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As he says in his tremendously readable autobiography, Rodhe hardly ever went into the studio with anything ready in those days. Major labels had money to let iconic performers like Stewart hang out in the studio waiting for a spark in those days. Stewart loved Chic, so he was game.
It sold over 2, copies in the U. The song was a little more disco than what Rod was used to releasing. He had previously been more of a blues rock singer.
When you hear a great song, you can think of where you were when you first heard it, the sounds, the smells. It takes the emotions of a moment and holds it for years to come. It transcends time.
In the late-'70s, hemmed in by disco on one side and punk on the other, many rock artists of Rod Stewart 's generation felt like the trends of the day were passing them by. Ever the optimist, Stewart decided that if he couldn't beat 'em, he'd join 'em. Although the single's dance beat — and the album's continued drift away from the rock sound that made Stewart famous — dismayed some longtime fans, it was a calculated gambit that ended up paying off in a big way.
Log dich ein um diese Funktion zu nutzen. Songtext von Rod Stewart. Sugar Sugar, ooh Ooh She sits alone waiting for suggestions He's so nervous, avoiding all the questions His lips are dry, her heart is gently pounding Don't you just know exactly what they're thinking?
Part of that had to do with the time period, and how fans of specific genres stayed in their lane. As Stewart observed in his autobiography, Rod"music was strewn with battle lines in those days, in ways that God be praised it no longer is. That's partly because Stewart sounds comfortable singing — his raspy, soulful voice adds grit to the pristine instrumentation and arrangements — and partly because he applies his usual impeccable sense of dynamics to this vocal delivery.
Rod, however, made a substantial out-of-court settlement before the case came to trial. What Stewart did not sacrifice on the altar of justice was his art. Rod subsequently had flings along the way with a Gong Show hostess and no fewer than two Playboy centerfolds.