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Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: HMS ()
Date: August 16, 2016 22:35

Exile isn´t a concept album, it tells no story, it´s just a string of songs. Excluding the obvious fillers does no harm, you get a better album by doing so, a great single-LP. It´s not like Pink Floyd´s The Wall. Excluding the weak spots of The Wall damages the whole because the story gets lost. Excluding the weak spots of Exile improves it. Just like B2B & VL can be considerably improved by dropping the weak songs. What works with B2B & VL also works with Exile, the result is even more impressive.

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: August 17, 2016 00:27

This tune billows from the bowels of the distant past....echoing the dark and ominous yet it's uplifting and joyous at the same time.
Fulfills it's rightful spot on Exile, just as every other track has it's rightful place - I'd love to hear a 20 minute extended version of this.
Perfect album start to finish - no question about it.

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: stanlove ()
Date: August 17, 2016 00:40

One of 18 good songs on Exile.

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: Deltics ()
Date: August 17, 2016 00:49

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HMS
Exile isn´t a concept album, it tells no story, it´s just a string of songs. Excluding the obvious fillers does no harm, you get a better album by doing so, a great single-LP. It´s not like Pink Floyd´s The Wall. Excluding the weak spots of The Wall damages the whole because the story gets lost. Excluding the weak spots of Exile improves it. Just like B2B & VL can be considerably improved by dropping the weak songs. What works with B2B & VL also works with Exile, the result is even more impressive.

...cloth ears.


"As we say in England, it can get a bit trainspottery"

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: stonesstein ()
Date: August 17, 2016 05:59

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shortfatfanny

I tell you a secret...
Exile is full of fillers.

Right, but they are so so so so so so good until we call them songs!

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: August 17, 2016 10:35

Quote
HMS
Exile isn´t a concept album, it tells no story, it´s just a string of songs. Excluding the obvious fillers does no harm, you get a better album by doing so, a great single-LP. It´s not like Pink Floyd´s The Wall. Excluding the weak spots of The Wall damages the whole because the story gets lost. Excluding the weak spots of Exile improves it. Just like B2B & VL can be considerably improved by dropping the weak songs. What works with B2B & VL also works with Exile, the result is even more impressive.

Exile is not a concept album, no. It's a road trip through the musical history of the U.S. You go from New York snarl to Chicago blues the Soul of Memphis and he South, Mid-West country to Bakersfield, to the rock of LA, with some zydeco, boogie woogie and Rock and Roll thrown in. And don't forget New Orleans.

All played and sung by English white dudes from London, UK.

Mathijs

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Date: August 17, 2016 10:37

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Mathijs
Quote
HMS
Exile isn´t a concept album, it tells no story, it´s just a string of songs. Excluding the obvious fillers does no harm, you get a better album by doing so, a great single-LP. It´s not like Pink Floyd´s The Wall. Excluding the weak spots of The Wall damages the whole because the story gets lost. Excluding the weak spots of Exile improves it. Just like B2B & VL can be considerably improved by dropping the weak songs. What works with B2B & VL also works with Exile, the result is even more impressive.

Exile is not a concept album, no. It's a road trip through the musical history of the U.S. You go from New York snarl to Chicago blues the Soul of Memphis and he South, Mid-West country to Bakersfield, to the rock of LA, with some zydeco, boogie woogie and Rock and Roll thrown in. And don't forget New Orleans.

All played and sung by English white dudes from London, UK.

Mathijs

That's sounds like a vast concept smiling smiley

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Date: August 17, 2016 12:04

It's song #13 on the greatest rockn roll album ever. It is a must.

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: August 17, 2016 18:52

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DandelionPowderman
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Mathijs
Quote
HMS
Exile isn´t a concept album, it tells no story, it´s just a string of songs. Excluding the obvious fillers does no harm, you get a better album by doing so, a great single-LP. It´s not like Pink Floyd´s The Wall. Excluding the weak spots of The Wall damages the whole because the story gets lost. Excluding the weak spots of Exile improves it. Just like B2B & VL can be considerably improved by dropping the weak songs. What works with B2B & VL also works with Exile, the result is even more impressive.

Exile is not a concept album, no. It's a road trip through the musical history of the U.S. You go from New York snarl to Chicago blues the Soul of Memphis and he South, Mid-West country to Bakersfield, to the rock of LA, with some zydeco, boogie woogie and Rock and Roll thrown in. And don't forget New Orleans.

All played and sung by English white dudes from London, UK.

Mathijs

That's sounds like a vast concept smiling smiley

I was thinking the same thing...thumbs up...Exile - aka The Grand Tour.

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: Redhotcarpet ()
Date: August 18, 2016 00:58

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stanlove
One of 18 good songs on Exile.

And one of their most important ever.

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: August 18, 2016 03:19

I've had odds with this track over the years but the reality of it is it's a nice walk through the swamp.

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: winter ()
Date: August 18, 2016 05:10

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Redhotcarpet
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stanlove
One of 18 good songs on Exile.

And one of their most important ever.

Yeah RedHC, besides this being a great dark gospel tune replete with Plummer's upright bass runs, this song is the middle of the 3-song segue that to me is the climax of Exile: Ventilator -> Just Want to See His Face -> Let it Loose.

A very unique flavor in their catalogue! (And perhaps a bit of a precursor to later ethereal grooves like Heaven and Continental Drift?)

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: August 18, 2016 17:43

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winter
... this song is the middle of the 3-song segue that to me is the climax of Exile: Ventilator -> Just Want to See His Face -> Let it Loose...

Eggzactly! That might be my favorite part of the album as well (although I guess any 3 consecutive songs will be great)

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: Swayed1967 ()
Date: August 18, 2016 18:36

The argument is often made that Exile is the greater than the sum of its parts blah blah blah and that tunes like 'I just wanna see his face' can't be truly appreciated if they'Re ripped from their natural 'Exile' setting and nakedly critiqued. In other words, you have to listen to Exile in its entirety every bloody time. But as glorious a listening experience as that is, who has the time? My 6 year old son has yet to say to me 'Daddy, I'll be fine on my own for the next hour, you spark up a few joints and lose yourself in a good record.' And I don't expect him to say that anytime soon. So while I won't call I Just Wanna See His Face or Turd on the Run fillers, I won't be listening to them either. Or if I do, I'd have to create my own shorter album of neglected tunes and force myself to listen to them even though they would theoretically sound worse deprived of context.

I think I'd call it 'Blue CHeese (or is that turd on his face?).' THe track order would be like this (note that all the songs are taken from the Golden Era except the bonus track):

Side 1
Jigsaw puzzle
Hide your love
I just wanna see his face
Casino boogie
Salt of the earth

Side 2
Country Honk
Dancing with Mr. D
Shake Your Hips
You got to move
Turd on the run

Bonus track: Winning ugly

I haven't listened to my 'Blue Cheese' album yet but I will soon. To my eyes, it honestly doesn't look that appealing but hopefully I'll enjoy it.




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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2016-08-18 18:39 by Swayed1967.

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: HMS ()
Date: August 18, 2016 21:14

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Swayed1967
Bonus track: Winning ugly

I haven't listened to my 'Blue Cheese' album yet but I will soon. To my eyes, it honestly doesn't look that appealing but hopefully I'll enjoy it.
?

Bet you will enjoy the Bonus track. Sssssimply irresistible.

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: August 18, 2016 21:31

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Swayed1967
The argument is often made that Exile is the greater than the sum of its parts blah blah blah and that tunes like 'I just wanna see his face' can't be truly appreciated if they'Re ripped from their natural 'Exile' setting and nakedly critiqued. In other words, you have to listen to Exile in its entirety every bloody time. ...

"blah blah blah" is a nice way to blow off its greatness. Of course one can't just listen to an entire album at any time of the day, but that doesn't change its place in rock history, as one of the most important rock albums of all time.

You could similarly "blah blah" any album, White Album, Quadorphenia, London Calling , etc. They are considered great albums, regardless if the listener has time to listen to the entire thing or not.

As for listening to an entire album myself, I will do that when exercising, long drives, sometimes at night when i can't sleep (on mp3 player of course).

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: HMS ()
Date: August 18, 2016 22:04

IMO, Quadrophenia is legitimately a double album, but the White Album - just like Exile - needs to be trimmed down to a single-LP to fully enjoy it.

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: August 19, 2016 01:43

A wonderful, beautiful mood vibe piece.

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: MileHigh ()
Date: August 19, 2016 02:36

I didn't like it when the album first came out, but now I find it quite listenable. But what it really does is make you use your imagination. This isn't the "Rolling Stones." It's some kind of dark swampy gathering of religious outcasts in the backwoods of some island jungle. You are hiding in the bushes watching and listening to some kind of satanic cult ritual and the black girls are swaying back and forth in the rhythm...

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: August 19, 2016 17:54

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Swayed1967
I think I'd call it 'Blue CHeese (or is that turd on his face?).' THe track order would be like this (note that all the songs are taken from the Golden Era except the bonus track):

Side 1
Jigsaw puzzle
Hide your love
I just wanna see his face
Casino boogie
Salt of the earth

Side 2
Country Honk
Dancing with Mr. D
Shake Your Hips
You got to move
Turd on the run

Bonus track: Winning ugly

I haven't listened to my 'Blue Cheese' album yet but I will soon. To my eyes, it honestly doesn't look that appealing but hopefully I'll enjoy it.

You certainly made it not appealing with that pathetic excuse for a bonus track.

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: 35love ()
Date: August 19, 2016 18:24

Copied from article about Aretha Franklin:

“This is literally amazing,” Reid said. “When the cameraman pans the audience, front row is Mick Jagger, and he’s clapping, like he’s getting ready to get up in the … pit and give some Negro spiritual words, I’m telling you, like a black Baptist preacher, Mick Jagger was throwing down.”

Masterpiece: a piece of work by a craftsman accepted as qualification for membership of a guild as an acknowledged master.

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: August 20, 2016 02:04



Tom Waits -- Musician Magazine Oct 1987



ROCKMAN

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: Title5Take1 ()
Date: August 20, 2016 18:28

March 1993 Musician

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: ab ()
Date: August 21, 2016 06:53

Standing alone, it's not much. But it's an important element in the flow of side three of Exile. It's elevated by its position as a transition better Ventilator Blues and Let It Loose.

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: 35love ()
Date: August 26, 2016 06:01

Jimmy Miller on the tambourine
that dude was skilled. Mystic framework.
Author Bill Janovitch wrote and researched some
spot on rich reviews too.

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: exhpart ()
Date: August 26, 2016 13:36

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HMS
IMO, Quadrophenia is legitimately a double album, but the White Album - just like Exile - needs to be trimmed down to a single-LP to fully enjoy it.

Couldn't disagree more... Sacrilege to leave any song out of Exile's song cycle...and don't put it on shuffle either

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: TravelinMan ()
Date: September 22, 2019 16:49

Great interlude between fantastic songs.

Where somebody got the idea full band tracking was done in LA, I don’t understand. Where is the proof? Certainly not in any interviews by people actually there. Andy Johns said Joe Zagarino engineered overdubs in December and January and began mixing. Johns was brought back in February to mix, not track. The timeline doesn’t make sense to create songs and track the Stones in LA. It was vocals, overdubs, Preston, Plummer, Perkins, and the singers.

This song could have been done years prior in Olympic as a sketch with Whitlock. Jagger could have resurrected it because it fit the vibe and legitimately forgot who played piano so he credited Richards. All more likely than this being created in LA.

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: September 22, 2019 17:15

just seeing this thread makes me want to listen. Exile today it is!

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Posted by: drewmaster ()
Date: July 11, 2020 22:01

Quote
Hairball
This tune billows from the bowels of the distant past....echoing the dark and ominous yet it's uplifting and joyous at the same time.
Fulfills it's rightful spot on Exile, just as every other track has it's rightful place - I'd love to hear a 20 minute extended version of this.

Agree 100%. Is it possible an extended version is locked in the vaults somewhere?

Drew

Re: Track Talk: I Just Want To See His Face
Date: March 12, 2022 22:34

I stumbled upon this clip with Bobby Whitlock posted on June 23, 2020.

Bobby Whitlock discusses I Just Wanna See His Face

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