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Status Quo 12 Gold Bars

Postby billy » 19 Mar 2017, 20:55

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Shoot me down and call me a porcupine but I've become obsessed with this ... first thing I play when I wake up in the mornings.

It's childhood, it's end of the pier entertainment, it's escapism, it's cool, it's fucking well produced and well played ... I've fallen in love too late

*kisses fingers*

I daren't (not yet) tell you about my other obsession ... :?
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Re: Status Quo 12 Gold Bars

Postby billy » 19 Mar 2017, 20:55

fuck off with the anti 'best of' nonsense too. Life's too short ...
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Re: Status Quo 12 Gold Bars

Postby C » 19 Mar 2017, 21:37

billy wrote:fuck off with the anti 'best of' nonsense too. Life's too short ...


Okay. Apologies

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Re: Status Quo 12 Gold Bars

Postby toomanyhatz » 19 Mar 2017, 22:15

Dozens of these were just sitting on the kitchen table at my work. I might have an extra one lying around if anyone wants - PM me.

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Anyway, took it 'cause it was there, you know - and 'cause I figured I had a leg up on some of the kids I work with - at least I know who they are and would actually listen to it, not just trade it in first chance (which is strictly against company policy - I've seen much evidence that it's a policy not exactly followed to the letter - anyway, I digress).

Point being, didn't expect to like it as much as I did. There's something there worth appreciating. Sometimes you just want the main course - no need for the sides.
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Re: Status Quo 12 Gold Bars

Postby trans-chigley express » 19 Mar 2017, 22:41

12 Gold Bars is a great all killer greatest hits. I prefer the album versions of Mystery Song and Living on an Island and use them on my version.

side one
"Rockin' All Over the World" (John Fogerty) – 3:58
"Down Down" (Francis Rossi/Bob Young) – 4:15
"Caroline" (Rossi/Young) – 4:08
"Paper Plane" (Rossi/Young) – 3:16
"Break the Rules" (Rossi/Young/Rick Parfitt/Alan Lancaster/John Coghlan) – 4:03
"Again and Again" (Parfitt/Andy Bown/Jackie Lynton) – 4:04

Side two
"Mystery Song" (Parfitt/Young) – 4:24
"Roll Over Lay Down" (Rossi/Young/Lancaster/Parfitt/Coghlan) – 6:17
"Rain" (Parfitt) – 5:03
"Wild Side of Life" (Arlie Carter/William Warren) – 3:36
"Whatever You Want" (Parfitt/Bown) – 4:28
"Living on an Island" (Parfitt/Young) – 4:15

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Re: Status Quo 12 Gold Bars

Postby slightbreeze » 20 Mar 2017, 00:05

Rather have twelve Mars bars.

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Re: Status Quo 12 Gold Bars

Postby The Slider » 20 Mar 2017, 10:23

It's great
But there are too many omissions.
There needs to be a 24 Gold Bars
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Re: Status Quo 12 Gold Bars

Postby NMB » 20 Mar 2017, 10:27

The Slider wrote:There needs to be a 24 Gold Bars


There's a volume 2. But it might not contain the particular 12 gold bars you think are missing from volume 1.
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Postby The Slider » 20 Mar 2017, 10:28

I have no doubt

Mind you its not far off

Side one
"What You're Proposin'" (Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost) – 4:13
"Lies" (Rossi/Frost) – 3:56
"Something 'Bout You Baby I Like" (Richard Supa) – 2:48
"Don't Drive My Car" (Rick Parfitt/Andy Bown) – 4:12
"Dear John" (Jackie MacCauley/John Gustafson) – 3:11
"Rock 'n' Roll" (Rossi/Frost) – 4:04

Side two
"Ol' Rag Blues" (Alan Lancaster/Keith Lamb) – 2:48
"Mess of Blues" (Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman) – 3:18
"Marguerita Time" (Rossi/Frost) – 3:28
"Going Down Town Tonight" (Guy Johnson) – 3:36
"The Wanderer" (Ernie Maresca) – 3:30
"Caroline" (Live at the N.E.C.) (Rossi/Bob Young) – 4:58
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Postby The Slider » 20 Mar 2017, 10:44

Whatever You Want – The Very Best of Status Quo is a 41 track 2 CD comp. It has everything you want (bar the odd album track like Big Fat Mama and Hold You Back) though it does contain a good 15 you don't.
Edit it down to the 24 and you have:

"Pictures of Matchstick Men" (Rossi)
"Ice in the Sun" (Wilde/Scott)
"Down the Dustpipe" (Grozman)
"In My Chair" (Rossi/Young)
"Paper Plane" (Rossi/Young)
"Mean Girl" (Rossi/Young)
"Caroline" (Rossi/Young)
"Break the Rules" (Rossi/Young/Parfitt/Lancaster/Coghlan)
"Down Down" (Rossi/Young)
"Roll Over Lay Down" (Rossi/Young/Parfitt/Lancaster/Coghlan)
"Rain" (Parfitt)
"Mystery Song" (Parfitt/Young)
"Wild Side of Life" (Warren/Carter)
"Rockin' All Over the World" (Fogerty)
"Again and Again" (Parfitt/Bown/Lynton)
"Whatever You Want" (Parfitt/Bown)
"Livin' on an Island" (Parfitt/Young)
"What You're Proposin'" (Rossi/Frost)
"Lies" (Rossi/Frost)
"Don't Drive My Car" (Parfitt/Bown)
"Something 'Bout You Baby I Like" (Supa)
"Rock 'n' Roll" (Rossi/Frost)
"Ol' Rag Blues" (Lancaster/Lamb)
"Marguerita Time" (Rossi/Frost)

'course 12 Gold Bars is a Phonogram compilation and Whatever You Want is a cross label one with the Pye stuff too. Much better.

Just realised it doesnt have Accident Prone on it :x
I#d change that for Old Rag Blues.
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Re: Status Quo 12 Gold Bars

Postby The Unfragrant Ox » 20 Mar 2017, 10:59

slightbreeze wrote:Rather have twelve Mars bars.


:)

For sure.

I like some of those early 70s albums (Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon is pretty solid) but 'Rockin' All Over The World' and 'What You're Proposin'' are really only for gormless cunts who drink cocktails and holiday in caravans.
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Postby Deebank » 20 Mar 2017, 15:05

It reminds me of my journey to school. Our mates' dad would take me and Copehead plus his two sons to school and it would often be a tape of 12 Gold Bars or Quo Live playing woozily through their Morris Marina's shit stereo. On cold mornings it would speed up and slow down with the car.

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Re: Status Quo 12 Gold Bars

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 20 Mar 2017, 15:20

NMB wrote:
The Slider wrote:There needs to be a 24 Gold Bars


There's a volume 2. But it might not contain the particular 12 gold bars you think are missing from volume 1.


I have that, volume 2 (plus 1) superb.

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Postby trans-chigley express » 20 Mar 2017, 15:24

The Slider wrote:Whatever You Want – The Very Best of Status Quo is a 41 track 2 CD comp. It has everything you want (bar the odd album track like Big Fat Mama and Hold You Back) though it does contain a good 15 you don't.
Edit it down to the 24 and you have:

"Pictures of Matchstick Men" (Rossi)
"Ice in the Sun" (Wilde/Scott)
"Down the Dustpipe" (Grozman)
"In My Chair" (Rossi/Young)
"Paper Plane" (Rossi/Young)
"Mean Girl" (Rossi/Young)
"Caroline" (Rossi/Young)
"Break the Rules" (Rossi/Young/Parfitt/Lancaster/Coghlan)
"Down Down" (Rossi/Young)
"Roll Over Lay Down" (Rossi/Young/Parfitt/Lancaster/Coghlan)
"Rain" (Parfitt)
"Mystery Song" (Parfitt/Young)
"Wild Side of Life" (Warren/Carter)
"Rockin' All Over the World" (Fogerty)
"Again and Again" (Parfitt/Bown/Lynton)
"Whatever You Want" (Parfitt/Bown)
"Livin' on an Island" (Parfitt/Young)
"What You're Proposin'" (Rossi/Frost)
"Lies" (Rossi/Frost)
"Don't Drive My Car" (Parfitt/Bown)
"Something 'Bout You Baby I Like" (Supa)
"Rock 'n' Roll" (Rossi/Frost)
"Ol' Rag Blues" (Lancaster/Lamb)
"Marguerita Time" (Rossi/Frost)

'course 12 Gold Bars is a Phonogram compilation and Whatever You Want is a cross label one with the Pye stuff too. Much better.

Just realised it doesnt have Accident Prone on it :x
I#d change that for Old Rag Blues.


I'd ditch anything after the Just 'Supposin' album and, yes, would add Accident Prone. Shame there wasn't a second single from the "Quo" album, Backwater or Lonely Man for instance. Little Lady should have been a second single from On the Level come to think of it.

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Re: Status Quo 12 Gold Bars

Postby sloopjohnc » 20 Mar 2017, 17:42

billy wrote:fuck off with the anti 'best of' nonsense too. Life's too short ...


I never subscribed to that idea either. Heck, I like lots of Best Ofs and Greatest Hits. Sometimes, they're just the thing.
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Re: Status Quo 12 Gold Bars

Postby German Dave » 20 Mar 2017, 17:48

I had a soft spot for "Dirty Water" when I was a teenager. Not heard it in over 30 years, like. I suppose it must be on YT....
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Postby Phil T » 20 Mar 2017, 17:57

I essentially lost interest in the band with and everything after, "Rockin' All Over the World". Dreck like "Livin' On An Island" and "Marguerita Time" just compounded it for me.

That said, their run of albums from 'Dog Of Two Head' up to 'Blue For You' is cracking!

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Re: Status Quo 12 Gold Bars

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 20 Mar 2017, 18:39

trans-chigley express wrote:
The Slider wrote:Whatever You Want – The Very Best of Status Quo is a 41 track 2 CD comp. It has everything you want (bar the odd album track like Big Fat Mama and Hold You Back) though it does contain a good 15 you don't.
Edit it down to the 24 and you have:

"Pictures of Matchstick Men" (Rossi)
"Ice in the Sun" (Wilde/Scott)
"Down the Dustpipe" (Grozman)
"In My Chair" (Rossi/Young)
"Paper Plane" (Rossi/Young)
"Mean Girl" (Rossi/Young)
"Caroline" (Rossi/Young)
"Break the Rules" (Rossi/Young/Parfitt/Lancaster/Coghlan)
"Down Down" (Rossi/Young)
"Roll Over Lay Down" (Rossi/Young/Parfitt/Lancaster/Coghlan)
"Rain" (Parfitt)
"Mystery Song" (Parfitt/Young)
"Wild Side of Life" (Warren/Carter)
"Rockin' All Over the World" (Fogerty)
"Again and Again" (Parfitt/Bown/Lynton)
"Whatever You Want" (Parfitt/Bown)
"Livin' on an Island" (Parfitt/Young)
"What You're Proposin'" (Rossi/Frost)
"Lies" (Rossi/Frost)
"Don't Drive My Car" (Parfitt/Bown)
"Something 'Bout You Baby I Like" (Supa)
"Rock 'n' Roll" (Rossi/Frost)
"Ol' Rag Blues" (Lancaster/Lamb)
"Marguerita Time" (Rossi/Frost)

'course 12 Gold Bars is a Phonogram compilation and Whatever You Want is a cross label one with the Pye stuff too. Much better.

Just realised it doesnt have Accident Prone on it :x
I#d change that for Old Rag Blues.


I'd ditch anything after the Just 'Supposin' album and, yes, would add Accident Prone. Shame there wasn't a second single from the "Quo" album, Backwater or Lonely Man for instance. Little Lady should have been a second single from On the Level come to think of it.


Don't think Lancaster ever got a single released with him on lead vocals. Bit of a shame, probably didn't help his cause in the long run as record company left it for Rick and Fran to front all the singles. Should've got at least one though.

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Re: Status Quo 12 Gold Bars

Postby The Slider » 20 Mar 2017, 20:57

Pat O'Banton wrote:I had a soft spot for "Dirty Water" when I was a teenager. Not heard it in over 30 years, like. I suppose it must be on YT....



The remix of RAOTW is aces.
It is still my favourite album.
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