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REQUIRED LISTENING: a musician's personal notes about favorite artists.

ROD STEWART
Never A Dull Moment.
1972 seemed to be the height of Rod Stewart's career. The Faces were at their apex and Rod Stewart's last album, Every Picture Tells A Story, was highly successful. Never A Dull Moment contains all the great aspects of Rod's music (at the time): sleazy Rock, "Italian Girls" and "True Blue"; Folk, "Lost Paraguayos" and "Mama You Been On My Mind"; Soul, "I'd Rather Go Blind" and "Angel." Rod Stewart's voice is among the finest ever in rock: raspy, soulful and rangy. Rod lures you in with an indefinable quality. I wish he would have kept making music of this quality. "Do You Think I'm Sexy" started a downward spiral and although he's had a few fine moments since then, his true fans wish he could revive the emotive qualities of his early work in the 70s.

posted: January 2004.

 

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