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The Rolling Stones - Rock And A Hard Place (1989)

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"Rock and a Hard Place" is a song by The Rolling Stones from their 1989 album Steel Wheels. It is the second single from the ...

"Rock and a Hard Place" is a song by The Rolling Stones from their 1989 album Steel Wheels. It is the second single from the album, and remains the most recent Billboard top 40 hit by the band.

Release

"Rock and a Hard Place" was released as the second single from Steel Wheels on 13 November 1989 in the UK. "Cook Cook Blues", a slow blues outtake from the 1983 album Undercover, was the B-side. The single reached No. 63 in the UK, No. 23 in the U.S. and No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song has been performed by the Stones sporadically since its release, appearing on the Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tour, Voodoo Lounge Tour, Bridges to Babylon Tour, and Licks Tour.

A music video was shot at Sullivan Stadium, in Foxborough, Massachusetts during the band's three sold out night stand at that venue and directed by Wayne Isham. The video reached the Top 10 of MTV's Top 20 Video Countdown in December, 1989.

A live recording captured during the Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tour was included on the 1991 live album Flashpoint as well as their Live at The Tokyo Dome release.

The studio album and/or single version were included on the compilations Jump Back and Honk.

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