Keith Richards has advice for aspiring rock bands trying to save money by living in the same apartment: Get a maid.
The Rolling Stones guitarist was in New York City with Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, and Charlie Watts for the opening of their memorabilia installation Exhibitionism , which features a reproduction of the filthy apartment he and Jagger shared with the bands other founding member, Brian Jones, and a couple of college buddies, all the way down to a sink full of dirty dishes and beer bottles.
Exhibitionism tells the story of the Rolling Stones from Day 1, permitting visitors to experience everything from their early days living together in that tiny space to headlining the biggest stages in the world. Also included are some of the Stones favorite guitars, stage clothes, works of art, handwritten lyric books, records, unseen film and photos, an interactive recording studio, and a 3-D concert video of them singing their signature single Satisfaction.
Jagger told us he has enjoyed the memories jogged by assuring objects from his bands past.
I was here yesterday. I looked at the room with all the different album encompasses in it, and theres a lot of artwork, he said. And I recollect working on this one, oh yeah I recollect where I was. I remember the artist and how we worked with him, and I remember oh he was great or that guy was so difficult.
Jagger said working with artists on everything from album cover-ups to stadium design to way has taught him a lot.
Thats a lot of collaborating with other people in a field thats not your field. Visual arts is not my field, he said. But what Ive learned about it is from these people, you know, and theyve helped bring me up in this area, from fine artists to people who are thought of as simply illustrators who are just as talented in their own ways.
He also insures parallels between the bands emphasis on visual imagery and todays social media landscape.
Now if youre a new artist it matters about how you represent yourself, how your social networks are, how you look on stage all these things, he said. So its always been important, visual imagery has always been super important. Its changed a bit, but its still as important, if not more so.
Richards said ensure fans reactions to Exhibitionism has also been amazing. I realise how much the Stones mean to so many people, he said. It is various kinds of humbling in a manner that is, and it is it kind of like what do you want to come and consider the old cast offs for?
Wood said its been fun to learn some of the bands history that predates him.( Wood joined the group in 1975 ). Its a little bit jarring for me because a lot of it was before my period and suddenly Im hit with my period, he added. And we know that the whole escapade isnt over yet so its all its all a series of shocks and memories and good things. I think.
Exhibitionism runs through March 12 in New York City.
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