Still, you can understand the appeal of SuperHeavy for its participants, particularly Jagger, who's been trying to establish himself in a context outside of the Rolling Stones since starring in Performance in 1968. Furthermore, it offers as added inducement the unmissable opportunity to infuriate Keith Richards, who recently broke off from telling anyone who'd listen that Jagger has a small penis to suggest the Stones should regroup to celebrate their 50th anniversary: "I'm just, you know, doing this right now," said Jagger when asked about the possibility.
It's should perhaps be remembered that the last time he decided to ignore Richards' demands for a Stones tour and team up with Dave Stewart instead, theresult was the wretched 1987 single Let's Work, a record that – with its perky 80s pop beat and the-world-don't-owe-you lyrics – sounded like an aerobic workout class presided over by Norman Tebbit. Nothing on SuperHeavy is anything like as bad as that. Whether anything on it is sufficiently good to raise his songwriting partner's ire – or even to hold the listener's interest once the novelty of the band's lineup has passed – is quite another matter.