Tuesday, January 10, 2006

It's Rod Stewart's Birthday

"Rarely has a singer had as full and unique a talent as Rod Stewart; rarely has anyone betrayed his talent so completely. Once the most compassionate presence in music, he has become a bilious self-parody—and sells more records than ever." - Rolling Stone, 1980

So true.

Yet in the space of five years - 1970 to 1974 - Stewart made TEN studio albums. He put out five solo albums, four albums with The Faces, and another with the Jeff Beck Group. All are good. He also toured like mad.

Whatever the enormity of the sins he's committed since then, and they are legion, there is no better rock vocalist than Rod Stewart in his prime.

We are therefore bringing back one of my favorite things ever: Brandon Bird's painting. Of Rod Stewart. Dressed as a stormtrooper.


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