1001 Albums You Must Hear (and Blog about) Before You Die

My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die

758. A Nod is as Good as a Wink… to a Blind Horse – Faces


Brief Background: A Wink is as Good as a Nod… was recorded during the middle of 1971 and released in November of the same year.

What I think: I always find Faces are, for me, similar to The Band in the idea that I should really like them, but in the end they really don’t do much for me. I do love the. boogie rock sound of “Miss Judy’s Farm”, “You’re So Rude”, and “Stay With Me”, but I always feel the songs aren’t quite there or maybe they could be better… probably more like what Ron Wood would bring to the Rolling Stones later on. Then there are the ballads, which really don’t do much for me at all.

I also don’t mind the songs Ronnie Lane does on lead vocals, but it makes me wonder what the hell Rod Stewart did live during his songs… tambourine? got into trouble back stage?

Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? Despite my assessment above, I do think that this should be here. It is a great piece of early seventies rock and that boogie energy is pretty infectious.

Rating (Out of 5): 3.5

A Wink is a Good as a Nod… Amazon Review (Out of 5): 5

Is this my first time hearing this album? No (59/244)

Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 76%


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