Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Call This Rolling Stones Album ‘Rubbish’

The Rolling Stones have been creating rock-and-roll magic for their devoted fans for over six decades. The band has produced thirty exceptional albums. Furthermore, both fans and critics have praised the band’s extensive body of work. The founding members of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, dislike one record in particular.


Their comments about one of their earliest albums demonstrate that artists occasionally agree with their critics, even if they don’t say so publicly. During an interview with Esquire, Jagger and Richards expressed their genuine opinions regarding a specific album. The album in question, Their Satanic Majesties Request, was released in 1967, the same year as another legendary album. In the same year, The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Fans compare the Rolling Stones’ album frequently to Sgt. Pepper’s.

Andrew Loog Oldham was the manager of the Rolling Stones from 1963 to 1967. Fans would be less surprised by their criticism of this album if they knew that, according to Jagger, the “nonsense” album was produced in part to “piss off Andrew because he was such a pain in the neck. According to Richards, the Rolling Stones also wanted to demonstrate that they could create a “load of s***” that sounds like a “genius album.”

The Rolling Stones are influenced by another iconic rock band. The band released Their Satanic Majesties Request in December 1967, five years after their formation. Although Jagger is not a huge fan of the album, he acknowledges that “there are two good songs” on it. He considers “She’s a Rainbow” and “2000 Light Years From Now” to be strong tracks.

In addition, American Songwriter journalist John Kruth concurs with Jagger. According to Kruth, “She’s a Rainbow” is positively luminous. He added, “While ‘2000 Light Years from Home’ takes me down into the dark dungeon of despair that Jones, Jagger, and Richards undoubtedly experienced after being incarcerated in the dreaded Wormwood Scrubs Prison on drug charges (mostly for cannabis).”

He added, “‘2000 Light Years From Home’ features a classic Keith Richards grungy guitar hook, with great drumming from Charlie Watts and atmosphere galore courtesy of Brian Jones, who created sonic magic with backwards piano and synthesizer rather than his usual arsenal of exotic folk instruments, which included dulcimer, record, and sitar.”

Paul McCartney proposed that The Beatles record the album as if they were Sgt. Pepper and his band when they were recording it. Consequently, the theme is most apparent in the first two tracks. This is evident in the song’s title and “With a Little Help from My Friends.”


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