Wednesday, 28 December 2011

WEDNESDAY CLUB - Rod Stewart - Maggie May/You Wear it Well(Early Versions)

MIDWEEK CRISIS think back to the good old days, come to WEDNESDAY CLUB, we've got Rod.  Ooh, La, La. Hey! You wear it well! you don't look a day over 40.

ROD STEWART - Maggie May (early Version) 1971

How do you do a post about an iconic song?

You kicked me in the head
Well if you are still here, you know what Rod means to you, there is a lot of 'youngers' who like Rod but kind of dismiss him, I have to say the American series did not help the cause, except his bank balance. But give him the right song and with that unique voice he will still deliver.

In these days he was only the lead singer of the Faces, we all loved them as 'yer typical rock band' they knocked them out, they rocked and they were a bit naughty too!

Rod then released, 'Reason to Believe(see earlier post)', the 'B' side was 'Maggie May' from his album 'Every Picture Tells a Story' and the rest is history.

I, like many others of my age group, grew up with this, it was when myself and now wife were 'courting' (kick me in the head) but it had the lot, folk meets rock, clever words, a voice to die for, it was as perfect as it could get. The album, 'Every Picture Tells a Story' is Rod at his very very best. I could not wait for his next album and the main track, 'You Wear it Well' delivered. Beat it for a break up song. I will repeat....give the guy a song and he will deliver...but unfortunately, Rod 'in my opinon' has been a victim of quality of song. Look what he did for Tom Waits' songs (Downtown Train, Tom Troubourdour Blues), he did them well!.....Hey! Any suggestions to get Rod back on track!

I hope you like this version, it is a complete delight. If you don't like it, then don't bother with this other great  version of 'You Wear it Well'.

'Since you've been gone, its hard to carry on'.

'Madam Onassis got nuthin' on you'

Play this for your Mum or Dad to get some brownie points, just in case you are grounded! ...You don't still live at home do you ? At your age!

ROD STEWART - You Wear it Well (early version)

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28 December 2011 at 10:44

Two of my favourite songs in the entire history of history. 'Maggie May' hit the charts just as I was beginning to become obsessed by music and blew me away. 'Every Picture Tells A Story' was, I believe, the first 'proper' album I ever owned. I was 11 years old and I knew that all this stuff would dominate m,y life. I wasn't wrong. Some would say 'what a waste' but there you go. 'You Wear It Well' was just as good. I probably still listen to these songs about a dozen times a year. Rod was ruined when he went to the States. The Faces were one of the greatest bands of all time. There...I'm on your wavelength. I've not heard these versions before - thank you.

28 December 2011 at 13:27

What a great comment SB yes one is as good as the other and both have stood the test of time even after all number of times I have played them...come back Rod!!

28 December 2011 at 15:24

Agree, excellent songs and probably the ones I know the most. I didn't know you were such a fan SH?

28 December 2011 at 16:42

OLD PA was signed into SH so it was OP who replied to SB to clear

29 December 2011 at 09:58

Iconic singer, iconic songs. Give him a song and he (usually) delivers. What a voice!