I’ve never particularly cared for Rod Stewart as a pop artist. But there is a song floating around on various compilation albums that he sang with Aynsley Dunbar’s band, The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, called “Stone Crazy” that absolutely blew me away. I realized that if Rod had remained a blues artist, rather than going the pop route, he’d have been amazing. There is such soul and passion in his rendering of this song that it’s tough to believe it’s the same guy who would later release “Do You Think I’m Sexy” and other such dreck.
Since Peter Green seems to be running through a lot of this thread, it is interesting to note that Peter guested on this recording as well.