Keith Richards - Talk is Cheap (1988)

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  1. Scott Auld

    Scott Auld Staff Member

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    Like most guys on this forum, I read and was blown away by Keith's autobiography, LIFE. The chapters on Mick's solo efforts, how they affected the Stones, and Keith's own adventures with the X-Pensive Winos inspired me to go get a copy of Keith's 1988 solo album with said Winos personnel, Talk is Cheap.

    How did I miss this album all these years? On first listen I wasn't totally blown away, but after subsequent listenings (iTunes says I've listened to the album 7 times in a few days) it is just growing on me like a vine. It just made me realize how much more of a treasure Keef is, more than I supposed from his RS output.

    This thing came out in my senior year of High School. Here we are 24 years later and I'm just now stumbling over it? And it's a freaking GEM of a record. I guess I better check out Main Offender next!

    Just ... Wow!


    Here's the allmusic.com review:

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  2. hank57

    hank57 Silver Supporting Member

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    Talk is Cheap, Touring Ain't
    That is what the picks or T-shirts said. A friend saw that tour and enjoyed more than any Stones concert at the time. Waddy Wachtel was second guitar.
     
  3. sonic1974

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    Yeah, check out Main Offender for sure, it's really great!
     
  4. bobmc

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    Just did the same trip last summer, some great moments on both. I was in awe of how much mileage Keff gets out of the same chordal moves. Cracked me up when he mentioned it in Life; on the Winos tour he would forget the little differences that separated the tunes form each other.
     
  5. zombywoof

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    I love that LP. I still have my "Keef in a Can" version- three mini discs in a black cannister with Keef's skull ring on top.
     
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    supergenius365 Silver Supporting Member

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    One of my all time favorites. The live Winos is pretty good as well.
     
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    zzzezums Silver Supporting Member

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    great album. love the playing and love the vocals. soulful.
     
  8. pickslide

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    Really good album, but yeah, Main Offender is amazing. I like these albums better than Stone's albums.
     
  9. chervokas

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    I dunno if I agree with that last statement w/ regard to the Stones' entire oeuvre....but the Xpensive Winos records are certainly better than just about anything the Stones have done in 30 years.
     
  10. shakeshakeshake

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    check out the new barbarians too
     
  11. The Golden Boy

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    I've owned this record 3 times.

    First was on cassette when it came out. It was either lost or destroyed in my car. Second on CD- it was stolen while I was deployed. Third- I still have it.

    I don't think I've owed any record so much. :D
     
  12. iluvfender

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    The tour was awesome. Small theater venues and Keith & the boys made themselves available to us fans. In Cleveland anyways. They sounded tight. You could tell they were having a blast on stage
     
  13. marktweedy

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    Keep following the trail to the XPensive Winos live at Hollywood Bowl, er Palladium (edit). What a band.

    As for Talk is Cheap, I will borrow the line: "best Stones' album of the 80's".
     
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  14. rwe333

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    The two Keef solo records are among my fave recordings. Amazing... Check out the live CD/DVD as well.

     
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    Intro rules!
     
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    The three best Stones solo albums are this one, Ron Woods Slide on This and Mick Taylors solo album.
     
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    JefeMaximo Huge Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Anyone know where I can get a DVD copy of the Boston show that was filmed for Japanese TV? I've been looking for years.
     
  18. Mondoslug

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    I saw a Robben Ford(the crowd rumbles) Clinic in town supporting his album "Tigerwalk" which has Charlie Drayton & Steve Jordan on it with him.
    Somebody in the audience asked him how come those guys aren't touring with him?

    He said without hesitation, "X-Pensive. Winos."

    but back to this...yeah "Talk is Cheap" is great.
     
  19. Niblos

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    Agree!
     
  20. rollyfoster

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    Get the xpensive winos in Hollywood album. Like, as in get it yesterday. Why are you still reading this? Click out of here and get it. Seriously. Still here? I shot JFK. I am the walrus. I know more than Bo.


    Go get it. Jeez.
     

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