Keith Richards hated the two Mick Jagger albums

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

In the early 1960s, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first crossed paths on platform two of Dartford Railway Station when they were 18 and 17 years old. They bonded over their shared love for American blues music. Particularly the works of Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Howlin’ Wolf. In just a few years, they, along with Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman, established The Rolling Stones.

The Stones have remarkably lasted over 60 years and are still touring today. But during that time, there have been instances of rivalry and harsh comments in their relationship between Jagger and Richards. After the release of their unsatisfactory 18th studio album in the UK, Dirty Work, in the late 1980s, the two developed their most bitter feud.

After this argument, the two took a break and concentrated on their individual projects. She’s the Boss was Jagger’s solo debut album, released in 1985, while Richards was gathering material for his first solo album, Talk Is Cheap.

Although Jagger’s debut wasn’t a decade-defining hit, it did well in the charts and gained positive reviews for the most part. It’s understandable why Richards might not have enjoyed the album. It’s a little more pop-oriented and less rock-focused than the Stones’ catalog. But it’s impossible to avoid the impression that his evaluation was skewed by unresolved animosity.

Richards thought, “She’s the Boss, Mick’s album title said it all.” “I have never listened to it through in its entirety. By whom? Like Mein Kampf, in a way. Although copies were owned by all, no one listened to it.

When The Rolling Stones got back together in 2001, Jagger and Richards got along much better. In pursuit of his solo career, Jagger put out Goddess in the Doorway, his fourth album. Once more, the album was well-received by critics and consumers alike, helped along by Rob Thomas, Lenny Kravitz, Wyclef Jean, Pete Townshend, and Bono collaborations.

In a 2002 interview with Guitar World, Keith Richards offered a scathing and direct evaluation of the album, despite the fact that his relationship with his bandmate had improved. “Dog poop in the doorway?” When questioned about the release, Richards cracked a joke. After listening to three tracks, I gave up. You might wonder sometimes. He’s great with the Stones. It’s best to keep him on a short leash.

The guitarist went on to say that Jagger could only put out quality music when he was touring with the Stones. Richards continued, “I think that everyone has realised that Mick Jagger is at his best when he’s with the Rolling Stones, possibly with the exception of Mick himself. However, I don’t think anyone gives a fuckin’ toss when he doesn’t. Whether or not he understands the message. Of course he does. He wouldn’t be working on this project otherwise.

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