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Rod Stewart with Faces - All good, clean fun . . .really.

Rod Stewart & Faces – Live At The Paris Theater – 1971 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Rod Stewart with Faces - All good, clean fun . . .really.

Rod Stewart with Faces – All good, clean fun . . .really.

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Familiar territory tonight. The inimitable Rod Stewart and Faces, recorded in concert for the BBC at The Paris Theater in London in 1971.

I don’t think a whole lot needs to be said about this band that hasn’t already been said several thousand times over. They epitomized the hedonistic 70s in a way that was appealing, and they achieved Superstar status in a relatively short period of time. The Faces had already established themselves years earlier as The Small Faces and, among a string of hits, their Summer-of-Love anthem Itchykoo Park has achieved a certain immortality, for better or worse. But with personnel changes and a huge change in direction, and with the addition of Rod Stewart, who had already made a name for himself with the likes of Jeff Beck, The Faces were primed and poised to become sensations.

And they did – for half of the 1970s.

Play loud.

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2 Responses

  1. stacey says:

    I believe they were the Faces not Rod Stewart and the Faces.

    • gordonskene says:

      For the purpose of identifying the band for people who didn’t know Rod Stewart was in the band (and there are several), I prefaced it with Rod Stewart And . . .

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