G. J Wiener | Westchester, NY USA | 09/18/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Some folks out there are enamored with this CD and the big disco smash Do Ya Think I'm Sexy. others may think old hot Rod expanded his style. To some degree Rod Stewart did do the later. However, Blondes Have More Fun is just an ordianry ten song set.
Don't get me wrong, these songs do not ofend me in any great way. They just do not thrill me. The prevous release, Foot Loose and Fancy Free consisted of edgy rock tunes and touching ballads. There are too many ho hum ballads with lifeless arrangements. The rockers are a little better but fall short of previous gems like Hot Legs and Born Loose. Dirty Weekend may have catchy guitars but the hooks and lyrics are somewhat forgettable. The title track is pretty catchy but does not break any ground in the creative department. Is That The Thanks I Get has a pretty catchy chorus and the cover of Standing In The Shadows Of Love is quite memorable. The disco hit Do Ya Think I'm Sexy has a few catchy moments but just does not stay to memorable over its five minute length. I could go on about the other five songs but the response would be the same: Some good moments but basically forgettable.
Therefore unless you are an established fan of Hot Rod, I would say that you could live without this recording.
One of Rod's best
Muzikman | Washington, DC | 09/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have almost every Rod album ever released and I feel that this album is one of his most listenable albums ever. You can pretty much press play from beginning and listen to the very end of this CD and not get bored. How many times can you say that about ANY album these days? Not too many times.
From the hedonistic, party music of "Do You Think I'm Sexy", "Dirty Weekend", and "Blondes Have More Fun", to the honesty and humor of "Ain't Love A Bitch", "Is That The Thanks I Get", and "Attractive Female Wanted, to the the warmth of "The Best Days Of My Life" and pain of "Scarred and Scared", "Standing In The Shadows Of Love", and "Last Summer" (this song ain't as nice as you think despite of its Carribean vacation-like atmosphere) , this album is a masterpiece!
This one is definitely one of Rod's best albums!"
Not only disco!
Moonsorrow | 11/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, "Da ya think I'm sexy?" is disco... so what?
Those who point their fingers at Rod and accuse him of selling his identity, because of that song, don't know nothing about music... they talk about disco music as it was a sort of virus that infected the good taste or whatever...
In fact, "Blondes have more fun" is not a disco LP (there's only one more song, along "Da ya think I'm sexy?", that could fit into that genre: "Standin' in the shadows of love"). Here we have pretty acoustic songs, like "Ain't love a bitch" and "Scarred and scared"; some rockers, like "Dirty weekend" and title track, and certainly a general sense of having fun... It isn't a masterpiece, but it's a pretty good album."