Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
Like so many artists, Rod gets hit because of his latter work.
You can't be young and edgy forever...
Love Rod's stuff all the way up to the Motown Song. That was the end lol...
Another guy who takes a load of undeserved grief is Phil Collins. Guy is the most successful artist of the 80s behind Michael Jackson and people practically stoned him.
If Rod Stewart or Paul Carrack were to sing the phone book in lieu of an actual song, I'd still be all ears. IMHO, as Rock vocalists, they were that
For clarification, I previously stated that John Waite was/is one
of the best Rock vocalists ever. It is impossible to determine the "best," due to different genres, even within the scope of "Rock" music. Nobody has suggested any duds here.
As for Phil Collins, when he was on--Genesis and AOR solo material--he was awesome. For some reason, though, he tried to re-invent himself as the next Celine Dione later in his career, which, IMHO, the quality of his music sank faster than a brick in the Atlantic Ocean. Thus, the backlash.