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  • Vinyl
  • Format: Original recording
  • Label: Rolling Stones
  • ASIN: B0055NWNAC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
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Rolling Stones Goats head soup.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sex 'n' satanism 6 Sep 2003
By Docendo Discimus TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
"Goats Head Soup" doesn't quite reach the same heights as it predecessor, the magnificent "Exile On Main Street", but it is a good album in its own right.
It opens with the self-conscious aren't-we-bad-tune "Dancing With Mr D." (the gentleman in question being the devil), followed by the solid, folkish "100 Years Ago" and the slow, slightly eerie "Coming Down Again" ("I really like the [songs] I did when I was on smack", Keith Richards once said. "I wouldn't have written Coming Down Again without that".)
One of the best songs on "Goats Head Soup" is undoubtedly the acoustic ballad "Angie", but the slide guitar-driven "Silver Train" rocks very well also, and "Hide Your Love" is a good, swinging blues tune.
There is really nothing bad on "Goats Head Soup". The slower, slightly, eh, alternative tunes like "Can you Hear The Music" and "Coming Down Again" may not appeal to everybody, but fortunately "Goats Head Soup" closes with one of the Stones' best, toughest rockers.
It hasn't gotten a lot of publicity, and even less airplay, but "Star Star" (as it was prudently re-titled on the cover) grooves with a vengeance, opening with a Chuck Berry-esque riff, and culminating with the supremely catchy chorus. Not everybody may be inclined to sing along (the song's actual title is "Starf***er"), but it certainly rocks with its own mean vulgarity.
And, honestly, who doesn't love mean vulgarity? Eh?
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Misjudged and misunderstood 17 Jun 2004
Format:Audio CD
Coming, as it did, on the back of Exile On Main Street, arguably the Rolling Stones masterpiece, Goats Head Soup never really stood a chance. However, those that dismiss it are missing the point. To their credit, the Stones didn't try to recreate the dirty sound of Exile, but took a new approach entirely - a much more pensive, melancholic approach, showcased to full effect on the likes of Angie, 100 years ago, Coming Down Again, and the epic, sweeping ballad Winter.
If it's rockers you're after, you may feel a little short-changed here. Indeed, the only track that rocks convincingly is Heartbreaker, and even that's unconventional. However, the one-two punch of Silver Train and Hide Your Love represent the bluesier end of the Stones spectrum, and they do it well. In fact, the only tracks that aren't convincing are opener, Dancing With Mr D, and closer, Star Star. The latter is a very tame Chuck Berry wannabe, the lyrics of which seem rather contrived, as if intended to stir controversy, and as such come off looking merely foolish.
These two tracks ensure that Goats Head Soup is not a classic album. But to be fair, it's not far off. It's only real crime was that it came after a genuine classic against which it will always be judged. But judged unfairly. You'd do well to remember that.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars vastly underrated 15 July 2009
Format:Audio CD
I personally adore this album and can't see why it has such a bad rep. Yes it came after an amazing run of flawless albums but the only real flaw this album has is the expectation of living up to the previous albums. Listen to 'Winter' and 'Coming Down Again' and tell me you're not blown away. The Stone's are at their peak and doing what they do best. On another note, I'm just reviewing the album not the reissue.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite Beautiful 27 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
It's the popular view that the Stones somehow came to the end of their run of classic albums with the release of 'Goats Head Soup' and that the album proved quite a disappointment. This view is quite understandable (although i don't quite agree) as it does often lack the clarity and focus of the Stones albums released in the five years prior to its release. However what it tends to lack in conventionally great songs it more than makes up for in mood.

With 'Goats Head Soup' the Stones sound becomes more mellow and sophisicated and a little more experimental where there's less emphasis perhaps on rock 'n' roll (although it is still present). Much of this change is due to a greater involvement by Mick Taylor who collaborates more closely with Jagger than he has previously. His guitar playing contributes to some of the Stones most beautiful moments such as the songs '100 Years Ago' and 'Winter' which become richly intoxicating on repeated listens. There are also more typical Stones numbers which some fans may find more palatable such as 'Star Star' and 'Silver Train' which are also highly entertaining but these aren't perhaps the songs that leave the most lasting impression.

Many of the songs do tend to sound quite jaded as though the Stones are coming down from some enormous high yet at the same time so many of them are transcended into moments of such great beauty thanks in the main to Mick Taylor's beautiful guitar lines.

While it's probably difficult to make a case for 'Goats Head Soup' belonging with the Stones most highly regarded albums ('Beggars Banquet'- 'Exile On Main Street') it an album that is nevertheless quite unique. The Stones future output (post Mick Taylor) would never again incorporate such beautiful sounds which means ultimately 'Goats Head Soup's uniqueness will always remain exclusively its own.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Give the goat a chance! 21 May 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There may be a smidge of nostalgia here, but Goat's Head Soup will always be my favourite Stones album. I have had the vinyl record since it was first released in the 70's and it has been played countless times. Silver Train starts the second side with a flourish, after the soulful Angie, and I've always felt this album's running order lent itself well to a short break after the hit song. But there is so much to this album besides Angie! In those days the Stones experimented with the longer track and more complex musical structures; the sublime Coming Down Again, Winter and Hide your Love are proof enough. This is a real album and should be enjoyed end to end!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff.
Not one of the great albums, I think, but worth a revisit. There are some great numbers if it does not quite match the consistent heights of Beggars Banquet.
Published 3 months ago by james henry witham
1.0 out of 5 stars s***e
After waiting for a long delivery period the cd casing was cheap and flimsy, the product as a whole- i. Read more
Published 4 months ago by woody
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent album
excellent album with mellow vibes dancing with mr d one of my favorites it reminds me of when i first left home
Published 6 months ago by craig harper
5.0 out of 5 stars Very satisfied customer
i consider this to be one of the Rolling Stones best. I specifically bought this album for "Wild Horses" as it was my daughters favourite and i want it played at her... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ms. Tricia Wakefield
5.0 out of 5 stars Under rated Gem
In my early teens I sent my sister out on her shopping trip to buy the Stones Hits LP and she returned with what was their latest LP. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Nic
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Stones Album in the 70s
The hard-rocker "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)" alone fully justifies top-rating (as often with the Rolling Stones, the best songs are not the ones that reached the charts). Read more
Published 10 months ago by Al Most
5.0 out of 5 stars utterly brilliant
I've loved this album since I first heard it thirty five years ago. Rediscovered it on Amazon the other day and it hasn't lost a thing.
Published 11 months ago by voltimand
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great
Another great from the stones as a fan can't be disappointed with this one highly recommend this one great cd for the money
Published 11 months ago by maureen copson
5.0 out of 5 stars Goats Head Soup
This was a gift for my brother in law who really appreciated it! I would highly recommend this cd to anyone
Published 13 months ago by angie wynne
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best Rolling Stones album
This album seems to get put down quite a lot , you hear critics saying not as good as Exile , Sticky Fingers , Let It Bleed , my advice would be LISTEN TO IT ! ! Read more
Published 17 months ago by David Rees
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