A nod is as good as a wink...

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by -Hawk-, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    ...to a blind horse

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nuhOXbGTz3w_fpTNh3XyHOwD270G5H5zI

    Man, what a fantastic album this is. The guitar in particular is recorded so well - right from the opening riff. Not to mention Rod Stewart.

    I wasn’t born until 1979, so this was well before my time and really wasn’t anything I was familiar with until the last couple years. What was the (your) reaction when it came out? Seems to be somewhat forgotten or underrated today when compared to other music from the era.
     
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  2. gitold

    gitold Friend of Leo's

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    We were all very sad back then when Rod left the Faces and went disco!
     
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    Bellacaster Tele-Holic

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    I was born in '79 as well, so the Faces were before my time. When I grew up Rod was singing Forever Young and Ronnie had already been with the Stones a long time. I remember my friend's uncle playing some Faces and being shocked at how good it was - raw, loose, bawdy, so, so tongue in cheek . Ooh La La was featured in the movie Rushmore around the same time. I went into the local record shop where I grew up and asked if they had any Faces records and the owner said, "Like Rod Stewart Faces?". He said "Bless you" after I confirmed Rod Stewart Faces. I'm pretty sure it had been many years since anyone asked where the Faces records were. Pretty sure I got A Nod.. for about $2.
     
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    I've been on a big Faces kick lately...I listen to "Too Much Woman (For a Henpecked Man)" over and over again just to hear Ronnie's tone. Just so raw and mean it gives you shivers.
     
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    Haven't lissened to that album since 1985. There take on "Mephis Tennessee" stood out to me...
     
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    I wonder what he would have done if ronnie wood had stayed. He had the best backing band ever (stones stole the pianoplayer to, and ackording to kieth "the expensive winos MkI" (faces plus Kieth) is the best band he ever played with).
    Maybe it's Britt Ekland we should hate and not Yoko...
     
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    I was almost 20 then. Seemed like Faces were over almost before they started, but looking back at it, maybe more than four years?
    Might have been the last stuff that Rod Stewart sang that I cared to listen to.
    As I lay claim to be a ratty old beer joint bar band guitar player, well this sounds like home.
     
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    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

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    Love, love, love The Faces. To me they never recorded a bad album.
     
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    What about before that with Long John Baldry?

     
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  10. Jim W

    Jim W Friend of Leo's

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    The departure of Ronnie Lane was a bigger loss.
     
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    Geoff738 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Love the Faces.

    Cheers,
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    One of my favourites
     
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  13. RodeoTex

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    I became a fan at the time of Maggie May, BIG fan by Sing It Again Rod. I was about 13 then.
    I had a hard time going back in time to listen to those early albums because they didn't have the glitz/pizzazz/production of the later ones.

    Being a little (lot) older now maybe it's time to go back and really listen to:
    A Nod
    An Old Raincoat
    Ooh La La
     
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    Gasoline Alley and Every Picture Tells a Story were also real treasures. They were a great live band too.
     
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    I agree the guitar sounds great. I don't really know why it sounds that way though. Is a particular way they did it that you can hear?
     
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