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Every Picture Tells a Story

Somebody asked me recently what the most influential record I listened to growing up was. I could have easily said the entire Who catalog….but something kept nagging at me. And then I remembered what it was…

Yea….this is the one. Everything I love about popular music is in here.

Of course, this Rod Stewart doesn’t exist anymore. But for a few years in the 70s (not to mention his time with The Faces), he was as good as it gets. Aside from writing or co-writing great songs (“Maggie May”, “Mandolin Wind”, the title track), he had an impeccable ear for covering others (“I’m Losing You” is the best white Motown cover ever, and “Tomorrow Is a Long Time” has long been my favorite Dylan re-make).

The 70s never got any better than this. I quite literally wore this record out. Had to buy it again. Ralph’s record city. Man I miss that place…

In a bit..


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  1. Don
    February 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Saw him play to 30,000 people in St. John’s NF in the early 90’s. He was pretty glossy radio by then but all rasp and played songs from this record. One of favorite concerts next to Bowie and the Stones.

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