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Have Me A Real Good Time: The Faces Before During and After Hardcover – 31 Mar 2011


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  • Hardcover: 498 pages
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press (31 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849380732
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849380737
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 5.1 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By SMc on 4 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
Credit where credit is due. This is an exhaustive (but very readable) trawl of the individual and collective careers of those people belonging to The Faces, Small Faces, The Jeff Beck Band, The Birds and other very minor bands throughout the 60's and 70's which for me personally, define a - if not the - golden period for British music and musicians.

This also exposes - inevitably - some of the worst excesses, tactics and jealousies of the music business and those involved, including Don Arden, Andrew Loog Oldham and all the primary musicians - so we can safely say that the title, particularly for the principle characters involved, is very appropriate - they DID have a real good time!

The Faces on a good night were one of the best bands you could see - period. On a bad night, they were bad - period. In mitigation, they came up the hard way - second time round with huge debts - by sheer hard work and dedication to their craft - and imbibing - at a time when they were needed - when a lot of bands were getting too serious and too far up their own posteriors!

The Faces were going along quite nicely - until Maggie May came along. It must have been difficult for all the parties involved to have this scenario where an individual within a band had more success as a solo artist while at the time pursuing a parallel career with that band. With his solo material, Stewart had the personal control in the studio and could dictate; in The Faces he was one fifth of five players who, at their best created some memorable and lasting music. This was never replicated however, to any great and consistent degree but, their third album " A Nod Is As Good As A Wink" came the closest to this.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By AK 1957-05 on 10 Nov. 2011
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This is a superb book, as much a page-turner as any novel or thriller you'll ever read. If you grew up in the Sixties and Seventies you'll love seeing those great days brought back to life before your eyes - the author has done a superb job, without the help of some major players (about which he is charitable as, to paraphrase him, they have their own book to do). The ones who do contribute, Jones and Maclagan especially, are very honest and don't often come out looking good. There are annoying stories of hotel destruction and irresponsible behaviour which served to let no-one but the fans down - these boys had talent to waste and boy, did they waste it. You pull your hair out sometimes thinking about the great music they COULD have made if egos, money, drink and drugs hadn't got in the way. Poor old Plonk Lane is revealed as a naive soul, always making the wrong decision but optimistic to the end. Rod Stewart's reputation as a skinflint and an egomaniac is reinforced, but a very kind side of him is also revealed as the tale resolves itself. If you've never heard a note of Faces music, you'll still enjoy this book.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gary Stoker on 24 Oct. 2011
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I've been waiting for years for someone to bring a book out about my favourite band of all time.
The faces are so under rated I thought it would never happen. This book is what I've been waiting for.
An excellent book which is a must have for any faces fan. It's really in-depth and tells it like it was.
No glossing over and a really intelligent book. The author has done an excellent job and any faces fan won't be dissapointed. What are you waiting for? BUY IT NOW.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mike on 16 Sept. 2014
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what a great read, the best boys gangaround , and when me and my mates were young we all wanted to join. this was rods best years , befor he turned into a jerk
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. L. J. Howland on 8 Aug. 2011
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Excellent book for anyone who is a fan. Takes you back in time, helps one to relive their younger days, bringing back memories of things you had forgotten, good read well worth buying.
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By Colin Gillman on 28 Jan. 2014
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If you love the Faces this is a great book for fans with plenty of insight into many of the things you thought you knew. Pair this with Rod's excellent autobiography and Mac's own account and you will have all the bases covered.
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By anita on 16 Oct. 2013
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bought a range of kindle books for my husband for christmas, he has only started reading one of the range but this one he said would be second o his list the write up appered good. hope he likes it
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