Keith Richards’ ratings for 10 classic rock bands

It’s a far cry from depicting Keith Richards in an assortment of fluffy rags, swallowing some dusty bottle of rum, and declaring with scathing fetish: “You’ll remember this as the day you nearly caught Captain Keith Richards.” The rocker has so little time for reverence that he was once famous for smelling his father’s ashes.

Thus, with that in mind, it’s really no surprise that you don’t often find him absorbing the actions of his mates for it. Richards doesn’t do much for it. Half the scales are as foreign as a Chinese cheeseburger to him, too. However, the disgruntled high seas sailor of classic rock always retains a degree of cheerfulness when he embarks on his stinging cries.

Below we’ve curated a selection of some of his most cutting-edge reviews. From criticizing Led Zeppelin to making fun of the Bee Gees, to even criticizing the unquestionable “Fab Four,” these are Richards’ best stinging assessments of his contemporaries. But don’t worry, it’s not just sarcasm, even the Rolling Stones have met their silver tongue.

10 scathing reviews of Keith Richards for classic rock:

Bee Gees

The Bee Gees’ high-pitched voices seemed to make Richards think they were ringing their adolescence a little too literally with their actions. When rolling rock Asking the star guitarist what he thought of the band, he wasted no time declaring: “Well, they’re in their own little fantasy world.”

Follow-up: “You just have to read what they talk about in interviews…how many suits they have and that kind of crap. It’s all kids’ stuff, right?” However, the Bee Gees might argue that at least these suits are plush, and that the purposes of this Baby sits solidly in the top ten selling records of all time.

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the Beatles

Richards has had many thoughts regarding the Beatles over the years and most of them have to do with the belief that they went too fast down hill. “I think the Beatles are past their peak performance even before they became famous,” he once said.

A similar criticism was leveled at Sgt. Pepper“I think they drifted. Why not? If you were a Beatle in the 1960s, you drift away — you forget what you want to do. You start doing it.” Sgt. pepper. Some people think it’s a genius album, but I think it’s a jumble of junk, kind of like Satanic Majesties.Of course, the fact that his band copied it would have some people claim that it undermines his statement.

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the band

“I saw them at Dylan’s party on the Isle of Wight and was disappointed,” Richards said of the band. “Dylan was beautiful, especially when he sang the songs himself. He has a unique rhythm that only seems to pay off when he performs solo.”

Adding, “The band was very strict. They played together for a very long time, and what I didn’t understand was their lack of spontaneity.” Perhaps this is because most of the time they were playing for someone else.

Ironically, Dylan had an onstage feud with the Rolling Stones because he wasn’t happy to support them when they teamed up. As Black Cruz striker Chris Robinson stated: “The stones don’t crowd; they don’t swerve […] They spin around the chorus, then step up to the role of Bob. So, bring the band [rhythm]And Bob goes to the microphone and doesn’t sing.”

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Airship

Richards has been much more measured when it comes to Led Zep, unless you’re Robert Plant. “I played their album a few times when I first got it, but then the guy’s voice started getting on my nerves. I don’t know why; maybe it’s a little acrobatic,” he said.

However, he retained some praise for the band. He added, “Jimmy Page is a wonderful guitarist, and a very respected one.” In fact, he went so far as to say in another interview, “For me, Led Zeppelin is Jimmy’s page if you want to keep the story short.”

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David Bowie

Remarkably, Richards also fell into the often misunderstood Bowie trap. And give credit to satisfactorily periodically She tracks “Changes” as a classic, but quickly adds, “I can’t think of anything else he’s done that would make my hair stand up.”

He later took a harsher turn when he commented: “Everything. Everything is ridiculous. It has nothing to do with music. He knows that too.” Well, not Richards shit, but how many people have had the creative ingenuity to look like an androgynous alien instead of another vulgar rock star?

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Prince

Prince of the ’80s reigned as a little giant and changed the color of the era with his expert musical sophistication, is it the ‘how’? Richards dismissed an “exaggerated dwarf”. “A prince must find out what it means to be a prince. That is the problem of giving yourself a title before you prove it.”

Sequel: “His attitude when he opened up to us…was insulting to our fans. You don’t try to throw off the headline like that when you’re playing in front of a crowd of stones. He’s a prince who thinks he’s already king. Good luck to him.” Yeah, broke a little leg, dude.

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Elton John

Now, in reviewing pieces seemingly fitting to celebrate a platinum jubilee, perhaps Richards’ “you shouldn’t laugh, but you can’t help her insult”, was directed at Elton John who called, “an old whore…his writings are limited to songs about dead blondes.” “.

John was determined not to be outdone, and his response is also commendable. “It would be horrible to be like Keith Richards. He’s pathetic. He’s like a monkey with arthritis, trying to go up on stage and appearing young. I have a lot of respect for the Stones, but they would’ve been better if they kicked Keith out 15 years ago,”

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Metallica and Black Sabbath

Before we get into his hatred of Black Sabbath and Metallica, perhaps the music he loves can explain it all. “What I love about reggae” Richards explains recently. Under the effect of My documentary, “It’s all so natural, there’s none of these coercive things that I’ve been getting tired of in rock music.” He then goes on to explain, “Rock ‘n’ roll I never get tired of, but ‘rock’ is the white man’s version, and they turned it into a rally, and that’s [the modern] Rock version. Excuse me,” he adds with humor, “I prefer the list.”

This might help explain why he commented: “Millions are fond of Metallica and Black Sabbath. I thought they were great jokes…I don’t know where Metallica’s inspiration comes from, but if it’s me, I screw it up.”

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Mick Jagger

Where do you start with how much fun Richards poked fun at his legendary star? Musically, he failed to secure a place in the list of the 20 greatest singers, despite his placement there. But worse still, he once wrote: “Marianne Faithfull wasn’t having fun with his little boy. I know he’s got a massive pair of balls – but he doesn’t quite fill the gap.” Maybe he should have resorted to playing sticky fingers?

Thus, in order to strike a balance, it seems necessary to end things with the praises he dedicated to his friend Tom Waits for proving that he has a softer side. “There is no one in the world like him.” Talk to Fresh Air on NPR, and talk about their time working on the Wits icon rain dogs Together, he says, “We wrote songs together for a while and it was fun [but] He doesn’t remember anything or write anything down. So, you play for an hour and shout across the room, “Clerk!” And I looked around. clerk? Who is the author? And he was saying it again, and now pointing to me.”

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