The Rolling Stones have released a previously unheard track from the “Some Girls” sessions called “No Spare Parts.” It’s the first taste of new material from the upcoming expanded version of the previously mentioned 1978 album. Listen to the track and get details on the album reissue below:
The song was first recorded by Chris Kimsey in early 1978, features a “country guitar twang, subtle groove and soulful storytelling,” describing it as “a powerful and poignant acoustic tune.” It has the feel of another track on the album “Far Away Eyes,” which could be why it was left off the original. “No Spare Parts” was recorded in Paris and recently discovered by producer Don Was for inclusion on the new editions of “Some Girls” due out on November 21, tells the story of a trip from Los Angeles to San Antonio. It features Mick Jagger on electric piano, Keith Richards on acoustic piano, Ron Wood on pedal steel guitar, Charlie Watts on drums and Bill Wyman on bass.
“Some Girls,” a landmark 1978 release also featured “Miss You” and “Beast of Burden.” The album went a long way toward reestablishing the Stones’ then-flagging youthful appeal. It reached No. 1 on the U.S. charts and No. 2 in the United Kingdom.
The track is the first of 12 previously unreleased songs from the “Some Girls” sessions that the band recently completed for inclusion as part of the deluxe re-issue edition, which will be available in numerous formats. Extras in the Super-Deluxe edition of “Some Girls” will include a stunning, previously unseen Helmut Newton photo session from 1978, an essay by esteemed author and journalist Anthony DeCurtis putting the album in its cultural context, and a 7” single of Beast Of Burden/When The Whip Comes Down in its banned sleeve.
“Some Girls” is truly one of the classic Rolling Stones album, keeping rock relevant in the era or disco and punk rock.