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"Stoned"
Single by The Rolling Stones
A-side "I Wanna Be Your Man"
Released
  • September 1963 (1963-1101) (UK)
  • March 1964 (US – withdrawn)
Format 7-inch single
Recorded 7 October 1963
Studio Kingsway, London
Genre Blues rock
Length 2:07
Label
Composer(s) Nanker Phelge
Producer(s)
The Rolling Stones singles chronology
"Come On"
(1963)
"Stoned"
(1963)
"Not Fade Away"
(1964)

"Stoned" was released in the United Kingdom by the Rolling Stones on the Decca label on 1 November 1963, as the B-side to their version of "I Wanna Be Your Man".[1] Recorded in early October 1963, it was the first song released to be credited to "Nanker Phelge", and the band's first original composition, derivative of "Green Onions" by Booker T. & the M.G.s. This bluesy quasi-instrumental[2] features Jones on harmonica and Stewart on tack piano, with occasional vocals from Jagger who huskily recites "Stoned .... outa mah mind .... where am I at?"[3]

The single was briefly released in the United States on the London Records label early in 1964,[3] but was quickly withdrawn on "moral grounds"[2] until its inclusion on Singles Collection: The London Years in 1989.[4] It also appeared on the 1973 UK-only compilation No Stone Unturned, and on Singles 1963-1965 (2004).[1]

Personnel[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Zentgraf, Nico. "The Complete Works of the Rolling Stones 1962-2008". Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  2. ^ a b per the liner notes for Singles Collection: The London Years.
  3. ^ a b The Rolling Stones, an illustrated record (1976) Roy Carr, New English Library, London. pp. 14, 104
  4. ^ McPherson, Ian. "Time Is On Our Side - Stoned". Retrieved 2008-05-16. 

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