Rolling Stones fans got a treat this week when the video for their 1967 classic "We Love You” was restored in 4K.
The updated video features visual references to the 1967 drug bust of of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Marianne Faithfull at Richards’ home in the U.K. It also refers to the trial that followed, and the drug bust later that year of Stones guitarist Brian Jones.
Keith Richards plays a judge in the video whose wig is composed of rolled up tabloids, while Mick and Marianne participate in a mock trial. An October 1967 issue of The Evening News and Star with the front-page headline “DRUGS: BRIAN JONES GETS NINE MONTHS” is seen in another part of the video.
There’s also footage of the band recording at Olympic Studios in London. In the time between the February Redlands bust and the trial that year, Jagger, Richards and Jones went to Morocco, and that was an inspiration for the sound of “We Love You.”
“We Love You” was recorded in the summer of 1967. It featured back- up vocals from by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, after Jagger and Richards had done back-ups on The Beatles' “All You Need Is Love.”
The song is really an anti-authoritarian anthem (“You will never win we / Your uniforms don’t fit we”), sung by Jagger over Moroccan-influenced music.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]