“The Rolling Stones go disco. This is one of two songs I play on from the Some Girls album, the other is their cover of The Temptations’ Just My Imagination. The thing about the Stones is that they tend to have songs lying around for a few years waiting for a home. I know they did a few different versions of Some Girls previously, there’s one with Billy Preston on keyboards, but I’ve never heard it.
“We also had a go at Start Me Up during the Some Girls sessions, and that didn’t finally appear until a couple of albums later. I was only with them for a weekend in the studio, but it was very work intensive – beds were made but not slept in.
“It was a thrill for me to play with them, and I went on to do a couple of tours later on. They’ve always been my favourite band, I actually booked them for a few gigs in the early days when I was still at art school.”