And Stewart had a No. It sounds like Stewart and assorted Faces breaking curfew in a rock club in the best way possible. The lead guitar is even looser than the vocal also in the best way possible.
It peaked at No. And he does. We do the same for Kanye West and Jay-Z. The Jimi Hendrix original will always be the way to go, but Stewart definitely made this song his own — and took it to the pop charts in the process, hitting No. In , Sheryl Crow released yet another version of the song. Originally by American band Crazy Horse, Rod scored a more successful version several years later.
Everything but the Girl later scored their own hit with a cover version. What an underrated song! The Sutherland Brothers first recorded this anthemic song in Gavin Sutherland once said: "Most people take the song to be about a young guy telling his girl that he's crossing the Atlantic to be with her. In fact the song's got nothing to do with romance or ships; it's an account of mankind's spiritual odyssey through life on his way to freedom and fulfillment with the Supreme Being.
Rod Stewart covered the song three years later, and despite him not wanting it to be the lead single from Atlantic Crossing , it gave Rod his biggest ever hit in the UK, reaching number one for four weeks.
Rod said that he liked it and that it gave him an idea for a song. Of course after his recording of 'Tonight's the Night' came out I laughed when I remembered what he'd said. I'm sure I probably smacked my forehead and said: 'Why didn't I think of that? However, he is attacked by a gang and killed.
It was a subject that no one had approached before. Tom Waits first recorded this song in , but Rod scored the biggest hit with a cover four years later. It was only a matter of time before Rod had a hit single with the word 'train' in the title, considering his pure love for model railways. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rod Stewart. ISBN X. Retrieved 13 March — via robertchristgau. Archived from the original on 5 January Retrieved 29 August The Official Charts Company.
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