I can't bear it all. One night I was dancin' with a lady in black Wearin' black silk gloves and a black silk hat She looked at me longin' with black velvet eyes She gazed at me strange all cunning and wise Then I saw the flesh just fall off her bones The eyes in her skull was burning like coals Lord, have mercy, fire and brimstone I was dancin' with Mrs. People were accepting things perhaps that weren't up to standard because they were a little higher than normal. In 1993, Richards, in the liner notes to the compilation album , said that the title was inspired by his baby daughter, Dandelion Angela. Strangely, it only made number five in Britain, but it did make the top spot in France and Holland, as well as number two in Germany.
Two weeks here, two weeks there - then another two weeks. The song lurks the album into consciousness with that very ominous opening riff. The album was remastered and released in 1994 and again in 2009 by and respectively. We were really in a very bad way. I didn't want it to be just a bunch of rock songs. And it sort of destabilized us a bit. But we had some good ideas.
The sadness comes when you measure not just one album, but the whole sense they're putting across now against what they once meant. In total they have released 25 studio albums, 10 live albums and 92 singles. I mean, we cared, but we didn't care as much as we had. We hadn't been in the studio for a year. I mean, I just fought and fought and fought. But influences come through so much slower than that. It took him 3 months to carve a swastika.
Just because the Stones have abdicated their responsibilities is no reason we have to sit still for this shit! H e ended up carving swastikas into the wooden console at Island Studios. They were all to be centaurs and minotaurs prancing about in the photo in an Arcadian landscape, like the young bucks they were. Not really concentrating on the creative process, and we had such money problems. Will it be poison put in my glass Will it be slow or will it be fast? After Goats Head Soup I've lived there whenever I can. The tracks are much more varied than the last one.
Like the last album we did Exile on Main St. In those days you didn't know what sex the thing was going to be until it popped out. It sounded better than it looks. There is a sadness about the Stones now, because they amount to such an enormous So what? Mikey Chung, the engineer at Dynamic, for example, was a Chinese man - you realise how much Jamaica is a multi-ethnic environment. The next couple of albums were made the same way, and that makes it difficult to do your best work. The band remained active as a consistently successful recording and touring act throughout the 1980s and 1990s and into the 2000s. Long time bassist Bill Wyman retired from the band in 1992.
Like the last album we did was basically recorded in short concentrated periods. Like songs on Goats Head Soup, which is not my favorite album, but still has got some good stuff on it. It's built on a Keith riff and there's a Mick Taylor solo but something about it rings hollow with me. There were not only Jamaicans involved, but also percussion players who came from places like Guyana, a travelling pool of guys who worked in the studios. We'd start off a typical Stones track and Billy would start playing something so fuckin' good musically that we'd get sidetracked and end up with a compromised track. Storm Thorgerson and I had outlined the concept to the Stones and they were all enthusiastic - especially Mick. It was a very difficult period.
They got the complete horrors and screamed we're gonna be sued and everyone else got the horrors and I said I don't mind if I'm sued. I like it in many ways but I don't think it has the freshness that It's Only Rock 'n Roll has. Keith: And we didn't have the experience of living there and integrating with the local music scene - the whole roots thing. Dynamic Sound in Kingston was an amazing place: the drum kits and the amps were nailed to the floor. Jamaica - oh, the music island! At first, Exile on Main Street seemed a terrible disappointment, with its murky, mindless mixes and concentration on the trivial.
Every new Stones album has to plow through such expectations that the Second Coming would flop first hearing. Witness mass turnabouts re Exile. In Mr D we get the same fears of danger and death: Hiding in a corner in New York City Lookin' down a forty-four in West Virginia Who knows the kind of stuff the Stones saw backstage over the years? Aside from the official band members, other musicians appearing on Goats Head Soup include keyboard players , , and. And there are a couple of examples on there where just the basic tracks we kept weren't really up to standard. Keith: More important, we didn't think we were capable of doing it. In 1989 The Rolling Stones were inducted into the.
It was interesting to be playing in this totally different atmosphere. For me, its deepening and unfolding over the coming months will no doubt rate as one of the year's richest musical experiences. By that time about the only country that I was allowed to exist in was Switzerland. Plus it just sets the vibe of the album - even if it's not the best song I couldn't imagine a better way to start this album. A few weeks later Jones was found dead in his swimming pool.
Because there is just literally nothing new happening. Jimmy was great, but the more successful he became the more he got like Brian. We weren't capable of doing it on record as good as we would have liked. It's very hard to write about those primitive emotions without being cynical about it - that's when you sound old. The Stones are still consummate entertainers, but somewhere along the line we began to expect something more than entertainment from them.