Drugs and orgies were part of creative period: Mick Jagger

Updated: May 17, 2010, 15:03 PM IST

London: Mick Jagger, famous for his wild ways during their heyday, believes that 70s was a time of "excess" and "drug taking and orgies" were part of the creative period.

The 66-year-old musician, who is the focus of new documentary `Stones in Exile` at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, believes the "orgies and drug taking" of the early 70s were a result of it being a creative time, Contactmusic reported.

"The orgies, the drug taking? Yes I remember it well. It was lot of fun, quite a bumpy time but generally quite a creative period despite all the excesses. In those days that`s how it was done - we got away with it."

Jagger ruled the headlines during the period with his frequent conflict with the authorities for alleged drug use and his romantic escapades including two high-profile marriages to Bianca Jagger and later to Jerry Hall.

The release of the documentary will be accompanied by the digital re-mastering of Rolling Stone`s iconic LP `Exile on Main Street`, which will also include 10 brand new songs that have been lost for decades, which the band always knew the tracks existed but couldn`t find.

"They were in our tape store, mouldering away probably. They don`t have a very good shelf-life, you have to bake them, put them in the oven."

The tracks were mostly instrumental but Jagger wrote retrospectively to revive the lost songs. He said: "I wrote in the mood of `Exile`, it was interesting."

PTI

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