Keith Richards Says the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper” Was Rubbish . . . Just Like the Stones Album “Satanic Majesties”

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Everyone loves “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, right? WRONG. KEITH RICHARDS of THE ROLLING STONES HATES it.

Which is kind of funny, since the Stones also put out a psychedelic rock album called “Their Satanic Majesties Request” in 1967 . . . six months after THE BEATLES released ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ . . . and in addition to the style, they even ripped off The Beatles’ cover art a bit.

Keith tells “Esquire“, quote, “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’s’ . . .

“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 [crap], so can we.'” (It’s unclear whether he’s just not into psychedelic music, or if there’s something else about those two albums that he finds off-putting.)

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