Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Sing It Again Rod by Rod Stewart, released in 1973, was a compilation of some of Sir Rod’s finest songs and I literally wore it out from listening to it so much. Unlike some of his other raspy voiced peers like Bon Scott (AC/DC), Steve Mariott (Humble Pie), and Noddy Holder (Slade), Stewart sang for the ladies and picked tunes with great melodies and lyrics to sell his stud image. He also had Ronnie Wood on lead guitar before the Rolling Stones made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, but while they were a team, they put out some absolutely glorious music. This album featured killer covers of Pinball Wizard by The Who, Country Comfort by Elton John, Twistin’ The NIght Away by Sam Cooke, and some great Stewart originals like You Wear It Well, Lost Paraguayos, Gasoline Alley, Mandolin Wind, and of course, Maggie May. I lost interest in Rod once he went disco later in the decade, but his early stuff is just legendary!

Written By Braddon S. Williams

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