The Faces

A Nod is As Good as a Wink to a Blind Horse

Warner Bros.

Faces singer Rod Stewart also released his blockbuster classic Every Picture Tells a Story in 1971, overshadowing the adrenalized blast of boogie-rock that was A Nod is As Good as a Wink. Several of the songs — "Too Bad," "Miss Judy's Farm" and, especially, "Stay With Me" — are flat-out stompers guaranteed to raise your blood pressure. Future Rolling Stone Ron Wood contributes gobs of greezy slide guitar. Stewart's serrated blue-eyed soul shouting is in top form. Listening to this disc further underscores that Stewart has been one of the biggest squanderers of talent in the annals of rock 'n' roll.

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Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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