Out of Our Heads is the 3rd British and 4th American studio album by the English rock band the Rolling Stones, released in two editions with different covers and track listings. In the US, London Records released it on July 30, 1965, while Decca Records released its UK edition on September 24, 1965.
Besides the key band members of singer Mick Jagger, guitarists Brian Jones and Keith Richards, bassist Bill Wyman, and drummer Charlie Watts, the album also contains musical contributions from former Rolling Stones member Ian Stewart. It was produced by the group’s manager Andrew Loog Oldham.
As with the prior two albums, it consists mostly of covers of American blues, soul and rhythm and blues songs, though the group wrote some of their own material for this album (4 out of the 12 tracks on the UK version, and 6 out of 12 for the USA version). The American version contains “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, which would be the band’s first number one US hit, and would go on to top the charts in 10 other countries, including the band’s native UK, and being ranked as the second greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone.
Out of Our Heads became the group’s first number one on the American Billboard 200 album chart; in the UK it charted at number two.
- “Mercy, Mercy” 2:45
- “Hitch Hike” 2:25
- “The Last Time” 3:41
- “That’s How Strong My Love Is” 2:25
- “Good Times” 1:58
- “I’m All Right” 2:25
- “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” 3:42
- “Cry to Me” 3:09
- “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man” 3:07
- “Play with Fire” 2:13
- “The Spider and the Fly” 3:39
- “One More Try” 1:58
Mick Jagger – lead vocals, backing vocals, harmonica (on “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man”), tambourine (on “Play with Fire”)
Keith Richards – electric guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar (on “The Last Time” and “Play with Fire”)
Brian Jones – electric guitar, acoustic guitar (on “Good Times” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”), harmonica (on “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man” and “One More Try”), backing vocals
Bill Wyman – bass guitar, backing vocals
Charlie Watts – drums
Jack Nitzsche – percussion, piano (on “Satisfaction”), organ (on “Cry to Me”), harpsichord (on “Play with Fire”)
Phil Spector – tuned-down electric guitar (on “Play with Fire”)
Ian Stewart – piano, marimba (on “Good Times”)