06: The Faces – Had Me A Real Good Time

Posted: January 21, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Since Rod Stewart’s departure – around 1975 – into self-caricature, Hollywood, and the attentions of a string of blonde actresses, it’s been all too easy to forget that The Faces were a bloody great band, and that he was a tremendous R&B vocalist (second only, in the UK, to Frankie Miller). The Faces made a strength of being loose but – somehow – tight with it. And, as this track demonstrates, they had an innate capacity not to rock but to boogie. Oh, and my dad hated them for being prime specimens of the “long-haired layabout.” So, what was I waiting for?

 

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