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The Faces

Interview by Jonh Ingham, Phonograph Record, January 1972

AS FAR AS AMERICA is concerned, the Small Faces were notable for one single, 'Itchycoo Park', and one album, Ogden's Nut Gone Flake; the former ...

The Faces: The Best Of The Faces (Riva)****

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, April 1977

"AAALRIGHT: HERE'S one you may well know, you may not know it; and if you don't know it, I really don't know where you bin." ...

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The Faces: New Faces In The Old Band

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, February 1970

A SOUND not unlike a braying mountain goat echoed across the West End of London this week. The Faces — no longer Small — were ...

The Faces: The Lyceum, London

Live Review by Rob Partridge, Record Mirror, March 1970

THE FIRST thing you notice about them is why they're not "The Small Faces" anymore. Rod Stewart, the new vocalist, is head and shoulders above ...

The Faces

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, April 1970

EXACTLY one year ago Beat Instrumental reported the Small Faces' last gig with Steve Marriot. After the show Ian 'Mac' McLagen said: 'We're going to ...

The Small Faces: First Step

Review by Joel Selvin, Rolling Stone, May 1970

THE SMALL FACES are now into a more sophisticated and mature commerciality. The addition of Rod Stewart as vocalist and Ron Wood on lead guitar ...

The Faces: From Pop to Euphoria

Interview by Bud Scoppa, Circus, July 1970

CROWD SOUNDS from the English Soccer Championship [actually the FA Cup Final replay – RBP Ed. and Chelsea fan!] flooded the fourteenth floor of New ...

Rod Stewart: In Conversation

Interview by John Morthland, Rolling Stone, December 1970

"I was very pleased with it when we finished, and I still am," Rod Stewart said of his first solo LP. With good reason. ...

Faces: Long Player (Warner Bros.)

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, March 1971

BEING ONE OF the few English bands left willing (nay, all too happy) to flaunt their Englishness, and moreover ranking no lower than third on ...

The Faces: The Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, May 1971

IF ANYONE still doubts that the Faces haven't yet "made it," talk to one of the 2,000 or so who visited Thursday night's show at ...

The Faces: A Nod Is As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse (Reprise)

Review by Jon Tiven, Phonograph Record, January 1972

The original Small Faces were quite a band in their day, and although before this album I had my doubts, I have now answered the ...

The Faces: A Nod Is As Good As A Wink

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, April 1972

A Nod Is As Good As A Wink is the first signal that the Faces have matured as a band. Their infatuation with variations on ...

The Faces Under The Big Top

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, May 1972

AFTER A while you get the feeling you're part of the scenario for one of those colossally far-fetched paperbacks with titles like Rock God (make ...

The Faces: The Daring Young Man And The Flying Chimpanzees

Report and Interview by Dave Marsh, Creem, August 1972

THE LAST WEEK of April, the American Retreaders Association shared the Executive Inn, Louisville, Ky., with a collection of dwarves, freaks, dope dealers, high wire ...

The Faces: Hollywood Bowl, CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Phonograph Record, November 1972

DOES THE FACT that Faces were able to elicit a thunderous response from their Hollywood Bowl audience with what was definitely a sub-par performance say ...

Rod Stewart: The Scarecrow Harlequin

Overview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, January 1973

STRANGE AS it may seem, there was a time when Rod Stewart used to hide behind Jeff Beck's amplifiers and only come out front if ...

The Complete Works of Ronnie Wood

Profile and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, March 1973

REMEMBER A BAND called the Birds? Nope friend, I do not mean the Byrds, Bobby Dylan's old honchos from Los Angeles, nor am I alluding ...

Rod Stewart: Oo La La

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, March 1973

I AM DEATH. Huddled in my anorak. Alone and palely loitering in the stalls of the empty Rainbow Theatre. I am miserable with cold in ...

The Faces: The Rock'n'Roll Circus

Report and Interview by Dave Marsh, Creem, April 1973

THE LAST WEEK of April 1973 the American Retreaders Association shared the Executive Inn, Louisville, Kentucky, with a collection of dwarves, freaks, dealers, high-wire acts, ...

The Faces: Ooh La La (Warner Bros.)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, April 1973

FIRST THERE'S this rolling piano lick, then in comes Ronnie Wood's guitar. Nice tough chording, anchored down with a bent note descending to the root ...

The Faces: Ooh La La

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, July 1973

SOMETIME ROD STEWART or the Faces (or both) should make a record that is enjoyable without being enervating. The effect of each of their records ...

Rod Stewart

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1973

"GOOD LUCK Rod!" People like Rod Stewart. And he likes the people. As he stood forming a queue outside ye old Marquee Club (home of ...

Rod Stewart: Swashbuckler Rod

Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, August 1973

ROD STEWART and I have been talking about the Liberal party and their chances in the next election. Now he's standing – one long green ...

Rod Stewart: The Familiar Face

Report by Philip Norman, Sunday Times, 1974

THROUGH THE colonnades they come, along freezing passage-ways. Girls look like ventriloquist-dolls, in black plush and rouge, puffing as dolls do on big cigarettes; boys ...

Rod Stewart & The Faces: Live Coast To Coast/Overture And Beginners (Mercury)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, January 1974

LADIES AND gentlemen, a study in disintegration.When the Faces began their current incarnation, their boozy looseness helped to add some riotous vibes to a tight, ...

The Faces: Live — Coast To Coast (Mercury)

Review by Jon Tiven, Zoo World, March 1974

MIND YOU, it's not that I dislike Rod Stewart, for I think he sings very well despite the fact that it sounds like some hostess ...

Ron Wood Romps To A Royal Solo Debut

Report and Interview by Michael Gross, Circus, November 1974

IN A SMALL, homemade studio in the depths of Ron Wood's British home, an array of the most famous faces in rock gathered one night ...

Ronnie Wood: Is This The Face Of Violence?

Interview by Rosalind Russell, Disc and Music Echo, November 1974

Ros Russell finds Woody on the warpath ...

The Faces: Lewisham Odeon, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, November 1974

"NOW THIS is serious," said the dazzling figure of Rod Stewart, calling for order. "Me brother and sister are here and I'd like you to ...

Ian McLagan's Top Ten

Interview by John Pidgeon, Let It Rock, December 1974

I'VE GOT sixty records on my juke box and I had a hell of a job whittling my singles collection down to them. But ten!?!... ...

The Faces: Kilburn State, London

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, January 1975

"YES, MY PEOPLE, you make me strong," sighed the Golden Catarrh with a de rigeur flexing of the neck muscles as The Faces knocked into ...

The Faces: Kilburn State, London

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, January 1975

"YES, MY PEOPLE, you make me strong," sighed the Golden Catarrh with a de rigeur flexing of the neck muscles as the Faces knocked into ...

Raunchy Faces Back on Tour

Report and Interview by Barbara Charone, Rolling Stone, February 1975

LONDON – "We're playing as one now like our life depended on it," Rod Stewart announced, looking down eagerly at his game pie in a ...

Nick Kent – A Limey in LA #3: What did Rod Stewart, Bobby Womack and Mick Jagger sing...

Report by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, April 1975

...in a tune-up room on the last night of the Faces' 1975 LA gigs? Why, the closing aria in D from 'il Cavalleria Rusticana', of ...

Faces Survive Solo Syndrome

Interview by Ron Ross, Circus, May 1975

The Faces were afraid America might forget them while they were busy getting some individual ambitions out of their system. But their first Stateside tour ...

'Now Read' Ronnie Wood

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, July 1975

"HEY MICKIE BAAABY," a disc jockey screams loudly after playing 'Get Off Of My Cloud' for the third time that afternoon for the greater metropolis ...

Rod Stewart: Sorely Taxed

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1975

The Faces may split ...

Rod Stewart: Rod Jumps Teams

Interview by Barbara Charone, Creem, November 1975

CAN HE CUT IT IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE? ...

Rod Stewart Faces the American Dream

Report and Interview by Tom Nolan, Rolling Stone, November 1975

BY SUNDOWN the 55,000 people packed into the Los Angeles Angels' Anaheim Stadium for this "sunshine festival" have stolidly endured six hours of a rather ...

The Faces: Vocalist Wanted for Pro Band

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, November 1975

IT SEEMED like a good idea. After Rod Stewart's predictably flamboyant statements over the Faces future, the band deserved equal time. Would Ian McLagen turn ...

Ron Wood

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar Player, December 1975

DURING THE musically bountiful years of the late Sixties, the Jeff Beck Group emerged; it was an outfit of undisciplined nature and unabashed energy. ...

The Faces Dossier: An Everday Saga Of Mick&Rod&Keef&Ron&Mac

Report by Max Bell, New Musical Express, December 1975

MARCH, 1973. ...

The Small Faces

Retrospective by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, January 1976

WELL – WHAT do you make of it lads? There's Rodney, jetting round the world with his blonde bombshell, the very lovely Britt Ekland. ...

Ron Wood: Cast Your Fate To The Wind, The Faces, Or The Rolling Stones

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, January 1976

THE MINI-CAB DRIVER was confused. "Ron Wood," he kept repeating all the way to Richmond. The name was familiar but it's origin was a mystery. ...

Rod Stewart: It's My Party and I'll Pose If I Want To

Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, January 1976

THE GLAMOUR Twins were simply passing through, pausing at London Heathrow en route to Paris from Los Angeles. Still the newshounds contrived to be close ...

Faces Break Up – Wood a Stone?

Report by Tom Nolan, Rolling Stone, January 1976

LOS ANGELES – After a six-year association, Rod Stewart is leaving the Faces. The news was revealed at a London press conference called by Stewart ...

Rod Stewart, The Faces: Wembley Stadium, London

Live Review by Carol Clerk, Melody Maker, July 1986

BIG NOSE STRIKES AGAIN! ...

The Faces: Good Boys....When They're Asleep

Review by David Cavanagh, MOJO, September 1999

WHEN THE FACES got together in the summer of 1969, they were not expected to amount to much. Three of them – Ronnie Lane, Ian ...

Rod Stewart & The Faces: Changing Faces: The Very Best Of; Ronnie Lane: Ain’t No One Like

Review by Ian Fortnam, Classic Rock, 2003

HAD IT NOT been for the existence of Rod Stewart & The Faces, I’d probably have a proper job by now. ...

The Faces Underrated

Essay by Adam Blake, Cosmik Debris, April 2004

I DECIDED TO make a compilation of The Faces for the usual reason: an anally retentive desire to put all my favourite tracks in one ...

Last Orders: The Faces’ Five Guys Walk Into a Bar… (Rhino)

Review and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, August 2004

Ian McLagan-compiled 4-CD box of scattered odds/sods from ultimate ‘70s boogie’n’ballads lad-band fronted by Rod the (Ex-)Mod. Dedicated to the late Ronnie Lane. ...

Remembering Ronnie Lane

Retrospective by John Pidgeon, Rock's Backpages, July 2009

IT MAY WELL have been his 'Song Of A Baker' on the Small Faces' Ogden's Nut Gone Flake that first had me believing that Ronnie ...

see also Ronnie Lane

see also Ian McLagan

see also Small Faces, The

see also Rod Stewart

see also Ronnie Wood

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