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  posted on 1/21/2009 at 09:20 PM
Is it just me? I cant abide watching Ron Wood playing Mick Taylor's lead on Youtube videos.

 

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  posted on 1/21/2009 at 11:59 PM
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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 12:00 AM
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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 02:50 AM
Ronnie Wood was ok with the Faces. Not impressed with his Stones work.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 03:20 AM
Really no comparison. Saw the Stones several years ago and the differnce is so noticeable. Did like Ronnie's playing on "No Expectations" though. I know that was originally Brian Jones but Ronnie did it some justice.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 07:29 AM
I know what you mean. the Mick Taylor years of the Stones are my favorite...even more than the Brian Jones years.
 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 07:39 AM
Ron Wood is a fine guitarist in the right situation or format. For the Faces, he was THE guy! His presence in the Rolling Stones just caused that band to take a turn in a different direction.

Maybe the band thought the time was right for them to get out of blues. I don't know.

The really sad thing is that the 'Stones had the opportunity to hire Wayne Perkins when Mick Taylor left the band. By all accounts, Wood got the gig simply because the band decided (at the time) that they wanted to keep in English. Ironically, the "newest" member of the band is another Alabama native, Chuck Leavell.

Anytime that I'm in a book store, I'll check out one of those HUGE books about the Rolling Stones. I usually head for the index and look for Perkin's name. In several of these books, Keith gives the account of how Wood was hired over Perkins. His comments almost have a tone of regret. In one of the accounts, Keith says, "we almost hire Wayne Perkins, who was as good - if not better than Taylor."

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 07:53 AM
Ron Wood couldn't play Mick Taylor's part if he wanted too. Although Ron is a heck of a guitarist with the Faces, he has been so underused in the Stones.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 08:15 AM
It took you all this long to figure that out!!! Ron Wood does at times compliment Keith Richards rhythmically, but he is a horrible lead guitarist with the Stones, and cannot play slide either. He sucks and is one of the reasons I cannot listen to the Stones any more.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 08:47 AM
He's got great hair.
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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 08:55 AM
I must be an old geezer because I felt the same way about Mick Taylor back when he took the slot from Brian Jones.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 09:25 AM
Ron handles the tunes in a more rock-a-billy, Keith way. I LOVE the Mick Taylor era but I don' mind Ronnie when he handles that era.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 09:35 AM
I like Wood but the Stones have gone down hill since he arrived. Not entirely his fault but the timing is there. I was not crazy about Black and Blue and I have not liked a studio album since. Looking back at their career now, Black and Blue seems like a masterpiece compared to what came after.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 09:42 AM
I would say that when Mick Taylor left and Ron Wood joined the Stones they no longer had a lead guitarist. I'm so thankful that I saw the Stones in '72 at the Garden when Mick Taylor was with the band. Fantastic! Love watching the YouTubes from that tour now.

As someone said above, they became a different band when Ronnie joined. I really hated when Ronnie first became part of the Stones but lately have been listenly closely at the interweaving of guitars between Ron and Keith..it's great. Listen to Beast of Burden for example Even Keith said something like by themselves they are each "good guitarists", together they are great.. Mick T was and is a great blues guitarist but Ron Wood is not that and can't be compared to Mick T.

 

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I like Wood but the Stones have gone down hill since he arrived. Not entirely his fault but the timing is there. I was not crazy about Black and Blue and I have not liked a studio album since. Looking back at their career now, Black and Blue seems like a masterpiece compared to what came after.


Black & Blue is a masterpiece. My favorite of all the stones albums.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 09:48 AM
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I would say that when Mick Taylor left and Ron Wood joined the Stones they no longer had a lead guitarist. I'm so thankful that I saw the Stones in '72 at the Garden when Mick Taylor was with the band. Fantastic! Love watching the YouTubes from that tour now.

As someone said above, they became a different band when Ronnie joined. I really hated when Ronnie first became part of the Stones but lately have been listenly closely at the interweaving of guitars between Ron and Keith..it's great. Listen to Beast of Burden for example Even Keith said something like by themselves they are each "good guitarists", together they are great.. Mick T was and is a great blues guitarist but Ron Wood is not that and can't be compared to Mick T.




Saw the Stones at that show too.... I think there were 3 shows.. 2 in one night..... That was the last time. I really did enjoy them when Mick Taylor was in the band

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 11:52 AM
Love the Stones and think Ron Woods is a fine guitarist (have seen him live with both Stones and early on with Faces). Mick Taylor is my fave, though - his work with RS was the best in my book (was lucky to see him with the guys on 70's tour ).

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 11:58 AM
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Did like Ronnie's playing on "No Expectations" though.


Ironic statement of the week, IMO.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 01:43 PM
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Anytime that I'm in a book store, I'll check out one of those HUGE books about the Rolling Stones. I usually head for the index and look for Perkin's name. In several of these books, Keith gives the account of how Wood was hired over Perkins. His comments almost have a tone of regret. In one of the accounts, Keith says, "we almost hire Wayne Perkins, who was as good - if not better than Taylor."


Black & Blue was the only Stones album Wayne Perkins played on IIRC -- his lead on Hand Of Fate is fantastic, as is his playing on the whole album -- Harvey Mandel played on that album too (first one post-Mick T.).

 

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Anytime that I'm in a book store, I'll check out one of those HUGE books about the Rolling Stones. I usually head for the index and look for Perkin's name. In several of these books, Keith gives the account of how Wood was hired over Perkins. His comments almost have a tone of regret. In one of the accounts, Keith says, "we almost hire Wayne Perkins, who was as good - if not better than Taylor."


Black & Blue was the only Stones album Wayne Perkins played on IIRC -- his lead on Hand Of Fate is fantastic, as is his playing on the whole album -- Harvey Mandel played on that album too (first one post-Mick T.).



Wayne had a website - not sure if it's still up. He gives an account of how it all went down. (Paraprhased and told from memory) - he was rehearsing with the Stones when Ronnie arrived unannounced and told all that he was leaving the Faces. He know then that he wasn't going to land the gig, as Mick, Keef and Wood were long-time buds. He asserts that Ron Wood was nowhere near his league of playing (I concur!). Wayne is gracious to this date that he ever even got a chance to play with "the greatest rock and roll band in the world".

Interesting to note that at the time, the Rolling Stones publicity agent went as far as to publicly announce that Wayne Perkins was Mick Taylor's replacement.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 02:02 PM
That's what I seemed to recall too Rusty -- first of all no one knew why Mick Taylor was leaving the band, but beyond that, the word at the time was that they were hiring another relatively unknown guitarist, Wayne Perkins

On a slightly different subject, Keef is great in the Stones MTV rockumentary -- he too wasn't sure about why Mick T. left -- from memory, "I never did know why he left -- I'd see Mick from time to time & I'd ask him, why'd you ever leave?, & he'd say (chuckling w/that great Keef raspy chuckle), I Don't Know..." has to be seen

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 03:36 PM
The biggest problem with Ronnie in the stones is that the band needs a counterpoint to Keef, not a copy

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 04:14 PM
Ronnie Wood & Keith make a great pair of degenerate "Everly Brothers" but Wood's guitar in the Stones is more sloppy rhthym and half baked leads than anything else. He used to be able to play slide - try Flying or Around The Plynth from Small Faces days or his work on Rod Stewart's Mercury solo albums back in the day.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 05:02 PM
Ron Wood was a decent enough bass player with the Jeff Beck Band back in the late 60's. Enjoyed seeing a couple of gigs back then. As a lead guitarist, he's crap!
Went to see Dylan a few years back in London, Finsbury Park [Fleah Fest] and old Ron managed to spoil the gig with his pathetic indisciplined playing.
Sorry Ron, give it up...

 

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  posted on 1/22/2009 at 08:26 PM
y'all are just jealous Woody got the stones gig and you didn't.

 

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