Monday, September 07, 2015

Faces Reunion Prompts Teenage Kicks Resurrection

So this happened Saturday night... Generally I am not bullish on reunited bands reaching back for a cynical shake of the money tree and for the life of me I can't explain why. If the Baha Men want to tour for the next 30 years on the strength of the genius that is "Who Let The Dogs Out", and folks want to plunk down their hard earned to see them, who am I to argue? If Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson want to barnstorm with a couple of hired hands and call it The Replacements, sign me up. As a matter of fact, I did sign up for that one, and the show was amazing. If Westerberg is singing those songs, you can call it whatever you want, I'm in. And now the Faces (those still those with us) have reunited for a one-off charity gig and I salute them. I know all the reasons why it's a terrible idea - Plonk is dead, they should have done it when Mac was alive, Rod's a self-obsessed fop who looks like he just stepped off Thurston Howell III's yacht, it's not really the Faces without Tetsu - and I'm with you, but I don't care. If Rod Stewart and Ron Wood are in the same building cranking out early 70's vintage classics like "Stay With Me", "I'd Rather Go Blind" and "Ooh La La", then you bet your ass I'm in. As 1-2 punches go, I'll put up Rod and Ronnie against anyone.