Keith Richards Slams Landmark Beatles Album

(Classic Rock) Keith Richards has slammed the Beatles' landmark album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band as a "mishmash of rubbish." And he says the Rolling Stones' Their Satanic Majesties Request, released later the same year, is just as bad.

Rolling Stone named Sgt Pepper the Greatest Album Of All Time in 2003 and it's often considered to be a key moment in the development of prog rock, art rock and using production techniques as an art form.

But Richards tells Esquire: "The Beatles sounded great when they were the Beatles. But there's not a lot of roots in that music. I think they 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. You're starting to do Sgt. Pepper.

"Some people think it's a genius album, but I think it's a mishmash of rubbish, kind of like Satanic Majesties-"Oh, if you can make a load of sh*t, so can we." Read more here.

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