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Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: JamesBurton ()
Date: October 6, 2005 05:50

Ronnie gets beat up rather frequently on the board, but it would be interesting to spin the energy in another direction and explore what are his greatest guitar moments with the Stones, both on studio albums and live releases.

On what tracks does Ronnie really shine?

"You look like a leper dressed as Sergeant Pepper"

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: toko ()
Date: October 6, 2005 06:12

JamesBurton Wrote:
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Live, YCAGWYW from LYL, and 'Whip' from Sucking in the '70s.

Studio is hard to call. He doesn't dominate a song like
Taylor. The "Neighbours" solo kind of sums him up. On the
Some Girls album, though nothing stands out, his stamp is
all over it, so I'll give that the nod.

Honorable mention for his and Keith's work on the Dirty
work album. Whatever anyone thinks of the album, the
rockers on that one had Ronnie and Keith thrashing it out,
unlike before or after.

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: bigbang ()
Date: October 6, 2005 06:51

All of Some Girls.

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: JamesBurton ()
Date: October 6, 2005 06:57

Does Ronnie provide the solo for Look What the Cat Dragged In? It sounds like Keith strictly composed the lick and it was executed by Ronnie, but I'm not entirely sure.

"You look like a leper dressed as Sergeant Pepper"



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2005-10-06 07:03 by JamesBurton.

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: Pecman ()
Date: October 6, 2005 07:16

Not guitar...but Bass guitar on SHATTERED AND EMOTIONAL RESCUE.

And all his Slide work when you hear it.

PECMAN

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: ChrisM ()
Date: October 6, 2005 07:37

I love his guitar work on "Beast of Burden" and his interplay with Keith from that time up to '82 was unparalleled. My favorite of all time though is 'Had Me A Real Good Time"'from Long Player. Great, great guitar on that one! As to live stuff anything from '75 has to be there. He had mighty big shoes to fill and he filled them well!

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: rayone ()
Date: October 6, 2005 08:01

Actually I love Ronnie's work with the Faces. He is great with the Stones with the inter weaving styles that he and Keith played.
But with The Faces he was looser and had a brilliant touch. The Faces were sloppy but Woody always came in with a great solo or chunks of rhythm to add to the songs.

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: tomk ()
Date: October 6, 2005 09:09

Ronnie's been a great influence on my playing for years.
Here's my list off the top of my head (i'm sure there's more):

Big Bayou (great solo)
Imagination
Lies
Beast of Burden
B-bender on Before the Make Me Run
Dance
She's So Cold (nice subtle slide work)
Black Limo and Neighbours
YCAGWYW from LA "75
Love in Vain ('78) (a bold attempt in an open-E tuning)
All Down The Line from most '75 and '78 boots
a bunch of stuff from Knebworth, especially Wild Horses
Shattered from '81 Hampton Roads (he nailed that middle solo)
Undercover solo
Too Tough solo
Come To Realize
B-bender on Sparks Will Fly
Droning guiitar on One hit

More to follow...


Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: camper88 ()
Date: October 6, 2005 09:12

Didn't Woody come up with the intro to IORR? I read that he recorded it with Charlie. I love that intro. Just figured out how to play it this past weekend.

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: JamesBurton ()
Date: October 6, 2005 09:21

Dead on with Too Tough; what a great number! Both Ronnie and Charlie are redhot and their interchange is truly electric.

"You look like a leper dressed as Sergeant Pepper"

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: RnT ()
Date: October 6, 2005 11:39

Just listened to Undercover. I think the solo on 'The pain of love' is great!

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: ablett ()
Date: October 6, 2005 12:15

Recently Rough justice slide and Cat dragged in guitar work.... superb!

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: 1962 ()
Date: October 6, 2005 12:47

I think Ron Wood is the best guitar player for the Rolling Stones. Mick Taylor is
also a great, but he is too soloist for this band.(of course I love his solos) But for me Keith Richards with Ron Wood is the real Rolling Stones guitar sound!!!
His best work I think was the 81-82 tour. Listen to the film "Let's spend the night together" Amazing!

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: RobertJohnson ()
Date: October 6, 2005 12:59

The solo on "You can't Always Get what You Want" on the "It's a Gas in Paris" Bootleg, the solo on "White Horses" on the "Knebworth 76" bootleg, the bass figures on "Break the Spell" on the the "Mixed Emotions" album, and, yeah, the great guitar work on the several version of "Beast of Burden" on many live boots ,and the very long rehearsing versions of this song on many studio boots, e.g. "The Woodstock Rehearsals", first take about 7 minutes, second take about 9 minutes. Here you can hear that Ronnie is an extraordinary musician.

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: RobertJohnson ()
Date: October 6, 2005 13:01

Sorry, not "Mixed Emotions" album of course, but "Steel Wheels".

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: Reptile ()
Date: October 6, 2005 14:06

81-82 tour. Pure magic from Ronnie!

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: RobertJohnson ()
Date: October 6, 2005 15:15

RobertJohnson Wrote:
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> The solo on "You can't Always Get what You Want"
> on the "It's a Gas in Paris" Bootleg, the solo on
> "White Horses" on the "Knebworth 76" bootleg, the
> bass figures on "Break the Spell" on the the
> "Mixed Emotions" album, and, yeah, the great
> guitar work on the several version of "Beast of
> Burden" on many live boots ,and the very long
> rehearsing versions of this song on many studio
> boots, e.g. "The Woodstock Rehearsals", first take
> about 7 minutes, second take about 9 minutes. Here
> you can hear that Ronnie is an extraordinary
> musician.


Sorry two mistakes: not "Mixed Emotions" album, but "Steel Wheels" album, and "Wild Horses" anstead of "White Horses" ... Time Waits for No One ...

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: sjs12 ()
Date: October 6, 2005 15:31

I love Hey Negrita.

Excluding the Faces (when he was at his creative peak) Ronnie played best live in his early years with the Stones (up to 82). From Steel Wheels onwards (and particularly from B2B onwards) his playing has really gone downhill. However, he can still shine. - Just take All Down the Line and Black Limo from Stripped (LARS B side).

Look What the Cat Dragged In shows what Ron could do if only you could hear him live! (Perhaps you can on ABB tour - I'll know when it comes to Europe).

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: JumpingKentFlash ()
Date: October 6, 2005 15:54

Fave moment so far is his solo on Tumbling Dice on Stripped Companion. I get dizzy every time I hear it. And his work on ABB is great too. He rules RJ with that slide.

JumpingKentFlash

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: stone-relics ()
Date: October 6, 2005 16:52

It may have been Saturday night, 01 October in Hershey...His slide on All Down the Line, was simply STUNNNING!

Even Mick looked shocked. Such a great moment!

JR

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: J-J-Flash ()
Date: October 6, 2005 16:57

The solo on Tie You Up (the pain of love) is actually Keith. Ronnie has been tearing up ADTL this tour, really cooking on that one.

Question for anyone who has seen any shows from this tour, is Ronnie playing the opeing riff for She's So Cold. Keith surely isn't. I was at Fenway and didn't notice but after watching the DVD you can see that Keith is clearly not playing it. He is playing lead.

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: 1cdog ()
Date: October 6, 2005 18:27

I really liked Ronnie's performance @ Bob Fest. doing "Seven Days."

Ronnie's guitar work has been minimalized within the band on this tour at least so far. Mostly fils and rythem. Nothing like the early Fall 2002 shows. Ronnie's playing as evident by CD's and DVD's regressed throughout the 2002/2003 shows. I don't know if it was due to substance abuse or what. I think I had heard that he had gone thru rehab just before the start of this most recent tour.

That being said perhaps the band does not want to put undue pressure on Ronnie with these early shows by asking him to take extended solos like he did early on in 2002 with songs like "Can't You Hear Me Knockin" which he blazed thru at the MSG 9/26/02 show. But even with that excuse in hand I can't for the life of me figure out why the guy would play out of key on a song he has played thousands of times before, which appeared to be the case on one of the early songs played at the MCI Center in DC a couple of nights ago.

I hope Ronnie is okay and that his playing improves as the tour moves along because I hope to attend several more shows this year and next year.

CDOG

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: Leonard Keringer ()
Date: October 6, 2005 19:25

some great slide guitar work on "let it bleed" from seattle '81

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: ShatterednVA ()
Date: October 6, 2005 20:07

Stay with Me! the stones should start covering some faces numbers..........

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: JamesBurton ()
Date: October 15, 2005 18:09

What other studio tracks come to mind? Any standouts on Voodoo Lounge or Bridges?

"You look like a leper dressed as Sergeant Pepper"

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: inopeng ()
Date: October 15, 2005 18:12

He sounds great on Look What The Cat Dragged In...

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: J.J.Flash ()
Date: October 15, 2005 18:13

sway live in columbus---oh, u said best guitar work. sorry.

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: chippy ()
Date: October 15, 2005 19:30

Studio = stay with me .....live = 78 tour

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: Igottheblues ()
Date: October 15, 2005 19:36

Listen to the faces box set 5 guys walk into a bar and you are blown away by the quality and tone of Ron Wood's guitar work, recently MSG 9/13 was Ronnie's show. All Down the Line was amazing, listen to the boot, Ronnie was locked in.

Re: Ronnie's Best Guitar Work
Posted by: elmolewis ()
Date: October 16, 2005 08:50

I've got every studio and bootleg release from the Faces - and although back in '75 they couldn't have picked a better partner for KR - his peak guitar work was definitely his Faces years. With a much different style I think he could have rivaled Mick Taylor if he had transferred those virtuoso skills over to his Stones days. What the hell happened?

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