“It wasn’t a perfect show (where was the mandolin break in “Maggie May”?), but the program was terrific, and Rod seemed more relaxed with these new-old songs than he’s been in years. The opening selection, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” set the upbeat mood and fast pace.”
— NY Post’s Dan Aquilante shook his booty at Rod Stewart’s Nokia Theater show Monday night. I’m glad Rod Stewart’s back to singing classic rock instead of the schmaltzy lounge songs; maybe he got bored too? I mean, Rod *is* classic rock!
And what’s with everyone doing covers all of a sudden? Did I inadvertently set a trend at the start of this year? Shit, I just wanted to break in my new 8track recorder Christmas present! Maybe rock *is* dead – Was it the NYC early hardcore band Kraut who sang “You gotta go backwards, to go onwards”?
(Good Dfactor, mixing Dan Aquilante, Rod Stewart and Kraut in one post….)