Emitt Rhodes - "Love Will Stone You" appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by TDSOTM, May 13, 2022.


    TDSOTM Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Somebody on this website said that Paul McCartney wishes he'd written this song.

    Not sure I agree, but they had a certain point. A truly wonderful song.

    Emitt Rhodes - Love Will Stone You

  2. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    The debut solo album by Emit Rhodes is the best album Paul McCartney never made.
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  3. McCartney wishes he wrote 'Alone Again Naturally'.
    And he would have eventually.
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  4. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

    @TDSOTM again, if I may propose a suggestion! A "TDSOTM Random Musical Musings" megathread where all these individual thoughts can be compiled in one area as opposed to one thread per thought :)
  5. Cimrya Deal

    Cimrya Deal Forum Resident

    Yeah I know the theory. My best friend once told me 'listen to this; it's like McCartney!!!'. I listened to it and well... It's B-sides McCartney. Pretty generic.
    It's always the same. Same people get overhyped about an unknown artist for whatever reason (someone dead or out of the music biz). Yesterday it was Rodriguez (does anyone remember? A friend of mine told me 'it's like Love, but better'. Yeah, sure.), these days it's Emit Rhodes.
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  6. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I don't agree... one album cannot compare to the output of Paul McCartney at the time...who was they? who started this idea?
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  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    anyone? ; )
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  8. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  9. babyblue

    babyblue Patches Pal!

    Pacific NW
    Emitt's first two albums are great McCartneyesque power pop. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Was he as great as Paul? It doesn't matter because I still love the albums.
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  10. FunkFather

    FunkFather Forum Resident

    No, Paul wishes he wrote this -

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  11. babyblue

    babyblue Patches Pal!

    Pacific NW
    Emitt's first album was released around the time of Paul's first album. Both were "one man band" efforts and Beatlesque. He has been compared to Paul ever since then. So critics, listeners and DJs all started this idea long ago.
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  12. O Don Piano

    O Don Piano Senior Member

    I’m sure McCartney never heard the song.

    Bored again, eh?
  13. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I know that..I was referring to Paul's writing way before Emmit hit the scene...probably more of the critics fault...he is no Paul McCartney by far IMO.
  14. speedracer

    speedracer Forum Resident

    Paul wishes he wrote Sky High by Jigsaw, but then everyone wishes they wrote this

  15. babyblue

    babyblue Patches Pal!

    Pacific NW
    Well, yeah, and there's no doubt that Emitt was influenced by all that Paul music. Plenty of other artists were too and made good and not so good music. It's just an easy reference point. Maybe some people do think Emitt is as great as Paul. But like I said, it doesn't really matter..
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  16. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    fair enough...gotcha. : )
  17. TDSOTM

    TDSOTM Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I searched for the post and I think I've found it. I believe I came across this post from @spindly while in the process of doing a search related to McCartney.

    songs that sound like Wings or McCartney
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  18. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    thanks, but i was referring to outside the forum back when Emitt first appeared on the scene and who started the comparison.
  19. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    And as I’m sure you’ve noticed, he did NOT say McCartney wishes he wrote this song.

    So your thread title is inaccurate at best, and misleading.
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  20. Sgt. Abbey Road

    Sgt. Abbey Road Forum Resident

    Graz, Austria
    Didn’t McCartney wish that he wrote „God Only Knows“ by the Beach Boys and „Just The Way You Are“ by Billy Joel?
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  21. TDSOTM

    TDSOTM Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yes, the thread title does appear to be inaccurate, but that was probably my memory of the post and I went ahead with creating the thread. My bad.
  22. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Boise, ID.
    He’s also said that about Sting’s “Fields of Gold”
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  23. 905

    905 Senior Member

    St. Louis
    McCartney scholars will point out Billy Joel's Just the Way You Are, citing the Conversations with McCartney book.
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  24. benny

    benny Forum Resident

    South Florida
    I’m sure there are many songs Paul wishes he wrote. The only one I’ve heard him say that about is Mr. Blue Sky.
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  25. Drew769

    Drew769 Buyer of s*** I never knew I lacked

    For the first forty-something years of my life, I thought 10CC’s “I’m not in love” was McCartney and Wings. Totally sounds like seventies Macca to me.
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