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The War On Drugs remix The Rolling Stones' "Scarlet" track

14 August 2020, 12:48 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The War On Drugs have shared their remix of The Rolling Stones' previously unreleased Goats Head Soup session track "Scarlet".

Last month, The Rolling Stones released "Scarlet", an unreleased collaboration with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page that was recorded in 1974 as part of their Goast Head Soup sessions.

The music video arrived last week (6 August), and saw Normal People actor Paul Mescal star in the video.

Today (14 August), The Rolling Stones have released a new remix of the track by The War On Drugs.

According to Pitchfork, The War On Drugs' Adam Granduciel said in a press release, "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 favourite 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!"

The War On Drugs' remix of The Rolling Stones' "Scarlet" track is out now. The Rolling Stones' expanded version of Goats Head Soup will be released 4 September.
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