Donnerstag, 2. Juni 2016

Rough mix

Bildergebnis für ronnie lane and pete townshend

George's ICA about The Faces brought back a record to my radar I didn't listen for long time to. It almost 40 years ago I bought Rough Mix the collaboration of Ronnie Lane and Pete Townshend. Both legends with their bands The Small Faces and The Who they found together for this superb album. It's dominated on one side by Townshend's remarkable guitar and on the other side the deeply folk inspired music by Mr. Lane. It's similar to the music of The Faces: I don't know which songs I prefer more - the rocking ones or the ballads. Maybe it depends on the mood I'm in. I love the way Pete Townshend plays his guitar but I also love the melodies of Ronnie Lane's country influenced ballads. In addition, as John Prine once said of Jackson Browne. I don't know where Lane gets his melodies. but I'd sure like to go there. Through all songs I can hear this relaxed feeling and I imagine that they had great fun doing this record.

My Baby Gives It Away
Nowhere To Run
Keep Me Turning
'Til The Rivers All Run Dry

1 Kommentar:

FurryBootsCityBoy hat gesagt…

Great fan of the "Rough Mix" album - especially the track "Misunderstood".