Hey, his first four solo albums are outstanding. But even by the fourth, Never a Dull Moment, there were signs of load-hood that can now be seen in retrospect. His career arc is similar to Elton John's, in that his first four albums were pretty good too (e.g., Tumbleweed Connection), before he slid off into campy self-parody. Interestingly, you can pinpoint the absolute demise of both to that awful duet they did in 1974, Let Me Be Your Car. Spent forces, both. After which the real money came rolling in.
I listen to Every Picture Tells a Story regularly.
The combination of acoustic instruments with the mighty drumming of Mick Waller was a great sound. He was a vastly superior drummer to Kenney Jones of the Faces.
I read gagdad bob every chance I get for spiritual enlitotement. The O.V. Wright records are just gravy.
"I Know This Is Going To Sound Outrageous..."Well, you got that right.In that particular cut his first and enduring mistake is "Slow down."
You know, if you could cross OneCosmos with Sippican Cottage you'd get Gagdad Cottage: Lots of insights about electric guitars and snow and stuff but they'd all run about 12,800 words long!
Rimshot! Thank you. I'll be here all week!
Must be something in the air -- was thinking about Rod the Mod just this morning. Never understood how someone with such talent could go so wrong, so quickly. Meanwhile, I think he and Kenney Jones more than hold their end up here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLhoLkTyNkM---------------www.365ThingsIKnow.com
The post title. It is the truest thing said this week on the culture, IMHO.Thank you.
Beck & Stewart "Morning Dew" 1968ish - Stewart in blues modeCountry Comfort later - b4 John Denver discovered it
I had the pleasure of seeing Rod Stewart with The Faces in the early '70's. It was a show second to none.
I saw Rod Stewart and Faces on tour with Three Dog Night in 1971. Yes. They opened for TDN.Now, I know you have lost all respect you used to have for me.:-)
..Rod Stewart? Isn't that the guy who sings lead for Jeff Beck?
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