March 5, 2011 – 3:25 am

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Boston 1970 [no label, 1CD]

Live in Boston, MA; March 27, 1970. Very good soundboard.

When it comes to Rod Stewart, fans might be divided as to which period is their favourite - his early solo years (Every Picture Tells A Story), the disco years (Blondes Have More Fun) or Stewart as a crooner (Great American Songbook series). Or when he was part of The Faces?

The New Illustrated Rock Handbook (1986) noted: “Signed by Warner Bros in early 1969, band spent two years establishing themselves via UK university and club circuits. They turned out high-energy, if inconsistent albums. Reputation as a mischievous, free-boozing party band… made them one of the most popular on-stage outfits…”

Just what’s needed to face the weekend.

Thanks to the person who shared this on the net in 2005. While this set, with the group pushing their First Step album, has circulated as an October 5, 1970 show, it is generally accepted that the show took place on March 27, 1970. The sound level fluctuates in one or two places (which isn’t distracting) and, though it came from a soundboard, there is some slight hiss.

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Track 01. Wicked Messenger (6.8MB)
Track 02. Shake, Shudder, Shiver (4.7MB)
Track 03. Devotion (8.7MB)
Track 04. Evil (11.6MB)
Track 05. Flying (7.6MB)
Track 06. Nobody Knows (7.7MB)
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Track 07. Pineapple and the Monkey (7.7MB)
Track 08. Plynth (11.2MB)
Track 09. It’s All Over Now (cut) (8.2MB)

Rod Stewart - vocals
Ronnie Wood - guitar
Ronnie Lane - bass
Ian McLagan - keyboards
Kenney Jones - drums

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  1. 13 Responses to “THE FACES - BOSTON TEA PARTY 1970”

  2. hey bigo, thanks! this is pretty rocking and when rod stewart was a real rock guy.

    i’m pretty sure it’s around the plynth. it’s on first step. that’s what i put. i like that bluesy sound.

    if you have another good taste show as good as basel, post it. i never get tired of playing it!


    By Ed Saad on Mar 5, 2011

  3. Thankx Bigo! Greatest band in the world!

    By jumpthejim on Mar 5, 2011

  4. Gear, mate! Thanx. Saw Faces in ‘72 @ Hollywood Bowl… 3 or 4 encores, Rod redressed for each one. Definetly his golden era.

    By Timmy on Mar 5, 2011

  5. Rod and Ronnie had played the Tea Party previously with Jeff Beck, at the Tea Party’s original location. This was their first time at the new location in the shadow of Fenway Park’s Green Monster. Great show. Wish I had seen it but I did get to see many fantastic shows at both locations of the club.

    By Dick on Mar 8, 2011

  6. Great show. Thanks for sharing

    By Matt on Mar 21, 2011

  7. does anybody happen to have any recordings from 1971-1973\4, when Rod Stewart left The Faces and was replaced by an up and coming german singer?

    By deirdre on Jul 5, 2011

  8. Faces at Paris Theatre in London UK on both 02-08-73 and 04-01-73.


    Faces Live in London at the Paris Theatre on 05-13-71

    These concert dates, one in 1971 and two in 1973

    Both feature Rod Stewart, yet fit into the years you laid out in your request.
    Sorry for being totally ignorant on the issue, but who is the German singer, and why didn’t you mention him/her?

    By 3yrsnojob on Jul 5, 2011

  9. deirdre, The Faces played also at the Anaheim Arena on 10-17-73 with Rod Stewart and at Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino, CA USA with Rod Stewart. Wikipedia mentions no German singer during the time you mentioned. These last 2 concerts can be heard at Wolfgang’s Vault for free at 96kbps.
    BTW, I misthought in my earlier comment. It was the Paris Cinema on the 5-13-71 date. Those concerts I mentioned in my first comment are available here on BigO. They’re usually (like always)quite kind to make them available for the asking. Just contact them.

    The Faces have a new singer as of 2010 after the possible tour with Rod Stewart fell through in 2009. But he’s a Brit-born man.

    By 3yrsnojob on Jul 5, 2011

  10. deirdre, the marbles have rolled out of my brain. Pebbles are a poor substitute. They don’t roll as well. Subsequently, it’s rock and wobble-roll for me. I left the date off the San Berdo concert, which was March 7, 1975.

    By 3yrsnojob on Jul 5, 2011

  11. well, thank you so much for being so informative and helpful. Maybe i’ve got the dates entirely wrong, but I do know the singer’s name- he was known by the nickname of CJ. His real name is Chaim Bernard, but at the time he went by Chaim Krzepicki. One of the Faces’ most famous hits that is still often played on the radio is What’s That Sound, which was sung by him, although I believe that is actually a cover. Also- Not Enough Love to Go Round, Mercy Mercy, Back Into My Life Again, Sinner’s Prayer, Smokestack Lightning (that one was a huge hit).He wrote all of the songs as well. Ring any bells?. Again, I’m greatful for your help.

    By deirdre on Aug 6, 2011

  12. The reason I am asking this is that I actually have very low-quality recording of all of these songs. This apparantly unknown mystery singer is actually a close friend of mine. I am also familiar with the other bandmates- Olaf the drummer, DeeDee the keyboardist. It seems beyond strange that there is no mention of him or them anywhere on the web or in any recordings, although they had quite a large fanbase in the late sixties through early seventies. I also have the front picture that was on the album covers. My friend CJ asked my help in finding evidence online for this, and unfortunately I have yet to find any. However, he clearly is an authentic source. I guess I’ll just have to continue searching, maybe something somewhere will come up.

    By deirdre on Aug 6, 2011

  13. I attended one of the 3 shows that weekend-
    Faces were actually 2nd billing to Lee Michaels- unbelievable!
    Faces put on a good show, were clearly having fun.
    Rod Stewart had a wardrobe malfunction during his set- split the back of his pants open.
    Thanks for posting.

    By Skip on Sep 28, 2011

  14. Olaf? Dee Dee? “Close friend”. Confounding! Sounds like Ian and Kenney to me!

    By rick harper on Sep 8, 2015

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