Goats Head Soup [Expanded Deluxe Edition]

Goats Head Soup [Expanded Deluxe Edition]

by The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones

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Sliding out of perhaps the greatest winning streak in rock history, the Stones slipped into decadence and rock star excess with Goats Head Soup, their sequel to Exile on Main St. This is where the Stones' image began to eclipse their accomplishments, as Mick ascended to jet-setting celebrity and Keith slowly sunk deeper into addiction, and it's possible hearing them moving in both directions on Goats Head Soup, at times in the same song. As Jagger plays the devil (or, dances with Mr. D, as he likes to say), the sex and sleaze quotient is increased, all of it underpinned by some genuinely affecting heartbreak, highlighted by "Angie." This may not be as downright funky, freaky, and fantastic as Exile, yet the extra layer of gloss brings out the enunciated lyrics, added strings, wah-wah guitars, explicit sex, and violence, making it all seem trippily decadent. If it doesn't seem like there's a surplus of classics here, all the songs work well, illustrating just how far they've traveled in their songcraft, as well as their exceptional talent as a band -- they make this all sound really easy and darkly alluring, even when the sex'n'satanism seems a little silly. To top it all of, they cap off this utterly excessive album with "Star Star," a nasty Chuck Berry rip that grooves on its own mean vulgarity -- its real title is "Starf*cker," if you need any clarification, and even though they got nastier (the entirety of Undercover, for instance), they never again made something this dirty or nasty. And, it never feels more at home than it does at the end of this excessive record.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/04/2020
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0602508939648
catalogNumber: 003245802
Rank: 2588

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rolling Stones   Primary Artist
Mick Jagger   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Harp,Vocals
Billy Preston   Piano,Keyboards,Clavinet
Mick Taylor   Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Charlie Watts   Drums
Rick Grech   Bass
Nicky Hopkins   Piano
Nik Pascal Raicevic   Percussion
Jim Price   Trumpet
Bill Wyman   Bass
Jim Keltner   Timbales
Jimmy Miller   Percussion
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Jim Horn   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Bobby Keys   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Keith Richards   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals
Bruce Rowlands   Drums
Ian Stewart   Organ,Piano

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Composer
Mick Taylor   Composer
Jimmy Miller   Producer
Andy Johns   Engineer
Howard Kilgour   Engineer
Ron Nevison   Engineer
Keith Richards   Composer
Rod Thear   Engineer
David Bailey   Sleeve Photo

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