The Rolling Stones have released a second new recording entitled One More Shot from their recent Paris sessions, It follows on from last month’s release of Doom & Gloom. Both songs were recorded for inclusion on a 50th anniversary hits compilation, GRRR!, out next week, and it’s a relief to report that they won’t sound out of place amongst the veteran band’s many classic hits.
Whereas Doom & Gloom, written by Jagger, had an energised, up-tempo blues sound with a vaguely political lyric, One more shot, written by Keith Richards, is a classic variation of the kind of thing the Stones have been playing for half a century. It’s a little bit Jumping Jack Flash and a little bit Start Me Up, driven along by Charlie Watts simple but swinging beat and a Country inflected solo from Ronnie Wood. It just sounds like a bunch of great musicians in the studio rocking out for the sheer joy of it.