Faces – Ooh La La

Album Designer Jim Ladwig, had run across a 1930s toothpaste ad featuring a photo of radio star Fred Allen with eyes and mouth that moved when a tab was pulled. Ladwig constructed an album sized model of the ad and showed it to Faces member Ron Wood who said ‘Ooh La La.’ Jim Ladwigs design eventually worked its way onto the cover of the Faces Album Ooh La la…replacing the face of Fred Allen with the face of a 1920’s italien Comedian…complete with moving eyes and Jaw. The album turned out to be the Last for the band Faces. Rod Stewart was distracted by his solo career and was showing less and less interest in being front man for any band. Although, he had recorded the voice for the title track…it was not used nor was the version recorded by Ronnie Lane. Instead, producer Glyn Johns suggested that Ron wood give it a try. That was the track used on the song. After the release, Rod Stewart had some very harsh words to say about Faces and the album Ooh La La. Ronnie lane quit a few months later and the band fell apart shortly afterwards.

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