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John Phillips album Pay Pack & Follow - with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Posted by: peoplewitheyes ()
Date: May 29, 2019 19:10

I know it gets raised every couple of years here, but I also know BV doesn't like old threads being resurrected, so...

Just listening to this for the first time in about 20 years. Mid morning in mid-Mexico, time to casualise my mind and do some deep house cleaning.

A great soundtrack - Oh Virgina (Dead Flowers redux) has great soaring guitars, and the ragged harmonies are a treat throughout.

Who else digs this album?

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IORR Editor addition:

Pay Pack & Follow is an album by American musician John Phillips, released in April 2001 following his death a month earlier.[1] It was recorded in the 1970s for release on The Rolling Stones' record label "Rolling Stones Records" but remained unissued until 2001.[2] Mick Jagger appears on backing vocals and co-production, Keith Richards on guitar and co-production, former Stone Mick Taylor also on guitar and current Stone Ron Wood on bass guitar.[3]

The title is taken from a famous telegram of Sir Richard Francis Burton.

Pay Pack & Follow (Wikipedia)

Track listing
All songs written by John Phillips, except where noted.

"Mr Blue" - 3:49
"She's Just 14" - 4:55
"Wilderness of Love" - 3:49
"Oh Virginia" - 4:11
"Sunset Boulevard" - 4:17
"Pussycat" - 6:09
"Zulu Warrior" (Phillips, Mick Jagger) - 3:28
"Very Dread" - 4:37
"2001" - 4:37



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2023-05-01 11:53 by bv.

Re: semi OT: Pay Pack And Follow
Posted by: HalfNanker ()
Date: May 30, 2019 01:09

always liked She's Just 14; figured it was an odd "tribute" to his daughter, but then it got weird(er) when her allegations came out.

Re: semi OT: Pay Pack And Follow
Posted by: Maindefender ()
Date: May 30, 2019 01:24

Mr. Blue and Pussycat also. You Gotta Move at the end of Pussycat was a nice surprise and still enjoyable....thumbs up

Re: semi OT: Pay Pack And Follow
Posted by: peoplewitheyes ()
Date: May 30, 2019 01:31

Always dug 'Zulu Warrior' (dumb lyrics included) and 'Wilderness of Love' too. Man, listening to this takes me straight back to a small, smokey terraced house in early 2000s Bath, England

Re: semi OT: Pay Pack And Follow
Posted by: TeaAtThree ()
Date: May 30, 2019 07:11

I almost pulled this out yesterday. It's been some time, but going from memory, it has a great mid-70s vibe. I think it was recorded around the same time as Black and Blue and has some similar guitar sounds on it.

T@3

she's just 14..
Posted by: DirtyT ()
Date: April 30, 2023 07:44

from the lost john phillips album. great song with killer jagger vocals. he sings so strong. content iffy but thats rock n roll.

Re: she's just 14..
Posted by: DirtyT ()
Date: April 30, 2023 08:01

keith, mick taylor, jagger, leon russell, wood and ian mac all appear on album.

Re: she's just 14..
Date: April 30, 2023 15:23

I really love this album; the gritty version 'Pay, Pack & Follow', vs the later "Pussycat', which includes outtakes from soundtrack.
I'm glad it was released kind of under the radar, w/o much fanfare. Had it been put out today, expectations would have been insane.
As good as the songs are, the fantastic shaky production, and performances, I can never disassociate this album from the few accompany photos. They show the real side of hard drug life.

Re: she's just 14..
Posted by: TravellinMan ()
Date: May 1, 2023 02:35

Six tracks first released on bootleg Half Stoned. Great front cover of John Phillips w an afro.

Re: she's just 14..
Posted by: TeaAtThree ()
Date: May 1, 2023 03:39

Love this record. It's like sides 3 and 4 of Black and Blue.

T@3

Re: she's just 14..
Posted by: DiscoVolante ()
Date: May 1, 2023 05:56

It’s a cult album, very underrated. Too bad he got dragged down in the dark lifestyle, he couldn’t keep up with Keith (who could?). And their seems to be very dark things happening surrounding his daughter, even Mick’s guilty there.

she's just 14.. john phillips and mick
Posted by: DirtyT ()
Date: November 8, 2022 05:54

great back ups and verse by jagger.
always wondered about photo in album notes.
looks like phillips and keith are on a bed with bags of drugs around them and a cat..

Re: she's just 14.. john phillips and mick
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: November 8, 2022 13:28

Oh Virginia is the song I like the best

Re: she's just 14.. john phillips and mick
Posted by: whitem8 ()
Date: November 10, 2022 09:57

By all accounts She's Just 14 is about Mick having sex with Mackenzie Phillips when she was just 14!!!! Maybe Bill was inspired by this?

Re: she's just 14.. john phillips and mick
Date: November 10, 2022 10:11

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whitem8
By all accounts She's Just 14 is about Mick having sex with Mackenzie Phillips when she was just 14!!!! Maybe Bill was inspired by this?

It could be even worse than that, when we think of what John did...

Re: she's just 14.. john phillips and mick
Posted by: thomashanck ()
Date: November 10, 2022 13:46


Re: she's just 14.. john phillips and mick
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: November 10, 2022 16:17

That is one ugly story. Yikes.

Re: she's just 14.. john phillips and mick
Date: November 11, 2022 13:27

That's why sometimes it's far better to strictly stick to the rule of only delving into the professional lives of the band members.

Re: she's just 14.. john phillips and mick
Posted by: rollmops ()
Date: November 11, 2022 13:37

It is just a song: don't listen to it if it is offensive to you. Artists play with fire when they create.
Rockandroll,
Mops

Re: she's just 14.. john phillips and mick
Posted by: deeeskannnie ()
Date: November 12, 2022 17:23

Quote
treaclefingers
That is one ugly story. Yikes.

Obviously I'd agree;
but the key-words in this story mostly are "(…) she claims (…) she says (…) she writes (…) in her new bombshell tell-all ‘High on Arrival’.”

And, besides that, "...New York night in the late 1970s..." has some tell-tale value as well, imo.

Re: John Phillips album Pay Pack & Follow - with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Posted by: rbk ()
Date: May 1, 2023 18:37

"Cocaine is a helluva drug."

Re: she's just 14.. john phillips and mick
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: May 1, 2023 20:33

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thomashanck
[nypost.com]


“I’ve been waiting for this since you were 10 years old...”

Sounds like a line straight out of Stray Cat Blues.....

_____________________________________________________________
Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: she's just 14.. john phillips and mick
Posted by: ProfessorWolf ()
Date: May 2, 2023 02:52

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Hairball
Quote
thomashanck
[nypost.com]


“I’ve been waiting for this since you were 10 years old...”

Sounds like a line straight out of Stray Cat Blues.....

i've also heard her say he said 12 before

at this point i don't believe he said anything like that at all

one can say a lot about mick and underage girls (and most rock stars and celebrities from this era) but even he has standards and limits

so much around this story is so over the top that i have trouble believing much of it

except that he slept with her when she was between 16 and 18



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