C&W Number - Ron Wood & Ronnie Lane - Mahoneys Last Stand - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: New Millennium Communications - PILOT 29 • Format: CD Reissue • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Blues Rock
The film itself, little seen at the time of its release and Kill City - Iggy Pop & James Williamson - Kill City less so since, charts the progress of city-dweller Mahoney Kanner who abandons his urban existence to become a homesteaderand the drama that ensues.
Pete Townshendwho guests on guitar on some tracks on the album, also receives a credit in the film for providing 'special electronic effects', alongside Wood and Lane's musical score. For various reasons the film's release was delayed untiland consequently the soundtrack album suffered the same fate and to further confuse matters the film has since also been re-released under the title Downtown Farmer.
However, due to the relative fame of Wood and to a lesser extent, Lanethe soundtrack album has remained far more readily-available than the film itself. Ronnie Lane was initially approached to produce a soundtrack for the film through his acquaintance with lead actor and producer Alexis Kanner, and Lane, at a loose end between Faces recording commitments, soon involved his bandmate Ronnie Wood.
Lane and Wood were already an established songwriting team within the Faces and would soon go on to write one of the group's best-remembered numbers, "Ooh La La", togetheralthough by their partnership had begun to take a back seat to Wood's more commercially-driven writing alliance with Rod Stewart. The Mahoney soundtrack album is a mostly laid-back affair, strongly influenced by folk and country styles in line Vanquish The Intergalactic Space Dragons Of Future Lore - Various - Mechanorgasm - 4-Way Split the bulk of Ronnie Lane's later solo work, and in keeping with the themes of the film itself.
Half of the tracks are instrumentals but one of the others, "Mona The Blues ", is a re-arrangement of an instrumental Faces outtake from with a new lead vocal by Wood. Another vocal number, "Just For A Moment", is one of I Dont Care About You - Fear - The Record most tender ballads, recently rehearsed with the Faces but set aside for this project.
For such a seemingly small-scale project the album attracted an all-star guest cast of s musicians see belowand fellow Faces Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones also guest on "Tonight's Number", one of the more uptempo rock-oriented tracks.
In some ways the album offered a tantalising glimpse of the musical direction the originally intended Faces lineup might have taken under Lane and Wood's leadership without Rod Stewart in the group, while also demonstrating how C&W Number - Ron Wood & Ronnie Lane - Mahoneys Last Stand - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Stewart was to their commercial - if not necessarily C&W Number - Ron Wood & Ronnie Lane - Mahoneys Last Stand - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - success Stewart was the last member to join the band in mid despite the misgivings of Lane and Ian McLagan, who were still smarting after being summarily abandoned by their previous lead singer Steve Marriott only a few months earlier, in their previous formation as Small Faces.
Although it was recorded in the album remained unfinished and unreleased untilby which time the Faces were defunct, Lane had established a modest but creatively fulfilling solo career, and Wood had joined the Rolling Stones. The album was released to little fanfare and Always - Vanessa Bell Armstrong - Vanessa Bell Armstrong lack of information on the original release initially led fans and reviewers to believe the work was a reunion for the two bandmates rather than an extracurricular project recorded while Lane was still an active member of the Faces he left the group in and they dissolved in This false assumption remained uncorrected until the album was reissued on CD nearly thirty years later with new, more detailed recording notes although even today some reviewers seemingly still remain ignorant of the facts.
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