Personalities | The Rolling Stones (1988) | Key Events
Richards Releases Talk Is Cheap
Much better received than Jagger’s own solo output – a victory for the man whose band was falling apart in front of him – Talk Is Cheap was almost forced upon Richards, who couldn’t rest, but was in creative deadlock with the Stones. Forming his band, The X-Pensive Winos, from out of the house band he assembled for the 1987 Chuck Berry documentary Hail! Hail! Rock’n’Roll, Richards’ solo album was praised as the best Stones record since Exile by some fans, and certainly the only promise of their being any spark in future Stones releases, with Richards at his most relaxed and creative of the decade.
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