• Costa Rica Real Estate

Keith Richards says ‘Sgt. Pepper’ was ‘rubbish’

August 6, 2015

NEW YORK – Half a century later, the famous rivalry between The Beatles and The Rolling Stones may not be over.

Stones guitarist Keith Richards in a new interview has denounced “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” the 1967 album by The Beatles famed for its experimentation.

Richards told Esquire magazine that the Fab Four “sounded great” when they stayed true to their original sound but “got carried away.”

“Why not? If you’re The Beatles in the ’60s, you just get carried away — you forget what it is you wanted to do,” he said.

He said of “Sgt. Pepper”: “Some people think it’s a genius album, but I think it’s a mishmash of rubbish, kind of like ‘Satanic Majesties.'”

He was referring to “Their Satanic Majesties Request,” the Stones’ psychedelic album that came out in 1967 shortly after “Sgt. Pepper” and which Richards has previously described as the Stones’ work of which he is least proud.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aU0si_ernM&list=PLAwDi6KYdZqREMhQkVgVYdp8FXCNzfCHr

The Beatles recorded “Sgt. Pepper” after retiring from touring and the album has often been seen as a historic moment in turning pop albums into broader artistic concepts.

Moving away from The Beatles’ pop roots, “Sgt. Pepper” takes influences from a range of genres including Indian classical music after guitarist George Harrison traveled to India and became enthralled by Hindu philosophy.

Richards next month is releasing “Crosseyed Heart,” his first solo album in 23 years.

The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were global superstars in the 1960s, inevitably leading to talk of a rivalry between the well-mannered Fab Four and the grittier Stones.

Some music historians, however, believe that the supposed rift was more the result of marketing and press scrutiny rather than any deep-seated animosity between the artists.

Watch The Beatles describe their work in this “Making of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” video:

You may be interested

Pic of the Day: Sunset on Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste
Pic of the Day
69 views
Pic of the Day
69 views

Pic of the Day: Sunset on Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste

The Tico Times - December 12, 2019

December in Costa Rica marks the beginning of the dry season and many clear-sky sunsets like this one. Guanacaste also…

‘Nature is our life insurance,’ says Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment
Climate Change
256 views
Climate Change
256 views

‘Nature is our life insurance,’ says Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment

Anna Pelegri / AFP - December 12, 2019

Nature can contribute 30% of the solutions in the fight against global warming, says the Minister of Environment of Costa…

Pic of the Day: A red-eyed tree frog in Bijagua, Costa Rica
Pic of the Day
441 views
Pic of the Day
441 views

Pic of the Day: A red-eyed tree frog in Bijagua, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - December 11, 2019

Hoppy Wednesday, everyone! The red-eyed tree frog has become a Costa Rican icon as a result of its ubiquity and…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!