Faces “A Nod Is as Good as a Wink… to a Blind Horse”

Posted 13 Mar 2011 in 70s, Albums of 1971, Albums of the 70s, Rock + Roll

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#313 in the Series) is Faces, A Nod Is as Good as a Wink… to a Blind Horse.

A Nod Is as Good as a Wink… to a Blind Horse. What a classic name for a classic early seventies album.  “Nod” was the third album from one of the UK’s best exports, Faces. It features one of the best singles of that era, Stay With Me.

I had forgotten how great that track was!  I recently heard it again after a ‘long time no hear.’  I just love the drawn out ending. Shame on you 70s AM radio for cutting it off.

This was released just after Rod Stewart had a huge hit with Every Picture Tells a Story and the single “Maggie May.”  Many of the same artists play on both releases. The stylings are actually quite similar.

“Nod” reached #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.

Track listing

  1. “Miss Judy’s Farm” (Stewart, Wood) – 3:42
  2. “You’re So Rude” (Lane, McLagan) – 3:46
  3. “Love Lives Here” (Lane, Stewart, Wood) – 3:09
  4. “Last Orders Please” (Lane) – 2:38
  5. “Stay with Me” (Stewart, Wood) – 4:42
  6. “Debris” (Lane) – 4:39
  7. “Memphis, Tennessee” (Chuck Berry) – 5:31
  8. “Too Bad” (Stewart, Wood) – 3:16
  9. “That’s All You Need” (Stewart, Wood) – 5:05


  • Rod Stewart – vocals
  • Ronnie Lane – bass, guitar, vocals
  • Ronnie Wood – guitar, harmonica
  • Ian McLagan – piano, organ
  • Kenney Jones – drums
  • Harry Fowler – steel drums on “That’s All You Need”


  • See other albums we’ve featured from 1971
  • See out write up for Rod’s Every Picture Tells a Story

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Posted by Larry Carta


  1. Susan Huff (15 Mar 2011, 21:56)

    Saw a concert at Woolsey Hall in New Haven in 1971 Jeff Beck and opening act Rinocerous. Someone said Rod Stewart played with Jeff at that time, but I don’t remember him at the show. Any info you might be able to add?

  2. Susan Huff (15 Mar 2011, 21:59)

    Saw a concert at Woolsey Hall in New Haven in 1971. Opening act was Rinoserous for Jeff Beck. Thought Rod was with Jeff at the time. Any info you could give? Thanks

  3. Susan Huff (15 Mar 2011, 22:01)

    Did Rod play with Jeff Beck before Faces?

  4. andy (26 May 2012, 14:20)

    Any1 know the name of the venue from faces album cover a nod is a s good as a wink to a horse.

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