Q (1/95, p.280) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...There's a pub-styled chug-a-lug, a loose country feel, boozesque sub-Faces harmonies to the whole affair that is...rather wee-wee-hours-effective..."
Personnel: Ron Wood (vocals, guitar); Ian McLagan (keyboards); Willie Weeks (bass); Andy Newmark (drums).
Up until the early 1970's, Ron Wood was known primarily as a sideman in various bands (The Creation, the Jeff Beck Group, and the Faces). In 1974, Wood took a step out from out of the shadows and issued his first solo release, I'VE GOT MY OWN ALBUM TO DO. His debut has a definite 'home made' feel to it, with such all-star friends as the Face's keyboardist/pianist Ian McLagan and the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards join Wood in the festivities. Standouts include a pair of Richards tracks ("Act Together" and "Sure the One You Need"), a cover of "If You Gotta Make A Fool of Somebody," and the crude n' bluesy album closer, "Crotch Music."
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