As you can guess, it's sleazy, shallow, rambling and all that, but it's insanely funny at times and there's rarely a dull moment in the thing. You've got one of the more underrated musicians of the '60s and '70s sometimes going for the cheap laugh or recalling a detail for shock value (is that a value?), but there are likewise genuinely
(perhaps) thoughtful ideas and sentiments. Here's the shocker: Richards is often
So far, my favorite lovely passage from Keef happens to evaluate Mick Jagger, but it's also exceptionally moving: "(Friendship is) can you hang, can you talk about this without any feeling of distance between you? Friendship is a diminishing of distance between people. That's what friendship is, and to me it's one of the most important things in the world. Mick doesn't like to trust anybody. I'll trust you until you prove you're not trustworthy. And maybe that's the major difference between us."