No. 53: ‘Out of Time’ – Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs
What was going on in the Rolling Stones‘ personal lives in early 1966? Admittedly they had never displayed a particularly enlightened attitude toward women, but ‘Aftermath’ contains three songs of outright contempt: ‘Stupid Girl,’ ‘Under My Thumb’ and ‘Out of Time.’
Opening with some bass, finger snaps and Brian Jones‘ marimba, ‘Out of Time’ is a kiss-off to a woman who wants back in after having dumped him for another guy. Maybe it’s a bit of macho bravado for Mick Jagger to get the upper hand, but calling her “obsolete” and his “poor, discarded baby” is deliciously nasty.
Watch The Rolling Stones Perform ‘Out of Time’