Taylor on GHS
Taylor's Presence on GHS GHS is a great record from the boy's 'coming down' again from the exile sessions and they explore different kinds of music. The record is not riff dominated but has a melodic feel mainly due to Taylor's presence and him collaborating with Jagger. This record is more of Taylor's sound of the stones vs how Keith wants the stones to sound. One example is a song like 100 years ago a new kind of song for jagger letting him explore is vocal style against Taylor's brilliant wah wah guitar. This kind of song and collaboration builds the working relationship between jagger and Taylor and allows the two later on to craft one of the best songs the stones ever recorded in 'Winter' with again jagger exploring himself as an artist with the help of Taylor's tonal brilliance and the song has that magical ride. Later on the two hook up on Hide your Love and jam together over Taylor's brilliant solo and jagger on piano. Taylor was there for jagger and proved how important he was to the stones in exploring new types of music and how Taylor helped jagger find a new energy and vocal style in delivering those songs. Taylor's presence did not stop here with GHS but again on IORR Taylor was there in the studio to help out and contribute in many ways. Yeah Keith was MIA and Taylor stepped up and helped out sir jagger. Over the years these two records have become two of my favorite stones records.
I will be honest and say I listen to these two records more than Sticky and Exile just something about how the songs work and the feel.