Faces – Stay With Me

Before he found success as a solo act Rod Stewart joined a band called The Faces with his friend Ronnie Wood, who eventually become the new lead guitarist for the Rolling Stones after the death of Brian Jones.  They were only together for about six years but during that time they were one of the top grossing live acts in the world.  They played no frills blues rock when many other popular English bands, Yes, Rush, etc., were starting to venture into more theatrical and complicated musical arenas.  They eventually broke up when Rod Stewart’s solo career began to overshadow the group, but in time they were together they gave us some rock classics including “Stay With Me” from their 1971 album A Nod Is as Good as a Wink….to a Blind Horse.  They recently embarked on a reunion tour but I prefer to remember them like this.

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