Edit for headphones. This is the long version, 13 seconds longer, with more spoken text at the end. From the bootleg "2120 South Michigan Avenue". The harmonica solo is much clearer on this bootleg.
Recorded May 10 & 11, 1965. B-side of "Satisfaction", released June 6 (US) August 20 (UK) 1965. Released on "Out Of Our Heads" in July 30 (US) september 24 (UK) 1965. This longer version with extra lyrics at song's ending was on the early pressings of "Out Of Our Heads", and was added back in and released on "The Rolling Stones Singles Collection - The London Years" in 1985.
Harmonica: Brian Jones. Lead vocal: Mick Jagger. Guitar: Keith Richards. Drums: Charlie Watts. Bass: Bill Wyman. Piano: Ian Stewart.
THE UNDER ASSISTANT WEST COAST PROMOTION MAN
(Here are the true lyrics, you won't find them anywhere else...)
Well I'm waiting at the bus stop in downtown L.A.,
well I'm waiting at the bus stop in downtown L.A.,
but I'd much rather be on a boardwalk on Broadway.
Well I'm sitting here thinkin' just how sharp I am,
well I'm sitting here thinkin' just how sharp I am,
I'm an under assistant west coast promo man.
Well I promo groups when they come into town,
well I promo groups when they come into town,
well they laugh at my toupee, they sure do put me down.
Well I'm sitting here thinking just how sharp I am,
yeah I'm sitting here thinking just how sharp I am,
I'm a necessary talent behind every rock and roll band.
Yeah, I'm sharp,
I'm really, really sharp,
I sure do earn my pay,
sitting on the beach every day, yeah.
I have two clerks,
I break my ass every day,
I'm real real sharp, yes I am,
I got a cravat and a seersucker suit,
yes I have.
Here comes the bus, uh oh,
I, I thought I had it, a di, where's my dime,
I knew, I know a got a dime here somewhere.
Ohh, I'm so sharp,
you won't believe I am sharp, I really am,
don't laugh at me,
I'm no phony,
I'm no phony, no no...
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Tboneator64 commented this:
The Stones writing of this was inspired by real life LA Under Assistant West Coast Promo Man George Sherlock, who promoted many ar