La biographie de Keith Richard n'est pas devenue un best seller pour rien. kEITH raconte tout, sans mâcher ses mots. La drogue est omniprésente. Ça en ai presque "overdosant". Les tensions entre les membres du groupe ne sont pas édulcorées. Idem pour leur rapport au succès. La musique reste le personnage principal: Quelles ont été leurs influences; Comment telle note, mélodie ou paroles est née; l'évolution du jeux de guitare typiquement Richardsiens.
We didn't really do anything. I touched her breast or something. We were just snogging all night, all those tongues going on, like eels. And then we just slept there till morning, and i thought "my first gig and i end up with a chick. Shit! Maybe i've got a futur here".
Every waking hours every day was just sitting in front of speakers, trying to figure out how there blues was made. You collapsed on the floor with a guitar in your hands. That was it.
Jimmy Reed had something like twenty hits in the charts with basically the same song. He had two tempos. But he understood the magic of the repetition, of monotony, transforming itself to become this post hypnotic,trancelike thing. We were fascinated Brian and I. We would spend every space moment trying to get down Jimmy reed's guitar song
Chicago blues hit us right between the eyes. We'd grown up with everything else that everybody had grown up with, rock and roll, but we focused on that. And as long as we were all together, we could pretend to be black men. (...). And we despised money. We despised money, we despised cleanliness, we just wanted to be black motherfuckers. Fortunately, we got plucked out of that. But that was the school; that's where the band was born.
I also felt I was doing it not to be "pop stars". There was something i didn't really like about that end of what I was doing. The blah blah blah. That was very difficult to handle, and i could better handle it on smack. Mick choose flattery, which is very like junk -- a departure from reality. I choose junk. And also i was with my old lady Anita, who was as avid as I was. I think we just wanted to explore that avenue. And when we did we only meant to explore the first few blocks, but we explored it to the end.
Keith sait aussi etre drôle/ironique tout en restant vrai
When i was growing up, the idea of leaving England was pretty remote. My dad did it once, but that was in the army to go to Normandy and get his leg blown off. The idea was totally impossible. (...). One of the first places I remember us going to, after the USA, was BELGIUM, and even that was an adventure. It was like going to Tibet. And the Olympia in PARIS. And then suddenly you're in AUSTRALIA and you're actually seeing the world, and they 're paying you! But my God, there are some black holes. It was Sunday, a wet dark Sunday in Dunedin(New Zealand, the southernmost city in the world) in 1965. I didn't think you could have found anything more depressing anywhere. The longest day of in my life, it seemed to go on forever . (...). Very rarely did everybody get depressed at the same time; there was usually one to support the others. But in Dunedin everybody was totally depressed. No chance of any redemption of laughter. Even the drink didn't get you pissed. On Sunday there'd be little knocks on the door "er, church in ten minutes..." it was just one of those miserable gray day that took of back to my childhood, a day that will never end, the gloom, and not anything on the horizon. Boredom is a illness to me, and I don't suffer from it, but that moment was the lowest ebb.
He was the entry into American satire. Lenny was the man. The pick humour of Lenny Bruce; I'd taken him in a long before i go to America. So i was well prepared when on the Ed Sullivan show we wasn't allowed to sing "let's spend the night together, we had to sing let's spend dome time together". Talk about shades and nuances. What does that means, especially to CBS. A night is not allowed? Unbelievable. It use to make us laugh. It was pure Lenny. "titties" is a dirty word. What is dirty? The word or the titties?
je les apprécie davantage.
En soi, c'est déjà pas mal