“But once you record anything with overdubs, you end up having to adapt it for the stage. Sure. Then it becomes a challenge, a tough challenge in some cases. ‘Achilles’ is the classic one. When Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards came to hear us play, Keith said, “You ought to get another guitarist; you’re rapidly becoming known as the most overworked guitarist in the business.” Quite amusing. There are times when I’d just love to get another guitarist on, but it just wouldn’t look right to the audience.”—Jimmy Page, October 1977 (via snortleme)
i just really hope all of you find someone who is really cool that you can love and have sex with and all that shit but you can also talk politics and about evolution. someone you don’t cling to at parties but you nonchalantly grab their ass when you walk by them in the crowd and someone you reach for at 2am in between dreams to cuddle.
“My mother never expected to see me on stage: ‘He’s such a shy boy!’ She’s been disabused of that.”—Dress Rehearsal #342: Keith Richards  in The Wit and Wisdom of Keith Richards (via 365dressrehearsals)
Well if you’re lookin’ for trouble I’m the man to see If you’re lookin’ for satisfaction I’m satisfaction guaranteed I’m as cool as a body on ice Hotter than the rollin’ dice Send you to heaven Take you to hell I ain’t foolin’ Can’t you tell I’m a live wire I’m a live wire I’m a live wire Gonna set this town on fire
On the night of March 12th, 1977 Keith found himself alone in Toronto’s Interchange Studios. The next day was his final court date where he would receive his sentence. On that long night, abandoned by his band and thinking about spending the rest of his live in a Canadian prison, he decided to record a few songs. These are the first recordings ever of Keith as a solo artist.