Sweet Little Rock n Roller

This is one of Pete’s favorite songs from Rod Stew­arts 1973 album, “SMILER”, the last of four Eng­lish made solo albums that he played on. The first being “Gaso­line Alley” in 1970 where he played bass on “Cut Across Shorty” and piano on “Coun­try Com­forts”. The sec­ond was his favorite album with Rod in 1971, “Every Pic­ture Tells a Sto­ry” that he played piano on, includ­ing “Rea­son To Believe”. He also played on “Nev­er a Dull Moment” in 1972, but couldn’t stay long because of a band Nicky Hop­kins want­ed him to play in over in the USA (it didn’t hap­pen due to Nicky’s health prob­lems after the Rol­ing Stones tour of 1972). He likes this track on “Smil­er” not only because it rocked out live in the studio…but also because Micky Waller’s Box­er dog “Zak” start­ed bark­ing back n forth with Ron Woods open­ing gui­tar licks. They decid­ed to keep the track as is…barking and all.

Post­ed by Pete Sears on Tues­day, March 6, 2012

This is one of Pete’s favorite songs from Rod Stew­arts 1973 album, “SMILER”, the last of four Eng­lish made solo albums that he played on. The first being “Gaso­line Alley” in 1970 where he played bass on “Cut Across Shorty” and piano on “Coun­try Com­forts”. The sec­ond was his favorite album with Rod in 1971, “Every Pic­ture Tells a Sto­ry” that he played piano on, includ­ing “Rea­son To Believe”. He als… See More — with Rod Stew­art, Ian McLa­gan, Micky Waller, Pete Sears and Ron­nie Wood.

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