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GOATS HEAD SOUP
Released - 1973 on Rolling Stones Records. Produced
by Jimmy Miller.
- Lead and Backing Vocals;
Harp; Piano; Guitar.
Nicky Hopkins, Ian Stewart, Billy Preston, Bobby Keys, Jim Horn, Chuck Finley, Rebop Kwaku Baah & Pascal
(Click on song for lyrics and song personnel)
|DANCING WITH MR. D||6.3||
|100 YEARS AGO||7.8||8.0||9.1|
|COMING DOWN AGAIN||10.0||10.0||10.0|
|DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (HEARTBREAKER)||7.0||8.0||9.5|
|HIDE YOUR LOVE||6.0||7.3||6.6|
|CAN YOU HEAR THE MUSIC||6.5||6.6||7.0|
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 oldest ratings that you see here are 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. In November, 2018, 20 years after the first ratings were made, I rated all of the songs for a third time. Also note that I did not look at the old ratings from 1998 until after I placed my new ratings here in both 2005 and 2018.
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