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Ronnie Wood’s ‘Gimme Some Neck’ album cover
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As reported , the self-portrait on the cover of GIMME SOME NECK, Ronnie’s third solo album, released in 1979, was painted by Ronnie himself while looking in the mirror. Later on, when he decided to use it on the LP, he added makeup and jewelry.
All illustrations on the album artwork were drawn by Wood, including the self-portrait featured on the middle of the front cover.
Wood formed his super-group, the New Barbarians, in order to tour the United States in support of Gimme Some Neck. The Landover concert from this tour was recorded and released as Buried Alive: Live in Maryland in 2006.
From The Vinyl District:
If your idea of heaven would be a cross between the Rolling Stones and the Faces, then Ronnie Wood’s your man. He’s done stints in both bands after all, and while I infinitely prefer his work with the Faces (he kinda disappeared into the Stones machine, in my opinion) you can hear echoes of both bands in his 1979 solo LP Gimme Some Neck, which boasts a mix as dirty as Rod Stewart’s mind and lots of Wood’s jet engine of a guitar, the one to be heard on the immortal “Stay With Me.”
The only problem is Wood’s vocals; at best he sounds like a Dylan imitator, at worst his voice is as thin as cheap toilet paper. He’s at his best when he’s joined by the LP’s backing vocalists, who include some bloke named Mick Jagger, some other bugger named Keith Richards, and the legendary Jerry Williams, aka Swamp Dogg. Other notables on the LP include Mick Fleetwood, Dave Mason, Charlie Watts, Bobby Keys, and former Faces’ band mate Ian McLagan, whose keyboards give such songs “We All Get Old” an indisputable Faces feel. (Ref. ronnie wood gimme some neck)