After the Stones wore those pastel suits on the cover of Dirty Work in 1986, everyone figured they were finished. But Keith Richards formed the X-Pensive Winos and bashed out Talk Is Cheap, a solo album great enough to scare the Stones back together. This comp adds live romps through Keef-centric Stones classics like "Connection." The songs all fall into the "she's my little rock & roll" category or the "bitching about Mick" category. The bitchy ones are the keepers – especially "You Don't Move Me," a pitiless rant sung in a country-honk croak so hoarse not even Dylan would sign off on it. For Keef, that's a point of pride.
From The Archives Issue 1118: November 25, 2010