“Foot Loose And Fancy Free” by Rod Stewart - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1977Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

I used to think “Hot Legs” was the epitome of cool music when I was 8. I still think it's pretty cool as a 41-year-old, but it'd be fair to say it's been overtaken by thousands which are cooler yet. The likeable party boy struts with a justified confidence in '77; his records are best-sellers, he doesn't have to worry about British tax (this one was recorded in Toronto) and he's now got his very own band backing him: Jim Cregan (guitar), Billy Peek (guitar), Gary Grainger (guitar), Phil Chen (bass), John Jarvis (keyboards) and Carmine Appice (drums). Nothing much excites me; the seven minute jamming version of “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (The Supremes, 1966) is a chore and “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right” (Luther Ingram, 1972) foretells a super bland AOR future ahead. And let us never forget the summer of '77 establishment stitch up (5 months before this album) which saw his re-released “I Don’t Want To Talk About It” single keep “God Save The Queen” off the #1 spot. Boo!

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A1 [05:14] 6.7.png Rod Stewart - Hot Legs (Rod Stewart) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A2 [04:48] 3.6.png Rod Stewart - You’re Insane (Rod Stewart, Phil Chen) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A3 [04:30] 4.3.png Rod Stewart - You’re In My Heart (Rod Stewart) Pop Ballad
A4 [06:02] 4.2.png Rod Stewart - Born Loose (Rod Stewart, Jim Cregan, Gary Grainger) Rock
B1 [07:28] 3.5.png Rod Stewart - You Keep Me Hangin’ On (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
B2 [05:23] 2.9.png Rod Stewart - (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right (Homer Banks, Carl Hampton, Raymond Jackson) Pop Ballad
B3 [04:59] 5.3.png Rod Stewart - You Got A Nerve (Rod Stewart, Gary Grainger) Folk
B4 [06:07] 3.9.png Rod Stewart - I Was Only Joking (Rod Stewart, Gary Grainger) Soft Rock / A.O.R.

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