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Re: Status Quo

Postby The Slider » 27 Dec 2021, 14:49

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Humble Pie's live album is certainly better than Quo's.....




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Aside from the infinitely better songwriting Quo Live! also doesn't feature the unlovely bellowing of Steve Marriott

Nonsense, old boy
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Re: Status Quo

Postby cheifwhat » 27 Dec 2021, 20:22

That reminds me, what happened to Piledriver?
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Postby The Slider » 28 Dec 2021, 08:06

It started out well but descended into a boring cover of a Doors tune
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Re: Status Quo

Postby cheifwhat » 28 Dec 2021, 20:51

The Slider wrote:It started out well but descended into a boring cover of a Doors tune


I mean the BCB member and Jolly up attendee or yore
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Re: Status Quo

Postby C » 28 Dec 2021, 20:53

cheifwhat wrote:
The Slider wrote:It started out well but descended into a boring cover of a Doors tune


I mean the BCB member and Jolly up attendee or yore


Hi Rich!

I think the lad Slider knew that....





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Re: Status Quo

Postby The Slider » 30 Dec 2021, 23:01

He did
Andy still posts occasionally :
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He's on Facebook more though - like most of us:
https://www.facebook.com/andjer

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Re: Status Quo

Postby Darkness_Fish » 31 Dec 2021, 16:30

Mark Lamarr had an interesting Twitter thread on Status Quo recently: https://twitter.com/lamarr_mark/status/ ... 9300225024

"Saw a fascinating talking point from two Americans earlier. Why were the British music press so endlessly sniffy about Status Quo but so reverential to the Ramones ?"
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Re: Status Quo

Postby C » 01 Jan 2022, 19:44

Darkness_Fish wrote:the Ramones


Who...?




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Re: Status Quo

Postby mudshark » 01 Jan 2022, 21:52

Come on Carlson! Even you, with your limited understanding of what's really rock 'n roll, knows that Johnny belongs in the top 10 of best guitarists of all time ;-).
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Re: Status Quo

Postby Darkness_Fish » 02 Jan 2022, 13:41

C wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:the Ramones


Who...?




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70s rock band. Long Hair, denim, leather. No capes or pointy hats.
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Re: Status Quo

Postby trans-chigley express » 05 Jan 2022, 04:55

I'm pretty generous with my love for Quo and go all the way to 1980 with the Just Supposin' album, and maybe even the one after that - Never Too Late in 1981 - basically up till drummer John Coghlan left the band. Their prime years are certainly Piledriver to Blue For You but the albums immediately either side of that period are very fine too. There is a definite lull in quality with If You Cant Stand the Heat and Whatever You Want although the singles are reliably good. Just Supposin' is a notch higher than those two and is an album I still enjoy a lot. With 4 hits and some solid album cuts it stands up pretty well. Never Too Late sounds like left overs from that album (which it basically was) but it manages to include 2 or 3 strong tracks and non of their albums are perfect anyway but there's more than enough on most of them I enjoy.

Quo, Hello and Piledriver would be my top 3 but Dog of Two Head and Rockin' All Over The World may well round out my top 5 ahead of other more obvious picks like On The Level and Blue For You.

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Re: Status Quo

Postby The Slider » 05 Jan 2022, 07:51

That is a fair assessment
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Re: Status Quo

Postby C » 05 Jan 2022, 14:12

trans-chigley express wrote:Quo, Hello and Piledriver would be my top 3 but Dog of Two Head and Rockin' All Over The World may well round out my top 5 ahead of other more obvious picks like On The Level and Blue For You.


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Re: Status Quo

Postby Charlie O. » 05 Jan 2022, 23:26

Something I Learnt Today, courtesy Wikipedia: the title "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" referred to "the paintings of Salford artist L. S. Lowry."

He developed a distinctive style of painting and is best known for his urban landscapes peopled with human figures, often referred to as "matchstick men".

Side note: Lowry holds the record for rejecting British honours (five), including a knighthood (1968). (Same year as the Quo record. Coincidence?)
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Re: Status Quo

Postby The Slider » 06 Jan 2022, 12:57



A much later uk hit (around 77 or 78)
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Re: Status Quo

Postby Charlie O. » 06 Jan 2022, 16:08

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Re: Status Quo

Postby cheifwhat » 14 Jan 2022, 16:23

The Slider wrote:He did
Andy still posts occasionally :
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=96


1. He's on Facebook more though - like most of us:
https://www.facebook.com/andjer

2. Are you going to come along to the 20th Anniversary Jolly Up, Rich?


1. OK, i stopped using Facebook in 2015 and haven't regretted it so I doubt you'll see me on there anytime soon

2. I don't see why not.
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Re: Status Quo

Postby The Slider » Yesterday, 11:46

Good lad
It's been an age
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Re: Status Quo

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zlib compression strikes again
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Re: Status Quo

Postby C » Yesterday, 16:50

The Slider wrote:zlib compression strikes again


A new covid strain...?



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