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Keith Richards Shares His Songwriting Secrets

Bruce Pollock, Guitar, July 1986

LIKE A POLITICIAN ON THE PODIUM, whistle-stopping across the boondocks on a flatbed, Keith Richards has his share of timeless bromides, comfortable answers his tongue slips into after years in the public eye. In the midst of a searing query or a deft, seven-tiered multiple-choice essay question, you can pick them off like sand fleas.

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