>Just in case anyone’s interested…

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..why I’ve been listening to EPTAS on a daily basis since I bought it in Los Angeles on 4 December 1971?

Rod Stewart’s Every Picture Tells a Story is the greatest rock & roll recording of the last ten years. It is a mature tale of adolescence, full of revelatory detail (Rod combing his hair a thousand different ways in front of the mirror), and it contains the only reference to the Dreyfus case in the history of rock. It is also hilarious, and one of the friendliest pieces of music ever recorded. It is rock & roll of utterly unbelievable power, and for most of its five minutes and fifty-eight seconds that power is supplied by nothing more than drums, bass, acoustic guitar and Rod’s voice. Mick Waller should have received the Nobel Prize — in physics, of course — for his demolition work at the end of the first verse; Martin Quittenton’s acoustic guitar playing is well beyond any human award — for that matter, it is beyond human ken. John Lennon once said he wanted to make a record as good as “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On”; Rod Stewart did it.

– Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone, 12/15/77. 

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1 Response to >Just in case anyone’s interested…

  1. John B says:

    >Good to see Jackson Browne's "Hold Out" made the top 20. His Greatest Hits CD was one of my Christmas presents.

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