Released September 16, 1977, Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane's
Rough Mix album turns 45 years old today!
Pete Townshend had been initially contacted by Ronnie Lane
to produce his next album. Instead, the project turned into
a full-blown collaboration between the pair.
Rough Mix features songs written by both blokes in a vein less like
that of the Who or Faces, but instead close to the British folk rock vogue
of the early 1970s among various English bands.
Members of Lane's Slim Chance group and other colleagues also appeared on the recording, among them Who bassist John Entwistle,
Ian Stewart and Charlie Watts from The Rolling Stones,
and Eric Clapton.
During the recording of Rough Mix, Lane's multiple sclerosis was diagnosed, but still not revealed generally.
Hustle yourself here to find links to listen to Rough Mix and the beloved song favorites "Annie", "Heart To Hang On To", "Street in the City", "Nowhere To Run", "My Baby Gives It Away", "April Fool" and five other steller tunes. Here also are stellar reviews and a secret stash of Martin Cook's photo shoot for the album