better myself. Plus the witty lyrics.

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: TheGreek ()
Date: May 5, 2014 15:05

great song off there last great album

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: May 5, 2014 15:16

The difference bewteen the lame demo and the oustanding final version is amazing.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2014-05-05 15:18 by dcba.

Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Date: May 5, 2014 15:29

The long version:




Re: Track Talk: She Was Hot
Posted by: grzegorz67 ()
Date: May 5, 2014 16:24

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Never heard the Extended Version before. They played it in Paris in 2007 and despite a few, erm, hiccups during the rest of the show I thought it was good.

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