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Markedly different from the UK release, this US version of the Rolling Stones' Aftermath includes the superb 'Paint It, Black', notable for Brain Jones' experimentation with the sitar. Unleashed in 1966, this 11-track version of Aftermath notched up a Number Two hit in the US.
The Rolling Stones' Aftermath launched memorable tracks like 'Paint It, Black, 'Under My Thumb' and 'Lady Jane' as well as becoming the first entire album that the band had written themselves.
Mick Jagger remembers, "That was a big landmark record for me. It's the first time we wrote the whole record and finally laid to rest the ghost of having to do these very nice and interesting, no doubt, but still cover versions of old R&B songs - which we didn't really feel we were doing justice, to be perfectly honest, particularly because we didn't have the maturity. It had a lot of good songs, it had a lot of different styles, and it was very well recorded. So it was, to my mind, a real marker."
The Rolling Stones are named the most successful band of all time in the Guinness Book of Records