This album "Dog of Two Head" is the 1971 rock album by Status Quo released by Pye Records, their fourth studio album. At the time of recording, the band consisted of Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan.
Rock (and Roll)
PYE Records SLDPY 818
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram
1971 Made in France
This 12" LP vinyl music record comes comes in a Fold Open Cover (FOC), which is also also known as a Gatefold cover. The inner pages of this album cover contains photos of "Status Quo"
John Schroeder - Producer
Alan Florence - Sound Engineer
This album "Dog Of Two Head" was recorded at: Pye Studios, London
Status Quo - Album Cover Design
Mick Wells - Album Cover Illustration
Francis Rossi - guitar, vocals
Rick Parfitt - guitar, piano, vocals
Alan Lancaster - bass, guitar, backing vocals
John Coghlan - drums
Blue Colour PYE SLDPY.818 Record Label Details: Sacem Serie Standard ℗ 1971, Made in France
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.