Re: OT: Faces-Maybe I'm amazed
Date: November 13, 2007 23:29
amen from this corner. that's one of the best records ever. i was also blessed to see and hear it live at fillmore east circa long player album, and it there is a great live version on 'long player' which i guess is the one you were listening to...i've just heard that one and not a 'studio' cut per se...but maybe they recorded one?? dunno.
it's such a great song; the structure and melody and heart of it...builds lovely melody and when it explodes on that bridge and keeps going higher....turning into little richard all of a sudden...like that crazy bridge in 'i got a feeling'... and then it hits you again;
Faces version is so full of heart and their soulful rockin' delivery is sorta peak Faces for me; and i hold that band in the highest esteem; ron's coming work on gasoline alley and early stewart solo stuff was more countrified soulful, but still rocking, as a direct branch off the Faces tree i guess.
mac on that ascending line all powered out...it was like a soul band really, imo, despite the power and flash....
;;;only it was deep rooted rock and roll boogie and also somehow country warm.
there's nothing about that performance that isn't perfect imo. if it had been never recorded and all i had was a faded childhood memory from more than 35 years ago, it would still be, (and is), one of the most magnificent things i've ever heard or see anybody pull off...the crowd was breathless and then thunderous; the ovation was louder than the band was...and it was mid-set...
boy, they kept it coming...
; it was a brilliant and unexepected cover; and they just nailed it to the friggin' wall; it was an amazing achievement and responded to as such...i am definetly amazed.
long player indeed.
longer than they could have ever known or dreamed.
and that stuff approaching this brilliance isn't near the charts or the culture is a loss...there's been no production advances or technological advances, nor cultural advances, than render this any less relevant, or interestingly, POWERFULLY ROCKING, than anything out there in contemporary pop.
you get a great debut from Jet, which i appreciated...and i like the album, no offense intended...it's heart and soul is in the right place...and direction, at least on the debut, i haven't heard the second one....
but the reason why i liked it was because it was vaguely reminiscent of this kind of power and melody...black crows came close early on in their career, especially first lp...
(giving credit to the writer, mccartney's version is quite good imo, tho not as dimensional as Faces, who were a real band)
but maccas singing in that bridge, ohmygoodness...he's at the peak of all his vocal stuff right there...screaming the melody and ending up cooing and whooing in perfect melody...and beautiful lyrics....like the other side of 'for no one' ...a complete triumph of love.
i don't see it as a competition really, but it's always the Faces version that hit me hardest, and means more to me personally, to this day...
yeh i agree; that's a good one innit? ha,
and TWO guys who made MAJOR contributions to some of the Stones best live music ever, were in that band...got the boots that prove it. and so do you.
so that just very BARELY makes yer thread "OT"...heh heh
hats off to mac and kenny and ron and rod and rest in peace ronnie.
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(and yes Rank Stranger, dunno where they recorded the 'long player version' but at the fillmore east, they did appear to be somewhat, if not heartily, drunk, while they were making all this music)
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2007-11-13 23:35 by Beelyboy.