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5.0 out of 5 stars
Ooh La La, 15 Nov. 2008
A mate emailed me a copy of of Ooh La La about a year before we headed down to play cricket at the Alice Springs Masters Games, with the message "How good would this be for a team Walk-Out song?" The two Ronnies (Lane & Wood) probably never imagined when they penned it that a bunch of Aussie "old-fart" cricketers would proudly stride out to the middle with this brilliant song echoing around the MacDonald ranges in the central Australian outback!
So on the strength of one song; incidentally sung by Ronnie Wood and not Ronnie Lane or Rod Stewart; I bought this album. Yes, I'd heard a few tracks back in the 70's by the band and recognized a few track names on the site, but to be honest I only bought it because the compilation box-set of "Red Dwarf" was on special at the same time.
The best way I can recommend this album to anyone contemplating whether or not to go ahead and buy it, is to compare it to a really good take-away curry. Enjoyed it the first time you got into it and the next day the left-overs tasted even better. By the fourth listen you will truly appreciate the fact you've got something that will stay with you forever and not a dud you'll be attempting to break the world frisbee throwing record with at the local dump!
This was the beginning of some very talented musicians plying their trade with genuine skill and unbridled conviction. ENJOY!