October 18, 2010 08:32:41 GMT
In his upcoming memoir 'Life', Keith Richards recalls that he and his bandmates often dared each other by being the most disgusting that the others and the Stones were no match for James Phelge.
The Rolling Stones would often return home after early gigs only to get urinated on by their flatmate. In his upcoming memoir, "Life", Keith Richards recalls the year he lived with Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and James Phelge in a dingy Fulham, London flat, where the filthy foursome would often try to upset each other with disgusting acts.
And he admits the Stones were no match for Phelge. In an excerpt from the book published in Rolling Stone magazine, Richards writes, "We dared each other: Who could be more disgusting than anybody else... ? We'd get back from a gig and Phelge would be standing at the top of the stairs saying, 'Welcome home,' stark naked with his s**ty underpants on his head, or p**sing on you."
Richards admits he was amazed when he found journals he had written relating to his year at 102 Edith Grove as he was researching the book. He adds, "If I'd had the choice of finding one diary of any three-month period of the Stones' history, it would have been this one, the moment the band was hatching... I even kept accounts of the money we earned at gigs. Often it just said '0' when we played for beer at tiny end-of-term school dances."