Sometimes, it just a matter of clearing your head of all the crap that's distorted your hindsight to really dig a song again. That's certainly the case for the Faces' "Stay With Me". They were the band that propelled Rod Stewart to stardom, before he bailed for a solo career. I heard "Stay With Me" for the first time in a while today, and I gotta tell you, that there was a band. Emphasis on band. If you're familiar with the Faces, you know. The post-Faces Rod Stewart stuff blows. This is just a quick one, with a song that you may have heard a thousand times, but dig that guitar tone of Ron Wood, the drums when Kenny Jones comes in, and Ian McLagan keyboards. Man, what a party.
I just ran into a 43 minute live clip of them from the BBC, and even though some of it is their less rocking stuff, the quality, both resolution and sound, is amazingly good. It's 1972, pre-Tetsu, the Faces at their peak, with the late Ronnie Lane on bass.
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The Faces - Stay With Me mp3 at Juke Box Junior
The Faces - Stay With Me at YouTube
The Faces - BBC Crown Jewels (complete set) at YouTube 43 minutes