May 28, 2011

"I love the opening thump thump of the drums..."

"... and once hit a dashboard so hard that it made the cassette eject."

12 comments:

chickenlittle said...

Every old song and picture tells a story don't it?

traditionalguy said...

Into every Rod Stewart's life a Maggie must fall. Stewart asks the eternal question of whether the pain of loving a woman is worth it. Stewart's answer is a painful yes.

EDH said...

Thumps perfectly reflect the mood of the song's intro where he wakes out of a lover's dream to an abrupt realization about what needs to say but hasn't.

Kenny Jones of The Faces is one of the few drumers who actually makes an extended drum solo work on I'm Losing You.

Drum solo starts @ 3:15.

Also like two-part intro, starting with Ron Wood's guitar.

edutcher said...

'Fraid not.

Dumb song sung by a guy who can't sing.

William said...

After Shane MacGowan of the Pogues, he has the best version of Dirty Old Town. For all the private jets and fast rotation of supermodel wives, he can still maintain the persona of a scruffy kid from the bad part of town looking for a way out.

opfor311 said...

I got sooooo tired of hearing Maggie May on the way to High School. The radio stations in my home town overplayed almost to the point of making it as cringeworthy as "Seasons in the Sun" or 'You Light Up My Life".

vw: bosting
What people in Boston do when they overhype their town...

chickenlittle said...

Dumb song sung by a guy who can't sing.

Aww, don't be such a dutchie-downer...

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wv = "rehatr" Don't be a rehatr. Lots rehate being rehashed re Palin.

edutcher said...

chickenlittle said...

Dumb song sung by a guy who can't sing.

Aww, don't be such a dutchie-downer...


Ya gotta call like ya see 'em.

Besides, opfor is right. Hearing a song you don't like over and over only makes that much more detestable.

EDH said...

There may be some dispute over who played the "thump - thump" on Maggie May.

Every Picture Tells a Story is the third album by Rod Stewart, released in the middle of 1971...

All five members of the Faces (with whom Stewart at that time was lead vocalist) appeared on the album, with guitarist/bassist Ronnie Wood and keyboardist Ian McLagan on Hammond B3 organ being most prominent. Due to contractual restrictions, the personnel listings were somewhat vague, and it was unclear that the full Faces line-up recorded the version of the Motown hit "(I Know) I'm Losing You".[1] Other contributors included Ray Jackson on mandolin (though Stewart forgot his name and merely mentioned "the mandolin player in Lindisfarne" on the sleeve). Micky Waller on drums...


It's almost certainly Jones on Losing You, however.

Phil 3:14 said...

Never liked Rod that much. This seemed to be the peak of his artistic career. After, it felt like he coulda been a contenda but settled for crap and People magazine covers

And of course there was always the hair!

Robert Cook said...

In my freshman high school art class the teacher let the students play records while we did our work. That was the year of LED ZEPPELIN II and ABBEY ROAD, both of which were played incessantly.

One day, someone brought in Rod Stewart's then current album GASOLINE ALLEY, and the reaction of the other kids was "Rod Stewart? Who?!"

Yep, there was a time when he was unknown.

I've never cared for Stewart and although I can understand why "Maggie May" is catchy, it doesn't do it for me, either.

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