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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by HotRodSteve, May 6, 2021.
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Everything he does is so derivative. Whether he takes his cue from Sam Cooke or The Stones or ZZ...always a clumsy second-hand idea.
Even at his blond-est, Rodder's at the party & having a good time?
I can't even hold _that_ vid against him.
Peace - Deeve
And yet, he had a great career, played with whoever he wanted to (including a dozen legends or so) and played everything from Brit Blues to Mod Pop to Straight-Up Rock to Americana-esque Country Rock to Disco to Pop to Standards/Jazz Pop...and sounded good doing it.
...and I can’t see how “Maggie May” or “Every Picture Tells A Story” or “Mandolin Wind” are derivative. Those songs opened a lot of instruments and arrangements that weren’t common in rock bands at the time.
The material he recorded with the Faces still stands the test of time though. Even Smiler, which was derivative.
From Atlantic Crossing he had very little band input, and it shows. Every album through the late seventies to late eighties was full of self-indulgent pap like Hot Legs and Blondes Have More Fun.
Don't even get me started on Tonight's the Night.
this song is AWESOME
haha I still know every word
Great guitar tone and hook intro. Gotta try it later today when I get a break.
That’s when I completely gave up on Rod.
Ah, the lovely little town of Piru, CA.
This was made years before MTV...Stewart and his record company knew the value of music vids before it was a thing.
For me, it may have been this...
I grew up on corny solo Rod Stewart and love almost all of it. Everything is derivative to some degree, so that's a silly thing to get hung up on.
So did Queen, but they had better songs to put in them.
Billy Idol hates it.
Hot legs got me up and groovin this morning! Good stuff mates! Got any Suzy Quattro?
I can forgive Rod things like Sailing and Tonight's the Night for Hot Legs - it's hot more balls than ZZ Top and he's more believable than pantomime 80s hairbands. Maybe even Georgie and Young Hearts.
Stay With Me, Handbags and Gladrags, You Wear It Well, First Cut Is The Deepest. Rod may have Paul McCartney syndrome where basically anything solo is a bit crap, but every now and then he pulled out one out of the bag that was worthwhile.
Keith Moon when he told Jimmy Page of his idea of a supergroup with Page, Entwistle and him called Led Zeppelin is supposed to have suggested Rod Stewart be the frontman.
Sorry, can't help but to like Rod. Couple of his tunes, OTOH. . .
Every time I play Maggie Mae, the audience loves it , even the young folk.
Even Rod's clunkers don't take away from his brilliance as one of the best rock n roll singers ever!
I dig it. Call me shallow