Album: Tattoo You
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As we’ve established previously, Keith Richards was never as much of a — let’s say — ladies man as either Mick Jagger or Bill Wyman, as his twin penchants for heavy monogamy and heavy drugs (mostly) precluded him going out looking to fuck somebody new every night.
And that why most of the Stones’ songs about groupies, from the “Spider and The Fly” on were written by Mick. Which isn’t to say that he was a saint — I mean, we’re talking about Keith Richards, for fuck’s sake — but it does kinda make sense that he came up with his groupie song during the period where he was (relatively) clean and (relatively) in between his relationships with Anita Pallenberg and Patti Hansen.