Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is not a fan of the Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and he compares it to his own band’s psychedelic experiment.
“The Beatles sounded great when they were the Beatles,” he tells Esquire. “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 Sixties, 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***, so can we.'”