The Beatles‘ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band routinely shows up on lists of the, like, most totally, like, awesome albums evarrrr — but according to Keith Richards, the record is pants.
Quoth Keef in an Esquire chat: “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 s**t, so can we.’”
According to the legendary Stones-man, “The Beatles sounded great when they were the Beatles.”
Keith Richards, ladies and gentlemen.
Love, Dr. Scott James