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November 8, 2013 / thackersam

November 7 – Thursday – The Faces – A Nod is As Good As a Wink… To a Blind Horse

Melancholy does not make for the best workout, and this album was a little better on that count. However, I’m thinking that I must have really liked Rod Stewart a lot back then, cause I am totally unimpressed with these last two albums. I’ve higher hopes for the next one up, but I’m a little anxious about getting to the S’s. I always swore that Stewart’s “Gasoline Alley” was one of the finest records ever made, and I am hoping that I am not totally disappointed.

Anyway, a little Faces history: Originally the Small Faces due to the lack of height of all band members, they sort of disbanded when Steve Marriot left to form Humble Pie (30 Days in the Hole). Jeff Beck alums Rod Stewart and Ron Wood (he was Ronnie then) teamed up with three of the remaining Small Faces, and as they were no longer all small, they became the Faces. The Jeff Beck era and Small Faces, other than that wonderful song “Itchycoo Park” were not on my radar, but in the early 70s, Rod Stewart was putting out albums with the Faces and as a solo artist, so he was pretty much in your face. And I was okay with that.

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