9 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

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EDITORS’ NOTES

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

LTJ505 ,

Faces with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood

The Faces had a reputation for sometimes putting on sloppy drunken shows. Maybe so, but when I saw them live the Faces rocked the house. A certain level of sloppiness was always part of their charm. They were one of the few famous groups that actually seemed to be having fun when playing on stage - perhaps a bit too much fun at times. Rod Stewart could still sing after he went disco/mainstream in the late 70's. But IMO he sounded best during the Faces period. Ron Wood was a great part of the Faces sound with his trademark chunky/fuzzy guitar licks which went so well with Stewart's voice, the drums of Kenny Jones and especially with Mickey Waller who played drums on some of Stewart's early solo albums like 'Never a Dull Moment' - not sure if Waller was actually in Faces(?). And there was also the late great Ronnie Lane and his inspired bass lines. Anyway. I would say that "Too Bad" is the most Faces-esque rocker on this album and it features Ronnie Wood's unique guitar style at its best. I've always been mildly disappointed with Wood's role in the Rolling Stones. I had such high hopes when he first joined Keith Richards and Co., but his guitar sound has never seemed quite the same since. And his departure from Stewart seems to have been at least one cause of Rod Stewart's very unfortunate change of style (some would say sellout).

Ty_redkoalabear ,

Rock N Roll

Rod Stewart leads his band through one of the greatest rock albums of all time. All the songs shine through with heavy guitar and a healthy amount of fuzz.

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