Former Rolling Stones' guitarist Mick Taylor explains that Can't You Hear Me Knocking is an unusual entry in the band's catalog, because the long instrumental jam wasn't really meant to be part of the song. “It was a purely spontaneous jam session type thing, the kind of thing that happens in the studio sometimes when the whole band is really into a groove and things are happening. “
Taylor added, “We got to the end of the song and it was either me or Keith that started this little guitar riff. Everybody else joined in and the tape was rolling, so it went down on tape. When we listened back to it, everybody thought it sounded so good that we decided to keep it. But it wasn't planned or rehearsed that way, it just happened. Totally off-the-wall thing that happens on stage, but not usually in the studio."
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking is off the 1971 album Sticky Fingers and was never released as a single.
Classic Hits Y107.3 Tie-In: While vacationing in Fiji, Keith Richards injured his head falling out of a tree on April 27th, 2006.