Status Quo - QUO - british rock and roll / boogie 12" VINYL LP ALBUM


large album front cover photo of: Status Quo - QUO

Album Description:  Produced by Status Quo for G.M.

Music Genre:

Rock and Roll Boogie Music 

Record Label Information:

Phonogram / Vertigo 9102 001 (9102001)

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Record 

Year & Country:

1974 Made in England
Band Members and Musicians on: Status Quo Quo
    Status Quo Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • John Coghlan
  • Francis Rossi
  • Richard Parfitt
  • Alan Lancaster
Track Listing of: Status Quo Quo
    Side One:
  1. Backwater
  2. Just Take Me
  3. Break The Rules
  4. Drifting Away
    Side Two:
  1. Don't Think It Matters
  2. Fine Fine Fine
  3. Lonely Man
  4. Slow Train

Rockin' All Over the World: Status Quo's Classic Vinyl Discography of Boogie Rock and Pop Sensibilities.

STATUS QUO Band Information:

Status Quo is an English rock band that was formed in 1962 in London. The group consisted of Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, and John Coghlan in the original lineup. They became known for their unique blend of boogie rock and catchy pop hooks that resulted in a string of hit singles and albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

One of the defining characteristics of Status Quo's music was their use of the electric guitar, which was heavily distorted to produce a raw, powerful sound. Their early hits such as "Pictures of Matchstick Men" and "Ice in the Sun" showcased this distinctive sound and helped establish the band as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

However, it was during the 1970s that Status Quo truly cemented their place in rock music history. They released a series of albums that became iconic, including "Piledriver," "Hello!," and "Quo." These albums contained classic tracks such as "Caroline," "Down Down," and "Rockin' All Over the World," which remain popular to this day.

One of the hallmarks of Status Quo's music was their ability to blend traditional blues and rock elements with pop sensibilities. This resulted in songs that were both catchy and musically complex, featuring intricate guitar solos and driving rhythms. Their live shows were equally impressive, with the band renowned for their high-energy performances and elaborate stage setups.

However, Status Quo was not without their controversies. They were often criticized for their perceived lack of musical innovation, with some accusing them of simply churning out the same formulaic rock songs over and over again. Others accused them of selling out to commercial interests, as their music became increasingly polished and radio-friendly over the years.

Despite these criticisms, Status Quo remained one of the most popular and enduring bands in British rock music history. They continued to release albums and tour well into the 21st century, with Rossi and Parfitt remaining at the core of the band until Parfitt's death in 2016. Their influence can be heard in the music of countless other bands and artists, and their legacy as one of the greatest rock bands of all time remains secure.