Coming Down Again
Label: Polydor Records
Panned upon release in 1973, Goats Head Soup is one of those Stones albums that people who don't know anything say is crappy. Sure, Mick Jagger sings like he has dirty socks in his mouth half the time, but Keith's apparent discovery of the wah-wah pedal gives the whole record a distinctive sound, and Stones die-hards will get off forever on "Winter," "Hide Your Love," "Silver Train" and "Can You Hear the Music." And the band actually outdoes itself with "Star Star" -- the song has the "f" word in the chorus, for crying out loud!