In August 1973, the Rolling Stones released the album Goats Head Soup. It would respectively be the band’s eleventh British and thirteenth American album, and it marked a few moments in the Stones’ career. In addition to it being the band’s third studio album released on their Rolling Stones label, Goats Head Soup would be the last album produced by Jimmy Miller (who was at the helm of the band’s last four studio albums), and it would be the next to last with guitarist Mick Taylor.
The majority of Goats Head Soup was recorded in Jamaica, as it was one of the few places that allowed the all Stones members in (as nine countries had banned Keith Richards). The album featured the track “Angie”, which became the lead single, hitting number one on the US charts (and number five in the UK), while another song “Doo, Doo, Doo, Doo, Doo (Heartbreaker) hit the top twenty. Another notable song was the closer “Star Star”, which originally had an expletive word in the title, and would gain controversy for its explicit content.
Goats Head Soup received mixed reviews upon its release, many of which were good. The album was also considered to be the point where the Stones’ creative peak came to an end, and while the band would still release hit material, it would be another five years before they release another acclaim work. Nevertheless, Goats Head Soup would top the US & UK charts, and go on to sell over three million copies.