Here's another question you may be able to help with.
Everyone quotes the ANDY JOHNS line about coming back at 6am to record the second rhythm guitar on ROCKS OFF. Gets quoted over & over & over.
But the original quote (unless someone has mangled it) seems to be saying
the track recorded on return is not Rocks Off but TUMBLING DICE.
Hear for yourself
Transcript - Andy Johns:
"It went on for ages. When Mick came back from Paris for the first time
he seemed happy with the sound. And Keith would sit down stairs and at
one point he sat there for 12 hours without getting out of his chair
just playing the riff over and over and over.
And then one night, it was very late, four or five in the morning, Keith
says, ‘Let me listen to that take again.’ And he nods off while the tape
is playing. I thought, ‘Great. That’s it. End of the night and I’m out
of here.’ So I go back to my place where I was staying. (Horn
player/arranger) Jim Price and I had this villa. It was pretty spanky.
tellin’ you. A half an hour drive. I walk in the front
door and the phone is ringing. I pick it up and it’s Keith. ‘Where are
you?’ ‘Well, I’m obviously here ‘cause I answered the phone.’ ‘Well you
better get back here, man, ‘cause I have this guitar part. Come back!’
And I returned and it’s now six in the morning and he played the counter
rhythm guitar of “Tumbling Dice” which was another Telecaster track, a
second rhythm track, the whole thing just came to light and it just knit
the whole thing together. That was one of my favorite tunes. Keith used
to sleep with his guitars.
It was a very busy mix. It was very difficult to mix. At Sunset Sound I
tried mixing it a couple of times and it wouldn’t work. On the last
batch Mick called up and said ‘Come back. We can’t beat your mixes.’ I
mixed about another 12 songs in a marathon session. I would just leave
the booth to have a piss and just go back in the room and that was it.
For some reason I brought ‘Tumbling Dice’ up and it just started to
work. Sometimes it happens that way."
Can anyone here shine a light on this?