Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow (Rolling Stones)

23 SEPTEMBER 1966


The Rolling Stones released ‘Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow’ on this day. It reached #5 in the UK, a relatively disappointing outcome for the Stones, who by this time were used to topping the charts.

To be fair, it’s not a very good song by their standards. It feels overproduced and brassy, and even the Stones themselves were unhappy with the final cut, but this proved to be just a blip as the Stones would produce much better material in 1967 as they fully embraced psychedelia.

B-side: 'Who's Driving Your Plane?'
Released: 23 September 1966 (US & UK) 
Highest chart position: #5 (UK), #9 (US)
Recorded: 31 August - 2 September 1966 at IBC Studios, London 
Length: 2:34 
Label: Decca F 12497 (UK), London 45-903 (US) 
Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham