The New Barbarians (band)

The New Barbarians (band)


The group was formed and led by Rolling Stones and Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood, primarily to promote his latest LP "Gimme Some Neck". The line-up included Rolling Stones member Keith Richards, bassist Stanley Clarke, former Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan, Rolling Stones confederate and saxophonist Bobby Keys and drummer Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste of The Meters.cite book |last=McLagan |first=Ian |title=All the Rage (revised edition) |publisher=Pan Books |date=2000 |id=ISBN 0-330-37637-X |pages=pg. 294-295]

The band played a mix of classic rock & roll, R&B, blues and country music, along with Ron Wood solo material and Jagger/Richards songs. Wood sang lead on most numbers (with Richards, McLagan and Clarke providing back-up vocals), as well as playing guitar, pedal steel, harmonica and saxophone.

The New Barbarians debuted as the Rolling Stones' support act at two charity concerts to benefit the CNIB at the Oshawa Civic Auditorium near Toronto, Ontario on 22 April 1979, fulfilling one of the conditions of Richards' 1978 sentence for possession of heroin. The band's eighteen-gig US tour followed. They made news in Milwaukee, Wisconsin when fans rioted, apparently due to their expectation that the show would feature "special guests", who did not appear.McLagan 2000. pg. 299-300.] Another line-up of the New Barbarians - with Andy Newmark, Reggie McBride, MacKenzie Phillips and Johnnie Lee Schell replacing Clarke, Modeliste and Richards - played a "make-up date" in Milwaukee in January 1980 to help the promoter recoup the cost of the damages caused by the riot.McLagan 2000. pg. 299-300.] cite web |last =Zentgraf |first=Nico |title=The Complete Works of the Rolling Stones 1962-2008 |url=|accessdate=2008-02-19 | ]

In October 2006 Ronnie Wood's record label, Wooden Records, released a two-disc CD of a New Barbarians concert at Capital Center Arena in Largo, Maryland, entitled "".

Typical set list

When The New Barbarians appeared as a support act (at the two Canadian shows and at Knebworth Fair) their performances featured shortened set lists, but most shows on their US tour included: :* "Sweet Little Rock & Roller" (Berry):* "Buried Alive" (Wood):* "F.U.C. Her" (Wood) :* "Mystifies Me" (Wood):* "Infekshun" (Wood) :* "Rock Me Baby" (Broonzy/Crudup):* "Sure the One You Need" (Jagger/Richards) "- Richards on lead vocals":* "Lost and Lonely" (Wood):* "Breathe On Me" (Wood):* "Love in Vain" (Johnson):* "Let's Go Steady Again" (Alexander) "- Richards on lead vocals, Wood on saxophone":* "Apartment Number 9" (Paycheck/Austin) "- Richards on piano and lead vocals, Wood on pedal steel":* "Honky Tonk Women" (Jagger/Richards):* "Worried Life Blues" (Merriwether) "- Richards on lead vocals":* "I Can Feel the Fire" (Wood):* "Come to Realize" (Wood):* "Am I Grooving You" (Russell/Barry):* "Seven Days" (Dylan):* "Before They Make Me Run" (Jagger/Richards) "- Richards on lead vocals":* "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (Jagger/Richards)


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