Thursday, December 08, 2011

Faces finally in the Hall of Fame

Amidst all the clamor about GUNS N' ROSES and BEASTIE BOYS making the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, I'd like to direct your attention to the combined honor for the SMALL FACES/FACES.
Fronted by ROD STEWART and powered by RON WOOD'S guitar, the Faces have long seemed one of the most underrated of rock's great groups.
This honor, then, seems wholly appropriate.
I celebrated the news yesterday, by listening to the Faces while driving home from the airport in MOLINE, ILL. I was completing the final leg of a journey that began yesterday morning in ATLANTA.
Stewart possesses one of rock's great voices (shame he has used it so often for other musical purposes). Paired with the rhythm section of the Small Faces -- including the late and oh-so-great bassist/vocalist RONNIE LANE -- Stewart and Wood blazed a hard-rocking trail through an often more-style-than-substance rock world of the early 1970s.
I was thrilled to hear of the Faces' induction into the Hall of Fame, and you should be thrilled, too.


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