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November 7, 2013 / thackersam

November 6 – Wednesday – The Faces – Long Player

We’ve reached another of those hard-thought decisions I had to make in the alphabetizing of my record collection. Do I split up The Faces albums from the Rod Stewart albums if I indeed purchased The Faces albums because of Rod Stewart? In this case, I did. I think it’s a pretty even split, but when we get to the S’s, I want you to remember these records that came before.

The most memorable thing about this album is the live version of Paul McCartney’s fabulous “Maybe I’m Amazed,” with Rod introducing by saying “Here’s one you may well know. You may not know it and if you don’t know it, I really don’t know where you’ve been.” Then Ronnie Lane and Rod launch into a really swell rendition. Other than that, it’s kind of a melancholy album. I’m not liking it, but it’s obviously been listened to a whole heap of times, judging by its scratchiness. I was in a lot of pain in high school. I don’t know what I would have done without rock ‘n roll.

I have things to say about Rod Stewart, with and without The Faces, past and present, and think I may wait until the S’s. Not to keep anyone in suspense, but I feel I need to tell the past story in conjunction with his albums so I will perhaps not be so harsh in regards to what he has been doing lately.

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