The Rolling Stones / Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out ! (US, mono, London Records, NPS-5) <September 4, 1970> その②


The Rolling Stones / Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out ! (US, mono, London Records, NPS-5) <September 4, 1970> その②

(SIDE ONE) XZAL-10076-3-1 9123170
(SIDE TWO) XZAL-10077-2

(SIDE ONE) XZAL10076-3 9123140


The Rolling Stones 1969 American Tour's trek during November into December, with Terry Reid, B.B. King (replaced on some dates by Chuck Berry) and Ike and Tina Turner as supporting acts, played to packed houses. The tour was the first for guitarist Mick Taylor with the Stones, having replaced Brian Jones shortly before Jones's death in July; this was also the first album where Taylor appeared fully and prominently, having only played on two songs on Let It Bleed. It was also the last tour to feature just the Stones – the band proper, along with co-founder, road manager and session/touring pianist Ian Stewart – without additional backing musicians.

The performances captured for this release were recorded on 27 November 1969 (one show) and 28 November 1969 (two shows) at New York City's Madison Square Garden, except for "Love in Vain," recorded in Baltimore on 26 November 1969. Overdub sessions took place in January 1970 in London's Olympic Studios. The finished product featured overdubbed lead vocals on all tracks except "Love In Vain" and "Midnight Rambler," added back-up vocals on three tracks, and overdubbed guitar on two songs ("Little Queenie" and "Stray Cat Blues"). However, this album is widely recognized as one of few actual 'live' albums during this era.

The title "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!" is taken from Blind Boy Fuller song "Get Your Yas Yas Out".The lyric in Fuller's song was "Now you got to leave my house this morning, don't I'll throw your yas yas out o' door". In the context of Fuller's original song and its use in other blues music, "yas yas" appears as a folksy euphemism for "ass". However, Charlie Watts' T-shirt worn on the album's front cover shows a picture of a woman's breasts, suggesting an alternative explanation. Watts said that his wardrobe on the album cover was his usual stage clothing, along with Jagger's striped hat.

Some of the performances, as well as one of the two photography sessions for the album cover featuring Charlie Watts and a donkey, are depicted in the documentary film Gimme Shelter, and shows Watts and Mick Jagger on a section of the M6 motorway adjacent to Bescot Rail Depot in Walsall, England, posing with a donkey. This is adjacent to where the RAC building now stands.The cover photo, however, was taken in early February 1970 in London, and does not originate from the 1969 session. The photo by David Bailey, featuring Watts with guitars and bass drums hanging from the neck of a donkey, was inspired by a line in Bob Dylan's song "Visions of Johanna": "Jewels and binoculars hang from the head of the mule" (though, as mentioned, the animal in the photo is a donkey, not a mule). The band would later say "we originally wanted an elephant but settled for a donkey".

Jagger commissioned the back cover, featuring song titles and credits with photographs of the group in performance, from British artist Steve Thomas, who said he produced the design in 48 hours and that Jagger's response was "I really dig your artwork, man."