Diamond Dog wrote:I find it inconceivable that anyone can condone Rod from 80 onwards
I'd put it slightly differently as I would this whole discussion about "betrayal".
I don't really know what's going on in Rod Stewart's mind as a performer, but I have some idea what other people as listeners might be thinking.
Is there all that much difference between this
in terms of how cringe-worthy they are. The songs aren't good, and the choreography is worse. Who instructed the bass player in Stewart's band to jump up and down like that while Stewart plays around with his microphone? It's the official video so this isn't some spontaneous concert footage. The dancing in "Do the Clam" isn't any better.
Presley's single didn't do that well, which is exactly what you'd expect, but Stewart's did phenomenally well. How did this happen? Rod Stewart looks like a character actor in movie about sea shanties. He doesn't look like pinup fodder. In addition, his voice doesn't really fit in with disco. And yet, people bought this. The fact that Stewart kept on going in this direction makes sense given that that's where the money was. The surprising thing is that there was any money in this at all.