When did Rod Stewart jump the shark?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by spencer1, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. spencer1

    spencer1 Great Western Forum Resident Thread Starter

    What prompted this was watching the Today Show this morning (8/8/2018) while getting ready for work.
    Promoting something at a concert Rod had two of the Today Show hosts join his backup singers on stage.
    Oh my goodness ... I had seen him with the Faces in 71(?) and this was about as far from that as you could get.
    I know we all age, but c'mon.

    Back in 2008 I went to a Jeff Beck concert at a small L.A. venue called the El Rey. Rod was a surprise guest, came on stage and did a couple of songs with a surprised(?) Jeff Beck.
    The voice was there, the attitude was there, was Rod coming back to his roots? Sadly no, a one off.

    For me he jumped the shark during the "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" period.


  2. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Atlantic Crossing
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  3. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Forum Resident

    1972, I guess. Even though he had a good song or two after 1971, Every Picture Tells A Story and A Nod's As Good As A Wink...To A Blind Horse are the final platters for me.
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  4. RoyalScam

    RoyalScam Luckless Pedestrian

    There's a definite drop-off in quality post-Blondes Have More Fun, IMO, though I can find many favorites sprinkled throughout the '80s-early '90s. I actually like Blondes and "...Sexy". But, I guess I would agree that that is the shark jumping moment.
  5. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

  6. majorlance

    majorlance Open-minded skeptic

    Collingswood, NJ
    After Never a Dull Moment.
  7. SteveS1

    SteveS1 Forum Resident

    Weald, England, UK
    Atlantic Crossing, it was the beginning of the downslope.
  8. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    I would say his new song is pretty good.

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  9. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Elliptical Envelopment

    East Bay, Ca
    Yep. He obviously jumped the shark crossing the Ocean.
  10. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    New Orleans

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  11. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

    Michigan, USA
    when Jagger stole Woody away
  12. When he came back after the break after the "Love Touch" song.
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  13. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Resident blabbermouth

    American Songbook
  14. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Elliptical Envelopment

    East Bay, Ca
    Great song. Hilarious video.
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  15. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    He didn't.
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  16. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    We must be listening to different songs.....
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  17. Elliottmarx

    Elliottmarx Always in the mood for Burt Bacharach

    Los Angeles
    I'd say the second American Songbook. The first was a legitimately good idea, the sequel was pure shark jumping.
  18. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Yup, that's my pick...
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  19. drbryant

    drbryant Forum Resident

    It was a gradual decline, punctuated by some great, “maybe he’s back” moments.
  20. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    I agree. Smiler retained some of the style and players as the first four solo albums, but the magic was gone. After that, he just went further and further down the commercial rabbit-hole.
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  21. bamaaudio

    bamaaudio Forum Resident

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  22. Autotune Sucks

    Autotune Sucks Forum Resident

    Little Rock, AR
    The 1980's were especially brutal to Rod's legacy. Lots of mediocre to bad albums that tarnished his reputation as a top-rank artist. As far as a specific JTS moment, I would offer up the horrible Body Wishes album of 1982 and proceed cautiously from there on.
  23. Jack

    Jack It’s alright, in fact it’s a gas

    Orange, MA
    Agree. He went downhill, fast.
  24. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

    Central PA
    Yeah, AC had a good slow side,2, and OK fast side,1, but it was definitely a different production. I think production changes, song choices, and the loss of Ronnie Lane from The Faces plus the Woody-Martin Quittenton-Mickey Waller triangle disintegration ran Rod right off the tracks not to mention his wifestyle-lifestyle and tart fashion choices. Fame and money will go to your head son.
  25. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    for me?

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