The Rolling Stones
Goats Head Soup (Rolling Stones Records)
My favorite album of all time is Goats Head Soup by The Rolling Stones. A perfectly flawed, under-rated masterpiece that showcases the bands unabashed swag, sleaze and ability to tap into the rawest form of human emotion. Recorded in Jamaica, the song “100 Years Ago” was what first lured me in. A somewhat unknown track that sounds like a more emotionally charged Van Morrison with drastic tempo changes and a bridge that transcends you into a frantic R&B groove most likely supplied by the magic of Billy Preston’s clavinet.
Following up Exile On Main Street, this record proved the band was capable of anything. Dirty, overtly sexual and loaded with imperfection — it has inspired me to loosen up on the technicalities of music (and life) and focus on the driving beat and honest soul that gets you from one place to another. Mistakes can be made with finesse as we all know. Other songs worth mentioning are “Dancing with Mr. D,” “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)” and “Can You Hear the Music.” The latter is an oozy, psychedelic voyage that sounds like the forgotten next chapter of Their Satanic Majesties Request.
This record will make you a believer
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