Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

The Rolling Stones: 'Its Only Rock and Roll'

Paul Gambaccini, Rolling Stone, 26 September 1974

"WE HAD THE hook line with nothing to set it to for a long time," Keith Richard explained in the Rolling Stones' London office. "Then Mick wrote most of the lyrics and it was like putting two or three songs together. The chorus fit into place."

Total word count of piece: 567

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.