The Rolling Stones
Get Off of My Cloud
Release Date: September 24th, 1965
Words by: Jake Stein
September 28th, 2015
September 24, 1965 - The Rolling Stones released their single "Get Off of My Cloud" in the United States. The track had been recorded only two weeks earlier at RCA Studios in Hollywood, CA. The single was rushed out as there was pressure on The Stones to release a follow up to their previous single, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction".
Keith Richards said the following of the song's rushed release:
"'Get Off of My Cloud' was basically a response to people knocking on our door asking us for the follow up to 'Satisfaction', which was such an enormous hit worldwide. This, to us, was mind-blowing. I mean, not only was it a #1 record but, boom! We thought, 'At last. We can sit back and maybe think about events.' Suddenly there's the knock at the door and of course what came out of that was 'Get Off of My Cloud'. Because within 3 weeks, in those days hey, they want another single. And we weren't quite ready for that. So it was our response to the knock at the door: 'Get off of my cloud'. And I'm surprised that it did so well. I mean it has a certain charm but I really remember it as a knee-jerk reaction. And it came out better than I thought."
While "Get Off of My Cloud" was being released as a single in the US, The Stones released their album Out Of Our Heads on the very same day in the UK.
Listen below to the B-Side of the record, "I'm Free", also released on the album Out of Our Heads.