On June 6, 1965 in the U.S. and August 20, 1965 in the U.K., listeners had their first opportunity to pick up “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” on a 45 RPM record. To commemorate the golden anniversary of perhaps the most enduring hit single from the greatest rock and roll band of all time, ABKCO is reissuing “Satisfaction” as a remastered 12-inch vinyl single in a replica sleeve on Friday, July 10.
After a discarded attempt recording the song at Chicago’s Chess Studios on May 10, 1965, the Stones and producer Andrew Loog Oldham tried it again two days later at Hollywood’s RCA Studios. With the aid of a Gibson Maestro fuzzbox and Jack Nitzsche adding piano and guitar, Messrs. Richards, Jagger, Jones, Watts and Wyman made a little slice of music history. The song went to No. 1 on both sides of the Atlantic, displacing The Four Tops’ “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” in America and Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe” in the United Kingdom. It still is played today as a staple on both classic rock and oldies stations. Billboard proclaimed “Satisfaction” the No. 3 song for all of 1965 in America.
The American pressing on London Records of the single featured “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man” as its flipside; the British edition on the Decca label had “The Spider and the Fly” instead. ABKCO’s reissue, pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, will include both B-sides. In addition, each copy of this limited edition will be individually numbered. All tracks have been remastered from the original mono master tapes.
The remastered vinyl “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” arrives from ABKCO on July 10 and can be pre-ordered at the links below!
- (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
- The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man
- The Spider and the Fly
Track 1 from Decca F 12220/London 45-LON 9766, 1965
Track 2 from London 45-LON 9766, 1965
Track 3 from Decca F 12220, 1965