Faces Reunion Confirmed by Ron Wood

 

A nod is as good as a
wink to the great American songbook, eh lads?

 

By Fred Mills

 

Long-suffering Faces fans ill-served by Rod Stewart’s
seeming total immersion into MOR and schlock of late can rest easy: according
to a report filed today
by RollingStone.com, Rod the Mod is getting back
together with his old mates in the Faces (minus the late Ronnie Wood, Lane, who
passed away in 1997) for a 2009 reunion tour.

 

Speaking to RS, Wood confirmed the long-rumored reunion,
saying, “We had a few fantastic rehearsals last week and we’re ready to go. It’s
like no time has passed by. We just have to sort out when and where and drop
all of the management egos and just do what we can. We know we can do it. It’s
just a matter of getting everyone’s availability sometime next year.”

 

Wood added that in addition to the projected tour, a new
studio album is likely. Thus far at rehearsals. Stewart’s bassist Conrad Korsch
has been sitting in – but hey, where’s Tetsu Yamauchi, who replaced Wood
towards the end of the Faces’ initial tenure? He wasn’t too shabby a player,
either!

 

Speaking of reunions, here’s what BLURT readers think of them. Go HERE.

 

 

Okay, all together now – time for a rousing chorus of “Three
Button Hand Me Down”:

 

 

I don’t need no one’s
opinion
On the matter concerning my dress.
I was raised in a clinic down in Oklahoma,
There were many things I did not possess.
I never complained, because my father said,
Son you’ll get your chance before you’re my age.
Then he took me upstairs and gave me this suit
Written all over his face
He said, Others may come and others may go,
But that suit will be around wherever you’re goin’
Three button hand me down
Three button hand me down
I had my fair share of neat women,
But they came between me and my suit.
That was a filly from Boston, a barmaid from Houston,
Not forgetting the one in Detroit.
They said, We like you boy and we think you’re sweet,
But can’t you lose your suit?
I said, No, you can’t do that to me
I remember what my father said:
He said, Others may come and others may go,
But that suit will be around wherever you’re goin’
Three button hand me down, ha ha,
Three button hand me down
I’ve never been a tidy dresser
And the fold in my trousers it ain’t straight.
Still I know a good cloth when I see one.
That’s why I’m clad in this gray flannel suit.
Sometimes I wonder if I should visit a tailor
And get myself a smooth outfit.
Then I remember what my father said to me.
I’ll make you from the open road
He said, Others may come and others may go,
But that suit will be around wherever you go
Three button hand me down,
Three button hand me down

 

 

 

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