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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

When Rod was Good

I know that the younger among you will find this hard to believe but there was a time when Rod Stewart was actually good.
Before he became more famous for his trophy wives and girlfriends, became a celebrity football fan and a lazy get who resorted to bashing out all standards he had some tremendous songs - and here is the proof.
I blame Sailing personally.
Anything before Atlantic Crossing is well worth a listen.
I feel a potential series coming on - singers who used to be good!

Rod Stewart - Mandolin Wind

Rod Stewart - What Made Milwaukee Famous


  1. You just can't go wrong with 1968-1973 Rod. I have a feeling he might feature on another blog.

  2. Exactly - in this time he had a period when nearly every record was full of killer songs. His best record for me was Gasoline Alley. He was also great when he sung in the band from Jeff Beck - excellent blues rock.

    Btw. CC - it sounds like a good idea for a new series.
    Cheers Walter

  3. Dwight Yoakam immediately springs to mind Walter. His first four or five albums were fantastic. Thereafter a speed and rapid decline to mediocrity

  4. I know not enough from Dwight Yoakam to be able to judge this, CC. But in my mind springs two artist that lost their skills while getting commercial success: Elvis Presley and Joe Cocker. Mr. Cocker made a fantastic debut album to get lost in alcohol and drugs. He rose like phoenix from the cinder when he made his two records with Sly and Robbie - afterwards he vanished in the insignificance. Elvis made his best records when he was young and hungry and later: see Joe Cocker.

  5. I'm looking forward to you r series on Pub Rock