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Keith Richards on rock critics against the Goats Head Soup album (1973):
“You put a record out and then you get the feeling everybody’s disappointed with it. Then two years later you bring another record out and you suddenly realize that they’re all holding this other record up and saying, ‘If only it was as good as this one.’ And I know it’s not because we’re ahead of our time, because that’s not ever what we’re trying to do. It’s not avant-garde, no, that’s not it, it’s just that when you’ve been around as long as we have, people have got their own fixed idea of what they want from the Stones and it’s never anything new….
…A lot of the time with records it’s the experiences that people have been through while that record’s been playing that make it special to them. Although they’re interested and they’ll buy the new record, it doesn’t mean as much to them as the one they heard that magical night when they screwed fifteen chicks. rock critics
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