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Rod Stewart: A Night On The Town

Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, August 1976

AFTER HIS LAST great album, 1972's Never a Dull Moment, Rod Stewart began casting off much of what we'd come to love him for: the intimately homemade sound of his solo albums, his gasoline-alley bred London-boy stance (swapped for a smoother, sulkier style more appropriate to his new home, L.A.), and finally even his long-time rock & roll-mates, the Faces, with whom he'd given some of the warmest and most thrilling live performances in latter-day rock.

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