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Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane?
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: April 11, 2016 10:58

Comments, input and alterations are very welcome!
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Who’s Driving Your Plane? -US "Who's Driving My Plane"-

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: 3rd - 11th August 1966
Recording locations: RCA Studios, Los Angeles, USA & IBC Studios, London, England
Producer: Andrew Oldham
Engineers: Dave Hassinger


First release: As B side of the single “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?
23 September 1966 (UK) Decca F 12497
24 September 1966 (US) London 45-903

Line-up:
Vocal: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards
Bass: Bill Wyman
Drums: Charlie Watts
Harmonica: Brian Jones
Pianos: Jack Nitzsche & Ian Stewart


Who’s Driving Your Plane?

It was your father who trained you and your mother who brained you
To be so useless and shy
But I just replaced them and I tried not to break them
Cause you can stand up if you try
But I want to see your face when your knees and your legs
Are just going to break down and die

And who's driving your plane?
Who's driving your plane?
Who's driving your plane?
Who's driving your plane?
Are you in control
Or is it driving you insane?

If I could wave the magic wand
Then maybe you'd change back to being a blonde
And your skirt would come down
It would cover your feet
If I said it's not camp to wear Tiffany lamps
You'd be thrown right out in the street

And I wonder who's driving your plane?
Who's driving your plane?
Who's driving your plane?
Who's driving your plane?
Are you in control
Or is it driving you insane?

You could stand on your head or maybe sing in your bed
If I said it was the thing to do
If you're in with the faces and their getaway places
Cause they don't take no notice of you
Well the trendy pace-setters will just call you a pain
Cause I want to know who's driving your plane

Note: Info taken from TIOMS, NZentgraf and the WW-Internet



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2016-04-18 10:42 by NICOS.

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane? (New)
Posted by: matxil ()
Date: April 11, 2016 11:15

Love it. Found out about it many years after starting to listen to the Stones and was very pleasantly surprised. It's very loud and in-your-face, and I still wonder what's the secret how such a simple 12-bar blues can sound so heavy.

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane? (New)
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: April 11, 2016 11:45

Some of the Stones b-sides where truly magnificent songs that in this day and age of diminishing gems would have been been key album tracks.

I'm thinking of Ruby Tuesday, Child Of The Moon, Play With Fire, and possibly even Dandelion.

But there were also songs that were obviously just put together on the spot for the sake of having a b-side like Stoned; Congratulations; Good Times, Bad Times; and Who's Driving Your Plane.

Who's Driving Your Plane is a case of the Stones very much on autopilot, and winging it to deliver a b-side in the shortest time as possible. It's fun but not essential.

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane? (New)
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: April 11, 2016 11:52

YEAH and don't forget Long Long While .....



ROCKMAN

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane? (New)
Posted by: matxil ()
Date: April 11, 2016 11:55

Who's Driving Your Plane, Stoned, Long Long While, Don't Know Why, Jiving Sister Fanny, all relatively simple songs, but really fantastic. I wish their A-sides nowawadays came even close to those.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016-04-11 11:55 by matxil.

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane? (New)
Posted by: marcovandereijk ()
Date: April 11, 2016 12:04

Listen to the vocals. Here's a 23 year old Mick at work. It is amazing how strong and
mature his singing was at this young age. Same with Confessin' the blues.

Just as long as the guitar plays, let it steal your heart away

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane? (New)
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: April 11, 2016 12:06

Quote
Rockman
YEAH and don't forget Long Long While .....

I did forget that one. That's a classic. Thanks for the reminder Rocky.

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane? (New)
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: April 11, 2016 12:18

Quote
matxil
Who's Driving Your Plane, Stoned, Long Long While, Don't Know Why, Jiving Sister Fanny, all relatively simple songs, but really fantastic. I wish their A-sides nowawadays came even close to those.

thumbs up

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Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane? (New)
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: April 11, 2016 12:44

Along with fellow B-Side, Sad Day, Who's Driving Your Plane? was a track I looked forward to hearing immensely, when about to purchase the terrific 'London Years' collection. However, like the aforementioned, it disappoints. It's a definite throwaway. One senses that there is perhaps a germ of a good song within, but it falls flat. The guitars' don't leap-out as they should, and the production is murky. A very dreary number.

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane? (New)
Posted by: marcovandereijk ()
Date: April 11, 2016 13:02

Quote
Big Al
The guitars' don't leap-out as they should, and the production is murky

I think those opening phrases, with guitar and harmonica, are worth the price of admission alone.
The production? It's as glorious as most of the songs on Exile on Main St.

And another thing: this may be the most "English" blues song ever written.

Just as long as the guitar plays, let it steal your heart away

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane? (New)
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: April 11, 2016 14:05

Quote
matxil
I still wonder what's the secret how such a simple 12-bar blues can sound so heavy.

The secret is the young Rolling Stones sharpening their talons,
building up that glorious piledriving raunch and mean-spittin vocals,
while the pianos run all over the place having a time! eye popping smiley :E

This is 1966. They are getting ready. I love the Rolling Stones

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane? (New)
Posted by: drewmaster ()
Date: April 11, 2016 15:00

Dirty, bluesy, raunchy, swingin’, and psychedelic all at the same time, with groovy lyrics and a marvelous mélange of guitars, harp, and barrelhouse piano. Kinda like “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat” but re-imagined via some remarkably powerful, mind-altering substances.

A delectably blissed-out slice of heaven, brought into this world the same month I was.

Drew

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane? (New)
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: April 11, 2016 15:02

I still wonder what's the secret how such a simple 12-bar blues can sound so heavy.

It's all about Brians exact timming with the harp...

2 1 2 0

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane? (New)
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: April 11, 2016 18:29

Quote
Come On
I still wonder what's the secret how such a simple 12-bar blues can sound so heavy.

It's all about Brians exact timming with the harp...

and the production, the way they all play, the fuzzy guitars etc etc. winking smiley

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane? (New)
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: April 11, 2016 18:39

Blues ala Dylan - good stuff. thumbs up

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Keep on rolling.......

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane?
Posted by: KRiffhard ()
Date: October 23, 2020 08:41


Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane?
Posted by: jp.M ()
Date: October 23, 2020 11:06

....their first song I did not like....!

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane?
Posted by: georgie48 ()
Date: October 23, 2020 16:47

I remember that in those amazing 60s Beatles and Stones alike came up with singles, EPs and albums that contained just only high quality songs (okay, tastes differ on individual songs). For them each and every song was important. The term B side sounded pretty rediculous. The songs were in mono to start with and sounded great. Decades later the record companies started to mess with technology (how dreadfully scr*wed up was the first CD version of Get Off of my Cloud!) when re-releasing old songs. What a shame.

Who's Driving Your Plane ... a heavy, dirty, mean and great SOAB blues song!
smileys with beer

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane?
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: October 23, 2020 17:01

Quote
georgie48
I remember that in those amazing 60s Beatles and Stones alike came up with singles, EPs and albums that contained just only high quality songs (okay, tastes differ on individual songs). For them each and every song was important. The term B side sounded pretty rediculous. The songs were in mono to start with and sounded great. Decades later the record companies started to mess with technology (how dreadfully scr*wed up was the first CD version of Get Off of my Cloud!) when re-releasing old songs. What a shame.

Who's Driving Your Plane ... a heavy, dirty, mean and great SOAB blues song!
smileys with beer

The 60's was the golden-age of the B-side: of that, there's no doubt. EP's were marvellous, too: picture sleeves, unique liner-notes, and, occasionally, exclusive song-content. I'm of the understanding that the reason for the EP's popularity across the U.K. and Europe was due to the relative expensiveness of the LP and the pop music-buying demographic being unable to afford LP's; something American teens - with, perhaps, more disposable income - were able to do.

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane?
Posted by: dmay ()
Date: October 23, 2020 18:10

Love this song. It's short, raunchy and just perfect to be played in a small smoke filled club, dim lights, your hand on your baby. It's the blues. It would sound good with "Down In The Hole" coming up through the ending moments of this song.

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane?
Posted by: ryanpow ()
Date: October 23, 2020 18:53

Really cool song. The production of it makes it sound like something that could have been on Blonde On Blonde.

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane?
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: October 23, 2020 20:45

Great harmonica from Brian. Shouldn't the song title really be called Who's Flying Your Plane!? I would hope it's the pilot!

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane?
Posted by: georgie48 ()
Date: October 23, 2020 21:33

Quote
Big Al
Quote
georgie48
I remember that in those amazing 60s Beatles and Stones alike came up with singles, EPs and albums that contained just only high quality songs (okay, tastes differ on individual songs). For them each and every song was important. The term B side sounded pretty rediculous. The songs were in mono to start with and sounded great. Decades later the record companies started to mess with technology (how dreadfully scr*wed up was the first CD version of Get Off of my Cloud!) when re-releasing old songs. What a shame.

Who's Driving Your Plane ... a heavy, dirty, mean and great SOAB blues song!
smileys with beer

The 60's was the golden-age of the B-side: of that, there's no doubt. EP's were marvellous, too: picture sleeves, unique liner-notes, and, occasionally, exclusive song-content. I'm of the understanding that the reason for the EP's popularity across the U.K. and Europe was due to the relative expensiveness of the LP and the pop music-buying demographic being unable to afford LP's; something American teens - with, perhaps, more disposable income - were able to do.

I agree. I started of mostly with buying EPs (and those EPs were great!), because LPs were costly. I was lucky that their first album (due to a sudden finish of Tell Me) was only 10 guilders (EPs were 6 gldrs) and that nr. 2 (brand new) was the same price on a flee market (apparently imported - or maybe snitched - from the UK with red label). In 1966 I had to make a choice between saving up for an album and going to see the Stones in Den Bosch. The train tickets and concert ticket were a fair bit more than an album. Besides, the previous concert in Holland was over in 15 minutes and in 1966 (the concert lasted 30 minutes and the Stones were somewhat drunk, I later read) there were still lots of riots and they announced lots of police to be present, so .... with pain in my heart ... I chose for an album, which I could play every day ... Aftermath cool smiley
Times have changed, flying all over the world to see the Stones smileys with beer

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane?
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: October 23, 2020 21:53

Great!

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane? (New)
Posted by: IrelandCalling4 ()
Date: October 23, 2020 22:04

Quote
matxil
Who's Driving Your Plane, Stoned, Long Long While, Don't Know Why, Jiving Sister Fanny, all relatively simple songs, but really fantastic. I wish their A-sides nowawadays came even close to those.

I think all 5 tracks mentioned are damn fine! Stoned is just a boogie instrumental, sure, but it has a charm all it's own.

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: October 23, 2020 22:13

Wore that single out playin it ... both sides ....



ROCKMAN

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane?
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: October 24, 2020 05:01

Who's driving your plane and sad day, two hidden gems in the catalogue

jb

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: October 24, 2020 05:14

Sad Day ...
someone me up this mornin'
And I lit a cigarette .........
Imagine the granny screeeeems if they penned that now days .....

....and Long Long While
hidden away lil souly thing ....

use ta play it till worn out toooooooooo



ROCKMAN

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane?
Posted by: slew ()
Date: October 24, 2020 05:31

I just put it on it's a great little number. Jagger sounds a lot older than 23.

Re: Track Talk: Who’s Driving Your Plane?
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: October 24, 2020 06:21

I used to ask people when they puzzled me "Who's driving your plane?" and they would look at me funny, never did know what I was talking about. Then I would throw some 19th Nervous Breakdown or Have You Seen Your Mother Baby lyrics their way and they would leave me alone.

You was re-arranging mine.

jb

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