On October 3, 1988.


On October 3, 1988, “Virgin” label released “Talk Is Cheap” the debut Keith Richards solo album. It was recorded August 1987 – May 1988, and was produced by Keith Richards, Steve Jordan.


  • Keith Richards– lead vocals, guitar
  • Waddy Wachtel– acoustic, electric, and slide guitar, production consultant
  • Mick Taylor– guitar
  • Bernie Worrell– organ, clavinet
  • Johnnie Johnson– piano
  • Chuck Leavell– organ
  • Ivan Neville– piano, keyboards
  • Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural –accordion
  • Joey Spampinato– bass guitar
  • Jimmi Kinnard – bass guitar
  • Bootsy Collins– bass guitar
  • Charley Drayton– bass guitar, drums
  • Steve Jordan– drums, percussion, bass,  backing vocals
  • Bobby Keys– tenor saxophone
  • Maceo Parker– alto saxophone
  • The Memphis Horns– horns
  • Michael Doucet– violin
  • Sarah Dash– duet and backing vocals
  • Patti Scialfa– backing vocals
  • Willie Mitchell– horn arrangements
  • Robert Berry, Joe Blaney, David Dorn ,Richard Ealey, Joe Ferla, David Kennedy, Paul Milner, Julio Pena, Don Smith, Roger Talkov – engineer
  • Joe Blaney, Don Smith – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Keith Richards and Steve Jordan.

  1. Big Enough
  2. Take It So Hard
  3. Struggle
  4. I Could Have Stood You Up
  5. Make No Mistake
  6. You Don’t Move Me
  7. How I Wish
  8. Rockawhile
  9. Whip It Up
  10. Locked Away
  11. It Means a Lot

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.