Stray Cat Blues (3:47)

Cover of Beggars Banquet

From Beggars Banquet and 24 other releases

“Stray Cat Blues” is the eighth song on the Rolling Stones’ album Beggars Banquet. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and produced by Jimmy Miller. Miller’s production of the song is very representative of his style, featuring a very prominent hi hat beat, droning piano performed by Nicky Hopkins, a mellotron and a slide guitar are performed by Brian Jones, the rhythm guitar is performed by Richards and vocals from Jagger kept even in the mix. According to Mick Jagger the song was inspired by ‘Heroin’ by the Velvet Underground.


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