Keith Keith in the Coconut Tree


Oh Keith, what are we gonna do with you, man? I guess you’ve been unpleasantly reminded that – as immortal as you have proven to be – you’re no spring chicken any more. You’re 62 years old now. You can still rock out on stage my friend, but you, as a 62 year old man, should probably not be climbing palm trees to loosen the coconuts, and you should probably lay off the jet skis. Sure, 60 is the new 40, but pal, that doesn’t apply to you.

That being said, I’m glad you’re going to be okay. It’s been a rough few weeks. Why not take what you will away from this experience and go back in the studio for another solo album? We haven’t had one from you since 1992 when you released ‘Main Offender‘, a great, raw, rootsy rock & reggae album; much like your 1988 solo debut, ‘Talk is Cheap‘.

I think you need to be cheered up, Keith. Listen to this 1993 show from your ‘Main Offender’ tour. Take it in… get well, and EASY DOES IT!

Keith Richards
Live from the 1993 Tour – “The Vampire Strikes Back

Download ZIP (mp3)

  1. 999
  2. Wicked as it Seems
  3. Eileen
  4. Yap Yap
  5. Body Talk
  6. Hate it when you Leave
  7. Will But You Won’t
  8. Demon
  9. Before They Make me Run
  10. Happy
  11. Gimme Shelter
  12. Time is on my Side


  • daver from chicago

    Damn, this is sweet. I’m a huge Stones/Keef fan, and I’ve been following the news of his headbanging mishap quite closely, too. In Keith’s defense, all I can say is we Sagitarrians tend to be predisposed to thinking we’ll be young forever.

    I didn’t know “The Vampire Strikes Back” even existed. I’ve had “Live at the Hollywood Palladium (December 15, 1988)” for years. It’s pretty good but contains only songs from “Talk Is Cheap” and, though I love both of his albums with the X-Pensive Winos (and, yeah, I wish he’d do another too), I’ve always favored “Main Offender.” It’s just a down and dirty bad-ass rock ‘n roll album, recorded by a band that truly found itself by playing live.

    Thanks again — great blog!

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