No. 75: ‘Slave’ – Top 100 Rolling Stones Songs
As with most of the 1981 Rolling Stones album 'Tattoo You,' 'Slave' was a leftover track from various '70s sessions. In this case, an unused track from the ''Black And Blue' sessions. It's funk groove would have made a perfect fit on that 1976 album, too, but we're just glad this lost song found a good home.
The band dish up a solid funk groove with the right amount of sleaze and grind. Essentially, it's an instrumental as the only real lyrics are "Do it, do it, do it, don't wanna be your slave" repeated, well, repeatedly. Some A1 sax from Bobby Keys and piano courtesy of the legend Nicky Hopkins saves the song from any potential monotony.
Hear the Rolling Stones Perform 'Slave'