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Imagine:Rod Stewart

Postby bill » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:24 pm

Finally got round to watching the documentary on Rod Stewart,and very enjoyable it was too.Some great footage from his teenage Beatnik days,followed by his Mod period.His Long John Baldry association,Jeff Beck group period,and on to The Faces before the inevitable solo career.
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I know I'll cry until my dying day has come
Let the Winter roll along
I've got nothing left but song
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Re: Imagine:Rod Stewart

Postby Govangirl » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:27 pm

I love Rod, he's a legend. The bits with him and Ronnie Wood were classic! I had seen all the films of him that were shown except the 60s pre-famous period as a young man. That was really eye-opening. There he was setting out to hear Bertrand Russell in London somewhere, it was fascinating. Wonder what the later Rod who sold out on his music for a long period would have thought about that young guy? I think he is getting back to more credible music now and I loved the track about Brighton Beach and his daughter - very moving.
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Re: Imagine:Rod Stewart

Postby Martin » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:55 pm

I enjoyed that programme, very interesting. I’ve always thought Truth was his finest hour as well as being the greatest Led Zep album that wasn’t.
He comes across as a man that is very content, not just with his lot, but with himself, and that is always nice to see.
As for his latest album, I love it. I think it’s the best thing he’s done in a long, long time.
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Re: Imagine:Rod Stewart

Postby bill » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:46 am

Total agreement Martin,I have been playing his latest album a lot,

Rod does'nt need my money,so downloaded it for free from youtube. I'm sure he would do the same :lol:
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Re: Imagine:Rod Stewart

Postby Martin » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:39 pm

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Re: Imagine:Rod Stewart

Postby numberplease » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:31 pm

I must admit that I really didn`t like Rod Stewart at all in his(and my) younger days, but now that he`s started singing "proper" songs, I like him a lot.
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Re: Imagine:Rod Stewart

Postby Martin » Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:45 pm

It's always irked me that he threw away one of the greatest ever blues voices to record mediocre pop songs. In between Truth and his latest album, with the exception of a few Faces tracks, he has made a mockery of his talent.
As for what he did to the Sutherland Brothers Sailing, well, that is one of the biggest crimes in music history.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poDjuRlaNAg[/youtube]

I never realised that Rod had feelings for Ron. It's quite shocked me, but at around 2.28 into this vid Rod gives Ron a look that is as old as time, he's not singing to the audience, he's singing to Ron.

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