I freaking love Ron Wood's bass on Jeff Beck's Truth. I came to the album late, admittedly (thanks dad's record stash!), but had heard OF it. I put that on my record player and got my ya-ya's out FOR SURE. I said to myself: "That's not Jeff Beck singing." Flipped the album cover over, and ****! That's Rod Steward! And Ron Wood on bass?!? WHAT is this thing?
Its goshdang fantastic, that's what it is.
I thought hrmm...a guitarist on bass for TRUTH? Will this be plek-tedious?
I think his work is perfect on this album, and my ears don't hear a guitarist. I hear a bassist blues bedrocking these tunes, and I love it.
Just don't have anyone to talk about it...folks my age these days thing Jeff Beck is some new wave jazz guy with some hot thing on bass (too much live at ronnie scott's on their dvr?).
I want to go on too, and talk about the incredible music, how Rod molted during the American tour, the drumming gloriousness, Jeff's wah-splosions, Ron's rolling riots...
But I'll stop here. And invite you all to put this record on AGAIN. And while its hard not to hear Rod killing it, Jeff flamethrowing, and Micky Waller shaking kit like a shiva...walk with Ron out in the morning dew.