Ronnie Wood is one of the leading figures in the history of rock music. Firstly, as the champion of the six-strings in faces with Rod Stewart as the first man, and then as the guitarist on The Rolling Stones, he guarantees you good firmness, accuracy and a lot of emotion when standing on stage.
And on that day Meets 74 years old, at Rock Radio, we review Ronnie Wood’s top 10 songs, whether on the Rolling Stones or on the faces …
Start Me (Rolling Stones)
One of the Rolling Stones’ most famous songs, it’s hard to believe that Start Me Up came from “Tattoo You,” a 1981 junk album improvised at a time when the Stones weren’t writing new songs. The basic idea of ”Start Me Up” took root during the “Some Girls” album sessions, and was initially recorded on the same day as “Miss You”. The band simultaneously tried the rhythm of reggae on the song, but returned to the original rock-based treatment when they finally finished it for their “Tattoo You” album. “Start Me Up” features one of the most recognizable opening guitar pieces, and has served as the title track opener for many of the Stones’ tours.
Stay with me (faces)
The ultimate face guide, if there is one. “Stay with me” was the biggest success for “Faces” in the United States (among the top 20 songs), and it reached the top ten in the United Kingdom. The opening vocals feel like an adrenaline rush, and when the band drops, the journey begins. The tempo changes to a more playful show, which maintains the charm of the faces. The lyrics of the big songs – “Let’s go upstairs and read my Tarot cards” – are beautifully delivered by the one and only Mr. Stuart, as the band steps up behind him. Wood performs some cute sliding guitar work as the anonymous rhythm division of Jones and Lynn pulls that train for a long time, before returning to the track for a killer rave. After more than 40 years, this song has not lost its charm or power.
I miss you (Rolling Stones)
Wood said that “Miss You” was not envisioned as a disco song, but that it ultimately was closely related to that movement. Charlie Watts admits that he and Mick spent a lot of time in nightclubs at the time. Ian McLagan, Wood’s longtime partner in Faces, added an electric piano to the track, which was reportedly inspired by Jagger’s failed relationship with his wife Bianca.
Oh no no (faces)
This song, written by Ron Wood and Ronnie Lynn, was only sung by Ronnie Wood. As the story goes, Stewart didn’t like the melody very much, so Wood tested the sound, which ended up being just what the song needs. His casual style matches perfectly with the lyrics and the music. The slight stylistic deviation from the stricter side of the faces really helped accentuate this gem. Thanks to its use in the 1998 movie “Rushmore”, the song has a second life.
Monster of burden (Rolling Stones)
“The Beast of the Burden” is a favorite in the Rolling Stones catalog of the Ron Wood era, and they’re rarely more emotional than they were on this track from the 1978 movie “Some Girls”. De Wood gets along easily with Richards, which he says is “a normal thing.” “. Singer Bette Midler later recorded a cover for “The Beast of Burden”.
I had a really good time (faces)
End of a night, the pub closes, a kind of song that no one has done better than the faces. It’s another full dose of his trademark chill and cheer that propels you on the road and makes a toast while smiling from ear to ear. It would be hard to find a better example of what the faces were like from this song. Everyone is at their peak and the dead blows that get caught here are the same for all ages.
When the whip comes down (Rolling Stones)
Ronnie Wood descends to the B side in the song “Respected,” bringing both a guitar and a delicious steel pedal to that powerful Stones number, which hardly takes more than four minutes to break through the established musical agenda. The pirated version of “When The Whip Comes Down” reveals more than five minutes of additional interference that did not reach the final version.
I know I’m losing you (faces)
Record faces in everything except the name. Due to contractual reasons, this amazing remake of the classic The Temptations was released as a single only under the name Rod Stewart. The song is also featured in his blockbuster and blockbuster LP single “Every Picture Tells A Story,” which features all the faces performing on the song. They take the classic spirit, put it in combat and make it their own. It’s important to put your own style on any cover of the song, the faces did just that, and they made a great shot here. The band is on fire and Stewart’s voice is a force in her own right.
Rock and Hard Place (Rolling Stones)
The stormy relationship between Mick Jagger and Keith Richards provided the lyrical impetus for the song “Rock and a Hard Place,” which stands as one of the last strong singles released by the Rolling Stones. Ronnie Wood, Richards & Jagger’s three track guitar attack gives a thick, subtle sound that ensures a good workout for your stereo speakers.
Love is Strong (Rolling Stones)
There’s just something about “Love os Strong” stretchy plastic-like funk that goes beyond the sense of stones by numbers found in some of the other singles in the latest Stones catalog. It’s noteworthy, too: the video for “Love is Strong” gives us a rare opportunity to see Ron Wood walking the streets, looking like a giant guitar playing Godzilla, without the lizard suit. Keith Richards did the same, giving the kids nightmares for weeks.