Stones Next LP to be Called 'Goat's Head Soup'

Album will contain ten new original Jagger/Richards compositions

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform circa 1973.
Robert Knight Archive/Redferns
August 16, 1973

New York — Goat's Head Soup will "almost definitely" be the title of the new Rolling Stones album.

Release date on the album is September 1st, said Marshall Chess, President of Rolling Stones Records. Completed cover art is a photograph of a steaming black cauldron containing a goat's head.

Mick Jagger was in the US recently, and if he approves the art work, the name sticks. The album package will include a poster of the group by David Bailey.

The recording is completed and approved. Included are ten original Jagger/Richards songs, of which only "Silver Train" has been recorded previously (by Johnny Winter). The other nine titles are "Starfucker," "Hundred Years," "Can You Hear the Music?" "Through the Lonely Hours," "Angie," "Hide Your Love," "Crisscross," "Do Do Do Do" and "Dancing with Mr. D," described as a "voodooish reggae."

A film of the Stones performing three of the tunes will be made available to television news outlets in late August to accompany an interview Atlantic Records was to conduct with Jagger during his US visit.

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And the film which Robert Frank shot of the Stones' American tour last year will open, for some unknown reason, in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 15th. It is entitled Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones.

Two weeks after the Cleveland gala, the Stones begin a 40-stop tour of Europe, starting in Amsterdam and possibly including swinging behind the Iron Curtain to Warsaw and Budapest. Billy Preston will join the tour at the second stop — Vienna — as the opening act. He also may back the Stones on keyboards.

Rumors that Keith Richards, busted recently in London on charges of possession of marijuana, would not be on the tour were stonily dismissed by a spokesman for the band. "This is a Rolling Stones tour," he said, "and the Rolling Stones are not the Rolling Stones without Keith."

This is a story from the August 16, 1973 issue of Rolling Stone.

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