The Aftermath Sessions & Era Rarities 4CD (2016 NSU Records 49/50/51/52)

Los Angeles, RCA Studios, Hollywood 3-10.12 1965


1. 19th Nervous Breakdown

backing rhythm track - from L ch of UM7 stereo mix. Some piano heard at the end. Mick's vocal is double-tracked so R ch must all be one take of overdubs unless there was an internal bounce.

2. 19th Nervous Breakdown

overdub track from R ch - must be Brian on guitar, Keith on fuzz guitar doubling left-ch riff, bass run must be an overdub by Bill

3. 19th Nervous Breakdown

alternate vocals C - might be live vocal for tv show, with studio backing tracks

4. 19th Nervous Breakdown

master vocals C

5. Sad Day


6. Mother's Little Helper

backing L

7. Mother's Little Helper

overdub R - (The strange guitar sound is) a 12-string with a slide on it. It's played slightly Oriental-ish. The track just needed something to make it twang. Otherwise, the song was quite vaudeville in a way. I wanted to add some nice bite to it. And it was just one of those things where someone walked in and, Look, it's an electric 12-string. It was some gashed-up job.
No name on it. God knows where it came from. Or where it went. But I put it together with a bottleneck. Then we had a riff that tied the whole thing together. And I think we overdubbed onto that. Because I played an acoustic guitar as well. -Keith 2002

8. Mother's Little Helper

vocals C

9. Doncha Bother Me

backing L

10. Doncha Bother Me

guitar overdubs R - 3 guitars in the R ch, one in the L ch.

11. Doncha Bother Me

vocals/harmonica C

12. Goin' Home

Keith speaks

13. Goin' Home

false start

14. Goin' Home

 backing L - Mick on tambourine must mean his lvs were an overdub, otherwise those lvs would have bled all over this track on the tambourine mic.

15. Goin' Home

overdubs R - lead guitar and bvs, overdubs stop at 3:10

16. Goin' Home

lv overdub C

17. 19th Nervous Breakdown

stereo backing LR

18. Mother's Little Helper

stereo backing LR

19. Doncha Bother Me

stereo backing LR

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Los Angeles, RCA Studios, Hollywood 3-10.12 1965 & 6-9.3 1966


1. Take It Or Leave It

backing L - has both koto and harpsichord, Brian is supposed to be playing both. Maybe Jack Nitsche is on harps and Brian overdubs the organ in R ch.

2. Take It Or Leave It

overdubs R - bvs and organ

3. Take It Or Leave It

lead vocal C

4. Think

backing L - lv is double-tracked so everything in R ch must be an overdub, unless they did a reduction or internal bounce.

5. Think

 overdubs R - sounds like 3 guitars here though: acoustic, electric and fuzz. Or is it fuzz bass?

6. Think

double-tracked vocals C

7. Ride On Baby

backing L - no leakage of C or R ch's

8. Ride On Baby

overdubs R - heavy leakage of vocals on some R ch instrument mics (?) might indicate lv or bv performed with inst overdubs while being recorded to another track. Or R ch overdub recorded after the vocals

9. Ride On Baby

vocals C

10. Sittin' On A Fence

backing L - no leakage from R or C ch's.

11. Sittin' On A Fence

guitar R - Keith (?) overdub (?) or Brian

12. Sittin' On A Fence

vocals C

13. Paint It Black

instrumental (edited) - Black Box

14. Paint It Black

stereo backing LR - Stictly Stereo

15. Paint It Black

vocals C - Strictly Stereo

16. Long Long While

mono 45

17. Lady Jane

instrumental - Black Box

18. Lady Jane

backing R

19. Lady Jane

bass and harpsichord L - harpsichord overdubbed? song played live?

20. Lady Jane

vocals C

21. Take It Or Leave It

stereo vocals CR

22. Think

stereo backing LR

23. Ride On Baby

stereo backing LR

24. Sittin' On A Fence

stereo backing LR

25. Lady Jane

stereo backing LR

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Los Angeles, RCA Studios, Hollywood 6-9.3 1966


1. Stupid Girl

stereo backing LR

2. Stupid Girl

vocals C

3. Flight 505

stereo backing LR - bass and fuzz bass on L, sounds like lead guitar overdub on R. Maybe internal bounce of guitars to R, fuzz bass overdubbed on 4th track panned L?

4. Flight 505

vocals C

5. High And Dry

stereo backing LR - song performed live?

6. High And Dry

vocals C

7. I Am Waiting

stereo backing LR - vocal in R ch must be live with those instruments because of double-tracked vocals in C

8. I Am Waiting

double-tracked Mick vocals C

9. If You Let Me

stereo backing LR - sounds like this song done "live"

10. If You Let Me

vocals C

11. It's Not Easy

stereo backing LR - 3 guitars in R ch, the guitar solo might have been overdubbed after the extra chorus vocal since it's heard in the R ch probably from monitor playback during tracking

12. It's Not Easy

double-tracked vocals C

13. Out Of Time

stereo backing LR - internal bouncing? On R ch we can hear the bvs but not the lv.

14. Out Of Time

double-tracked vocals C

15. Under My Thumb

stereo backing LR - Problem: L ch has drums, bass, marimbas and fuzz bass. R ch has acoustic and electric guitars and piano. Keith is supposed to be playing both guitars. Electric guitar and fuzz bass must be overdubs.

16. Under My Thumb


17. What To Do

stereo backing LR

18. What To Do

double-tracked vocals

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Bonus Trax:


1. Paint It Black - L


2. Paint It Black - R


3. Stupid Girl - L


4. Stupid Girl - R


5. Flight 505 - L


6. Flight 505 - R


7. High And Dry - L


8. High And Dry - R


9. I Am Waiting - L


10. I Am Waiting - R


11. If You Let Me - L


12. If You Let Me - R


13. It's Not Easy - L


14. It's Not Easy - R


15. Out Of Time - L


16. Out Of Time - R


17. Under My Thumb - L


18. Under My Thumb - R


19. What To Do - L


20. What To Do - R


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