After yet another lengthy North American tour (June 24 - July 29, 1966), the Rolling Stones once again entered RCA Studios, Hollywood, in order to record material for upcoming single and album releases. During the sessions (August 3-11) the band taped some twenty new songs, which were to be completed at Olympic Sound Studios, London, during November and December. The times they were 'a-changing', but things at RCA still were familiar, with Dave Hassinger engineering and Jack Nitzsche helping out on piano, organ and harpsichord.
But the industrious sessions at RCA (and Chess), when the main concern was to bag as many songs as possible, were left behind for good when the Stones took the early versions of the recorded songs back to Britain. The next studio album, "Between The Buttons", was built up over several weeks in party-like conditions, with many pals - Robert Fraser, Anita Pallenberg and Marianne Faithfull, Tony Sanchez, Michael Cooper, Gered Mankowitz, Jimi Hendrix, Tara Browne, and Nicky Hopkins showing up.
In between sessions at RCA Studios (August) and Olympic Sound Studios (November-December) the Stones finished recording of their next single, "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?" at IBC Studios, London, with the help of engineer Glyn Johns. It was described by Mick Jagger as the ultimate 'freak-out'. The recording featured guitar feedback at the beginning and end, and also brass which generates the song's attack. Bill Wyman's bass line and a raving piano by Ian Stewart glide the song as it dips and climbs around Mick Jagger's surging vocals.
Adapted from the following sources:
Martin Elliott, The Rolling Stones. Complete Recording Sessions 1962-2002, Cherry Red Books, 2002.
James Hector, The Complete Guide To The Music Of The Rolling Stones, Omnibus Press, 1995.