Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

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Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby Bumblecorn Cats Nightmare » 20 Sep 2017, 10:05

No need for me to post the clip here, is there? I'm sure you know it's another one from the Fred Harris stable, when music was music and men were men.
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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby fange » 20 Sep 2017, 10:06

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Postby nev gash » 20 Sep 2017, 10:08

Unsure, what does Sloop think?
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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby The Modernist » 20 Sep 2017, 10:47

It's as resounding NO from me.

I doubt there's been a more dreary, monotonous melody. Horrible record.

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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby Footy » 20 Sep 2017, 11:01

His biggest selling UK single apparently but not his finest moment as far as I'm concerned. I've heard it far too often and it always struck me as dreary anyway.

I voted hmm though as I'm prone to forgive him his trespasses of which there are quite a few.
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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 20 Sep 2017, 13:25

More like "We Are Failing", eh lads? roflmao memecat lol.
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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby trans-chigley express » 20 Sep 2017, 13:45

This one always bored me silly.

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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby Matt Wilson » 20 Sep 2017, 14:30

Not as good as the Carly Simon song.

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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby Bent Fabric » 20 Sep 2017, 14:44

So utterly NOT ubiquitous in my world that I had to go and YouTube it for a listen.

The first thing you notice is "Oh, yeah - Rod Stewart. Nice voice."

That also manages to be the last thing you notice.

It's so sub-anthemic - has all of the ingredients: overlong, drunken singalong melody, vague lyrics, all of this faux nobility...and yet it all adds up to less than nothing.

He'd been in the game for centuries by then - I suppose he was bound to bland out in some massive way.

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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 20 Sep 2017, 14:47

When he sings about flying like a bird across the sky, it really puts me in mind of flying like a bird across the sky. That's his genius I suppose.
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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby Osgood » 20 Sep 2017, 15:43

I went for hmm. I mean, it's dreary but also a tune that I can happily sing along to with the right amount of booze, cf. Country Roads Take Me Home
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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby The Slider » 20 Sep 2017, 15:54

It's pretty dreary but much more exciting than the original, which might be the most plodding thing ever recorded
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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby Deebank » 20 Sep 2017, 15:57

Wasn't it re-released during the Falklands or something?
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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby Moleskin » 20 Sep 2017, 16:10

Deebank wrote:Wasn't it re-released during the Falklands or something?
Just for that (whether I imagined it or not) it's a no from me :(


wiki wrote:As the British task-force sailed out of Portsmouth Harbour on 5 April 1982 - the third day of the Falklands War - the recording of Rod Stewart's "Sailing" was broadcast from the quay's public address system

In 1987 Rod Stewart's "Sailing" was reissued as a charity single after the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster off the Flemish port of Zeebrugge,becoming a moderate hit in Belgium's Flemish Region (#24) and also the British Isles (#41 UK/ #30 Ireland)
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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby sloopjohnc » 20 Sep 2017, 16:35

A friend of mine who went to high school in England brought the 45 of this back home and I asked him about it. He said it was a huge hit in England. Rod Stewart was popular in the US, of course, but this didn't hit my radar at all. The US was more album oriented at the time, or at least me and my friends were, so this didn't even make a dent in my consciousness.

Listening to it kinda after the fact, it was hard to get excited by it, but I like it. It's a good song.

Last night, I was watching a show on pop singers and they interviewed Roger Daltrey. He said every singer he knew doesn't like the sound of his own voice - except Rod Stewart.
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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby sneelock » 20 Sep 2017, 16:38

Harvey K-Tel wrote:When he sings about flying like a bird across the sky, it really puts me in mind of flying like a bird across the sky. That's his genius I suppose.


:lol: thank God he uses this power for good and not evil.
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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby sloopjohnc » 20 Sep 2017, 17:44

Sneelock wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:When he sings about flying like a bird across the sky, it really puts me in mind of flying like a bird across the sky. That's his genius I suppose.


:lol: thank God he uses this power for good and not evil.


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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby Ranking Ted » 20 Sep 2017, 18:44

Dreadful old toss

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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby Diamond Dog » 20 Sep 2017, 19:21

Bookends perfectly with Mull Of Kintyre.
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Re: Rod Stewart - Sailing - yea or nay?

Postby Matt Wilson » 20 Sep 2017, 19:40

Diamond Dog wrote:Bookends perfectly with Mull Of Kintyre.


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