Faces- Ooh La La 50th- Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Kenney Jones

On the fiftieth anniversary of The Faces final effort, March 1973’s Ooh La La,  let’s just preface the various recollections from guitarist Ronnie Wood, keyboard player the late Ian McLagan, drummer Kenney Jones, and superstar Rod Stewart as wisened from maturity and tempered by time. Reports at the time allegedly reflected a working-class band of brothers, anchored by original Small Faces bass player Ronnie Lane, splitting into two factions after  rising star lead singer Stewart scored not one but two hit solo albums between The Faces’ 1971 A Nod is as Good as a Wink… and Ooh La La.

On the golden anniversary of what turned out to be The Faces finale Ooh La La, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, drummer Kenney Jones with a cameo, and the late Ian McLagan face the music here In the Studio including “Silicone Grown”(nothing to do with computer chips and everything to do with breast augmentation); “Cindy, Incidentally”( #2 UK hit); and the title song,”Ooh La La”, a rare Ronnie Wood vocal from the UK #1 seller fifty years ago. -Redbeard