September 5, 2015

THEY WERRE A PERFECTLY ADEQUATE BUBBLEGUM ROCK BAND... (profanity alert):

The ESQ&A: Keith Richards Explains Why Sgt. Pepper Was Rubbish  (Scott Raab, 8/05/15, Esquire)

I've been thinking about Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, and The White Album and listening to Beggars 
Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, and Exile on Main St. Over the past 20 years, I've 
listened to that Stones stuff far more often.

No, I understand--the 
Beatles sounded great when they were the Beatles. But there's not a lot of roots in that music. I think they got carried away. Why not? If you're the Beatles in the '60s, you just get carried away--you forget what it is you wanted to do. You're starting to do Sgt. Pepper. Some people think it's a genius album, but I think it's a mishmash of rubbish, kind of like Satanic Majesties...

...but then started taking themselves seriously and produced self-indulgent garbage...


Posted by at September 5, 2015 5:48 PM
  

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