Dirty Work is the Rolling Stones' 18th British and 20th American studio album. It was released on 24 March 1986 on the Rolling Stones label by CBS Records. Produced by Steve Lillywhite, the album was recorded during a period when relations between Mick Jagger and Keith Richards soured considerably, according to Richards' autobiography Life
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Dirty Work is the Rolling Stones' 18th British and 20th American studio album. Rockefeller Plaza, San Francisco, .
The sessions for Dirty Work, the first album under the Rolling Stones' recording contract with CBS Records, began in April 1985 in Paris, running for two months before breaking for a short spell. Mick Jagger had just released his first solo album, She's the Boss, much to Richards' annoyance, since the latter's first priority was the Rolling Stones and he was stung that Jagger was pursuing a career as a pop star. As a tribute, a hidden track of Stewart playing Big Bill Broonzy 's " Key to the Highway " was added to close the album. Outtakes and demo versions. You're Too Much" (Keith Richards on vocal).
Dirty Work' was written and recorded during one of the lowest points in the Rolling Stones' long history. For many Rolling Stones fans, 1983's 'Undercover' represented a painfully steep comedown after the outtake-laden - though solidly consistent - 'Tattoo Yo. But they only faced further disappointment with 1986's 'Dirty Work,' written and recorded during one of the lowest points in the band's long history. Chief Stones songwriters Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were already known for their often tempestuous relationship, and in fact, their friction tended to produce some of the band's best music. Bringing out something like that, an obviously commercial album, just before we were starting work on the new Stones album.