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Thread started 08/01/19 8:20am

Gunsnhalen

Some love for 80s Rod Stewart

So the last year and a half I’ve become a pretty big Fan of rod the mop. Of course his early albums like every picture tells a story are amazing rock albums and his best artistically. But I feel like his 80s period gets dismissed a lot which sucks cause in my opinion he had some of the best hit songs of the decade.

Don’t get me wrong he released some meh albums but he had some killer singles and deep cuts.

Young Turks
Passion
Baby Jane (my favorite)
She won’t dance with me
Tonight I’m yours
Infatuation
Never give up on a dream
Forever young
Lost in you

I know some of his hits like love touch are pretty bad (those marimbas are awfbut I much prefer it to the shitty covers albums he’s done most of the 00s. but what do y’all thing of Rods 80s era?
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Reply #1 posted 08/01/19 8:30am

SoulAlive

“Baby Jane” is my favorite Rod Stewart hit of the 80s...love that song! music
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Reply #2 posted 08/01/19 8:34am

alphastreet

I loved baby jane since I was a kid, but don’t really know his other 80s songs, or at least which decade some are from, like forever young
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Reply #3 posted 08/01/19 8:39am

Empress

I've been a huge fan of Rod's since the 1970's and I still listen to his music today. He was definitely in his prime in the 70's & 80's, but for a guy in his mid-seventies, he still sounds great. I've seen him perform at least a dozen times and he has always put on a great show. His anthology that came out in the 90's is chocked full of amazing songs. We listen to it often and there is no doubt in my mind that he is an icon and a very important part of music history.
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Reply #4 posted 08/01/19 10:55am

JoeBala

I recently bought his 2 cd greatest hits. I always thought he was underrated. This guy calls him Master Rod Stewert. This photo was taken in 1991.

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What inspired “Holding On to You,” which is such a beautiful song?

I am a big admirer of the great Rod Stewart, another famous disciple of Maestro Sam Cooke’s. He was looking for a song to finish a project at the time but before I could get it together, his label called the deadline. It was written for him to sing, which I would have considered a great honor. At that time, however it seemed as if I were being quarantined and kept back from the space I earned by following my God’s law. It was also a way to convince me that my luck had changed. I noticed how soon my luck reverted to form after I got rid of those types in my life. The consolation is that I got to keep the song.

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Reply #5 posted 08/01/19 11:49am

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Rod had some great songs in the 70s...and some good ones in the '80s, too. Glad to see him out there doing his thing.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #6 posted 08/01/19 1:02pm

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Infatuation was a great tune.

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Reply #7 posted 08/01/19 2:22pm

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Another gem is "My heart can't tell you no"!

"Old man's gotta be the old man. Fish has got to be the fish."
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Reply #8 posted 08/02/19 1:24pm

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COMPUTERBLUE1984 said:

Another gem is "My heart can't tell you no"!

Yes and I also love "Crazy Bout Her", "Love Touch" and other songs already listed in this thread from the 80s, ("Passion" is my hands down fave) and of course the 70s music from him are absolute classics . I have always been a Rod Stewart fan. cool

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Reply #9 posted 08/02/19 8:19pm

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Reply #10 posted 08/02/19 9:13pm

S2DG

Love Rod Stewart but the 80s is when I started to fade in interest.

Infatuation was cool but I love "Hot Legs" and the "Every Picture Tells a Story" album.

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Reply #11 posted 08/02/19 10:57pm

SoulAlive

Rod even had an excellent disco hit,”Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” in 1979....proving that he could easily venture out of his rick n’ roll comfort zone.
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Reply #12 posted 08/03/19 10:01am

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SoulAlive said:

Rod even had an excellent disco hit,”Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” in 1979....proving that he could easily venture out of his rick n’ roll comfort zone.


Always considered that a musical crime against humanity, Kiss's disco song is also on that list.

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Reply #13 posted 08/03/19 10:16am

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S2DG said:

Always considered that a musical crime against humanity

So you consider the 2 songs it copied (Bobby Womack ~ Put Something Down On It / Jorge Ben ~ Taj Mahal) crimes too?

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Reply #14 posted 08/04/19 9:23am

SoulAlive

S2DG said:

SoulAlive said:

Rod even had an excellent disco hit,”Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” in 1979....proving that he could easily venture out of his rick n’ roll comfort zone.


Always considered that a musical crime against humanity, Kiss's disco song is also on that list.

I like when the rock guys did disco songs biggrin The Rolling Stone's "Miss You" has a disco beat.ELO did a superb job with their disco track "Shine A Little Love".

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Reply #15 posted 08/04/19 9:24am

SoulAlive

as mentioned above,"Baby Jane" is my favorite Rod Stewart 80s song.What a great chorus! music

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Reply #16 posted 08/04/19 9:38am

alphastreet

Also love that chorus of baby jane!

I watched the video just now after over 25 years and now I actually get what it’s about. He’s getting over being in love with a prostitute, right?
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Reply #17 posted 08/04/19 10:24am

S2DG

MickyDolenz said:

S2DG said:

Always considered that a musical crime against humanity

So you consider the 2 songs it copied (Bobby Womack ~ Put Something Down On It / Jorge Ben ~ Taj Mahal) crimes too?

https://66.media.tumblr.com/be22cee8747533cf7db560cc721b73e4/tumblr_p4tma7SZMr1wz0m40o3_500.gif



Not familiar but I love these artists...

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Reply #18 posted 08/04/19 10:25am

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SoulAlive said:

S2DG said:


Always considered that a musical crime against humanity, Kiss's disco song is also on that list.

I like when the rock guys did disco songs biggrin The Rolling Stone's "Miss You" has a disco beat.ELO did a superb job with their disco track "Shine A Little Love".


I don't think it's just because they're rock guys, I think I just don't like the songs.

Love "Miss You" but I'll have to check out that ELO tune.

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Reply #19 posted 08/04/19 12:03pm

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S2DG said:

Not familiar but I love these artists...

The difference in Do Ya Think I'm Sexy and the other songs is that Rod's song is synth based. Rod even mentioned the Jorge Ben song in his autobiography. He said he heard it when he went to South America to watch a soccer match. The chorus melody comes from Taj Mahal (released in 1972) and the main synth line comes from the string arrangement on Bobby's 1975 song. It's not a big secret that Rod is a fan of soul/R&B music. He patterned his vocal style from Sam Cooke, so did Steve Perry from Journey.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #20 posted 08/04/19 5:37pm

S2DG

MickyDolenz said:

S2DG said:

Not familiar but I love these artists...

The difference in Do Ya Think I'm Sexy and the other songs is that Rod's song is synth based. Rod even mentioned the Jorge Ben song in his autobiography. He said he heard it when he went to South America to watch a soccer match. The chorus melody comes from Taj Mahal (released in 1972) and the main synth line comes from the string arrangement on Bobby's 1975 song. It's not a big secret that Rod is a fan of soul/R&B music. He patterned his vocal style from Sam Cooke, so did Steve Perry from Journey.


Thanks for all of this info, I'm going to go find this.

I've never really put him in the style of Sam Cooke but not that you mention it, I see it now.

Steve Perry I could always hear the Sam Cooke, I think that's why I liked him in the beginnig.

Thanks again!


[EDIT] Bobby Womack ~ Put Something Down On It...this was really cool and it took a couple listens to hear the connection. It's kind of in the background on the strings.

The Jorge Ben song... I Had no idea this existed, this is so much better than the cover.

https://www.youtube.com/w...3xFKwH-EwI

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Reply #21 posted 08/10/19 6:51pm

thedoorkeeper

Heard Rod Stewart on The Howard Stern Show and Stewart wrote the song Forever Young but because Bob Dylan also wrote a song called Forever Young Dylan gets part of the publishing from Stewart's song even though he had nothing to do with it.
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Reply #22 posted 08/14/19 2:49pm

SoulAlive

"Young Turks" is another great song that Rod did in the 80s.Love that one.

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Reply #23 posted 08/23/19 11:04am

domainator2010

I used to LOVE Lost in you back then.... smile

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Reply #24 posted 08/24/19 9:08am

Empress

thedoorkeeper said:

Heard Rod Stewart on The Howard Stern Show and Stewart wrote the song Forever Young but because Bob Dylan also wrote a song called Forever Young Dylan gets part of the publishing from Stewart's song even though he had nothing to do with it.


The songs are quite similar. Listen to both and you can't miss the similarities.
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