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Retrieved 2 November Retrieved 17 September Canadian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 25 February Retrieved 21 September Archived from the original on 21 June Note: See "Stewart R. IFPI Sweden. Archived from the original PDF on 16 June Retrieved 9 September International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 1 February Ronnie is more prominent on the album in general - the sound has become much more guitar-based, and he revels in the sound of his slide and the grungy chops of the gritty rockers.
Essentially, the record is in this way somewhat more consistent than the debut, and, while there are no particularly high points here like 'Blind Prayer', there are also no embarrassments like 'Handbags', which is why the album gets the highest rating.
Gasoline Alley 's certainly no serious artistic statement - The Album at least boldly announced Rod's entrance onto the British rock scene by the front door - but if you're not a hardcore Rod fan with specific tastes, you'll probably enjoy Gasoline Alley more, and I fully understand you, because there's nothing to complain about here. Solid all the way through, but alas, the melodies are not very strong. The personality is here all right, though. The big breakthrough happened here, with the album easily reaching 1 and the critics raving all over it - to this day, it is the album that's most beloved by musical press.
Yea, truly and verily, it's quite good. But I've heard better! Why, Gasoline Alleyfor instance! Indeed - these songs manage to grab your soul where the majority of numbers from 'Picture' couldn't Almost definitely better. The lame Stax-Volt sound is almost completely gone, the selected covers are more high level Hendrix's 'Angel'? Go figure - this is the only Hendrix cover in Rod's entire repertoire!! Thus, the last album before the supposed slide into decline goes off as arguably Rod's greatest point - I still prefer Gasoline Alley for a more diverse and tasty listen, but this is probably the truest thing to represent the 'Rod spirit' - loud, chock-full of guitars, raunchy, and emotional.
Ronnie Wood again showcases his guitar talents, and even the fiddle is back, making 'You Wear It Well' a worthy and arguably superior sequel to 'Maggie May'. And, just so as to remind you that this 'spirit' was still a young angry one, there are a couple of good-time heavy rockers thrown in - not as heavy as 'You're My Girl', of course, which still gotta rank as Rod's highest peak as a hard rock star, but quite traditional nevertheless.
Stewart went on a two-year rest after Momentand it shows - Smiler is a considerably different album from everything he did before.
It's also Rod's last full collaboration with Wood and other Faces, so if you've got an allergy on everything overly commercial or if you're only buying Stewart albums to hear more of Ronnie's guitar, this should naturally be your last buy. It might not be as bad as it is sometimes proclaimed, but things have certainly changed.
Soulless, artificial rock'n'roll - the fun's still there, but the spirit is somewhere in the backyard Ronnie Wood deserted Rod a, I Wouldnt Ever Change A Thing - Rod Stewart - Two In One 1969 -1970 (CD. Well, regardless of the general statements I made in the previous review, time has proved that, although none of the further records he made were epochal, some of 'em were still darn good or, at least, pleasantly mediocre.
On this ominously titled album, reflecting his re-orientation on the ultra-commercial American market, he was able to prove that he was still the good old screamin' Hot Rod we loved so much - and at the same time demonstrated the first signs of the tasteless corporate industry product he would become in three or four years. Deciding to bring his 'talents' to the mass audience at any cost, he called on producer Tom Dowd, most famous for producing Clapton's contemporary 'soft rock' records, and opened the studios wide for a swarm of musicians - the credit listing is endless, with innumerable Album) of guitarists, pianists, drummers and the whole Memphis Horns on, well, horns.
It is to Rod's honour, though, that he wrote about half of the album himself, not letting corporate songwriting engulf him completely, and most of his compositions are quite entertaining. Gee, there isn't so much as half of an original melody on here. But at least, he prefers to rip off the classics. All right. You can safely count this album as the first definite Rod Stewart record you'll never need in your collection. Only a hardcore fan who was wild about Atlantic I Wouldnt Ever Change A Thing - Rod Stewart - Two In One 1969 -1970 (CD could probably get even higher about this one.
Basically, this record repeats the latter's format, with one crucial difference: everything is a step down. Once again, the album is divided into a 'harder' Album) a 'softer' side, only this time the 'softer' side comes first and the 'harder' side still ends with a 'soft' song 'Trade Winds'.
The psychological effect this produces is hard to underrate: Rod has finally metamorphosed into a sappy sludge singer, and throws in three or four rockers just like that, pro forma.
Add to this that the rockers are just not as interesting as the ones on Crossingwhile the balladeering is even less inspired and much more generic, with not a single truly creative Album) in sight. Somewhat more rockin' than the last one, at least, the rockers are more memorable, and that's a big advantage. This one initiates the series of albums with Rod's mug on every one and nothing else except it well, Blondes Have More Fun had a chick there as well, but it was even worse.
On here, though, he doesn't yet look like a complete sell-out pseudo-hip star - yet. And the songs are interesting, say what you will. Okay, this time there's no sign of anything like 'Killing Of Georgie', which means Rod had lost the last hopes of becoming an independent, raucous idol unbound by musical industry rules.
The rockers on the first half of this record are wild, roarin' and tearin' with the usual arsenal of distortion, speed, booming drums and everything, but in ? Come on! The real music lovers were all in love with punk at the time! This probably explains Rod's wish to 'dirty it up' a little, but all he manages to come through with is a bunch of unconvincing cock rock songs, all carefully combed and smacked up so as not to set parents really worrying for their daughters.
Not to mention that for every fun-filled cock rocker that you get, you also have to sit through a sappy, whiny love ballad, which only showcases the general level of hypocrisy. Yeah, it's product from beginning to end, but dammit to hell, it's a jolly well fashioned product! Okay, I agree - if there was at least a bit of sparkling hope on the previous three records, it is gone here. This is the definite point where Rod embraces commerciality with all his stud might.
Just look at the album cover and tell me it ain't atrocious. The funny thing, though, is that Rod is shown huggin' a brunette, not a blonde! Which evidently leads us to the conclusion that it is hethe blonde Rod the Mod, who really has all the fun, and that's what he does on the album: has a lot of fun.
With disco, with rock'n'roll, with bland balladeering, with more and more modern production values - Album) God, there are few synthesizers yet. Handbags and Gladrags 7. Street Fighting Man 8. Twisting the Night Away 9. Lost Paraguayos I Know I'm Losing You Pinball Wizard Gasoline Alley. I Know I'm Losing You 2. Bring It on Home to Me 3.
Sweet Little Rock'n Roller 4. Fly in the Ointment 5. Every Picture Tells a Story 6. Stay with Me 7. Motherless Child 8. Gasoline Alley 9. Maggie Mae Bootleg,Oh Boy. I'm Losing You 2. Bring It on Home 3. Sweet Little Rock n' Roller 4.
Too Bad 5. Motherless Children 8. You Wear It Well Maggie May Album, 04 OutubroMercury RecordsPolygram. Hot Legs 2. Tonight's the Night 3. Wild Side of Life 4. Get Back 5. You're in My Heart 6. Blondes Have More Fun 7. Do Ya' Think I'm Sexy 8. If Loving You Is Wrong 9. Born Loose 2. I Don't Want to Talk About it 3. Sweet Little Rock and Roller 4. Sailing 5. Twisting the Night Away 6. You Wear It Well 7. Maggie Mae 8. Sailing 2. Stone Cold Sober. Man of Constant Sorrow 2.
Blind Prayer 3. Lady Day 4. Tomorrow Is a Long Time 5. Country Comforts 6. Mandolin Wind 7. That's All Right 8.
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