Just a throwaway track. I felt like doing that kind of a song. It’s a Tex-Mexsound which actually you could play now and it would be au courant, but I don’t think many people were doing it then.
All We Are Saying, David Sheff
In May-July 1973 Lennon recorded a series of home demos for several songs which later appeared on Mind Games and Walls And Bridges, among them ‘Tight A$’. At that stage the song featured a guitar riff which he later refined for ‘Beef Jerky’.
Lennon produced the Mind Games album himself, marking a temporary halt to his partnership with Phil Spector. The recording for ‘Tight A$’ was straightforward, uncomplicated rock ‘n’ roll so beloved of Lennon, with playful lyrics referencing sex and drugs.
The final studio was edited by almost a minute for the album, with some solo guitar work by David Spinozza becoming lost along the way.