We’re remembering legendary 70s rockers Faces’ fourth and final studio album, Ooh La La, originally released in March 1973.
When Faces officially called it quits in 1975, the band left behind four studio albums, each a rough-hewn gem. By the 1973 release of the last of these, Ooh La La, frontman Rod Stewart was more focused on his solo career and co-founder Ronnie Lane picked up the slack in spectacular fashion – the title track may be the best thing he ever wrote (in collaboration with band guitarist Ronnie Wood), and Glad and Sorry isn't far behind. Stewart makes his raspy presence felt on such tracks as Cindy Incidentally and with producer Glyn Johns rallying the troops, the rest of the boys play superbly.
A chart-topper in the group's native U.K., Ooh La La is a rousing finale to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' career, and we'll give it another spin to wish Lane a happy birthday (April 1st).
Faces | ‘Ooh La La’ [Official Vinyl Video]
Faces | ‘Cindy Incidentally’
Faces | ‘Glad and Sorry’
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