On with the Show (song)

On with the Show (song)
"On with the Show" is also the title of a song from Mötley Crüe's 1981 album Too Fast for Love.
"On With The Show"
Song by The Rolling Stones from the album Their Satanic Majesties Request
Released 8 December 1967
Recorded 1967
Genre Rock
Length 3:39
Label Decca/ABKCO (U.K.)
Writer Jagger/Richards
Producer The Rolling Stones

"On with the Show" is a song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards which appeared on the 1967 Rolling Stones album Their Satanic Majesties Request. The recording attempts to combine a silly tune in the old-fashioned English Music Hall tradition with sound effects to create a burlesque or nightclub atmosphere.

Earlier in 1967 Frank Zappa had already used the same types of ideas to record "America Drinks and Goes Home" on the album Absolutely Free. The Zappa song parodied his own experiences playing with drunken bar bands in the early 1960s. Other similar songs recorded around the same time include "My Friend" by Jimi Hendrix (recorded in 1968, released in 1971) and "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" by The Beatles (recorded in 1967 and 1969, released in 1970.)

The harp parts on the song belong to popular Paraguayan song "Pajaro Campana".


  • Drums: Charlie Watts
  • Electric guitar: Keith Richards
  • Piano: Nicky Hopkins
  • Mellotron (brass): Brian Jones
  • Harp: Brian Jones
  • Bass: Bill Wyman
  • Vocals: Mick Jagger

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