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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Gasoline Alley

Gasoline Alley featured in a recent e-mail conversation. Further details to follow in due course.
It is Rod Stewart's second solo album from 1970 and features the Faces.All the Faces are namechecked on Wiki but the album's sleeve notes state that Mac was not available due to bus strike.

From the Mercury era also known as the When Rod Was Good era.
One of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die apparently.
A Rod and Ronnie composition followed by an Elton and Bernie one.

Rod Stewart - Gasoline Alley

Rod Stewart - Country Comfort


  1. I own everything up to 1974 and nothing after. Greil Marcus nailed it when he said, 'Rarely has a singer had as full and unique a talent as Rod Stewart; rarely has anyone betrayed his talent so completely.'

  2. Great album, featuring the 2nd best version of "It's All Over Now" - the best being the duet by Bill Withers and Bobby Womack. And "Cut Across Shorty" is a marvel of full-tilt, dirty old rock'n roll.

  3. Quality offerings today, well done

  4. According to The Swede I owned every record until Smiler. Sadly he did the Atlantic Crossing. Great choice of Songs, CC. I think about an additional post of his great ballads Only a hobo and Jo' lament.