11 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ron Wood brought the ‘70s to a close with his third solo album, Gimme Some Neck. Leave it to Wood to assemble another top-tier cast of collaborators. All of the Rolling Stones are onboard (save for Bill Wyman), in addition to Dave Mason, Jim Keltner, Mick Fleetwood, and even R&B iconoclast Swamp Dogg. Even Bob Dylan contributes by way of “Seven Days,” on which Wood channels Dylan’s lusty wheeze with uncanny precision. Gimme Some Neck is bookended by two glorious rave-ups —“Worry No More” and “Don’t Worry”— rooted in the Rhythm & Blues and early rock ’n’ roll of Chess Records, Wood’s (and Richards’) first love. However, Wood’s persona is felt most strongly on “Lost and Lonely” and “We All Get Old,” two bittersweet tunes that show the rakish author turning aged and doubtful, but never bitter. Producer Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, Journey, Cars) gives the album a slightly colder, boxier feel than Wood’s previous efforts, but he also allows for “Delia,” a wonderful solo acoustic performance that ends far too quickly.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ron Wood brought the ‘70s to a close with his third solo album, Gimme Some Neck. Leave it to Wood to assemble another top-tier cast of collaborators. All of the Rolling Stones are onboard (save for Bill Wyman), in addition to Dave Mason, Jim Keltner, Mick Fleetwood, and even R&B iconoclast Swamp Dogg. Even Bob Dylan contributes by way of “Seven Days,” on which Wood channels Dylan’s lusty wheeze with uncanny precision. Gimme Some Neck is bookended by two glorious rave-ups —“Worry No More” and “Don’t Worry”— rooted in the Rhythm & Blues and early rock ’n’ roll of Chess Records, Wood’s (and Richards’) first love. However, Wood’s persona is felt most strongly on “Lost and Lonely” and “We All Get Old,” two bittersweet tunes that show the rakish author turning aged and doubtful, but never bitter. Producer Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, Journey, Cars) gives the album a slightly colder, boxier feel than Wood’s previous efforts, but he also allows for “Delia,” a wonderful solo acoustic performance that ends far too quickly.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

fantailmedia ,

"Top Ten" garage band record ever!

I wore out two copies of this (on vinyl); it's one the best "raw" records ever, although the talent line-up is basically Ron's friends from the Stones, the Faces and assorted studio guns. One of those albums with enough variety to have songs end up on every "mix tape" I made. If you love brilliantly sloppy (but actually really tight), loud, "we're doing this for the raw joy" of it records, get it. Otherwise, just get "We All Get Old" and "Come to Realise", and crank the h*** outta your speakers. Bonus for Dylan freaks; "Seven Days" is a real Dylan-penned rocker.

BenMiller42 ,

Brilliant!

I still can't believe this hasn't turn to be a commercial success... I LOVE everything about this record, love Ronnie and his sound. This is his best work. I guess it's not for everyone especially in this Lady Gaga world we're living in. This right here is rock n' roll. no apologies, no gimmicks, just pure music. The guitar work here is second to none. I like this record more than most Stone's albums....hurry up and get it!!!

chekhovsbeard ,

Good as the Group

This album is the equal of anything the Stones were putting out at the time. In fact, put Mick’s vocals on about seven of these songs, and you would have a superb Stones album.

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