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Greatest Albums Of The 70s: 16

A Nod Is As Good As A Wink...To A Blind Horse – The Faces

Sadly, this, the Faces’ greatest moment on record, was the beginning of the end.

Eclipsed by Rod Stewart’s burgeoning solo career (Maggie May hit No.1 just weeks earlier), the band had finally transferred the bloozy bonhomie of their live shows to the studio, serving up such irresistible items as Miss Judy’s Farm and, somewhat prophetically, Last Orders Please. Best of all were Ronnie Lane’s gorgeous ballad Debris, and the rambunctious Stay With Me which gave the Faces their first hit. RH

What they said at the time: “A Nod… is about entertainment, fucking, partying, nostalgia, and finally, the idea of fun itself.” Creem


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