Thursday, 17 September 2009

Roll on Babe

Further to my earlier post on country girl style, this would be my soundtrack to match. Poor old Ronnie Lane, like so many artists from the 60's he seems like such an overlooked talent, The Small Faces and Faces were amazing, but his solo stuff is really something.

After leaving The Faces he bought an old farmhouse in the country and recorded some great songs, a lot of them outside and if you listen carefully you can hear the wind and nature in the background.

A couple of years ago a film was made about this time called The Passing Show, basically Ronnie packed up his family and band in an old bus and went out on the road to play in a travelling rock circus, an authentic tent was put up every night and played host to acrobats, clowns and the like. Of course he lost a ton of money from doing this but had a grand old time.


5 comments:

Miss Peelpants said...

Awwwww, I think he's adorable. My favouritest Face, and a great talent....so sad he had to suffer so much.

Thank you for posting!!!

laurakitty said...

I love him! I remember watching this documentary on the Small Faces as a teen and he just seemed like the sweetest, most genuine guy.

Sharon Rose said...

Thanks for sharing this, I love the pictures from your previous post too! have a good weekend!

wilthomer said...

I cry like a baby every time I watch "The Passing Show" and have forced most of my friend's to watch it. R.I.P. Ronnie.

Smashingbird said...

Me too, my favourite small face.

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