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Faces — Stay With Me
Album: A nod is as good as a wink . . to a blind horse
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Released: 1971
Length: 4:35
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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"Sit down, get up, get out"
Just gotta smile with this one...
Magic combination of talent, attitude and testosterone. Rod and Ronnie Wood at their absolute best. 
 swart wrote:
Cmon you guys. This is fantastic
 
You can lead a blind horse to water....
Such a fantastic intersection of energy, sex, talent, and that 70s production feel that all great albums had.
10, easily.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Seconded.

 
Thirded.

Foreshadowing Rod's disco debauchery phase

eta: with much better music

 idiot_wind wrote:
Ronnie Wood's opening guitar riffs are jaw dropping.    

 

          AGREED {#Cheesygrin}.
         (Played in Open-E)



Frackin' timeless
 Mythmyth wrote:
This song didn't age welL. 

 
Really?  It's 46 years old, and I still hear it often in 2017, AND IT STILL SOUNDS GOOD!

Here's some info. on the song from Songfacts.com, where I finally found out what Ron Wood's middle name is:



>>This Mod anthem was written by Faces lead singer Rod Stewart and their guitarist Ronald David Wood, best known as future Rolling Stones member Ronnie Wood. The song is a tale of sexual debauchery where the Stewart gives a step-by-step account on how to pick up a groupie for a one-night-stand. He makes it very clear that she should be gone in the morning, although he does offer to pay her cab fare home.

The song was the first and biggest American hit for the Faces, although Rod Stewart scored his massive solo hit "Maggie May" four months before "Stay With Me" was released in November 1971. In "Maggie," which is based on a true story, Stewart is the object of sexual conquest. Psychologists could have a lot to say about this one!
This has been covered by Elf featuring Ronnie James Dio (1972), Elkie Brooks (1978), Rod Stewart with Kim Carnes and Tina Turner (1982), Rod Stewart himself (1993), Manic Street Preachers with Bernard Butler on guitar during their 1994 European tour and Def Leppard (August 5, 2002). Plus as a B-Side on the "Do Ya" single by McFly.
The song is heard over the closing credits of the films Sahara and Wedding Crashers





Ronnie Wood's opening guitar riffs are jaw dropping.    
 folkrocker wrote:
So you'd rather hear "Do You Think I'm Sexy"? The Faces era was Rod at his absolute BEST!
 
Seconded.
 pxd wrote:
This was crap and insulting the first time around, and has not improved with time. A low point for Rod. pxd

 
So you'd rather hear "Do You Think I'm Sexy"? The Faces era was Rod at his absolute BEST!
 Mythmyth wrote:
This song didn't age welL.

 
myth
Oh, man, I remember that ad - it was in Creem, Rolling Stone, etc. Back when ad designers were clever and fun. 

sfyi2001 wrote:


 


 swart wrote:
Cmon you guys. This is fantastic
 
It is so full of verve, the extended instrumental part is fantastic and both the beginning and end are classic. The chauvinism of the lyrics is the only thing you have to excuse, but I suppose given the sentiments of the time it was nothing less than you would expect from a bunch of lads.
 pxd wrote:
This was crap and insulting the first time around, and has not improved with time. A low point for Rod. pxd
 
Kind sir, you could not be more wrong.  I purchased this album when it first came out, and was amazed at how easily this band could rock!

Later on, I realized that Ron Wood and Ronnie Lane could bring the heat even without Steve Marriott.  Somebody banged those piano keys like he didn't need an amplifier.  Rockin' Rod brought his best cigarettes-and-hangover voice (and attitude) and — voila! — Brit Rock of the highest order.
Perfect timing.
 Skydog wrote:

oh hell yeah, 
and the mix was perfect 

 
 



This was crap and insulting the first time around, and has not improved with time. A low point for Rod. pxd
I can't explain it... but Rod Stewart's ageing makes me feel my own mortality more than any other ageing rock star. 
 Oldfastbowler wrote:
What an intro.....!!

 
oh hell yeah, 
and the mix was perfect 
Ok, I've got it. My mistake. :)  
First real disappointment with RP. This song didn't age welL. Let it RIP.
yes, REAL ROCK!
ah yes,... rock-n-roll
What an intro.....!!
Happy Friday to yo too Billy Boy! What an opening line.
 yofitofu wrote:

Seminal and Rod Stewart are words I do not like to see in the same sentence.

 
If you're juvenile, that is.
now THIS is how to out stone the Stones!
Pure Male Chauvinism Rock N Roll
this song was a nice addition to the movie Sahara.
I had a friend who once mused, "I've always thought that Rod Stewart's voice would work well with a good rock and roll band but I guess we'll never know".  Imagine his surprise when I pointed him to the Faces.
This song is from another time.  A much guitar time.

Ron Wood was one of those young fellows who sat for hours figuring out Chuck Berry songs and the old blues stuff.  Thank you Ronny for that.  It paid off.   Rolling Stones!!

This is a Ronny Wood tune.  Thank you for singinng it Rod.

Love this song.
Always was a fun, smokin' tune. Love the drums! 
 yofitofu wrote:

Seminal and Rod Stewart are words I do not like to see in the same sentence.

 
Great memories of seeing Rod and the Faces live!  {#Bananajam}
Super rockin super ditty! 

Somehow reminds me of the "Time Warp" from Rocky Horror.
 yofitofu wrote:

Seminal and Rod Stewart are words I do not like to see in the same sentence.

 
{#Lol}  People generally forget the origin of that word.
 WonderLizard wrote:
Incredible seminal band: Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan, Ronnie Lane, Ron Wood, Rod Stewart.

 
Seminal and Rod Stewart are words I do not like to see in the same sentence.
Good Stuff Baby!!  {#Jump}
Incredible seminal band: Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan, Ronnie Lane, Ron Wood, Rod Stewart.

Nothin' wrong with RodBackthen music.

Saw the Faces, actually the Small Faces pre the XJeff Beck influx in the East End late 60's it seemed to me and this is better. Maybe heresy, but that's the way I remembers it.


Cmon you guys. This is fantastic
 stalfnzo wrote:
For me, any song with Rod Stewart in it automatically gets 5 points taken away. I simply have never gotten what other people seem to see so clearly. 

 
I'm not keen on his recent crooner stuff, but this was when he was still a rowdy young rocker so it's great. Amazing how this got played to death back in the day but rarely gets played even on oldies stations. 
For me, any song with Rod Stewart in it automatically gets 5 points taken away. I simply have never gotten what other people seem to see so clearly. 
 d48m02h wrote:
Faces.......these guys made some great songs.  Check out their boxed set "Five Guys Walk Into A Bar".

Amazing variety of sound.  Rod Stewart before he went....somewhere else!! {#Cheers} 

 

Yesirrr!
What? So few comments on this classic. This is just good old fashioned straight ahead rock-n-roll. Love it! {#Dancingbanana_2}
First time on RP!  Really?

That's astonishing for such a great song.
Faces.......these guys made some great songs.  Check out their boxed set "Five Guys Walk Into A Bar".

Amazing variety of sound.  Rod Stewart before he went....somewhere else!! {#Cheers}