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Discussion in 'music' started by Charlie_1, May 20, 2019.

  1. Charlie_1

    Charlie_1 pfm Member

    I thought the only decent Rod Stewart LP was 'Every Picture' but recently bought 'Never a Dull Moment' and 'Gasoline Alley' and they're an absolute blast! They are so much fun if you like your rock 'n roll. Some really good songs being knocked out with much enthusiasm by all.

    As a result I also bought Faces 'A Nod Is As Good As a Wink' and that is a hoot too.

    Wish I'd looked into his early work sooner. I was probably put off by his 'Do You Think I'm Sexy' phase :(

    Anything else worth a listen?
  2. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    His first 4 solo albums are all utterly fantastic. I'm not so keen on The Faces, mind. Loved him dropping a mention of Ewan McColl on The One Show recently, of all places.

    For all his leopard skin trousers, I get the impression he's a damn good egg and songs like 'The Killing of Georgie' - which tears me up just thinking about it - suggest there's a brilliant playlist to be made from the best tracks from the rest of his solo work.
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  3. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    He is a genuine star who doesn't take himself too seriously & is happy to be seen enjoying life. Very underrated critically due to his later less regarded work, decent songwriter when he puts his mind to it also.
  4. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

  5. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    anything they did starting with
    A nod is as good as a wink....
    First Step
    Long Player
    Ooh La la
  6. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

    ...even if he does cause pfm’s resident wine merchant to stock Whispering Angel against his better judgment.
  7. steveinspain

    steveinspain pfm Member

    Some lovely violin playing on those early albums...
    One of my all time favourite tracks is his version of 'I'd rather go blind' Has me blubbing every time.
  8. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    All the faces albums (you can leave 'Overtures and Beginners' if you want) plus 'Pool Hall Richard' single and all of his Mercury / Vertigo albums.

    People have a bit of a downer on 'Smiler' as it was beginning to be a bit 'satin 'n' bum wiggles' but you can pick up copies for buttons and it has these absolute stoaters on it:

    As for the Warners stuff. Hmm. Start with 'Atlantic Crossing' and see how you go - skip 'Sailing' and the rest of the LP is OK. If you like it, 'A Night on the Town' is very similar.
    'Footloose and Fancy Free' has 'Hot Legs' on it but the rest of the album is a bit *meh*.

    After that, you can ignore most of it, although I do have a soft spot for 'Time' from 2013 if only for this:

  9. steveinspain

    steveinspain pfm Member

    I have to confess that my father was the violin player, tricky dicky, on those early albums.
    He would get a phone call late in the evening saying come to the studio at midnight and off he'd go.
    I remember him being on top of the pops - I was about 13, and suddenly attractive to girls despite my body and face. Those were the days...
  10. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    A great story.

    It seems Rod is still a good egg...

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  11. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    oops stunsworth got there first, but anyway... love the Faces stuff and the vocals on Jeff Beck's early albums, but I will try his early solo albums next.
  12. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    He is avidly into model railway, has quite a set up at one of his mansions. Has a full sized football pitch also. A total legend
  13. Charlie_1

    Charlie_1 pfm Member

    Thanks all - I will keep buying some more early LPs - Faces too. Glad I'm not the only one here enjoying his work.
  14. guydarryl

    guydarryl pfm Member

    superb lyricist, I don't appreciate poetry but his rhyming couplets are quite beautiful/comic:

    She was tall, thin and tarty
    And she drove a Maserati
    Faster than sound
    I was heaven bound
    Although I must have looked a creep
    In my army surplus jeep
    Was I being too bold
    Before the night could get old

    Also worth checking out his vocal contributions to Jeff Beck "Truth" - brilliant album
    and Python Lee Jackson - "in a broken dream'
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  15. Orbe Chaser

    Orbe Chaser pfm Member

    I am a big fan of Rod's early work, both solo & with The Faces, in fact I played "A Nods as Good as a Wink" & "Never a Dull Moment" today. I am okay up to "Smiler" but other than the odd track like "The Killing of Georgie" I lost interest, but it doesn't alter the fact his early work was superb.
  16. zarniwoop

    zarniwoop hoopy frood

    "In a broken dream" has long been a favourite. He remade it in the 90s with Dave Gilmour and John Paul Jones...
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  17. guydarryl

    guydarryl pfm Member

    ^^^ like that, but prefer this:

  18. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    I liked the first couple of Faces records and his model railway

  19. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I actually think he is our best rock/blues singer. Far better than Daltrey & Joe Cocker who seem to have more cred for some reason despite being far less talented
  20. guydarryl

    guydarryl pfm Member

    Different folks for different strokes, but I know where you are coming from :)

    I am sure that I have seen an interview where Rod describes himself as a folk singer (or something like that) and it made a lot of sense when he was talking about it - although I can't remember where I saw it.

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