There may not be as many radio-friendly pop songs as on their 80s albums. In fact I bought a Jackie Lynton solo album entirely on the strength of this intro. Never Too Late 1983, Vertigo, 800 053-2, W. A part of Roadhouse Blues is missing. I became aware of Status Quo only yesterday! In 2014, a box set was released that included the live album plus two additional bonus discs.
Over And Out offers the best of both worlds: It has been recorded and written with a band's spirit between Parfitt and Webb. Taped over three nights at Scotland's leading live venue, the Glasgow Apollo, these classic 1976 recordings finds Status Quo at the top of their game. Dog Of Two Head 1971 - This is an album that has grown on me over the years to the point where it's close to being my favourite studio album. Parfitt's music always featured two elements - the raw rock 'n' roll sound and a great passion for melodies. You can hear the aggression.
Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission. . No long-form videos in those days, let alone YouTube, so the closest you could come to a genuine Quo live show without actually buying a ticket was on that album. However, if you'd like to share your own top fives I'd love to see them. Certain tracks were not totally finished when Parfitt died. Rockin' all Over The World 17.
What was it about the 70s that resulted in so many great live albums? A Few Bars More 1993, Spectrum Music, 5500022, France 1994. The mid-'70s were a golden age for double live albums, and from to 's , the era is littered with what now rank as classics. It receives its premiere in London on July 1 and goes on general release four days later. The 70s was the decade of the double live album, and this one is one of the more succesful ones for sure. Whatever it was, let's celebrate rather than question, because this is one mighty fine little body of work. I'm Chopstick and I am a list-aholic.
Is There A Better 05. The film coincided with the release of the soundtrack album Bula Quo! It really gives the listener the feel of the original concert. Better yet for the true Quo addict, though, is the speeded-up, heavy-hitting version of Caroline — featuring co-writer and then-tour manager Bob Young on harmonica — weighing in, via a hearteningly clumsy segue into Bye Bye Johnny, at a not so much cool as downright unreasonable 13 minutes. Recorded, with perfect timing, just as hit their live peak, 1977's double album is, contrarily, a timeless reminder of just how much power and excitement was bound up in the band through the mid-'70s -- and on, in fact, into the early '80s. Hand on heart this is the most excited I've ever been about a band reuniting. Nor are those squawking, squealing, wheeling-dealing guitars and swing-hammer drums. Is There A Better Way 5.
In The Army Now 3. And while Quo's sound and arrangements might sometimes be repetitive, they have always managed to regenerate freshness with each new release. Roadhouse Blues 06 - 17. As a band they've been around almost as long as the Stones, but have never hinted at degenerating into parody as has happened to the Stones. Just the fact that you're reading this means you gotta be one. It was the first Quo album to reach Number 1 and the first to be entirely written by the band.
The Very Best Of Status Quo 1995, Vertigo, 526 764-2, Denmark 1997. But when you make a live album you want it to reflect more than just the sound of your latest album being played on stage, right? MetalTalk favourites Cats In Space are delighted to be releasing a live recording, 'Cats Alive! Despite the fact Parfitt had finished recording his guitar and vocal parts, a recording session was planned for February 2017. Is there anybody out there who wants to roll? Down Down 05 - 16. His son, Rick Parfitt Jr. It's been remastered, the sound quality is outstanding, the tracks are in the right running order, and the bottom line is that it's good enough to make you wish you were there at the Apollo in Glasgow the night they recorded it! Touring to support 1976's U. Piledriver 1972 - Probably the album that established the band in the Rock pantheon.
I first bought this on vinyl when it originally came out and I still think that one of the best things about Quo was that they did a decidedly better job than most bands of that era at knowing when to take a full on rocker of a song and throttle it back just long enough to make you sit up and listen closer. Created by Parfitt and producer Jo Webb, the record is a true labor of love and showcases the softer side of Parfitt as a writer, artist, and performer away from the Quo maelstrom, as well as the purest rock 'n' roll sound of earlier Status Quo records. He'll be missed but Over and Out is a great way to remember him - gone but not forgotten. There's a comment option at the bottom of each post if you want to put me right on a topic I've covered. The only way to end it was to nod, 'Shall we finish it here? One For The Road 07.
Yeah, sorry, but that's what happened, and you know it! Nowhere else is the power of the original Status Quo so well captured. Thirsty Work 1994, Polydor K. And it's all impressively tight, never once does the band sound like they're about to go off the rails or trail off into meaningless improvisations. April Spring, Summer And Wednesdays 10. When the awful news broke on Christmas Eve 2016 that legendary rocker Rick Parfitt of Status Quo fame had passed, fans around the world were devastated that one of rock's most iconic performers had been silenced. The album has created memories so vivid at times I can convince myself I was actually there. After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 and Status Quo in 1969.
At least that's what the Quo did, and they succeeded, too. Lover Of The Human Race 11. I'm not a huge Quo fan, I'm too young to remember them in their 70s prime, but to me, this is a good as they ever got, and they're very, very good indeed! Don't Waste My Time 07 - 18. In fact no one else was making live albums like that back then. Buy it, turn it up, it'll make you smile! And there are plenty of other highlights, of course. There have been several live albums since this one, and good ones, too, but none of them capture the power of early Quo quite as well as this one. Something About You Baby I Like 4.