Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Do you think he's sexy?

Stay away from my window
Stay away from my back door too
Disconnect the telephone line
Relax baby and draw that blind

I'm going to have to check with some women friends about this. I don't think I can with a clear conscience ask any of my male buddies: Do you think Rod Stewart was/is hot?

(This cool lavender babydoll T-shirt is sale-priced for $9.95 at Rod's official online store. Just in case...)

"Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" was definitely a hot song. But I'm pretty sure the guys didn't appreciate it as much as the girls (unless it was, as they say, bearing good fruit.) It just isn't easy to evaluate Stewart from a macho perspective.

Kick off your shoes and sit right down
Loosen off that pretty French gown
Let me pour you a good long drink
Ooh baby don't you hesitate 'cause

Tonight's the night
It's gonna be alright
Cause I love you girl
Ain't nobody gonna stop us now

The song was sitting like a cock rooster on Billboard's pop chart exactly 33 years ago today. It was banned from some radio stations because of the overly suggestive lyrics (see verse below), but this was no bam-bam-thank-you-maam hit. It sat there for seven weeks, effectively holding off fowl competition like "Disco Duck" while sending its titillating message to virtually every listener, male or female, who was capable of being titillated.

C'mon angel my hearts on fire
Don't deny your man's desire
You'd be a fool to stop this tide
Spread your wings and let me come inside

Tonight's the night
It's gonna be alright
Cause I love you girl
Ain't nobody gonna stop us now

Even if you're a guy you have to take your hat off to Stewart (anything more and you're on your own). He's had a great musical career, and I won't even mention his sexual conquests because, well, there are too many children by different spectacular wives who are now of reading age. Let's just say a raspy voice can be very effective, any way you choose to use it.

Don't say a word my virgin child
Just let your inhibitions run wild
The secret is about to unfold
Upstairs before the night's too old


  1. A couple of years ago I got the Faces box set, four CDs.

    It was the smartest thing I ever did.

    Listen to it and thank me later.

  2. Yes...........Rod Stewart is HOT. He gets sexier as he gets older.

  3. OK, I must admit I missed some of those steamy lines for all these years!

    We wore out Every Picture Tells a Story in high school, and probably should've stayed infatuated.

    A spin through all his romantic covers -- thank you! -- has me digging for his CDs. And they are definitely sexy. Great mood setters!