The Only Thing Keith Richards Doesn’t Want To See In The Rolling Stones Music

Generally, some musicians who share common interests, values, and the same ideas about their careers and artistic directions founded bands. Therefore they decided to create and release together, primarily to support each other during the hard times before fame and commercial success. Following the popularity, they had to fight different kinds of problems, and some of them could overcome and continue for years.

So, one can say that the band members must agree on their genre, musical style, looks, stage shows, and many more. Otherwise, it could cause serious issues, which lead to breakups sometimes. Considering the groups that disbanded for this reason and the others, it’s essential to have similar thoughts. Let’s check out one of Keith Richards‘ thoughts about The Rolling Stones’ music and how other members applied his opinion.

What Does Keith Richards Avoid Doing With The Rolling Stones?

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were childhood friends and classmates, and their passion for music became the beginning of The Rolling Stones, one of the most successful rock bands of all time. The band was founded in 1962, and its first stable line-up consisted of Jagger, Richards, Bill Wyman, Brian Jones, and Charlie Watts, who would become famous and popular in the rock music industry quickly.

In the UK, the band released their self debut studio album on April 16, 196, which was subtitled ‘England’s Newest Hit Makers’ for the American version. Jagger-Richards’ collaboration for the songwriting process and the remaining members’ unique talents as instrumentalists drew significant attention. Since then, the band continued to drop albums, and almost all of them became popular and best-sellers worldwide.

During one of the interviews he participated in years ago, the band’s lead guitarist shared his thoughts about the band’s first album. According to the famous musician, it could cause changes in the music business and make the music lovers realize some important things about making music. Richards never wanted to use digital or technological development for a reason.

The Rolling Stones lead guitarist highlighted that he didn’t want to see the backing tracks, recording synthesized instruments, and sampling both in the band’s works and the others. The main reason behind that was Richards’ defining music as a natural human-made form of art that cannot be artificial. The musician added that these backing tracks are dead-end streets that didn’t have any contributions to the music.

In Richards’ words, he said:

“I’ve made a record, and I’m very happy with the results, especially for a first record. Maybe I’m lying a little bit; let me be truthful. What I’m hoping is that it will push the music business and people who buy records and listen to music. They don’t have a lot of time to think about it to realize that a lot of these synthesizing and sampling are dead-end streets. This music is human and natural. You need people who work together, musicians who can play and record together to make it more natural.”

You can check out the interview below.