The Faces - Ooh La La (1973)

The Faces were a British rock band active in the early 70s.

Ooh La La was the fourth album from the Faces. It was notable for being split between one side of rockers, and one side of slower songs. It generated the band's highest charting single, the mid-tempo "Cindy Incidentally" which got to #2 in the UK (though today it is not as well remembered as their earlier trans-Atlantic hit "Stay With Me"). The other notable song was the title track, the only Faces song to be sung by guitarist Ronnie Wood. The album was a success, and topped the UK album chart.
However by 1973 tensions were running high, mostly due to the fact that singer Rod Stewart's solo career was proving much more successful than the band (he had scored two #1 hits with "Maggie Mae" and "You Wear It Well"). He was becoming increasingly distanced from his band-mates, and in concert they were presented as little more than his backing group. It was bassist Ronnie Lane who was irritated the most, and shortly after the album's release he left the band. He was replaced by former Free bassist Tetsu Yamauchi, and the band stayed together for a while longer, but Ooh La La turned out to be their last studio album.

A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse (1971) <|> Coast To Coast (1974)
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1 comment:

KDNYfm said...

Devotion probably one of Ronnie Lane's best song writing efforts. And the title track w Woody singing was a great track, but still not as strong an album as Long Player or Nod is Good as a Wink.
Thanx for sharing!