What are you listening to, right now................



  • @dogmeat said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @JC said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Snowy No More Heroes. If I remember I heard Rattus at a party and went out and bought it. Bugger me if a couple of days later No More Heroes was out. Back then there was no NZ music press, not even Rip It Up., so there was no way of knowing when records would be released. They just appeared.

    Not true. There was Hot Licks - I know as I reviewed for them. I had to try and find something to write about Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Wasn’t Hot Licks dead by then? My memory is hazy but I thought that’s where the RipItUp guys came from🤔



  • @kiwiinmelb Island of Real was in Airedale Street. I saw a few bands there Sheerlux, basically a punk covers band, then Rooter a few weeks later. They were a laugh. Toy Love too, they were a different league altogether. It was a weird venue, I guess it was a cafe, but that was before anyone in NZ knew how to make decent coffee. So everybody seemed to be drinking water to wash down mandies or smuggled in vodka. Or Benadryl and morning glory seeds.



  • @JC said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @kiwiinmelb Island of Real was in Airedale Street. I saw a few bands there Sheerlux, basically a punk covers band, then Rooter a few weeks later. They were a laugh. Toy Love too, they were a different league altogether. It was a weird venue, I guess it was a cafe, but that was before anyone in NZ knew how to make decent coffee. So everybody seemed to be drinking water to wash down mandies or smuggled in vodka. Or Benadryl and morning glory seeds.

    I might be confusing my venues but did Island of Real evolve into the equally short lived XS Cafe?

    Haven’t heard the name Sheerlux in decades



  • I haven't heard of any of the venues you guys speak of, but I can honestly say I'd give my left nut to be at any of them right now listening to some live, fresh, new music with a bunch of folk I've never met before.



  • @Crucial said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @JC said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @kiwiinmelb Island of Real was in Airedale Street. I saw a few bands there Sheerlux, basically a punk covers band, then Rooter a few weeks later. They were a laugh. Toy Love too, they were a different league altogether. It was a weird venue, I guess it was a cafe, but that was before anyone in NZ knew how to make decent coffee. So everybody seemed to be drinking water to wash down mandies or smuggled in vodka. Or Benadryl and morning glory seeds.

    I might be confusing my venues but did Island of Real evolve into the equally short lived CS Cafe?

    Haven’t heard the name Sheerlux in decades

    I don’t know about the XS cafe thing sorry. When I could get away with drinking underage I started hitting the Windsor, Gluepot, Globe, Mainstreet, New Station etc. I was at O’Rorke Hall right beside the Globe so that was ideal.

    Sheerlux were OK I guess, they could play well but they were pretend punks who took a lot of stick for not being real enough. I was never a punk but some of the music that came out of the NZ scene was awesome. Proud Scum were my favourite band for a while.



  • @JC I am a rabbit is a kiwi punk classic. Scavengers “True Love” though, has to be the best song to come out of that era. Absolute kiwi classic full stop. Holds up well to a listen even today.

    “Met her outside the IGA....”



  • @Crucial No no no. You misspelled “Suicide 2“ by Proud Scum. Let me refresh your memory:

    Even their names were awesome. Jonathan Jamrag. John Atrocity. Bruce Hulk. Alistair Rabbit. Skid Rowe, admittedly not so much.



  • @JC said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Crucial No no no. You misspelled “Suicide 2“ by Proud Scum. Let me refresh your memory:

    Even their names were awesome. Jonathan Jamrag. John Atrocity. Bruce Hulk. Alistair Rabbit. Skid Rowe, admittedly not so much.

    Wasn’t that song about John Atrocity after he left the band?



  • Lots of great memories , had forgotten so many of those names , I remember the singer of Sheelux was a mate of my mates older brother , saw him a few times at their house, distinctive feature , was losing his hair pretty young

    I was in Australia permanently by 82 ,after a few trips back and forward , and immersed myself into the Aus music scene ,

    there was an awesome live music scene here at the time

    This was a bit of an aus punk classic



  • @Crucial Yep. They said his leaving was about musical differences but apparently the real story was they had had an argument about how to make a cup of coffee. Imagine for a moment the producer was Mike Chunn. Because it was. At the same time as he was playing Julia on the circuit with Citizen Band he was recording that appalling noise. Top work.



  • @JC HL were still going in 78 - I don't know when they folded it as I was overseas. TBF my memories of the late 70's are a little hazy - sex and drugs and rock n roll are very good indeed!



  • More memories slowly coming back 🙂

    I remember they used to have some pretty good gigs occasionly at Auckland Uni on friday nights around that 78 79 period



  • You guys are old, I was in nappies and at kindy at that time. 🙂

    The first "concert" I can remember going to when I was 4 or 5 was Herbs at Napier Municipal Theatre, by going to I mean sitting out in the car park with my Aunty and cousins listening to the music. I think I only remember it because I'd been given an astronomical amount of money to buy lollies (probably $1) and so just pigged out the whole time.



  • @Nepia said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    You guys are old, I was in nappies and at kindy at that time. 🙂

    The first "concert" I can remember going to when I was 4 or 5 was Herbs at Napier Municipal Theatre, by going to I mean sitting out in the car park with my Aunty and cousins listening to the music. I think I only remember it because I'd been given an astronomical amount of money to buy lollies (probably $1) and so just pigged out the whole time.

    Don't forget that in those days being uunderage wasn't such a big deal. As long as you kept your head down and didn't act like a dick it was pretty much self policing. I was only 14 in '79 but my mates were 15 and had licences and cars. Sneaking into Auckland from Manurewa was the go on a Saturday night. By 16 I was hanging out with bands and being taken to gigs with them. By 17 I was doing sound/lights and roadie-ing on occasions. @JC is probably old though 😉



  • First proper concert I went to , was the doobie brothers at western springs , reckon it was about 75 ,

    Me and my mates about 13 years old , were walking around carrying our skateboards , our skateboards went everywhere With us then 🙂



  • @kiwiinmelb said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    First proper concert I went to , was the doobie brothers at western springs , reckon it was about 75 ,

    Me and my mates about 13 years old , were walking around carrying our skateboards , our skateboards went everywhere With us then 🙂

    That would be about the heyday of “Skate-opia” - Plastic boards, wide urethane wheels, the first sealed bearings....



  • My first was David Bowie, Glass Spider tour. I was too young to appreciate it.



  • My first major concert was ZZ Top on the Afterburner tour in 1987. The crowd at Western Springs was estimated to be 80,000 which was thought to be the largest NZ crowd at that time. My mate and I ended up sitting in front one of the gangs. Good fun.



  • Rolling Stones - Western Springs 1972/3 Sometime over that summer.

    There was a bit of a whinge the next day because they only played a bit under an hour - but it was the Stones maaaaan

    How's this for a set list

    1. Brown Sugar
    2. Bitch
    3. Rocks Off
    4. Gimme Shelter
    5. Happy
    6. Tumbling Dice
    7. Love In Vain (Robert Johnson cover)
    8. Sweet Virginia
    9. You Can't Always Get What You Want
    10. All Down The Line
    11. Midnight Rambler
    12. Jumping Jack Flash
    13. Street Fighting Man

    Exile era Stones - the oldies all thought Satan had taken over NZ - it was fantastic. Although it was a small stage, no screens and the sound was … not great. But before the big overblown production concerts - great first concert ever.



  • @Crucial said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Nepia said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    You guys are old, I was in nappies and at kindy at that time. 🙂

    The first "concert" I can remember going to when I was 4 or 5 was Herbs at Napier Municipal Theatre, by going to I mean sitting out in the car park with my Aunty and cousins listening to the music. I think I only remember it because I'd been given an astronomical amount of money to buy lollies (probably $1) and so just pigged out the whole time.

    Don't forget that in those days being uunderage wasn't such a big deal. As long as you kept your head down and didn't act like a dick it was pretty much self policing. I was only 14 in '79 but my mates were 15 and had licences and cars. Sneaking into Auckland from Manurewa was the go on a Saturday night. By 16 I was hanging out with bands and being taken to gigs with them. By 17 I was doing sound/lights and roadie-ing on occasions. @JC is probably old though 😉

    Yeah old alright, I turned 18 in 79, in my second year at Uni. My first year I looked like a child (well let's face it, I was) so there was no drinking that year. The moment I got some bumfluff going on my top lip though I was unstoppable at the pubs. The Globe, The Kiwi, Occidental, one up the top of Symonds Street that I can't remember the name of was great because you could stop off at Tik's Tok's for a feed on the way back to the halls. I got caught in a raid with a couple of dozen other underagers in the Kiwi one afternoon so we had to relocate to the other pubs for a while until the bar staff stopped being pissed off at us. The guy in the Globe used to give us a heads-up if there was a raid due.

    On of the guys in the hostel was a boot boy, I seem to remember he ended up going to jail for his involvement in a fairly brutal beating of a woman, I think at Zwines. Him and his mates were stopping anybody from intervening. fluffybunny of a young man.



  • @JC said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Crucial said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Nepia said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    You guys are old, I was in nappies and at kindy at that time. 🙂

    The first "concert" I can remember going to when I was 4 or 5 was Herbs at Napier Municipal Theatre, by going to I mean sitting out in the car park with my Aunty and cousins listening to the music. I think I only remember it because I'd been given an astronomical amount of money to buy lollies (probably $1) and so just pigged out the whole time.

    Don't forget that in those days being uunderage wasn't such a big deal. As long as you kept your head down and didn't act like a dick it was pretty much self policing. I was only 14 in '79 but my mates were 15 and had licences and cars. Sneaking into Auckland from Manurewa was the go on a Saturday night. By 16 I was hanging out with bands and being taken to gigs with them. By 17 I was doing sound/lights and roadie-ing on occasions. @JC is probably old though 😉

    Yeah old alright, I turned 18 in 79, in my second year at Uni. My first year I looked like a child (well let's face it, I was) so there was no drinking that year. The moment I got some bumfluff going on my top lip though I was unstoppable at the pubs. The Globe, The Kiwi, Occidental, one up the top of Symonds Street that I can't remember the name of was great because you could stop off at Tik's Tok's for a feed on the way back to the halls. I got caught in a raid with a couple of dozen other underagers in the Kiwi one afternoon so we had to relocate to the other pubs for a while until the bar staff stopped being pissed off at us. The guy in the Globe used to give us a heads-up if there was a raid due.

    On of the guys in the hostel was a boot boy, I seem to remember he ended up going to jail for his involvement in a fairly brutal beating of a woman, I think at Zwines. Him and his mates were stopping anybody from intervening. fluffybunny of a young man.

    What is a "Boot Boy"? Just a prick that kicks the hell out of someone?



  • My first full proper concert was Rod Stewart at Western Springs ...

    The year before I had turned down going to Dire Straits with my parents to stay at a mates place and play Sega Mega Drive. Unbelievable. I still hold that against my parents for not forcing me to go with them to that. And then forcing me to go to Rod Stewart!



  • mine was the Gunners in 1993

    followed quickly by Metallica, and then Faith No More, all in a couple of months

    And then my love affair with the Big Day Out at the start of 1994



  • @Hooroo said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @JC said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Crucial said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Nepia said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    You guys are old, I was in nappies and at kindy at that time. 🙂

    The first "concert" I can remember going to when I was 4 or 5 was Herbs at Napier Municipal Theatre, by going to I mean sitting out in the car park with my Aunty and cousins listening to the music. I think I only remember it because I'd been given an astronomical amount of money to buy lollies (probably $1) and so just pigged out the whole time.

    Don't forget that in those days being uunderage wasn't such a big deal. As long as you kept your head down and didn't act like a dick it was pretty much self policing. I was only 14 in '79 but my mates were 15 and had licences and cars. Sneaking into Auckland from Manurewa was the go on a Saturday night. By 16 I was hanging out with bands and being taken to gigs with them. By 17 I was doing sound/lights and roadie-ing on occasions. @JC is probably old though 😉

    Yeah old alright, I turned 18 in 79, in my second year at Uni. My first year I looked like a child (well let's face it, I was) so there was no drinking that year. The moment I got some bumfluff going on my top lip though I was unstoppable at the pubs. The Globe, The Kiwi, Occidental, one up the top of Symonds Street that I can't remember the name of was great because you could stop off at Tik's Tok's for a feed on the way back to the halls. I got caught in a raid with a couple of dozen other underagers in the Kiwi one afternoon so we had to relocate to the other pubs for a while until the bar staff stopped being pissed off at us. The guy in the Globe used to give us a heads-up if there was a raid due.

    On of the guys in the hostel was a boot boy, I seem to remember he ended up going to jail for his involvement in a fairly brutal beating of a woman, I think at Zwines. Him and his mates were stopping anybody from intervening. fluffybunny of a young man.

    What is a "Boot Boy"? Just a prick that kicks the hell out of someone?

    Back in the day, skinheads with Doc Martens 1460s, Sta-Prest pants, braces and a bad attitude. Thugs, mostly racist. They would fight in packs and didn’t need a reason. And yes they kicked the hell out of people.



  • @JC said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Hooroo said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @JC said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Crucial said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Nepia said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    You guys are old, I was in nappies and at kindy at that time. 🙂

    The first "concert" I can remember going to when I was 4 or 5 was Herbs at Napier Municipal Theatre, by going to I mean sitting out in the car park with my Aunty and cousins listening to the music. I think I only remember it because I'd been given an astronomical amount of money to buy lollies (probably $1) and so just pigged out the whole time.

    Don't forget that in those days being uunderage wasn't such a big deal. As long as you kept your head down and didn't act like a dick it was pretty much self policing. I was only 14 in '79 but my mates were 15 and had licences and cars. Sneaking into Auckland from Manurewa was the go on a Saturday night. By 16 I was hanging out with bands and being taken to gigs with them. By 17 I was doing sound/lights and roadie-ing on occasions. @JC is probably old though 😉

    Yeah old alright, I turned 18 in 79, in my second year at Uni. My first year I looked like a child (well let's face it, I was) so there was no drinking that year. The moment I got some bumfluff going on my top lip though I was unstoppable at the pubs. The Globe, The Kiwi, Occidental, one up the top of Symonds Street that I can't remember the name of was great because you could stop off at Tik's Tok's for a feed on the way back to the halls. I got caught in a raid with a couple of dozen other underagers in the Kiwi one afternoon so we had to relocate to the other pubs for a while until the bar staff stopped being pissed off at us. The guy in the Globe used to give us a heads-up if there was a raid due.

    On of the guys in the hostel was a boot boy, I seem to remember he ended up going to jail for his involvement in a fairly brutal beating of a woman, I think at Zwines. Him and his mates were stopping anybody from intervening. fluffybunny of a young man.

    What is a "Boot Boy"? Just a prick that kicks the hell out of someone?

    Back in the day, skinheads with Doc Martens 1460s, Sta-Prest pants, braces and a bad attitude. Thugs, mostly racist. They would fight in packs and didn’t need a reason. And yes they kicked the hell out of people.

    Your description is perfect! Pricks!



  • My first concert was Radiohead (because Exponents and Dave Dobbyn don't count). Wellington, seated, off my rocker. Magic



  • @Crucial said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @kiwiinmelb said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    First proper concert I went to , was the doobie brothers at western springs , reckon it was about 75 ,

    Me and my mates about 13 years old , were walking around carrying our skateboards , our skateboards went everywhere With us then 🙂

    That would be about the heyday of “Skate-opia” - Plastic boards, wide urethane wheels, the first sealed bearings....

    It was A few years before skatopea , as the Skateboarding craze was just taking off , But funnily enough one of the guys with me At the concert , years later was one of the pro riders at skatopea and was in the no more heroes movie



  • @dogmeat said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    Rolling Stones - Western Springs 1972/3 Sometime over that summer.

    There was a bit of a whinge the next day because they only played a bit under an hour - but it was the Stones maaaaan

    How's this for a set list

    1. Brown Sugar
    2. Bitch
    3. Rocks Off
    4. Gimme Shelter
    5. Happy
    6. Tumbling Dice
    7. Love In Vain (Robert Johnson cover)
    8. Sweet Virginia
    9. You Can't Always Get What You Want
    10. All Down The Line
    11. Midnight Rambler
    12. Jumping Jack Flash
    13. Street Fighting Man

    Exile era Stones - the oldies all thought Satan had taken over NZ - it was fantastic. Although it was a small stage, no screens and the sound was … not great. But before the big overblown production concerts - great first concert ever.

    72/73 was the stones best era , sticky fingers and exile on main street Their best work imo , and their live performances had a dangerous raw edge . I saw them years later , the next time they came back to australasia. But would walk a mile over broken glass to see them in 72/73



  • @kiwiinmelb said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @dogmeat said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    Rolling Stones - Western Springs 1972/3 Sometime over that summer.

    There was a bit of a whinge the next day because they only played a bit under an hour - but it was the Stones maaaaan

    How's this for a set list

    1. Brown Sugar
    2. Bitch
    3. Rocks Off
    4. Gimme Shelter
    5. Happy
    6. Tumbling Dice
    7. Love In Vain (Robert Johnson cover)
    8. Sweet Virginia
    9. You Can't Always Get What You Want
    10. All Down The Line
    11. Midnight Rambler
    12. Jumping Jack Flash
    13. Street Fighting Man

    Exile era Stones - the oldies all thought Satan had taken over NZ - it was fantastic. Although it was a small stage, no screens and the sound was … not great. But before the big overblown production concerts - great first concert ever.

    72/73 was the stones best era , sticky fingers and exile on main street Their best work imo , and their live performances had a dangerous raw edge . I saw them years later , the next time they came back to australasia. But would walk a mile over broken glass to see them in 72/73

    Mick Taylor days eh? Personally I rate Ronnie better. If I was old enough to care in ‘72 I would have chosen a Faces gig over a Stones ones.



  • @Crucial said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @kiwiinmelb said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @dogmeat said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    Rolling Stones - Western Springs 1972/3 Sometime over that summer.

    There was a bit of a whinge the next day because they only played a bit under an hour - but it was the Stones maaaaan

    How's this for a set list

    1. Brown Sugar
    2. Bitch
    3. Rocks Off
    4. Gimme Shelter
    5. Happy
    6. Tumbling Dice
    7. Love In Vain (Robert Johnson cover)
    8. Sweet Virginia
    9. You Can't Always Get What You Want
    10. All Down The Line
    11. Midnight Rambler
    12. Jumping Jack Flash
    13. Street Fighting Man

    Exile era Stones - the oldies all thought Satan had taken over NZ - it was fantastic. Although it was a small stage, no screens and the sound was … not great. But before the big overblown production concerts - great first concert ever.

    72/73 was the stones best era , sticky fingers and exile on main street Their best work imo , and their live performances had a dangerous raw edge . I saw them years later , the next time they came back to australasia. But would walk a mile over broken glass to see them in 72/73

    Mick Taylor days eh? Personally I rate Ronnie better. If I was old enough to care in ‘72 I would have chosen a Faces gig over a Stones ones.

    its funny because for years when i was younger , I wouldnt accept the Faces because I couldnt stand the Rod stewart solo stuff

    But love them now



  • @Crucial Ronnie suits the bands vibe much better (although the Stones did turn Taylor from a hug a tree vege into a strung out smack addict in a few short years) but Taylor was the better guitarist. Great blues man with a real melodic touch. A virtuoso. Played through the Stones Let It Bleed / Sticky Fingers / Exile creative peak.

    Ronnies great - I don't think the Stones would have survived without him he grounds the Jagger Richards friction - but lets face it the Stones have been largely irrelevant except as a cash cow for the best part of 40 years now.

    Faces had a great line up of gifted musicians but its telling I think that they all did better post band. Albums were all a bit patchy but yeah would have been great live - real good time pub rock type of feel.

    They came here I think just before they broke up. Don't know why I didn't go but probably the Rod Stewart thing.



  • On my run last night i selected the "Gatecrasher Classics" playlist, sort of our of the blue. Holy fuck, so good. I found myself numerous times running along with a dopey grin on my face remembering some fucking great times in the late 90s/very early 2000s

    And so it's 90s trance music all day today

    Incidentally, that high energy trance music makes you run a bit quick without you knowing it



  • @dogmeat said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Crucial Ronnie suits the bands vibe much better (although the Stones did turn Taylor from a hug a tree vege into a strung out smack addict in a few short years) but Taylor was the better guitarist. Great blues man with a real melodic touch. A virtuoso. Played through the Stones Let It Bleed / Sticky Fingers / Exile creative peak.

    Ronnies great - I don't think the Stones would have survived without him he grounds the Jagger Richards friction - but lets face it the Stones have been largely irrelevant except as a cash cow for the best part of 40 years now.

    Faces had a great line up of gifted musicians but its telling I think that they all did better post band. Albums were all a bit patchy but yeah would have been great live - real good time pub rock type of feel.

    They came here I think just before they broke up. Don't know why I didn't go but probably the Rod Stewart thing.

    I wouldn’t say Taylor was the better player full stop. Maybe showcased better in the RS’s though.

    Ronnie plays a very ‘quiet’ lead to Keith’s rhythm like he is happy in the shadows. His playing away from the Stones is much more complete. He is best playing a rhythm/lead combo by himself (which he had to do on occasion in the Stones when Keef was having a sloppy night) When Keef guested with the Faces, the combo sounded very different.



  • @dogmeat said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Crucial Ronnie suits the bands vibe much better (although the Stones did turn Taylor from a hug a tree vege into a strung out smack addict in a few short years) but Taylor was the better guitarist. Great blues man with a real melodic touch. A virtuoso. Played through the Stones Let It Bleed / Sticky Fingers / Exile creative peak.

    Ronnies great - I don't think the Stones would have survived without him he grounds the Jagger Richards friction - but lets face it the Stones have been largely irrelevant except as a cash cow for the best part of 40 years now.

    Faces had a great line up of gifted musicians but its telling I think that they all did better post band. Albums were all a bit patchy but yeah would have been great live - real good time pub rock type of feel.

    They came here I think just before they broke up. Don't know why I didn't go but probably the Rod Stewart thing.

    my 5 fav Stones songs are

    Brown Sugar Jumping Jack Flash Gimme Shelter Doo Doo Doo Doo (heartbreaker) Honky Tonk Woman

    So i like what ever era that is.



  • Let's just say that the best Rolling Stones albums were in the Brian Jones and Mick Taylor eras.



  • @mariner4life said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @dogmeat said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Crucial Ronnie suits the bands vibe much better (although the Stones did turn Taylor from a hug a tree vege into a strung out smack addict in a few short years) but Taylor was the better guitarist. Great blues man with a real melodic touch. A virtuoso. Played through the Stones Let It Bleed / Sticky Fingers / Exile creative peak.

    Ronnies great - I don't think the Stones would have survived without him he grounds the Jagger Richards friction - but lets face it the Stones have been largely irrelevant except as a cash cow for the best part of 40 years now.

    Faces had a great line up of gifted musicians but its telling I think that they all did better post band. Albums were all a bit patchy but yeah would have been great live - real good time pub rock type of feel.

    They came here I think just before they broke up. Don't know why I didn't go but probably the Rod Stewart thing.

    my 5 fav Stones songs are

    Brown Sugar Jumping Jack Flash Gimme Shelter Doo Doo Doo Doo (heartbreaker) Honky Tonk Woman

    So i like what ever era that is.

    I love Gimme Shelter, favourite stones song.



  • I am late to the party, but it's only been the last couple of weeks where I have finally realise how talented the Rolling Stones are. Up until now I always wondered what people saw in them. I love that they can nail songs as diverse as Gimme Shelter and Faraway Eyes.



  • @Crazy-Horse said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    I am late to the party, but it's only been the last couple of weeks where I have finally realise how talented the Rolling Stones are. Up until now I always wondered what people saw in them. I love that they can nail songs as diverse as Gimme Shelter and Faraway Eyes.

    One of their hidden gems. The Stones doing country.



  • @Crucial said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @dogmeat said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Crucial Ronnie suits the bands vibe much better (although the Stones did turn Taylor from a hug a tree vege into a strung out smack addict in a few short years) but Taylor was the better guitarist. Great blues man with a real melodic touch. A virtuoso. Played through the Stones Let It Bleed / Sticky Fingers / Exile creative peak.

    Ronnies great - I don't think the Stones would have survived without him he grounds the Jagger Richards friction - but lets face it the Stones have been largely irrelevant except as a cash cow for the best part of 40 years now.

    Faces had a great line up of gifted musicians but its telling I think that they all did better post band. Albums were all a bit patchy but yeah would have been great live - real good time pub rock type of feel.

    They came here I think just before they broke up. Don't know why I didn't go but probably the Rod Stewart thing.

    I wouldn’t say Taylor was the better player full stop. Maybe showcased better in the RS’s though.

    Ronnie plays a very ‘quiet’ lead to Keith’s rhythm like he is happy in the shadows. His playing away from the Stones is much more complete. He is best playing a rhythm/lead combo by himself (which he had to do on occasion in the Stones when Keef was having a sloppy night) When Keef guested with the Faces, the combo sounded very different.

    Me picking 72/73 as their best era wasnt so much Taylor vs Wood ,I forgot to get back to that point , just thought they released their best stuff around then , and probably had more to do with song writing as anything ,

    And I think also the introduction of Bobby Keys , horns was a big part of that new fuller sound , Sticky fingers is probably my favorite stones album , then Exile on main street ,both had Taylor , but im not saying he is the reason , then Black and Blue ( Ronny Wood on that one ) .



  • My favourite stones song probably changes from year to year , right now id probably pick this ,


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