Never Say Never
As keyboardist with the Faces, Ian McLagan helped build one of the most durable sounds in rock & roll: scruffy, boozy, and celebratory, but tinged by the knowledge that nothing lasts. Never Say Never channels that spirit and shades it with intimations of mortality. It captures a band of pirates bashing it out, staving off closing time with another pint and another song. McLagan’s weathered voice is perfect for a mix of raucous shouters and 3 a.m. ballads. ”When the Crying Is Over” leaves not a dry eye in the house at last call. A?