Rod Stewart

We went to see Rod Stewart tonight. I knew I liked his early stuff, particularly his work with Faces- a very under-appreciated band. What I had forgotten was how many other good songs he has recorded. I like his early stuff (pre-1980) better, but I enjoyed some of his newer stuff more than I thought I would- particularly his excellent cover of Cat Stevens’ Father and Son.

It was a very good show. My favorites were Dirty Old Town, from his first solo record (1969), and Stay With Me, from Faces’ A Nod is as Good as a Wink (1971). He played for a solid two hours, and did most of his big hits as well as a few covers, most notably Tom Waits’ Waltzing Matilda.

Good stuff.

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