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"Can you hear the music? Can you hear the music? Can you feel the magic hangin' in the air?".
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Goats Head Soup is the eleventh studio album (thirteenth American album) by The Rolling Stones, released in 1973. It is their last album to be produced by Jimmy Miller, who had been working with them since Beggars Banquet.

The album is most famous for the hit song "Angie".


Tracklist:

Side One

  1. "Dancing With Mr. D" (4:53)
  2. "100 Years Ago" (3:59)
  3. "Coming Down Again" (5:54)
  4. "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)" (3:26)
  5. "Angie" (4:33)

Side Two

  1. "Silver Train" (4:27)
  2. "Hide Your Love" (4:12)
  3. "Winter" (5:30)
  4. "Can You Hear The Music" (5:31)
  5. "Star Star" (4:25)


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Principal Members:

  • Mick Jagger - lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Keith Richards - guitar, backing and lead vocals, bass
  • Mick Taylor - guitar, vocals, bass
  • Charlie Watts - drums
  • Bill Wyman - bass


Silver Tropes:

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: "100 Years Ago"
    Went out walkin' through the wood the other day
    And the world was a carpet laid before me
    The buds were bursting and the air smelled sweet and strange
  • Alliterative Title: "Dancing With Mr. D" and "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)"
  • Anti-Police Song: "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)"
    The police in New York City
    Chased a boy right through the park
    In a case of mistaken identity
    They put a bullet through his heart
  • Bowdlerize: "Star Star" was originally titled "Starfucker", until record producer Ahmet Ertegün insisted on changing it.
  • Broken Record: "Star Star"
    Yeah, you're a star fucker, star fucker, star fucker, star fucker, star
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  • Cluster F-Bomb: "Star Star" was originally called "Starfucker", but had the title changed after Atlantic Records boss Ahmet Ertegün managed to get them to do so. He couldn't make them remove the profanity though.
    Yeah, you're a star fucker, star fucker, star fucker, star fucker, star
  • Death Song: "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)" depicts a boy in New York city being shot by the police in a case of mistaken identity and a ten year old girl dying from a heroin overdose.
  • Double Entendre: "Coming Down Again"
    Slipped my tongue in someone else's pie
    Tasting better ev'ry time
    She turned green and tried to make me cry
    Being hungry it ain't no crime
  • Drugs Are Bad:
    • "Angie", in the knowledge the song is about heroin
    But Angie, Angie, ain't it time we said goodbye?
    With no loving in our souls and no money in our coats
    • "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)".
    A ten year old girl on a street corner
    Sticking needles in her arm
    She died in the dirt of an alleyway
    Her mother said she had no chance, no chance!
  • Face on the Cover: Mick's face, wrapped in cloth.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)"
    A ten year old girl on a street corner
    Sticking needles in her arm
    She died in the dirt of an alleyway
    Her mother said she had no chance, no chance!
  • Heavy Meta: "Can You Hear The Music?"
    When I hear the drummer, get me in the groove
    When I hear the guitar, makes me wanna move
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: "Silver Train"
    And I did not know her name
    But I sure love the way that she laughed and took my money
  • Intercourse with You: "Star Star"
    Honey, I missed your two tongue kisses
    Legs wrapped around me tight
    If I ever get back to Fun City, girl
    I'm gonna make you scream all night
  • Misogyny Song: "Star Star".
    Yeah, I heard about your Polaroid's
    Now that's what I call obscene
    Your tricks with fruit was kind a cute
    I bet you keep your pussy clean
    Honey, I miss your two tone kisses
    Legs wrapped around me tight
    If I ever get back to New York, girl
    Gonna make you scream all night
    Yeah! You're a star fucker, star fucker, star fucker, star fucker, star
    Yeah, a star fucker, star fucker, star fucker, star fucker, star
    A star fucker, star fucker, star fucker, star fucker star
  • Nightmare Face:
    • Jagger on the album cover, his head caught in a veil, is not something claustrophobic people would like to endure.
    • "Dancing With Mr. D."
    One night I was dancin' with a lady in black
    Wearin' black silk gloves and a black silk hat
    She looked at me longin' with black velvet eyes
    She gazed at me strange all cunning and wise
    Then I saw the flesh just fall off her bones
    The eyes in her skull was burning like coals
  • One-Woman Song: Averted with "Angie". According to Keith Richards, the name "Angie" was a pseudonym for heroin, and wasn't about anyone.
  • One-Word Title: "Winter"
  • Only Known by Initials: "Dancing With Mr. D."
    But I know his name, he's called Mr. D.
  • Perpetual Poverty: "Winter"
    Sometimes I think about you, baby
    Sometimes I cry about you
    Sometimes I wanna wrap my coat around you
    Sometimes I wanna keep you warm
    Sometimes I wanna wrap my coat around you
    Sometimes I wanna but I can't afford you
  • The Power of Rock: "Can You Hear The Music?"
    When you hear the music trouble disappear
    When you hear the music ringin' in your ears
    Can you feel the magic floatin' in the air?
  • Product Placement: "Star Star".
    Yeah, I heard about your Polaroid's
  • Questioning Title?: "Can You Hear The Music?"
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: "Star Star" alludes to Mick Jagger's affair with Carly Simon.
  • Really Gets Around: The woman in "Star Star" is a groupie who sleeps around with every celebrity she can find.
  • Record Producer: Jimmy Miller
  • Refrain from Assuming: "Angie" is not a Break-Up Song. Keith Richards has stated that he wrote the song while at rehab in Switzerland, and that Angie is a pseudonym for heroin.
  • Shout-Out: To John Wayne and Steve McQueen on "Star Star".
    Yeah, Ali McGraw got mad with you
    For givin' head to Steve McQueen
    (...) Yeah, I'm makin' bets that you gonna get
    (You man) before he dies (John Wayne)
  • Special Guest: Billy Preston plays clavinet on "100 Years Ago" and piano on "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)".
    • In Up in Smoke, with Cheech and Chong the song "Star Star" is playing on a record, until the record skips and repeats the line "Star Fucker, Star" ad infinitum.
  • Step Up to the Microphone: Keith Richards sings lead vocals on "Coming Down Again".
  • Unrequited Love: "Hide Your Love"
    Why do you hide, hide from the man that you love?


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