Here's to Ronnie Lane, born on April Fool's Day so many years ago

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I searched and he didn't have his own thread!

I need to check out more Slim Chance stuff....

heart & soul of the faces, gone too soon

love you ronnie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpoC_S-2Jf8&feature=youtu.be

Raptain Chillips (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 1 April 2014 19:25 (seven years ago) link

he is great.
that doc about him is on netflix streaming -- pretty good, tho the final chapter is sort of depressing.
this is great too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar3uIUv-874

tylerw, Tuesday, 1 April 2014 19:28 (seven years ago) link

yeah i saw that - Roadshow or something like that?

"Debris" makes me so wistful

Ronnie was really wistful

Raptain Chillips (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 1 April 2014 19:30 (seven years ago) link

Excellent in both the Small Faces and Faces. In Small Faces, the tracks he sang provided a great balance to Marriott's passionate soulful lungbusters and excursions into cheeky cockney music hall. In Faces, the tracks he sang were far more soulful to me than anything Rod ever did. Sorry, Rod fans.

Toni Braxton-Hicks (Turrican), Tuesday, 1 April 2014 19:33 (seven years ago) link

My favorite song of his:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLFMoVSkqBQ

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 1 April 2014 19:36 (seven years ago) link

http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=Pete+Townshend%2FRonnie+Lane

Still think I haven't heard this one

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 1 April 2014 19:37 (seven years ago) link

It's tremendous. Arguably Pete's best solo stuff, and some of the most beautiful songs Ronnie Lane ever sang.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 1 April 2014 19:43 (seven years ago) link

yeah it's pretty good, i think ronnie's half is way better...

this is a fun soundtrack

http://30daysout.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/ron_wood_ronnie_lane-mahoneys_last_stand.jpg

Raptain Chillips (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 1 April 2014 19:47 (seven years ago) link

Anybody ever see that actual movie besides me? Clemenza?

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 1 April 2014 20:02 (seven years ago) link

i have not! is it good?

Raptain Chillips (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 1 April 2014 20:07 (seven years ago) link

I've seen it; it's extremely well-done, and very moving in spots. I suspect even non-fans, or those unfamiliar with Lane, would dig it.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 1 April 2014 20:25 (seven years ago) link

Oh, you mean Mahoney's Last Stand...nope.

(Thought you meant the Lane doc)

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 1 April 2014 20:26 (seven years ago) link

xxpost It's been 30 years since I saw it, and the fractured narrative confused me at the time. (Maud Adams was hawt)

But HEY, apparently the whole movie's on youtube now!

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 1 April 2014 20:46 (seven years ago) link

I picked up a cheap copy of one for the road last month, love it

just sayin, Tuesday, 1 April 2014 20:55 (seven years ago) link

Little to none of his stuff is on US spotify

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 12:10 (seven years ago) link

I have this:

http://s.pixogs.com/image/R-1643069-1360491583-7749.jpeg

Is it any good? I haven't listened to it yet (and unfortunately my needle has gone to shit so I can't listen to it at the moment)

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 12:23 (seven years ago) link

Oh. That was a picture of Ronnie Lane's See Me LP from 1980 but doesn't seem to work for me.

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 12:24 (seven years ago) link

How good would his health had been by then? I can't remember when he passed away.

Raptain Chillips (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 12:34 (seven years ago) link

He died in 1997, but had been battling MS since at least 1976.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 13:28 (seven years ago) link

POLL: Favorite track on "Rough Mix" by Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane

The other Ronnie Lane thread

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 2 April 2014 13:54 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

"If you ever break my heart I swear / I'm gonna break your jaw"

:-/

just sayin, Sunday, 15 June 2014 12:03 (six years ago) link

Would have voted "Misunderstood."

That's How Strong My Dub Is (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 15 June 2014 14:30 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

I picked up a cheap copy of one for the road last month, love it

― just sayin, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:55 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

have never seen a cheap copy of this. i think it has never been released in the us? i recently bought the island reissue. great record, but yes that break your jaw line jumped out at me too.

mizzell, Tuesday, 12 January 2016 16:44 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

Would have been 70 today.

Now I Know How Joan of Arcadia Felt (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 1 April 2016 18:19 (five years ago) link

Would have been 69 last year.

glandular lansbury (sic), Friday, 1 April 2016 22:19 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

The bridge to "done this one before" sounds very much like Big Star

calstars, Wednesday, 31 May 2017 10:51 (three years ago) link

yeah i wonder if bell was a faces/small faces fan?

i love this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpoC_S-2Jf8

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 31 May 2017 13:41 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

The single-disc version is in the album chart (for what it's worth)

Mark G, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 07:03 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

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