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Some More Girls: Check Out the Rolling Stones’ Unreleased Song ‘No Spare Parts’

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The Rolling Stones' Some Girls reissue won't arrive until a month from now, but today brought the premiere of an unreleased track called "No Spare Parts." The song was initially, recorded during the same 1978 sessions that produced Some Girls, but this country-tinged song would have been out of place among the sleaze and glam of album tracks "Miss You" and "Beast of Burden." Inspired by a road trip from Los Angeles to San Antonio, "No Spare Parts" is a honky-tonk tune in the same vein as Stones cuts like "Dead Flowers" and "Dear Doctor." Listen below, via BBC Radio 2:

 

The track will be released as a single before the Some Girls reissue is released on November 21st. "No Spare Parts" isn't completely new to Stones diehards -- the song has been kicking around YouTube since 2008, and was circulated on bootlegs even before that - but the reissue marks the first time the track has been officially released by the band. Mick Jagger also recorded new vocals for this version, Reuters reports. "No Spare Parts" is one of a dozen unreleased songs, covers, and demos that have been unearthed for the new Some Girls, though the B-side "Everything Is Turning to Gold" is absent from the track list.

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