Rod Stewart ‎– Gasoline Alley (1970)

Gasoline Alley is the second solo album by English vocalist Rod Stewart, released in June 1970 on Vertigo/Mercury. Featuring Ron Wood on assorted guitars amid layers of sundry stringed instruments, the album further mines the gritty, alternately twangy/pile-driving territory of the singer’s debut.

Mandolin filigree engulfs thick-sliding bottleneck across the title track, while vertical piano runs scale a sparsely-timed take on the John/Taupin-penned “Country Comforts.” Intensity soars across the tom-plunged, string-dueling ensemblic fervor of “Cut Across Shorty” and through the raunchy, riff-strewn swagger of “You’re My Girl (I Don’t Want to Discuss It).”

 

Tracklist:
A1. Gasoline Alley (4:00)
A2. It’s All Over Now (6:23)
A3. Only a Hobo (4:20)
A4. My Way of Giving (4:10)
B1. Country Comforts (4:45)
B2. Cut Across Shorty (6:30)
B3. Lady Day (4:15)
B4. Jo’s Lament (3:35)
B5. You’re My Girl (I Don’t Want to Discuss It) (4:30)

Credits:
Rod Stewart – vocals, production, guitar (B4)
Martin Quittenton – classical guitar
Ron Wood – guitar, bottleneck/acoustic guitar, bass
William Gaff – whistle
Dennis O’Flynn – violin bass
Dick Powell – violin
Stanley Matthews – mandolin
Mick Waller – drums

Kenney Jones – drums (A4, B5)
Ronnie Lane – bass (A4, B5), vocals (A4)
Pete Sears – piano (B1), bass (B2)

Jack Reynolds – harmonies (B1)
Lou Reizner – co-production

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