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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Plonk


I don't go much for mid-70s rock but for top mod Ronnie Lane I can make an exception. After The Small Faces split up, the remainder of the band hooked up with Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood to make the beery, blokey rock that eventually sent Rod Stewart to superstardom. I'm no expert on The Faces to be honest. Ronnie Lane wrote songs throughout and when Stewart left he continued with a solo career and various bands (Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance for one). Ronnie was described by many as a fine songwriter and musician and a top chap to boot. He died from Multiple Sclerosis in 1997, after living with it for twenty years. This is a Faces song, Ooh La La, performed at the BBC by a line up of Slim Chance. It's very mid-70s- rough hewn, good times, having a lock-in music with all in it together vocals, acoustic guitars and accordians and woody drums, coming across like a band of highly trained buskers playing good songs in the snug bar.

5 comments:

atlanticjaxx said...

I know you're not suggesting otherwise, but I've got to say.. Ronnie Wood song

swiss adam said...

Mmm, maybe I should've made that clear. Think Plonk makes it his own though, as they say on X Factor

Mondo said...

Dig about for Mahoney's Last Stand. It's the soundtrack to a 72 Canadian flick. Written and played by the by both the Ron's and very much in the loose grooves style of Ooh La La

Tedloaf said...

I'm just putting this here for safe keeping, just in case The Scream decide to do another slow number.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar3uIUv-874

swiss adam said...

Hi Ted, nice to have you back. Top tune you've linked there.