Test Spins: Keith Richards — Crosseyed Heart


There is something delightfully perverse about all this. The man should not be standing amongst us, let alone strapping on seven pounds of electrified wood and grooving like this. It’s a testament to the vivifying power of rock n’ roll; It may fill your youthful face with lines, but you’ll be dancing when your contemporaries are nodding off. Grim takes his time hunting the joyful — seems he’s got a heart after all. Richards starts the record with the title track, sounding like he could be in Robert’s kitchen, just him and an L-1.