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MetalGuy71
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PostSubject: Status Quo   Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:09 am

Any fans of the British band Status Quo?

I'm looking for recommendations if I were to explore their brand of feel-good, upbeat rock-n-roll. They have about a million albums out, so I'd probably like to start off with a decent Greatest Hits or Anthology-type package, just to test the waters and not break the bank.

Where's a good place to start?

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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:22 am

I have almost zero "feel-good, upbeat" music in my entire collection.   Laughing very hard

Sorry.
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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:25 am

About all I know of Status Quo is that John Gallagher of Raven occasionally mentions them as an influence or wears one of their t-shirts onstage.

So in other words... I got nothin'. Sorry.

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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:26 am

I tried to get into this band about a year ago, but they just didn't speak to me... I think I grabbed one of those "Gold" or "Essential" collection of greatest hits at the local library.
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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:33 am

S.D. wrote:
I have almost zero "feel-good, upbeat" music in my entire collection.   Laughing very hard

Sorry.

Maybe you should start, you turd. Razz 

I'm playing a song list that someone assembled on YouTube and it sounds pretty cool. I guess these guys were bigger over in England than here in the States. Humble Pie and Foghat gave Americans their fill of British boogie rock.

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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:36 am

Fat Freddy wrote:
About all I know of Status Quo is that John Gallagher of Raven occasionally mentions them as an influence or wears one of their t-shirts onstage.

So in other words... I got nothin'. Sorry.

My only exposure to them was the Ozzy/Type O Negative cover they did of 'Pictures of Matchstick Men'. Cool tune, but apparently that song is from their earlier psychadelic period of the 60's. I'm looking for more of their 70's output.

I'm willing to bet James B. will have something to weigh in on this topic.

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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:37 am

MetalGuy71 wrote:
S.D. wrote:
I have almost zero "feel-good, upbeat" music in my entire collection.   Laughing very hard

Sorry.

Maybe you should start, you turd. Razz 

I'm playing a song list that someone assembled on YouTube and it sounds pretty cool. I guess these guys were bigger over in England than here in the States. Humble Pie and Foghat gave Americans their fill of British boogie rock.

I will check them out as well, being more popular in Britain than the States is often an indication of quality to me.  When it comes to rock about 90% of my collection is British/European.
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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:43 am

Look on YouTube. They have lots of appearances on Top of the Pops and Old Grey Whistle Test and other live performances. They apparently still tour and release albums. Their last release was 2011.

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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:03 pm

Status Quo were probably the first rock band I ever got into, they are an absolute institution in the U.K.

I would start with Piledriver (1972) and go up to Rockin' all Over the World (1977) then when you realise that it's getting very samey, go back and listen to the early stuff (1968-71) as it does have a slightly different sound.

By then you will have heard everything from this band. The last 37 years are really not worth bothering with!  lol! 



Classic Quo



Early Quo

I've got to admit that I prefer the early stuff these days and I'm not a big fan of either.
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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:05 pm

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MetalGuy71 wrote:



I will check them out as well, being more popular in Britain than the States is often an indication of quality to me.  When it comes to rock about 90% of my collection is British/European.

Nope! Not in this case. Kiss are progressive compared with Quo!  lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:13 pm

They are OK, I could never get into them, but like Boris said 'Piledriver', but I would recommend skipping them all together grab some Slade instead
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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:18 am

I've only heard the song "Roll Over" on a various artists comp that I bought in my youth.
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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:07 pm


Can any of you seriously claim that you haven't heard "Rocking All Over the World"!?  Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:09 pm

Mglaffas81 wrote:

Can any of you seriously claim that you haven't heard "Rocking All Over the World"!?  Shocked

In the States they mean next to nothing, never had of their tunes on the radio and as a matter a fact some of their biggest albums were never released here expect as imports.
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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:03 pm

Mglaffas81 wrote:

Can any of you seriously claim that you haven't heard "Rocking All Over the World"!?  Shocked

I'm listening to it right now on Youtube and can honestly sa it's the first time I've ever heard it. Not bad but not something I want to run out and get.
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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Fri May 02, 2014 8:25 pm

007 wrote:
Mglaffas81 wrote:

Can any of you seriously claim that you haven't heard "Rocking All Over the World"!?  Shocked

I'm listening to it right now on Youtube and can honestly sa it's the first time I've ever heard it. Not bad but not something I want to run out and get.



Nah, it ain't the greatest song in the world, but like so many other songs (like "Iron Man" or "Born in the USA") released by great bands, it has reached untouchable classic status.

The song does have great nostalgic value to me (and many others) - it's one of those songs you crank out at neighborhood get-togethers when the food has been consumed and party commences.
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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Wed May 07, 2014 12:16 pm

manny wrote:
Mglaffas81 wrote:

Can any of you seriously claim that you haven't heard "Rocking All Over the World"!?  Shocked

In the States they mean next to nothing, never had of their tunes on the radio and as a matter a fact some of their biggest albums were never released here expect as imports.

Is that an original? I know I've heard this song before, but I think it was Creedence Clearwater Revival. Or maybe just John Fogerty?

EDIT: It's a John Fogerty song that Quo (among others) covered. I'm actually more familiar with the Georgia Satellites version.

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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:37 pm

Status Quo are most definitely worth the investigation. IF you like early ACDC, Bad Company (a-la Movin' On & Good Lovin, Gone Bad), or the type of hard-rocking Boogie perfected by Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot, then you might want to give them a chance.

I started with the Live album from 1977. Honestly, if that doesn't get you interested then nothing will. I would stay away from the various Hits collections. There is a lot of stuff on YouTube now and the "Frantic Four" recently reunited and even some of those shows have been uploaded.

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PostSubject: Re: Status Quo   Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:51 pm

Just saw these guys playing Download '14 on Vh1C. Pretty standard fare, nothing to write home about, but they played their heart out.
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