Ron Wood / Gimmie Some Neck

Waxed in the declining daze of old-school rock star excess, Ronnie once again flexes his bass chops with a little help from funky session ace Robert “Pops” Popwell on the rooster rocker’s finest slab, and possibly the best Stones solo endeavor ever.

Woody is pictured on the jacket of Gimmie Some Neck (1979) with a Fender P, and that’s the tone heard throughout.

Every bass track is killer: behind/on-top of the beat, in-the-pocket, looping counterpoint, and staccato rhythms aplenty with grooves courtesy of Messrs. Charlie Watts, Mick Fleetwood, and Jim Keltner.