salon.com – Anna Silman
A few weeks after slamming The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club” as “a mishmash of rubbish,” aging white man Keith Richards had a few derisive words to share about some other musical genres in a sprawling interview with The Daily News.
“Rap — so many words, so little said,” said Richards (who previously mused astutely about the genre that he “never really understood why somebody would want to have some gangster from L.A. poking his fingers in your face.”)
“What rap did that was impressive was to show there are so many tone-deaf people out there,” he continued. “All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they’re happy. There’s an enormous market for people who can’t tell one note from another.”