The Rolling Stones’ ’19th Nervous Breakdown’ Gets New Lyric Video


Just released a newly created animated lyric video for the Rolling Stones’ classic track, “19th Nervous Breakdown” created in commemoration of the song’s 53rd anniversary. The track, which peaked at Number Two in 1966, was recorded between December 8th and 10th, 1965 at L.A.’s RCA Recording Studios during the band’s sessions for Aftermath — the Stones’ first album to feature songs solely credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

ABKCO Records, which controls all of the Stones masters up to 1971’s Sticky Fingers, has previously released animated lyric videos for “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Ruby Tuesday,” “Paint It, Black,” “Street Fighting Man,” “Gimme Shelter,” along with “Sing This Song All Together,” “Citadel,” and “In Another Land” from 1967’s Their Satanic Majesties Request — and the entirety of the band’s 1968’s Beggars Banquet album.

Although hardly a conventional showbiz manager in the early-1960’s, Mick Jagger remembered how Andrew Loog Oldham was able to automatically set the Rolling Stones apart from every other pop group trying to make it in London: “Andrew had this real talent for making a splash and a fuss and centering attention on you, which would’ve taken us a lot longer, probably, if we hadn’t had someone like Andrew. And he was younger than any of us. So he had a young and very, very, irreverent attitude.”


Although these days Keith Richards allows inspiration to hit him first, he remembers all too well the summer of 1965 when he and Mick Jagger suddenly realized the future of the Rolling Stones depended on their constant songwriting output: “I remember, y’know, we had just had ‘Satisfaction’ out, I mean, that was burn, the biggest hit so far — boom — worldwide. And Mick and I are sort of sitting back (laughs) in a motel room, somewhere ‘Oh, thank God for that.’ And there’s a knock at the door: ‘Where’s the followup?’ (Laughs) And then you realize you’re really into a grind.”