The Rolling Stones – Undercover Of The Night (US 12″)

Burning The Ground Exclusive 1983

“Undercover of the Night” is the lead track and first single from English rock and roll band The Rolling Stones’ 1983 album Undercover.

“Undercover of the Night” was released as the first single taken from the album on 1 November 1983. The initial reception was warm with the song reaching number 9 in the US and number 11 on the UK Singles Chart, though the violent depictions spelled out by Jagger were believed to be why its popularity quickly waned. Jagger in Jump Back’s liner notes: “I think it’s really good but it wasn’t particularly successful at the time because songs that deal overtly with politics never are that successful, for some reason.” Richards countered: “There were a lot more overlays on this track because there was a lot more separation in the way we were recording at that time. Mick and I were starting to come to loggerheads.”

A music video was made in Mexico City for the song, featuring Jagger as a detective helping a woman (played by Elpidia Carrillo) follow her boyfriend’s (also played by Jagger) kidnappers and Richards as the leader of the kidnappers, who eventually shoots Jagger. The music video, directed by Julien Temple, was considered to be too violent for MTV (they did eventually air an edited version, but not before 9 PM due to the violent imagery). An uncensored version of the video was included in the band’s Video Rewind compilation.

Undercover Of The Night (Extended Version) 6:23

Feel On Baby (Instrumental) 6:28

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1983 Undercover Of The Night U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #9

Label: Rolling Stones Records ‎– 0-96978
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Rock & Roll, Dub, Disco

Art Direction [& Sticker Concept] – Peter Corriston
Cover [Art] – Hubert Kretzschmar
Edited By –  Brian McGee (3)
Mastered By –George Marino
Producer –  Chris KimseyThe Glimmer Twins
Recorded By, Mixed By –  Chris Kimsey
Written-By –  Jagger-Richards

Find the 12″ at DISCOGS


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Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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12 thoughts on “The Rolling Stones – Undercover Of The Night (US 12″)”

  1. It’s not possible to BPM mix this song. I’ve tried it once at a gig when it came out. RS drummer has the worst constant beat ever. HOWEVER I love the Stones since the UK years. Lot of albums in my collection from them. And this is even great in the album version as well.
    Love the new look Paul !

  2. Alan “vj tech.sys” Bellinger

    Thanks for this! I love RS remixes, and have been collecting them over the years.

  3. Man Paul, for me it’s a time to celebrate whenever you post something by The Rolling Stones! I can’t wait to hear this one as it has been a favorite of mine over the years. And I LOVE the cover art. When I was a young buck, the cover really made me feel great all over. Please keep Mick and The Stones coming!!

    Thanks so much!


  4. Hello, Paul. Looks like I’ve been gone a long time as I didn’t immediately recognize the site renovations. I like it!
    Thanks for the Stones, something else I didn’t expect to see here @ BTG. Pleasant surprises all around 🙂

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