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Friday, 23 February 2018
Ooh - La - La! - Old Favourites
As promised/threatened I am revisiting the Uncut compilation Ooh -La -La! Rock'n' Roll in the Spirit of the Faces which I featured last week
This time around I am focusing on acts that I am familiar with and who have graced these pages before albeit somewhat briefly.
The Detroit based band The Deadstring Brothers are the ones who probably come closes to emulating the Faces. There is a touch of the Rolling Stones in there too. I saw them at the old Stereo bar in Glasgow's Kelvinhaugh street where they put on a stonking show.
This song is taken from their 2007 album Silver Mountain on the ever wonderful Bloodshot label.
Okkervil River are an Austin band and name from a short story by Russian author Tatanya Tolstaya on the river in St Petersburg but then you probably knew that already.
This is from their 2007 album The Stage Names on Jagjaguwar which is the one after their best known record 2005's Black Sheep Boy.
Deadstring Brothers - Queen of the Scene
Okkervil River - Unless It Kicks