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Postby C » 03 May 2021, 23:34

I have from Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon onwards for about 7 albums plus the live one.

I'm not great fan but every album has a handful corkers.

I put an album on occasionally and enjoy it.

Their best album? I'm not sure

Any good? Yes, reasonably.

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Postby pcqgod » 04 May 2021, 04:12

I like their bad psychedelia better than their bad boogie rock.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 04 May 2021, 04:18

One of the first bands that I bought on vinyl, back in 74-75, I think. It was their then current album, "On the Level", which to me is their best album. Quo are very simple meat and potatoes rock, boogie rock with good tunes. Every album has something of value, even their Beach Boys collaboration, which I was against at the time, thinking it would somehow devalue the Beach Boys.
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Postby trans-chigley express » 04 May 2021, 05:24

I have a lot of time for most of their 70s output and as C says, there's a handful of corkers on every album. What really sets them apart from other bands of that ilk is their ear for a good hook. It's why they had so many hits and their 12 Gold Bars singles comp is all killer.

It's hard to pinpoint a best album as I think there is a bit of filler on all of them but "Quo" does strike me as probably their most consistent. Alan Lancaster's strong presence on that album helps a lot and gives it a solid and heavier sound.

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Postby Rorschach » 04 May 2021, 08:15

For me they're a singles band; a great singles band but I'm not interested in investigating their albums.

pcqgod wrote:I like their bad psychedelia better than their bad boogie rock.


I like both but my favourite might be Ice in the Sun.

trans-chigley express wrote:What really sets them apart from other bands of that ilk is their ear for a good hook.


Absolutely agree. This not only sets them apart from other bands in that style but also sets each song apart from the other.
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Postby robertff » 04 May 2021, 13:48

Quite like a number of the hits but that's about all you need, although I do have quite a few of their 70's albums, bought for a few pence at boot fairs and the like.


Seem to remember Piledriver was quite a reasonable album.



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Postby The Slider » 04 May 2021, 13:58

Piledriver has three of their four best songs on it, but my favourite album is Rockin All Over the World.
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Postby Good Night Dallas, Texas » 04 May 2021, 14:40

robertff wrote:Quite like a number of the hits but that's about all you need, although I do have quite a few of their 70's albums, bought for a few pence at boot fairs and the like.


Seem to remember Piledriver was quite a reasonable album.



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Yeah I've also picked up a few of their 70's LP's for peanuts. Just played Piledriver and it's a fine album. My copy is on the spaceship label but i think the original was on the Vertigo Swirl. Now playing Hello!

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Postby Pool Hall Richard » 04 May 2021, 22:09

Quo from 74 is my favourite. Their heaviest album i'd say, very Alan Lancaster/Rick Parfitt heavy on songwriting, no bad thing. Quite light on Rossi tunes. This from the album is great.


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Postby Pool Hall Richard » 04 May 2021, 22:10

And from Ma Kelly in 1970, love this.


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Postby slightbreeze » 04 May 2021, 23:43

Haven't got a clue why they were so popular. Perhaps they catered for an audience who found Zeppelin or Sabbath too heavy, but wanted to say they liked rock music