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Friday, March 17, 2017

ROD STEWART & THE FACES 1975! - PROVIDENCE RI ON THE "SMILER" TOUR W 12 PC ORCHESTRA THE HORROR!!

Ronnie Wood and the late great Ian McLagan on the '75 tour. Greetings all and horrific TGIF to ya. I had the great pleasure of seeing this same show one night earlier at MSG, age 12, this time with mums at my side, I remember we had excellent loge seating off stage right and this is the tour that Rod had a 12-piece orchestra which at the Garden was tucked behind the stage but very visible. While it was still a great Faces show, the orchestra wasn't liked that much and far worse was the inescapably palatable vibe that the wheels were coming off this thing we knew as The Faces. Funny enough, Ed and I saw them a couple months later on that same tour at Anaheim Stadium for a even worse staging with the band showing up 4 hours late, a rushed through set w Rod so pissed off he wasted an entire mic and stand (his was always taped for his theatrics)- Just the whole thing, boom smashed down as a roadie ran round trying to cover him....The Horror!! 7daylink Dan Lampinski aud capture Rating A-
Ronnie backstage with Jesse Ed Davis whom Rod brought along on this tour. He was a wonderfully talented Native America session guitarist who passed in 1988 from a heroin overdose. 
"I can no longer work in a situation where the band's lead guitarist seems to be permanently ‚on loan' to the Rolling Stones." - Rod Stewart December 1975 on the breakup of The Faces
THE HORROR!!

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