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Friday, 6 August 2021

From When Rod Was Good


It is generally accepted , round these parts at least , that anything by Rod Stewart from the Mercury Years (1969 - 1974) is worth having and that anything else is probably best avoided. Perhaps it is because on these albums he is accompanied by  members of The Faces.

My second Whithorn acquisition was the 4th of the 5 Mercury releases 1972's Never a Dull Moment which is in really good condition considering it has a fairly complicated three way gatefold and is just a year short of  the half century.

Only  An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down and Smiler required to complete the set. I also have the compilation Sing it Again Rod  and the  excellent double CD compilation Handbags and Gladrags which both cover this period.

I'm glad to say that this one made it home unscathed.

Rod Stewart - Lost Paraguayos

Rod Stewart - You Wear it Well


  1. Triple gatefolds. Those were the days. You had to work for your music back then.

  2. "anything else is probably best avoided."
    You're not wrong there (speaking as someone who has Footloose and Fancy Free AND Atlantic Crossing)

  3. Absolutely sublime. Rarely has an artist been so good and fallen so far, so quickly. See also UB40 after their first two albums.

  4. Lost track of Rod Stewart in the er....mid-seventies. He's still alive I'm led to believe! Just been reading up on Martin Quittenton who provided the music for You Wear It Well (and Maggie May) - he seemed to want to run a mile from the hedonism of that period although he did well from the royalties that flooded in unlike Lindisfarne's Ray Jackson who just got the standard Musician's Union fee of £15 for a three hour session for his strumming on MM.