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Ace

Ace were one of the few pub rock groups to enjoy success on the pop charts, largely due to the warm, soulful vocals of Paul Carrack. While Carrack's voice certainly had crossover appeal -- as he would later prove with his own records, as well as his work with Squeeze and Roxy Music -- the band was also less devoted to the three-chord boogie and country-rock that marked most pub rock bands, favoring soulful R&B. And while they did have hits, their time in the spotlight was brief, and they fell apart shortly after Carrack left for a solo career.

Phil Harris (guitar) and Alan "Bam" King (guitar, vocal) formed Ace in 1972, recruiting Paul Carrack (keyboards, vocals), Terry "Tex" Comer (bass), and Steve Witherington (drums) over the course of the next year. Before the group began recording, they went through several drummers -- Witherington was replaced by Chico Greenwood, who was later replaced by Fran Byrne in 1974. After developing a small but dedicated following on the pub rock circuit, Ace signed with Anchor Records and recorded Five-a-Side. "How Long" -- a song about Comer leaving the band briefly to play with the Sutherland Brothers and Quiver, and his subsequent return -- was released as the first single. Most listeners interpreted the song as an ode to a crumbling love affair, and it became a fluke hit in both the U.K. and the U.S. Ace released Time for Another in 1975, but it was generally ignored, especially since the popularity of pub rock was declining rapidly.

Harris left the band in early 1976 and was replaced by John Woodhead. Later that year, Ace opened unsuccessfully for Yes, and then moved to Los Angeles, hoping that the U.S. would prove more receptive to their music. It wasn't. Ace released a final album, No Strings, in 1977 and then disbanded. Comer, Carrack, and Byrne all joined Frankie Miller, but by 1979, Carrack had left to sing with Roxy Music. Following his time with Roxy, he launched a solo career, which he balanced with playing with artists like Squeeze, Nick Lowe, and Mike + the Mechanics. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Track List: Five-A-Side

1. Sniffin' About

2. Rock & Roll Runaway

3. How Long

5. 24 Hours

6. Why

7. Time Ain't Long

8. Know How It Feels

9. Satellite

10. So Sorry Baby

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This was when music was music instruments of all types playing awesome!
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love_chocola t 7 0
Who knew the song was about the bass player? Lol.
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❤❤❤❤❤
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This song never gets old!
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Sounds good. Love it!
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It has been years since I head this heard this song, love , love love it
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It has been at least 25 years since I heard this song.
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yes!!!
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Love this song. :)
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mirola598
You've got that right!
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donnell55
Sounds just as good today as it did in the 70's
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rarebird52
Still poignant after all this time.
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naah101
Great classic you still hear played today. This is my 2nd favorite song of all time. My no. 1 all time favorite is Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears.
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Love love love this song
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YES!!!
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Classic!
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Love that song nice
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Wow
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Love the song HOW LONG classic.
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How long is this been going on? Probably a great deal longer than you would suppose if you have to ask that question! Seriously dude what were you thinking!
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Reminds me of Great Times in Phoenix, Arizona many years ago! A Fine Song!
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Since the '70s it's still a hit wonder!!!!!! !
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Wow. Long time gone. Great song!
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Summer of 75! Wow! Awesome time and wish I could go back!
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Nice. I'm pleased that this song isn't a typical love gone wrong but something entirely different.
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The best ever
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I love love love this song.i remember.whe n i was younger and this song came out.and I asked the guy I was seeng that question,lit t l e did I no he was cheating.
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dragonlady60 8 8
Amazing song
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scottgunk
Its always the bass player.
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'70s was a perfect storm of music; so many talented musicians all arriving on the scene at the same time, forcing everybody to up their game and giving producers a side variety of real talent to choose from
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Always loved this song brings back many memories.
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rgaskins36
One of the classic one hit wonders of the 1970's... this song debuted on Billboard's Top Pop Singles charts on March 8, 1975... peacked at #3 and stayed on the charts for 16 weeks.
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aestrada223
Remember Mary Lou P. and I listening to this in 1975, seems like yesterday. Miss you my first true love.
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Elmoore - I have to agree. Just something about the song. If you read the BIO you will better understand what the song is truly about which surprised me and may surprise you too. Happy listening!
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I love this song. I can't even explain why. Just hear it and it takes me to another place. 2nd most played song on my phone.
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light 70's
rock is the best
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Always really dug this song good stuff!
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Where were you when this hit by ACE came out!
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Omg. Hearing this flooded my mind with memories, some great then again not so.....such a pure heart then....yes, how long, Rob?
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luv it
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one of my favs stands the test of time
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vogelzang.d
I love this song and Paul Carrack voice ❤️
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starshine4me
I agree you said it hkjewett exactly!! The seventies was the best of times some of the best music of all times!!
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hkjewett
you got that right. Summer days and sunshine in the 70's. Happy times! Best times.
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That's when music said something
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teck57
The guitar solo is one of the finest examples of the use of a Leslie rotating speaker ever, pure mesmerizing swirly goodness
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Love this song !!!
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70's summer nights��
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Awesome song!! Love it!
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