Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The Faces- Too Drunk For The BBC

This cheesy cover is from the bootleg version.
In tribute to their recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, I have a great sounding show from The Faces, a band that was overdue to enter the Hall. On March 23, the band announced Rod Stewart would reunite with the rest of the band (the living remaining members have previously reunited several times with a different singer) for the first time in 19 years at the ceremony on April 14, 2012. Due to a bout of influenza on the eve of the induction, Stewart cancelled and Mick Hucknell (who replaced Stewart for the other shows and is now the official vocalist) sang with the band. It would have been a memorable event to see the original line-up (except for Ronnie Lane who passed away in 1997) and say what you will about Rod Stewart, but to me The Faces aren't The Faces without Rod Stewart, not the guy from Simply Red. I always thought of the vocalist/guitarist duo of Stewart and Wood in similar terms with Jagger/Richards, Daltry/Townsend, Plant/Page, you get the picture, basically these bands can't and shouldn't carry on without one of the pair. It was Stewart's raspy voice and Wood's fuzz guitar that drew me to the band and I own all their records (on vinyl, of course) and the first four Rod Stewart solo albums because they are Stewart with the other members of The Faces, named aptly for contractual obligations. The Faces were a great influential band (Replacements, Black Crowes), not only musically, but also their "having a good time" attitude and onstage drunken antics, which always makes it more entertaining.

Speaking of drunken, here's a show that demonstrates the band in "good time" mode that was broadcast on the radio. Actually, the show was not originally broadcast, due to The Faces sounding too drunk. It was finally aired by mistake in January 2003 on BBC6 Digital. A classic concert with the original line-up!

BBC "In Concert"
Paris Theater
London, UK,
February 8, 1973

Broadcast- January 2003 on BBC6 digital

01. Silicone Grown
02. Cindy Incidentally
03. Angel
04. Memphis, Tennessee
05. True Blue
06. I'd Rather Go Blind
07. You're My Girl (I Don't Want To Discuss It)
08. Twistin' The Night Away
09. It's All Over Now
10. Miss Judy's Farm
11. Maybe I'm Amazed
12. Three Button Hand Me Down
13. I'm Losing You

THE FACES- In Concert 02-08-73, London FLAC. rar


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