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Four Stone Walls
I think that Winning Ugly was released as a 12" single in the UK.
Right and wrong, there's a 12 but from Canada again.
Hey yeah ...
gotta a couple of the Canadian Winnin' Uglies 7" ......
Here's one rarely seen. The story I was told behind this (there are 5 known tracks on 3 45s) is that the Stones wanted to hear what Exile, and in particular, these songs being considered for singles release, would sound like on the radio. So, just prior to the Swiss rehearsals for the 72 US Tour, a scant few of these were pressed (I know of 3 to exist) and driven to radio stations to be played while the Stones rode around London in limos listening to them on the radio. Again, that is what I was told long ago. The only record collecting book in which I ever saw mention of these was the VOX Record Collector Guide in the late 90s or early 2000s.
This is very plausible.
I had a friend who was in a band (The Dodgems - "Lord Lucan Is Missing") who did a session for the John Peel Show on the BBC. At the end of the session when they hoped they had got it all right, John Waters (Peel's producer) played it through a beat up old small transistor radio to check that it sounded OK on the type of stuff most of the audience would hear it on.
50+ Years a Fan
Did you get the 12" version as well Rman?
yes yeah .… have a couple of them too …
I got most of those too, hard to find a decent track amongst them. Some of the Stripped related ones were OK, but most of the "remixes" just plain suck. Sucking in the 20s as it were. A "b" side of note hidden in there but i forget where exactly.