Thursday, December 31, 2009

Doing the BBC's work for them

While programmes of dubious merit get trailed to death, I've seen nothing to promote BBC4's repeat of the Faces' 1972 Sounds for Saturday performance. It's on tomorrow - New Year's Day - at 22.50, and having seen clips on various things, I can't wait to see it all the way through. The following cover of 'Maybe I'm Amazed' is from the show and it's just jaw-droppingly fantastic. I love Macca's original, but this tears the song a new arse. Lovely relatively gentle opening vocal from Ronnie Lane before Rod the Mod takes over, and just listen to Kenney Jones, whacking the Ludwigs in a manner that would have made John Bonham doff his cap. It's quite simply the sound of a great band at the top of their game.

2 comments:

Clair said...

I found that clip six months ago and have played it to death. It's one of the reasons The Faces are one of the bands I consider myself very unlucky to have been too young to see live; proper boozy blokes at the top of their game.

LF Barfe said...

What kept you? I put that clip there 2 and a half years ago ;)