Listen to The War on Drugs remix Rolling Stones / Jimmy Page track "Scarlet" - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Last month, The Rolling Stones released “Scarlet,” a Jimmy Page feature recorded in 1974 and set to appear on an upcoming reissue of the band’s 1973 album Goats Head Soup. Today, Philly psych rock band The War on Drugs released a remix.

“Scarlet” was recorded mostly by chance. Keith Richards recalls, “we walked in at the end of a Zeppelin session. They were just leaving, and we were booked in next and I believe that Jimmy decided to stay. We weren’t actually cutting it as a track; it was basically for a demo, a demonstration, you know, just to get the feel of it, but it came out well, with a lineup like that, you know, we better use it.”

The War on Drugs’ Adam Granduciel said of the new version:

I just re-imagined the song as if I had Mick, Keith and Jimmy in the room with me. After messing with my Linn Drum for a bit, the song fell into this double time thing and I just went with it. I called my friend and bandmate, Dave Hartley, to fill out the bass on the new groove. Then I figured if I had Jimmy Page in the room I’d probably ask him to plug into my favorite rack flanger so that’s what I did. My friend Anthony LaMarca added some last minute percussion. I’m so honored to have gotten to work on this especially since ‘Angie’ was probably the first “rock” song that I asked to be played on repeat when I was really young. Hope you enjoy it!

Listen to The War on Drugs’ remix of “Scarlet” below.

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