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So... Rod Stewart

Started by kalowski, November 12, 2021, 10:32:17 PM

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poodlefaker

For years he lived in Essex, just outside the M25; his gaffe was clearly identifiable on Google Earth because as well as the usual tennis court and swimming pool there was a full-sized EPL-quality football pitch in the grounds.

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SpiderChrist

Quote from: poodlefaker on November 16, 2021, 11:42:25 AM
For years he lived in Essex, just outside the M25; his gaffe was clearly identifiable on Google Earth because as well as the usual tennis court and swimming pool there was a full-sized EPL-quality football pitch in the grounds.

Prong rating: 7

Indeed so - in fact, when Gordon Strachan (a friend of Rod's, apparently) was manager at Southampton they used to train there.

gilbertharding

I think they trained there once or twice - before an evening game at West Ham, IIRC.

Southampton do have their own training ground.

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pigamus

Quote from: Glebe on November 16, 2021, 10:17:00 AM
Surprised nobody's mentioned Rod's astonishingly awful Graham Norton performance, although be warned, you'll probably want to wipe it from your memory. Move aside Paul Shane! So embarrassing I don't think I could actually watch it again.

Eh? You're overselling that a bit. It's a naff song but I've seen far worse.

poodlefaker

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Sebastian Cobb

Quote from: gilbertharding on November 15, 2021, 01:16:47 PM
I like Rod Stewart's voice, I think.

As an artist, he's always suffered from... I don't know what it's called, but it was perfectly illustrated for me when I was in HMV once, and they were playing random music like always... and I heard The Motown Song, with its chorus "Bring over some of your old Motown records... We'll put the speakers in the window and we'll go on the roof and listen to the Miracles echo to the alley down below... "

By some lucky fluke (or something else, I don't know) the very next tune was When Smokey Sings by ABC, which is essentially a song about the exact same thing - even down to the artist the singer is listening to... except it's not been written by someone who really should have been a blacksmith rather than a lyricist

I know Rod doesn't write (most of) his stuff, but he has a knack for picking stuff that sounds like a first draft hack.

Happy to go on record to say 'Motown big up tracks' are awful with the exception of Levi Stubbs' Tears, cheers.

SteveDave

Quote"Sex is cool and sex is nice/ Sex will lead you to paradise / I love it."

This is like a song written by someone who's never had sex.

pigamus

His biggest problem I think is that his taste started to desert him in the late 70s. He became prematurely middle-aged and smug and annoying, and the awful mid-80s production that followed didn't help. His version of Some Guys Have All The Luck is clearly the worst, for example.

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Glebe

Quote from: pigamus on November 16, 2021, 01:33:51 PMEh? You're overselling that a bit. It's a naff song but I've seen far worse.

Cringe city nonetheless.

timebug

I have the same opinion of the bloke as a lot of posters. In the Faces, he was great. His first four solo albums, good stuff. Once he went to America and became full time transatlantic tart, I lost interest.

non capisco

Quote from: SteveDave on November 17, 2021, 08:35:47 AM
This is like a song written by someone who's never had sex.

Love the redundant "I love it." Could only be improved if it went

Quote"Sex is cool and sex is nice/ Sex will lead you to paradise / I love it/I've done it LOADS of times/You don't know her, I met her on holiday."




SteveDave

Quote"We did it all the ways/normal, from behind and standing up/wooh sex! Sexy sex! I've done it!"

Butchers Blind

The bit in the bridge where he sings "Oooo, tits and that" is a high point.

non capisco

I like the bit in the performance Glebe linked to where he sings "You taught me how to nasty" and to illustrate this he pats his arse. Looks more like "You taught me how to go to Asda" than anything more carnal, tbh.

gilbertharding

Quote from: SteveDave on November 17, 2021, 10:40:05 AM


We are sail-ing, on a shi-ip, held aflo-at, by the water it displaces...

Elderly Sumo Prophecy

He was on the One Show last night plugging his single, and the video was him and three young blonde women wandering around London, and I wondered whether he realised that he'd become a parody of himself decades ago, and whether he cares.
He does look like he still has a lot of sex though, presumably with the three young blonde women, so good for him.

poodlefaker

Quote from: timebug on November 17, 2021, 10:02:28 AM
I have the same opinion of the bloke as a lot of posters. In the Faces, he was great. His first four solo albums, good stuff. Once he went to America and became full time transatlantic tart, I lost interest.
Yeah, but he did it so unashamedly, it's almost worthy of respect. The cover of Atlantic Crossing couldn't be more blatant if it showed him flicking the Vs to a cartoon John Peel.

phatfill

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