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GOATS HEAD SOUP
 

Released - 1973 on Rolling Stones Records. Produced by Jimmy Miller.

Personnel :

Mick Jagger - Lead and Backing Vocals; Harp; Piano; Guitar.
Keith Richards -  Acoustic and Lead Guitars; Bass; Backing Vocals, Lead Vocal on "Coming Down Again"
Mick Taylor - Lead and Acoustic Guitars; Bass;  Backing Vocal.
Charlie Watts - Drums.
Bill Wyman - Bass.

 Additional Personnel:

Nicky Hopkins, Ian Stewart, Billy Preston, Bobby Keys, Jim Horn, Chuck Finley, Rebop Kwaku Baah  & Pascal

(Click on song for lyrics and song personnel)

 

SONG

OLD RATING

NEW RATING*

DANCING WITH MR. D   6.3

  6.4

100 YEARS AGO   7.8   8.0
COMING DOWN AGAIN 10.0 10.0
DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (HEARTBREAKER)   7.0   8.0
ANGIE 10.0 10.0
SILVER TRAIN   7.4   8.0
HIDE YOUR LOVE   6.0   7.3
WINTER 10.0 10.0
CAN YOU HEAR THE MUSIC   6.5   6.6
STARFUCKER

10.0

10.0
Ave. Rating

8.10

8.43

 

REVIEW

This is the Stones most underrated album and perhaps their most mellow. Includes one of Keith Richards' best lead vocals ever on "Coming Down Again", a song he wrote about his stealing away Anita Pallenberg from his best friend Brian Jones. Also on this LP we find Mick Taylor's best guitar solo, on "Winter", which just sparkles.

"Angie" is the best of the bunch here, who cares who Mick Jagger is signing about anyway. His lead vocals are excellent on this song and on 'Winter", too,  another ballad that's a winner, even if Keef didn't play on it. "100 Years Ago" is one more slow but powerful song.  "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)" is partly based on true events, as the Stones take a rare moral stand on the plight of children.

The best rocker on this one (really, the only true hard rocker found on Goats Head Soup) is "Starfucker", which had to be released in the States as "Star Star", gee how come? But some of the lyrics found on this song are a trip, to say the least!

This was the last album produced by Jimmy Miller. Too bad, he had a way of getting the best sounds out of them.

- Keno, 1998

*Old Ratings vs. New Ratings

The old ratings that you see here were from back in 1998 when I first rated the album for this site. Since time does change one's point of view, I decided to listen to and rate the album again, doing so in late 2005. Also note that I did not look at the old ratings from 1998 until after I placed my new ratings here.

To listen to some sound clips from  GOATS HEAD SOUP or to buy it click on:  Goat's Head Soup

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