Best album featuring Ronnie Wood (as band member, or significant session player)

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With yet another tedious Ronnie Wood solo album coming out to justified indifference, let us instead ponder which is the best album to feature him in his ideal role as eternal sideman. No live albums or comps except where the band's only album is a comp. Sadly, he doesn't appear on enough songs by The Creation to make including a Creation comp worthwhile.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story 15
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls 7
The Birds - The Collectors' Guide to Rare British Birds 3
The Faces - A Nod Is As Good As a Wink to a Blind Horse 2
Rod Stewart - Never a Dull Moment 2
The Faces - Ooh La La 1
The Faces - Long Player 1
Rod Stewart - Gasoline Alley 1
Jeff Beck Group - Truth 1
Rod Stewart - Smiler 0
The Rolling Stones - Bridges to Babylon 0
The Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge 0
The Rolling Stones - Steel Wheels 0
The Roling Stones - Dirty Work 0
The Rolling Stones - Undercover 0
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You 0
The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue 0
Jeff Beck Group - Beck-Ola 0
The Rolling Stones - Black and Blue 0
Rod Stewart - The Rod Stewart Album 0
The Faces - First Step 0
The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang 0


ithappens, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 12:28 (nine years ago) link

The Rod Stewart Album is 'An Old Raincoat....'?

sonofstan, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 12:31 (nine years ago) link

Yes, sorry. Was taking the list from a US discog: The Rod Stewart album was released in the UK as An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down

ithappens, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 12:33 (nine years ago) link

I voted for Long Player - but listening to An Old Raincoat now and having second thoughts.

sonofstan, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 22:00 (nine years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 29 October 2010 23:01 (nine years ago) link

Every Picture Tells a Story

klacktoveedesteen (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 29 October 2010 23:55 (nine years ago) link

every picture

iago g., Saturday, 30 October 2010 01:20 (nine years ago) link

A Nod

collectors guide to british birds tbh.

not everything is a campfire (ian), Saturday, 30 October 2010 01:52 (nine years ago) link

EPTAS, but it could easily be Gasoline Alley.

sandra lee, gimme your alcohol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 October 2010 02:15 (nine years ago) link

Those albums represent his most distinctive work, but I don't at all mind the fused-rhythm he and occasional bottleneck solo he essays on Stones records (and he sounds venomous on Dirty Work, on which he receives substantial writing credit).

sandra lee, gimme your alcohol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 October 2010 02:16 (nine years ago) link

*he fused-rhythm stuff he and Keef attempted

sandra lee, gimme your alcohol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 October 2010 02:16 (nine years ago) link

Every Picture Tells a Story

ILB's biggest fanboy for the SF Giants (Bee OK), Saturday, 30 October 2010 02:20 (nine years ago) link

I looked at this list of albums before any of the posts. I was all set to say, "Why are you voting for all these Rolling Stones albums over pantheon Rod Stewart?" Never mind. Every Picture Tells a Story over A Nod Is As Good As a Wink to a Blind Horse (which is toss-up with Gasoline Alley...I'm thinking about how great "That's All You Need" is).

clemenza, Saturday, 30 October 2010 02:42 (nine years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 30 October 2010 23:01 (nine years ago) link

i'll have to track down that birds thing--never heard of it

iago g., Saturday, 30 October 2010 23:02 (nine years ago) link

It's pretty great. Usually $5-6 on Amazon. And I voted for it.

Borbotemungus or something like that. (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 31 October 2010 00:01 (nine years ago) link

thanks

iago g., Sunday, 31 October 2010 00:34 (nine years ago) link

two years pass...

Weird thread. Woody rules:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCzmw9tpDCM

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 11 January 2013 00:47 (seven years ago) link

It's live, so it wouldn't qualify for the poll, but my favorite is Wood with Bo Diddley- Live At The Ritz. Rough and tumble rock'n'roll.

FunkyTonk, Friday, 11 January 2013 13:18 (seven years ago) link

seven years pass...

No thread for his own albums that I can see...A friend posted a song on FB a few weeks ago, so I downloaded (sorry, Ronnie--too expensive on Amazon) I've Got My Own Album to Do and Now Look and have been listening to them in the car. Good stuff--"Far East Man" is great '70s fare.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsdYGdg-ayw

clemenza, Friday, 8 May 2020 00:19 (four weeks ago) link

Didn't even realize that's a George Harrison song...

clemenza, Friday, 8 May 2020 00:20 (four weeks ago) link

I posted this upthread but it got scrubbed by the c0dex0rz:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCzmw9tpDCM

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 8 May 2020 00:24 (four weeks ago) link

That's my other favourite song on the first album.

clemenza, Friday, 8 May 2020 00:28 (four weeks ago) link

Wow, did not realize those CDs had gotten that expensive. Got both of those direct from Amazon (along with Gimme Some Neck) for something like <$25 five or six years ago.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 8 May 2020 00:57 (four weeks ago) link

What led me to these two albums was a friend posting "Cancel Everything" on FB for the COVID connection. I was playing the second album in the car today, and I think my favourite song is "Breathe on Me."

Ronnie Wood: prophet of the pandemic.

clemenza, Monday, 11 May 2020 20:16 (three weeks ago) link

^^Revisiting Gimme Some Neck, and it's got songs called "Infekshun", "Buried Alive", and a hot version of Dylan's "Seven Days" ('...all I've got to do is survive').

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 22:21 (two weeks ago) link


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