Thursday, April 25, 2013

April 25, 2013

THE FACES...Ooh-La-La  (1973)
Ooh-La-La, the final album from the Faces, was released 40 years ago in April 1973.  It reached number 21 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  I had not realized that the Faces released a record as late as 1973 as Rod Stewart was already enjoying a very successful solo career by that time.  This did turn out to be their last album together.  It is a fine album, I will give it a 3 out of 5 stars.  The title track "Ooh La La" was the highlight for me because it sounded so familiar and then I remembered Stewart recorded it for his album 'When We Were The New Boys' in 1998.  On the Faces version Ron Wood sings the vocals.  I gotta say, however, that the cover for the album is terrible.  It just struck me wrong, I guess.  This is a good rock n roll record, check it out.
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

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