Like its title implies, Goats Head Soup was a murky, swampy mix of voodoo blues-rock. Initially, the Stones had asked legendary design studio Hipgnosis to create the album cover. After working up an initial concept (for the Stones to be transformed into half-man, half horse centaurs), and conducting a photo shoot during which the bandmembers wore nothing but tights, Hipgnosis lost the bid. Yet Goats Head Soup’s eventual sleeve is no less striking: taken by UK portrait photographer David Bailey, CBE, at first glance it appears that Mick Jagger’s disembodied head is emerging from between a woman’s legs. On closer inspection, he appears to be wrapped in gauze, dead-eyed, possibly in the process of mummification â€“ a perfectly ghoulish image for an album that, with songs such as Dancing With Mr D, channels the dark arts.