Tag: Rod Stewart

Tuesday 1/10/23 8am ET: Feature Greatest Hits LP: Rod Stewart – Greatest Hits Volume 1 (1979)

Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 is Rod Stewart’s 1979 Warner Bros. Records best-of compilation, released October 12, 1979.

“Hot Legs”
“Maggie May”
“Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”
“You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)”
“I Don’t Want to Talk About It”
“Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)”
“The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)”
“The First Cut Is the Deepest”
“I Was Only Joking”

Wednesday 1/4/23 5pm ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – Foolish Behaviour (1980)

Foolish Behaviour is Rod Stewart’s tenth studio album, released on November 21, 1980 on the Riva label in the United Kingdom (RVLP 11) and on Warner Bros. Records in both The United States (HS 3485) and Germany (WB 56 865). The tracks were recorded at The Record Plant Studios and Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles from February to September 1980. “Passion”, “My Girl”, “Somebody Special”, “Oh God, I Wish I Was Home Tonight” and “Gi’ Me Wings” were released as singles.

The video to another song on the album, “She Won’t Dance With Me”, was the third video to be played on MTV when it launched August 1, 1981. The lyrics contain the use of the word “fuck” which remained unedited in the video.

“Better off Dead” 3:07
“Passion” 5:29
“Foolish Behaviour” 4:24
“So Soon We Change” 3:44
“Oh God, I Wish I Was Home Tonight” 5:02
“Gi’ Me Wings” 3:47
“My Girl” 4:27
“She Won’t Dance with Me” 2:30
“Somebody Special” 4:29
“Say It Ain’t True” 4:02

Rod Stewart – vocals, harmonica
Jim Cregan (A 5 all guitars ), Gary Grainger (Dobro A 3 ), Billy Peek (A 1, B 3) – guitar
Phil Chen, Tim Bogert (B 1 – B 3), James Haslip (A 5) – bass guitar
Carmine Appice – drums, timpani
Colin Allen (A 5, B 4, B 5), Roger Bethelmy (A 4) – drums
Kevin Savigar, John Jarvis – keyboards
Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
Phil Kenzie, Earl Price, James Gordon – saxophone
Billy Lamb, Jim Price – trombone
Lee Thornburg – trumpet
Sid Page – violin
Susan Grindell, Valerie Carter, Dianne Steinberg, Dee Archer, Tony Brock, The Rod Stewart Group – backing vocals
Del Newman – string arrangements

Tuesday 12/27/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – A Night On The Town (1976)

A Night on the Town is Rod Stewart’s seventh album, released June 18, 1976. The cover art is based on Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s painting Bal du moulin de la Galette, with Stewart inserted in the centre in period costume. On 30 June 2009, Rhino reissued the album as a two-disc CD with bonus tracks. A Night on the Town was Stewart’s last UK number-one studio album until Time in 2013.

The album is regarded as one of Stewart’s finest. “The Killing of Georgie” is one of Stewart’s most hard hitting set of lyrics, a melancholic tale of a gay friend who is cast out by his family and becomes a sensation in the New York nightlife, only to be murdered by a New Jersey gang during an attempted robbery. Controversial “Tonight’s the Night” was a No. 1 hit but was banned by some radio stations due to the very obvious lyrics about sex and loss of virginity. A cover of Cat Stevens’ “The First Cut Is the Deepest” was also a success and has since become one of Stewart’s signature songs.

  1. “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” 3:54
  2. “The First Cut Is the Deepest” 4:31
  3. “Fool for You” 3:49
  4. “The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)” 6:28
  5. “The Balltrap” 4:37
  6. “Pretty Flamingo” 3:27
  7. “Big Bayou” 3:54
  8. “The Wild Side of Life” 5:09
  9. “Trade Winds” 5:16

Rod Stewart – vocals
Donald Dunn, Bob Glaub, David Hood, Willie Weeks, Lee Sklar – bass guitar
Steve Cropper, Billy Peek, Joe Walsh, Jesse Ed Davis, David Lindley, Fred Tackett, Pete Carr – guitar
John Barlow Jarvis, David Foster, Barry Beckett, J. Smith – keyboards
Roger Hawkins, Andy Newmark, Al Jackson Jr., Rick Shlosser – drums
Tommy Vig, Joe Lala – percussion
Jimmy Horowitz, Mel Lewis, Arif Mardin – string arrangements
Tower of Power horn section – French horn
Jerry Jumonville, Plas Johnson – tenor saxophone

Friday 11/25/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – Blondes Have More Fun (1978)

Blondes Have More Fun is Rod Stewart’s ninth album, released in November 1978. As was the popular musical trend at the time, it is Stewart’s foray into disco music. The album was commercially successful, reaching number 3 in the UK and number 1 in the US, but was critically divisive. The lead single “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” became one of Stewart’s biggest hits, peaking at No.1 in both the UK and US.

“Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” 5:31
“Dirty Weekend” 2:36
“Ain’t Love a Bitch” 4:39
“The Best Days of My Life” 4:21
“Is That the Thanks I Get?” 4:32
“Attractive Female Wanted” 4:17
“Blondes (Have More Fun)” 3:46
“Last Summer” 4:05
“Standin’ in the Shadows of Love” 4:28
“Scarred and Scared” 4:54

Rod Stewart – vocals
Gary Grainger, Billy Peek – guitar
Jim Cregan – guitar, backing vocals
Phil Chen – bass guitar, backing vocals
Carmine Appice – drums, backing vocals
Fred Tackett – acoustic guitars
Nicky Hopkins – piano
Duane Hitchings – keyboards, synthesizer
Roger Bethelmy – drums
Paulinho Da Costa, Tommy Vig – percussion
Gary Herbig – flute
Phil Kenzie, Tom Scott – tenor saxophone
Steve Madaio – trumpet
Mike Finnigan – background vocals
Max Carl Gronenthal – background vocals
Linda Lewis – vocals
Catherine Allison – piano, background vocals
Del Newman – string arrangements

Wednesday 7/13/22 1am ET: Live Track Show


Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac, Joe Cocker, CCR, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Dave Matthews Band, Rockpile, Jethro Tull, Chuck Berry, Neil Young, Who, America, Iron Maiden, Tori Amos, Supertramp, Three Dog Night, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Specials, Air Supply, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Wings, Queen, Cars, Firehouse,

Sunday 5/15/22 1pm ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – Camouflage (1984)

Camouflage is Rod Stewart’s 13th studio album, released on June 18, 1984 by Warner Bros. Records. The three singles from the album were “Infatuation”, “Some Guys Have All the Luck”, and a cover of the Free hit, “All Right Now”. The album marked a reunion of sorts between Stewart and Jeff Beck, who plays guitar on several tracks, as the two had been members of the influential 1960s group The Jeff Beck Group.

“Infatuation” 5:13
“All Right Now” 4:41
“Some Guys Have All the Luck” 4:33
“Can We Still Be Friends” 3:46
“Bad For You” 5:17
“Heart Is on the Line” 4:02
“Camouflage” 5:19
“Trouble” 4:42

Rod Stewart – lead vocals
Jeff Beck – guitar solo on “Infatuation”, “Can We Still Be Friends” and “Bad for You”
Jim Cregan, Michael Landau, Robin Le Mesurier – guitar
Jay Davis – bass guitar
Tony Brock – drums
Kevin Savigar – keyboards
Michael Omartian – keyboards, percussion, backing vocals, horn arrangements
Jimmy Zavala – harmonica
Gary Herbig – saxophone
Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley, Kim Hutchcroft, Charlie Loper, Gary Grant – horns

Monday 1/17/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 15

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We complete letter S and begin our travels into T.

1pm to 4pm ET

Friday 1/14/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – Foot Loose and Fancy Free (1977)

Foot Loose & Fancy Free is Rod Stewart’s eighth album, released November 4, 1977 on Riva Records in the UK and Warner Bros in the US.

The album is the final album in a string of Stewart’s acclaimed 1970s albums, beginning with Atlantic Crossing and including the platinum-selling A Night on the Town. The album contains elements of hard rock (“Hot Legs”), funk rock (“You’re Insane”), and progressive rock via Motown (“You Keep Me Hanging On”), as well as Stewart’s usual ballads (“You’re in My Heart”). “I Was Only Joking”, a tale about regret and the care-free minds of the young, has become one of Stewart’s most loved compositions.

“Hot Legs” – 5:14
“You’re Insane” – 4:48
“You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” – 4:30
“Born Loose” – 6:02
“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” – 7:28
“(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right” – 5:23
“You Got A Nerve” – 4:59
“I Was Only Joking” – 6:07

Rod Stewart – lead and backing vocals
Fred Tackett – Acoustic guitar (A3)
Steve Cropper – guitar
David Foster – keyboards
Gary Grainger – guitar, backing vocals
Billy Peek – guitar, backing vocals
Phil Chen – bass guitar, drums, backing vocals
Nicky Hopkins – synthesizer
Jim Cregan – guitar, backing vocals
Carmine Appice – drums, backing vocals
Roger Bethelmy – drums ( A3. B2 )
John Jarvis – keyboards, backing vocals
Paulinho Da Costa, Tommy Vig – percussion
John Mayall – harmonica on “Born Loose”
Phil Kenzie – saxophone
Richard Greene – violin
Mark Stein – background vocals on “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”
Andy Johns – background vocals, engineering and mixing

Friday 1/14/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 14

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the letter S.

1pm to 4pm ET

Thursday 1/13/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 13

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter R and start with S into T.

2pm to 6pm ET

Wednesday 1/12/22 12pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 12

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter N and start with O into R and feature music from: Hurricane Smith, Shocking Blue, Rod Stewart, Spinners, America, Three Dog Night, Eagles, Jackson Browne, Led Zeppelin, Ringo Starr, Jim Croce, Lighthouse, Clarence Carter, Allman Brothers Band and many more.

12pm to 6pm ET

Tuesday 1/4/22 12am ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – Atlantic Crossing (1975)

Atlantic Crossing is the sixth studio album by the English singer-songwriter Rod Stewart, released on August 15, 1975. It peaked at number one in the UK (his fifth solo album to do so), and number nine on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.

The title indicated Stewart’s new commercial and artistic direction, referring to both his crossing over to Warner Brothers and on his departure to escape the 83 per cent top rate of income tax introduced by British Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson for the jet-set lifestyle in Los Angeles (where he had applied for American citizenship at this time). The album was divided into a slow side and a fast side, apparently at the suggestion of Stewart’s then-girlfriend, Swedish actress Britt Ekland. Stewart would repeat the format for his next two albums.

The album contained two of Stewart’s most popular songs, “Sailing” and “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”, and classic rock favorites “Three Time Loser” and “Stone Cold Sober”.

With Atlantic Crossing, Stewart ended his association with Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan and the stable of musicians who had been his core collaborators on his classic run of albums for Mercury Records, fusing soul and folk. Instead, he used a group of session musicians, including The Memphis Horns and three-quarters of Booker T. and the MG’s. The album was produced by Tom Dowd, the famous engineer and producer on records by so many of Stewart’s heroes during Dowd’s time on staff at Atlantic Records. The only song performed from this album on The Faces’ final US tour in autumn 1975 was “Three Time Loser”, and the rest of the group heavily disliked Stewart’s change in musical direction on this album. Following the success of the album, and his move to the U.S., Stewart announced his exit from the Faces by the end of the year.

“Three Time Loser” 4:03
“Alright for an Hour” 4:17
“All in the Name of Rock ‘N’ Roll” 5:02
“Drift Away” 3:43
“Stone Cold Sober” 4:12
“I Don’t Want to Talk About It” 4:47
“It’s Not The Spotlight” 4:21

“This Old Heart of Mine” 4:04
“Still Love You” 5:08
“Sailing” 4:37

“To Love Somebody” 4:12
“Holy Cow” 3:16
“Return to Sender” 3:42
“Three Time Loser” [Alternate Version] 4:40

“Alright for an Hour” [Alternate Version] 4:36
“All in the Name of Rock ‘n’ Roll” 5:00
“Drift Away” [Alternate Version] 3:58
“Too Much Noise” [Early Version of “Stone Cold Sober”] 3:24
“I Don’t Want to Talk About It” [Alternate Version] 4:56

“It’s Not the Spotlight” [Alternate Version] 4:27
“This Old Heart of Mine” [Alternate Version] 3:54
“Still Love You” [Alternate Version] 4:57
“Sailing” [Alternate Version] 4:39
“Skye Boat Song (The Atlantic Crossing Drum & Pipe Band)” [Alternate Version] 4:20

Rod Stewart – vocals
Pete Carr – acoustic guitar and electric guitar on Sailing
Jesse Ed Davis – guitars
Steve Cropper – guitars
Fred Tackett – guitars
Jimmy Johnson – guitars
Barry Beckett – keyboards

Albhy Galuten – keyboards
Booker T. Jones – Hammond organ
Donald “Duck” Dunn – bass
Lee Sklar – bass

Bob Glaub – bass
David Hood – bass
David Lindley – mandolin, violin
Al Jackson, Jr. – drums, percussion
Roger Hawkins – drums, percussion
Nigel Olsson – drums, percussion
Willie Correa – drums, percussion
The Memphis Horns – trumpet, trombone, saxophone
Cindy & Bob Singers, The Pets & The Clappers – backing vocals

Wednesday 11/17/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – The Tears of Hercules (2021)

The Tears of Hercules is the thirty-second studio album by British singer-songwriter Rod Stewart. It was released on 12 November 2021 through Warner and Rhino. It was produced by Stewart and Kevin Savigar.

  1. “One More Time” 3:58
  2. “Gabriella” 3:33
  3. “All My Days” 3:37
  4. “Some Kind of Wonderful” 3:02
  5. “Born to Boogie 3:43
  6. “Kookooaramabama” 3:43
  7. “I Can’t Imagine” 3:35
  8. “The Tears of Hercules” 4:10
  9. “Hold On” 4:19
  10. “Precious Memories” 3:59
  11. “These Are My People” 2:57
  12. “Touchline” 3:55

Rod Stewart – vocals (all tracks), production (all tracks)
Kevin Savigar – production (all tracks), keyboards (all tracks), programming (all tracks)
J’Anna Jacoby – violin (1), fiddles (3)
Amanda Miller – backing vocals (1-6, 8-10, 12)
Holly Brewer – backing vocals (1-10, 12)
Gemma Mewse – backing vocals (1-10)
Emerson Swinford – guitars (2, 4-7, 9, 11), bass (5-6)
Julia Thornton – percussion (3-5, 8-9, 11-12)
Harlano Weekes – backing vocals (4, 8-11)
Adeola Shyllon – backing vocals (4, 8-9, 11)
Mark Agyei – backing vocals (4, 8-11)
Melissa Veszi – backing vocals (4, 8-9, 11)
Sabrina Adel – backing vocals (4, 8-9, 11)
Taya Plant – backing vocals (4, 8-9, 11)
Roo Saville – backing vocals (7-8, 12)
Jessica Childress – backing vocals (9)
T Jay Weekes – backing vocals (10)
David Palmer – drums (5)
Mike Severs – guitars (10)
Jimmy Roberts – saxophone (10)

Friday 9/3/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Various Artists – Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin

Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin is a 1991 tribute album consisting of interpretations of sixteen songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Released October 22, 1991. The title refers to a song on John’s album 21 at 33, “Two Rooms at the End of the World”, and to the duo’s unusual collaborative style; it is also the title of a 1991 film documenting their collaboration.

  1. “Border Song” Eric Clapton 4:21
  2. “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” Kate Bush 4:57
  3. “Come Down in Time” Sting 3:38
  4. “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” The Who 4:32
  5. “Crocodile Rock” The Beach Boys 4:21
  6. “Daniel” Wilson Phillips 4:03
  7. “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” Joe Cocker 3:57
  8. “Levon” Jon Bon Jovi 5:27
  9. “The Bitch is Back” Tina Turner 3:38
  10. “Philadelphia Freedom” Hall & Oates 5:12
  11. “Your Song” Rod Stewart 4:49
  12. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” Oleta Adams 6:02
  13. “Madman Across the Water” Bruce Hornsby 6:10
  14. “Sacrifice” Sinéad O’Connor 5:12
  15. “Burn Down the Mission” Phil Collins 6:11
  16. “Tonight” George Michael 7:23

Thursday 6/3/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story (1971)

Every Picture Tells a Story, is the third studio album by Rod Stewart. It was released on 28 May 1971. It incorporates hard rock, folk, and blues styles. It went to number one on both the UK and US charts and finished third in the Jazz & Pop critics’ poll for best album of 1971. It has been an enduring critical success, including a number 172 ranking on Rolling Stone’s 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

  1. “Every Picture Tells a Story” 6:01
  2. “Seems Like a Long Time” 4:02
  3. “That’s All Right / Amazing Grace” 6:02
  4. “Tomorrow Is a Long Time” 3:43
  5. “Maggie May” 5:15
  6. “Mandolin Wind” 5:33
  7. “(I Know) I’m Losing You” 5:23
  8. “(Find a) Reason to Believe” 4:05

Rod Stewart – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Ronnie Wood – guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass guitar
Sam Mitchell – slide guitar
Martin Quittenton – acoustic guitar
Pete Sears – piano, celeste
Micky Waller – drums
Danny Thompson – upright bass
Andy Pyle – bass guitar
Dick Powell – violin

Ray Jackson (“the mandolin player in Lindisfarne”) – mandolin
Long John Baldry – vocals on “Every Picture Tells a Story”
Maggie Bell – “vocal abrasives” on “Every Picture Tells a Story”
Madeline Bell and friends – “vocal abrasives” on “Seems Like a Long Time”
Ian McLagan – Hammond organ, piano on “(I Know) I’m Losing You”
Kenney Jones – drums on “(I Know) I’m Losing You” (uncredited)
Ronnie Lane – bass guitar and backing vocals on “(I Know) I’m Losing You” (uncredited)