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All the dreams we held so close seemed to all go up in smoke

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It’s no secret that I am a huge Stones fan.  I practically love everything up to and including Steel Wheels (minus that horrid nightmare Dirty Work).  I think that Goats Head goatsSoup is one of my favorites, if not my #1 from their 70s era.  The album is a bit mellow and smooth and very different from the albums before it and after it, Exile On Main Street and It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, respectively.

Silver Train, Star Star, Hide Your Love, Dancing With Mr. D, Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) and even Angie are all great tracks. 

This album has Mick taylor all over it.  He was a great guitarist and arguably a better writer than Keef.  My opinion of course.

I really wish I had some sort of life story to attach to this album like I do with many others from my collection, but I don’t.  I will say that this is a fun album to play bass too and one of the first ones I put in to learn how to play when I started bassing in 2000.  Nothing majorly difficult, just cool progressions.

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  1. As stated before, FUCK YES!!!!!! I couldn’t agree with you more about this record and of course about Mick Taylor. Highly underrated and way better than Keef. The solo on “Can you hear me Knockin” still gives me chills(even though it’s not on this record).

    Certainly this along with much of the Mick Taylor-era stuff is the total LA soundtrack to me. Bumming around Laurel Canyon & the Sunset Strip, all that great rock n’ roll history just buzzing around me, my first visits to Joshua Tree & Tijuana. Everything man, the whole intoxicating experience. Star Star, man that is gotta be the best poon-chasing nightlife song EVER.



    April 1, 2009 at 1:49 pm

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