The Rolling Stones gave Perth a Bitch of a time when they played their 1971 b-side for the first time in Australia since the 2003 tour.
‘Bitch’ popped up three times in Australia, once each in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, on the 2003 Forty Licks tour but missed the Australian tour of 2006 although it was played in Auckland on that tour.
‘Bitch’ featured as track one on side two of one of The Stones most iconic albums ‘Sticky Fingers’ from 1971. It was also the b-side to the ‘Brown Sugar’ 7-inch vinyl single.
‘Bitch’ was recorded at Olympic Studios in London in October, 1970. It featured new guitarist Mick Taylor, who had recently joined the band following the death of founding member Brian Jones.
The song has also featured on five Stones compilations ‘Made In The Shade’ (1975), ‘Time Waits For No-One (1979), ‘Jump Back’ (1993), ‘Singles’ (2011) and ‘GRRR’ (2012).
The Rolling Stones setlist Perth, October 29, 2014
Start Me Up (from Tattoo You, 1981)
Get Off Of My Cloud (single, 1965)
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It) (from It’s Only Rock N Roll, 1974)
Tumbling Dice (from Exile On Main Street, 1972)
Worried About You (from Tattoo You, 1981)
Doom And Gloom (from GRRR, 2012)
Bitch (from Sticky Fingers, 1971) (Request)
Out Of Control (from Bridges To Babylon, 1997)
Honky Tonk Women (from Through The Past Darkly, 1969)
You Got The Silver (with Keith on lead vocals)( from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Can’t Be Seen (with Keith on lead vocals) (from Steel Wheels, 1989)
Midnight Rambler (with Mick Taylor on guitar) (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Miss You (from Some Girls, 1978)
Gimme Shelter (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
Jumping Jack Flash (single, 1969)
Sympathy For The Devil (from Beggars Banquet, 1968)
Brown Sugar (from Sticky Fingers, 1971)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (from Let It Bleed, 1969)
(I Can’t Get No)
Satisfaction (from Out Of Our Heads, 1965)
The next Rolling Stones show is Perth,November 1, 2014.
Rolling Stones Australian dates
October 25, Adelaide, Adelaide Oval
October 29 and November 1, Perth, Perth Arena
November 5, Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
November 8, Macedon, Hanging Rock
November 12, Sydney, Allphones Arena
November 15, Hunter Valley, Hope Estate
November 18, Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
November 22, Auckland, Mt Smart Arena
The Rolling Stones will tour Australia for Frontier Touring