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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by HotRodSteve, Aug 14, 2020.
The ole Rodster can still sing ...
Forty fifty years later ...
Dig the silver Champ back there...
Great cover of People Get Ready. Curtis Mayfield doesn't get enough credit. To me he belongs in the top tier of R&B legends like Otis Redding and James Brown and Sam Cooke.
I was in Palm Beach for a work conference a few years ago and was wandering around their way-too-fancy downtown area when a white Ferrari came around the corner.
I looked at the driver and thought "hm, that looks like Rod Stewart." But then I looked at the passenger, and said, "That IS Rod Stewart!"
Apparently his wife had a similar hairstyle to the signature Rod look. Later I went online and verified that he does indeed have a home in Palm Beach, and a blonde wife, and a white 458 Spider.
To be on topic, I'll take Faces over solo career Rod, but only by a hair. I wasn't around for Faces but I grew up in the Out of Order/Storyteller/Unplugged era so his solo stuff is nostalgic to me. Faces is more up my alley musically though.
The Faces are one of the all-time great bands and honestly
one of the only bright spots of the 1970’s which when looked at closely the music was accountant driven/corporate/managerial DOG DOO.
Ronnie Wood - the most multi talented man in the business whose talents will be remembered long after Music as we know it is toast.
Ronnie Wood and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar most likely will be the two remembered more for their “other careers” than the ones that initially brought them their fame 200 years into the future.
The third one being Hedy Lamar who was also a multi gifted
The vast majority of the famous are “one & dones” but not the three above.
Both. Faces were great...his early solo albums featured the Faces backing him....and his later 70s albums were also rocking and stellar. Things changed around Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?
I liked him with the Jeff Beck Group.
I forget the details but wasn't Ronnie's Champ basically used as a slave/preamp into a larger amp
*.BTW, I'm a huge fan of Rod Stewart's
Gasoline Alley album - which is not a Faces album. But Ronnie's playing on all kinds of instruments ( acoustic and electric).is amazing
Great R&R with a folk feeling or vice-versa!
#1- with Jeff
#2- with the Faces
Solo, no thanks
I loved the whole Gasoline Alley album , that was the best album rod ever did , he did some epic stuff afterwards but the whole GA album was iconic and consistent,
I absolutely dispise "do you think I'm sexy" pure tripe from a guy with so much talent
My favorite Faces song, I used to think it was Rod singing but it's Ronnie Wood.
I don't have any details. If there's a larger amp it's well hidden, all I can see from that BBC performance are three amps - the Champ, an Ampeg B15 for the bass, and an Ampeg V4 for the Wurlitzer.
A Nod Is As Good As A Wink....... the album that would have made me take up guitar, if I hadn't already. "Stay with me" will always do just that.......To A Blind Horse .
For me Faces 100%
Rod alone... 20%
Kieth call "The expensive winos Mark I" the best band he ever played with. Mark I was faces +Kieth (and stones took the piano player also not just ron).
But there's something about Faces that they never really took themselves serious. There was a lot of drinking on and off stage.
They remind me a lot of the English national soccer team that can go out and have a drink (or five ) before an important game.
Most people say they never really did the records they could have, plus Rod saved the best songs for his solo records.
I'm a fan. I did Oh-la-la two days ago on a busy streetcorner.
My first gig was to seeThe Faces in 73. First record was Python Lee Jackson's In a broken dream.
Just about everything Rod did was good, until he released Atlantic Crossing. I bought it, listened to it, took it back to Virgin Records and demanded my money back. There have been a few good tracks since then but I have not been inclined to buy any of them.
The Faces with Rod were great. But I'm going with his first few solo records. Such an amazing package of rocknroll, r&b, folk, country...
Rod is the guy that when I hear his later stuff I just shake my head and ask, "what happened?".
And everybody always answers, "Money"