Keith Richards – Main Offender (1992/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 49:50 minutes | 578 MB | Genre: Rock
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“Main Offender” is the second studio album by Keith Richards, released in 1992 between the Rolling Stones’ Steel Wheels and Voodoo Lounge projects.
Richards teamed with Talk Is Cheap collaborator Steve Jordan and added Waddy Wachtel to the mix both in composing and producing Main Offender. Sessions with Richards’ group of musician friends known as “The X-Pensive Winos” took place in California and New York City from March to September 1992, with touring in Europe’s autumn and early 1993 in North America.
When Richards reunited with Mick Jagger (who recorded Wandering Spirit while Richards was making Main Offender) in mid-1993 to start work on Voodoo Lounge, Jagger complimented him on Main Offender, and used the single “Wicked as It Seems” as inspiration for The Rolling Stones’ next single, “Love Is Strong”.
Main Offender was released in October 1992 to generally positive reviews. However, it failed to match the commercial success of Talk Is Cheap, reaching No. 45 in the UK, and No. 99 in the US. After the Main Offender tour, Richards returned to recording exclusively with the Rolling Stones and put his solo career on hold for the next 23 years, when he would record Crosseyed Heart.
1. 999 05:50
2. Wicked As It Seems 04:44
3. Eileen 04:29
4. Words of Wonder 06:35
5. Yap Yap 04:42
6. Bodytalks 05:20
7. Hate It When You Leave 04:59
8. Runnin’ Too Deep 03:20
9. Will But You Won’t 05:03
10. Demon 04:48
Keith Richards, vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion
Steve Jordan, vocals, organ, drums, conga, percussion, castanets
Ivan Neville, bass, piano, organ, harpsichord, clavinet, vibes
Waddy Wachtel, vocals, guitar, piano, celesta
Sarah Dash, vocals, backing vocals on “Bodytalks”
Charley Drayton, vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano, organ
Babi Floyd, vocals
Bernard Fowler, vocals
Arno Hecht, woodwind
Jack Bashkow, woodwind
Crispin Cioe, woodwind
Recording Studios: Master Sound – Astoria, New York; The Site – San Rafael, California
Additional Studios: Studio 900 – New York; Giant Recording Studios, New York
Mixed at The Hit Factory, New York
Mastered at Sterling Sound
Produced by Keith Richards, Steve Jordan, Waddy Wachtel