Friday, January 20, 2012

Faces - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, 2012. Faces...

Faces - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, 2012.  In honour of their impending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, here is their double album.  This is A Nod Is as Good as a Wink... to a Blind Horse, the third album by Faces, and their second album of 1971. It was their most successful album, peaking at #6 in the US.  It has Stay with Me on it.  Apparently, the original issue of the album came with a poster inside consisting of a picture collage, including images of pills and pharmaceutical capsules, as well as photos apparently taken on tour of band and crew members reveling with naked groupies in hotel rooms.  Within weeks of release, the record company had second thoughts and re-issued the album without the poster, making original copies with the poster into collector's items.  I am pretty sure this album does NOT have the poster inside - but I will double check.  Here is what the RNR HOF website tells us.  Some say the Small Faces are on equal footing, or at least creative peers with the Beatles, the Who, and the Stones.  Reborn in the early seventies with a shorter name, under either moniker – they’ve made a lasting inspiration.  They were bassist Ronnie Lane, organist Ian “Mac” McLagan, drummer Kenney Jones, and singer Steve Marriott.  They made some high-powered singles and a couple classic albums, mostly written by Marriott and Lane.  Actually Rod himself was a bit of a late addition to the group, replacing Marriott.  I think Rod brought Ronnie Wood along with him.  They broke up in 1975 when Stewart went solo and Wood joined the Stones.  Lane passed away in 1997.

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