Buried near the end of side two of 1974's 'It's Only Rock And Roll,' 'Short And Curlies' is a playful Rolling Stones country blues stomper that has gotten lost in the shuffle over the years. Produced by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, as 'The Glimmer Twins,' the song captures the same ramshackle looseness of some of the band's finest 'Exile On Main Street' moments.

Lyrically, it's not one of Jagger's most mature moments -- short and curlies being a common slang for pubic hairs -- but in the context of it's playful spirit, fit the song just fine. This territory would be abandoned by the boys with the departure of Mick Taylor, as the later half of the decade would see the Stones try to keep with changing times instead of just being themselves.

 

Hear the Rolling Stones Perform 'Short and Curlies'