Camouflage (Rod Stewart album)

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Studio album by Rod Stewart
Released 18 June 1984
Recorded Late Winter, Early Spring, 1984
Genre Rock, pop rock
Length 36:33
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Michael Omartian
(except "Bad for You" - Rod Stewart)
Rod Stewart chronology
Body Wishes
(1983)Body Wishes1983
Every Beat of My Heart
(1986)Every Beat of My Heart1986

Camouflage is a studio album released by Rod Stewart on 18 June 1984 (see 1984 in music). It was Stewart's 13th studio album and was released on Warner Bros. Records (WEA 925 095-1). Three singles came from this album. They were "Infatuation", "Some Guys Have All the Luck", and a cover of the Free hit "All Right Now". The album marked a reunion of sorts between Stewart and Jeff Beck, who plays guitar on several tracks, as the two had been members of the influential 1960s group The Jeff Beck Group.

Album information[edit]

All the tracks were recorded at Lion Share Studio in Los Angeles, CA. Grammy award-winning producer Michael Omartian produced all the songs except "Bad for You", which was self-produced by Rod. In the liner notes, a disclaimer alludes to the reason behind this (specifically mentioning that Omartian was recently "born again").

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[2]

The album received similar reviews to its predecessor, Body Wishes, although Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic called it "relatively better", due to a couple of strong singles in "Infatuation" and "Some Guys Have All The Luck". A review was not given in Rolling Stone magazine, but in the review for the album's successor, Every Beat of My Heart, they called the album "overly slick".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Infatuation" (Rod Stewart, Duane Hitchings, Rowland Robinson) – 5:13
  2. "All Right Now" (Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers) – 4:41
  3. "Some Guys Have All the Luck" (Jeff Fortang [sic][4]) – 4:33
  4. "Can We Still Be Friends" (Todd Rundgren) – 3:46
  5. "Bad For You" (Stewart, Kevin Savigar, Jim Cregan) – 5:17
  6. "Heart Is on the Line" (Stewart, Jay Davis) – 4:02
  7. "Camouflage" (Stewart, Savigar, Michael Omartian) – 5:19
  8. "Trouble" (Stewart, Omartian) – 4:42



Camouflage peaked at No. 8 on the UK charts and reached a silver sales certification on 27 June 1984. In the US it peaked at No. 18 and went gold on 12 August 1984. The album proved to be somewhat of a mini comeback for Stewart in the US after his previous album Body Wishes was a critical and commercial disappointment a year prior. Although no single from the album reached the UK Top 10, two made the US Top 10, "Infatuation" (#6) and "Some Guys Have All the Luck" (#10).

Year Song Rank
1984 "Infatuation" 27(UK), 6(US), 27(GER)
1984 "Some Guys Have All the Luck" 15(UK), 10(US), 58(GER)
1984 "All Right Now" 72 (US)


  • Camouflage album liner notes. Warner Bros. Records. 

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