Episode 53: Marah’s Dave Bielanko, part two




March 22, 2017


  • Marah “Point Breeze” Kids in Philly (Artemis) 2000
  • Rod Stewart “You Wear it Well” Never A Dull Moment (Mercury) 1972
  • Marah “A Melody of Rain”¬†Marah Presents Mountain Minstrelsy of Pennsylvania¬†(Valley Farm Songs) 2014
  • Marah “Sing! O Muse of the Mountain”¬†¬†Marah Presents Mountain Minstrelsy of Pennsylvania¬†(Valley Farm Songs) 2014


Make sure you listen all the way through this episode, peoples.

Here’s what it looked like when we were chatting with Dave, backstage at Jammin’ Java.

Rod Stewart and the Faces — ¬†Ian McLagan (keyboards), Ronnie Lane (bass), ¬†Kenney Jones (drums) and¬†Ronnie Wood (guitar) — put out four studio albums:¬†¬†First Step (1970),¬†Long Player (1971),¬†A Nod Is As Good As a Wink… to a Blind Horse (1971) and¬†Ooh La La (1973). Start with A Nod,¬†which contains their most well-known song, “Stay With Me.” All four records are great, though, but if you do nothing else, listen to Rod on the Faces version of “Maybe I’m Amazed” from Long Player. Bloody brilliant.

Now, the Small Faces, that’s a whole other band — and maybe even a better one than the Faces. Here’s a decent outline of both bands.

Best Rod Stewart album? Hard to say, but it’s not this one.

And then there was that time Rod did the Scottish Cup draw:

Here’s the full Dave Bielanko interview, warts and all. Listen at your own risk.

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