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Jeff Beck — Ain't Superstitious
Album: Truth
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7.2

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Released: 1968
Length: 4:51
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 Stefen wrote:
A masterpiece.
 
The whole album is brilliant.
A masterpiece.
 jtarp wrote:
This reminds me of one of the great mysteries of rock and roll: How did a singer with so much talent i.e Rod Stewart, who did some pretty great work early in his career become the sop (musically) he is today?

 
It was the abuse of spandex trousers!

Cool LP ! {#Cool}
 anabel wrote:
Rod Stewart peaks.
 
Every Picture Tells a Story is great.


Rod Stewart peaks.


 ortallcowgirl wrote:

Even in my young age, 27, I am still a fan of anything Rod!

 
What's your number? {#Dancingbanana}


Rod Stewart is not an everyday word for me, but I've heard it three times now, once out of my own mouth.

Synchronicity's thick tonight. 
The guitar sound reminds me of a cut of Hoochie Coochie man from a Muddy Waters tribute album featuring the vocals of Paul Rodgers  (Free)  with Steve Miller playing jokey ( and some classic) guitar riffs behind him.

Incidentally Jeff Beck appears on the same album.

Miller was a highly talented guitarist (actually a prodigy of Les Paul), who it seems never really realized the limits of his playing, being content to relax after achieving commercial success. The Joker.

Not being driven to play as many notes as possible in the given time, he plays some toe-curlingly tasty licks on this track. Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters



Rod Stewart did his best work with Beck.
Nice!
This reminds me of one of the great mysteries of rock and roll: How did a singer with so much talent i.e Rod Stewart, who did some pretty great work early in his career become the sop (musically) he is today?

Where is RT.  Love this one.
I borrowed the "Jeff Beck At Ronny Scotts" dvd recently, he is some player, guest spots from Clapton, Imogen Heep, Joss Stone, superb little bassist too!
All stars in the audience too, no wonder they call him The Gov'nor.

I saw him in Beck, Bogart and Appice in the 70's, Appice did an awesome solo. At the allotted point he starts his solo, the other two supped their pints, then on came the dry ice, flooding the stage. This drifted away, leaving a drummer-free drum set, with the solo going on over the PA. We were all slightly bemused for a bit. Then the dry ice flooded back in and covered the stage.
When it all disappeared there was Appice drumming on as if nothing had happened. Awesome, and seamless, we couldn't hear any seams between Appice,PA, and Appice. Real showmanship.
A great night

 algrif wrote:
C'mon! Let's have Howlin' Wolf. This is a lullabye in comparison.

 

Absolutely nothing wrong with Wolf's version, much rather hear it instead!
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Turn it up.

Turn it up some more.

Pass me another drink.
 
Hell yeah! make mine a double {#Drunk}
Turn it up.

Turn it up some more.

Pass me another drink.
Ahhh! Thanks for the reminder! This was, and remains, an awesome piece of Jeff Beck's magic.

 h8rhater wrote:

Then you'll love this video of Rod Stewart surprising Jeff Beck on stage in L.A. recently :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T43m6dcMk6U&feature=PlayList&p=825832618C772EC8&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=3

 
Helpin' you out here...



 ortallcowgirl wrote:

Never knew that Rod Stewart was part of Jeff Beck.  Even in my young age, 27, I am still a fan of anything Rod!


 
Then you'll love this video of Rod Stewart surprising Jeff Beck on stage in L.A. recently :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T43m6dcMk6U&feature=PlayList&p=825832618C772EC8&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=3

Rock on! {#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}
Funny link here

{#Smile}
So good to hear this...when Rod was real and not a crooner!


Was there ever a time that Jeff Beck played the guitar like he didn't invent it ?
If so it isn't in this millennia. One of the very best !
I'm having a hard time figuring out why this only has an average rating of 6.9. I always thought it was a monster - from when I first heard it as a high school kid and still now. Whenever I put this CD on, this is still the song I'm looking forward to the most. From the comment below, I'd really like to hear the Beck, Bogart, and Appice version.
Bill, I hope you're doing a Halloween playlist again this year...and this should be on it for sure.

Never knew that Rod Stewart was part of Jeff Beck.  Even in my young age, 27, I am still a fan of anything Rod!


I never thought i'd be able to stomach anything with Rod Stewart anywhere near it but this is pretty cool.

this was when Rod really rocked!! thanks Bill!! But the Beck,Bogart and Appice version was wicked! {#Devil_pimp}
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBpSeyk1z4o
music for grown-ups from when we were kids... timeless!

This was such a good band. {#Bananajam} I always felt Rod Stewart's best work was this album and Beck-Ola.  Funny how  Led Zeppelin almost ended up with Rod as their front man. 


 fcatalao wrote:
man i love this stuff
 
{#Iamwithstupid}  (Click to see) photos from back in the day.

Great song, Good days! Wish Rod Stewart would have stayed with this genre.
YES MinMan wrote:
Early Rod Stewart / faces was clearly in a different league than the smaltz he's been doing since 1980.
 


Speaking of how good he used to be, anybody remember a song he used to do called "Pretty Flamingo?"
anniebear wrote:
it's so great to be reminded that Rod Stewart used to actually rock!
Early Rod Stewart / faces was clearly in a different league than the smaltz he's been doing since 1980.
Pretty cool!!
man i love this shit
I caught Jeff a few years ago and he did an instrumental version of the Beatles "A Day In The Life" that had the crowd speechless....Incredible...
Did White Stripes cover this? Or does it just sound that way? :whistle:
lmic wrote:
Totally! LOL! How often I find myself educating my under-25 buddies here at law school on the rock-n-roll blessing that was "Every Picture Tells a Story." Given "Tonight's the Night" and all-things-Stewart subsequent to that atrocity, can they be faulted for not believing me?
Amen.....just experienced the verbal,chronoligical destruction of what used to be a bad ass, sensual singer.....
Not his best... please, follow it with Stevie... :pray:
Jeff Beck was hot hot last Thurs nite. He still has it going for sure.
Shesdifferent wrote:
Rod was so good back then! Kickin song! Fantastic album
liser wrote:
Too bad he's a toe-tappin, cigar-smokin' crooner now - blech. He lost me when he put on magenta hotpants and strutted around looking like a demented rooster shouting "Hot Pants!". Hard to come back from that one, at least IMHO.
Totally! LOL! How often I find myself educating my under-25 buddies here at law school on the rock-n-roll blessing that was "Every Picture Tells a Story." Given "Tonight's the Night" and all-things-Stewart subsequent to that atrocity, can they be faulted for not believing me?
C'mon! Let's have Howlin' Wolf. This is a lullabye in comparison.
Ho hum :sleep:
Janssen wrote:
What ever happened to drum solos? :doh: :doh:
Clear Channel.
Shesdifferent wrote:
Rod was so good back then! Kickin song! Fantastic album :guitarist:
Too bad he's a toe-tappin, cigar-smokin' crooner now - blech. He lost me when he put on magenta hotpants and strutted around looking like a demented rooster shouting "Hot Pants!". Hard to come back from that one, at least IMHO.
anniebear wrote:
it's so great to be reminded that Rod Stewart used to actually rock! Now if only Mr Stewart could see that memo.......
I second that wholeheartedly!
What ever happened to drum solos? :doh: :doh:
Has Rod's baby been born yet? Girl or boy rocker? Shows ya: If you have enough money and fame you can start over again as often as you want.
Rod was so good back then! Kickin song! Fantastic album :guitarist:
Drugs... Gimmee drugs! (Most excellent!) :devil_pimp:
They just don't make 'em like "Truth" anymore *sigh*...
Very groovin' Song!
BooKitty wrote:
Rod Stewart was OK before he sucked greater than anyone has ever sucked in the history of recorded music.
Given, this is the Rod I want to remember. But with his list of ex wifes and his likes for clothes, I dont fault him for doing what he has to do to keep the green backs rolling. Besides it keeps a lot of road dogs employed. Not that I would cross the street to see him now, even with a comp.
I do enjoy Rod with Jeff Beck best. However, your "vivid word picture" in response to the suggestion that now he could only be fended off with a nose hair trimmer had me laughing-Thanks ashbyman wrote:
Nice segue from Muddy himself to this, now will we follow it up with a rousing rensition of "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" This is what I like to call a "vivid word picture." Well done.
*clutches ears and writhes* ...and I love Jeff Beck. But this just hurts.
it's so great to be reminded that Rod Stewart used to actually rock! Now if only Mr Stewart could see that memo.......
Midnightrambler wrote:
I relly enjoy this track, always reminds me of Casino. Scorsese usually picks great music for his movies.
Yep, Martin S. makes the best #*$&ing films lol
A classic track when Rod the Mod and Mr. Beck were in peak form.
GreenJello wrote:
Great cover of that old Megadeth hit. :bounce:
I didn't know that Howlin' Wolf coverd Medadeth...:) D'oh! Make that Willie Dixon. Had to look it up...
BooKitty wrote:
Rod Stewart was OK before he sucked greater than anyone has ever sucked in the history of recorded music.
Photo Caption in Rolling Stone History of Rock & Roll wrote:
Never has a performer with such talent betrayed that talent so completely (or words to that effect)
BooKitty wrote:
Rod Stewart was OK before he sucked greater than anyone has ever sucked in the history of recorded music.
Exactly!
BooKitty wrote:
Rod Stewart was OK before he sucked greater than anyone has ever sucked in the history of recorded music.
Please, tell us what you really think.
BooKitty wrote:
Rod Stewart was OK before he sucked greater than anyone has ever sucked in the history of recorded music.
Now that's harsh! :lol:
:notworthy: :drummer: :notworthy: :guitarist: :notworthy:
Great cover of that old Megadeth hit. :bounce:
Takes me back to '68 and the era of the Garnde Ballroom in Detroit. Long live "Uncle" Russ Gibb! See https://www.ca-dreaming.com/keener13
Rod Stewart was OK before he sucked greater than anyone has ever sucked in the history of recorded music.
This reminds me - we need to get some old Faces songs on RP (never heard any here ...except Ooh La La I suppose, which is the other dude singing - forget his name - Ronnie something...)
I relly enjoy this track, always reminds me of Casino. Scorsese usually picks great music for his movies.
Nothing less than 10. JB still rocks.
It's really tragic that Rod Stewart has lost his edge, trapped in the world of Schlocky covers. I recently received Five Guys Walk Into a Bar, the Faces anthology. It has all of the stuff from the Faces, when he was...good. May try to get some uploaded. RP only has one Faces song on the playlist.
Nice segue from Muddy himself to this, now will we follow it up with a rousing rensition of "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
Stewart, who used to be so shy he'd hide behind the stacks while he sang. Now, the only way to fend him off is with a nose-hair trimmer.
This is what I like to call a "vivid word picture." Well done.
cranky <$*&%*$>s
Roverfish wrote:
Stewart, who used to be so shy he'd hide behind the stacks while he sang. Now, the only way to fend him off is with a nose-hair trimmer.
:clap:
He ain't superstitious...he's super-RIFF- ic! You may use that...
steve wrote:
This REAL music! A rating of anything less than "10 - Godlike" should not count.
Ummm, got a 4 from me. I'm a fan of Jeff Beck and earlier Rod Stewart, but this track just doesn't do it for me. If this is real music, than I must be into unreal music.
This REAL music! A rating of anything less than "10 - Godlike" should not count.
Disaster strikes.
wow! surprised to hear Rods voice here! not bad although I like him more when he was with Faces.
pretender
Just goes to show that even legends like Beck make mistakes like Stewart, who used to be so shy he'd hide behind the stacks while he sang. Now, the only way to fend him off is with a nose-hair trimmer. Great tune, though, especially if I imagine someone else singing.
Oh yeah, baby!
Johnnybravoh wrote:
I really have never liked anything JB has done. Flame on.
"Flame on!"--isn't that something one of the Fantastic Four used to say? Anyway, you really don't like ANYTHING JB has done? With the range of styles this guy has? From this to "Goin' Down" to the spiritual "People Get Ready" (also with RS) to some of his techno-metal stuff on "There and Back"? Boy, you're hard to please.
I could have sworn that it was Beckola--back when I bought the 8 track; when Rod the Mod was post-Faces & Pre-schlock. He USED to rock it.
I really have never liked anything JB has done. This song included. That doesn't mean that I don't respect what a great guitarist he is and what far-reaching influence he's had on rock, but I just don't like the music. Same with Clapton just in case you were wondering. Flame on.
orpheus wrote:
i believe this is beck, stewart and appice, correct me if i'm wrong - from the "big green apple" record cover. great tune
It's gotta be Beck, Stewart, Wood and Dunbar from Truth. Fantastic selection!
orpheus wrote:
i believe this is beck, stewart and appice, correct me if i'm wrong - from the "big green apple" record cover. great tune :cool: :D :clap: (pimp) :bounce:
I first came in contact with this on TRUTH...it has held up well.
I love \"Blues Deluxe\" by most of this same group. :notworthy: Frednic
i believe this is beck, stewart and appice, correct me if i\'m wrong - from the \"big green apple\" record cover. great tune :cool: :D :clap: (pimp) :bounce:
It\'s always nice to hear something that was, at one time, truly original.
Think maybe you gotta be a J. Beck fan (can\'t just call him Beck anymore I would say) to really get into this. I\'m a big RS fan ... but prefer his early solo stuff. Not bad, tho.
Originally Posted by Relayer: Darn good! Reminds us all that Rod didn't always suck.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :wave: <- high five
Shapes of Things is also a very good Beck/Stewart tune.
Darn good! Reminds us all that Rod didn\'t always suck.
This is the roots of modern rock & roll. It\'s not nice to dis your ancestors. :frustrated:
Rod never sang better than when he was with Jeff, and Jeff never had a better singer than Rod.
Amen to that. This is back when Rod was a rocker. Jeff still is. I don't see how people can call this truly awful, but there you go, individual taste. Too bad they can't respect others.
What a great blues song punched in the gut. Rod never sang better than when he was with Jeff, and Jeff never had a better singer than Rod. Thank RP for digging into the Beck catalog. Now it would be great if you gave his catalog as much attention as you give Cold Play. :clap:
The reason I like this song is because it reminds me of that cool scene in \"Casino\". It fit the mood perfect. I suppose if I am going to hear Rod on RP, I want it to be this.
I really don\'t like this - please stop it