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Album review: RICK PARFITT – Over And Out

RICK PARFITT - Over And Out

earMUSIC [Release date: 23.03.18] Rick Parfitt gave almost 50 years of his life to Status Quo and his passing in December 2016 was felt keenly both within and beyond the world of entertainment. Quo are a household name and Parfitt, … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 5 December 2017

Status Quo – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow – 5 December 2017

Almost exactly a year ago I attended a Quo gig at the nearby Hydro which was billed as the ‘Last Night Of The Electrics’ tour. Yet here I am a year on looking at a stage lined with white amps powered up … Continue reading

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Singles review: STATUS QUO – The Vinyl Singles Collection 1972-1979

STATUS QUO - The Vinyl Singles Collection 1972-1979

UMC [Release date 10.03.17] The Quo reissue campaign continues with a set of singles covering the years 1972-1979.  We’ve already had a corresponding box set featuring that decade’s albums.  This is the first of five limited editions covering a decade … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – The Hydro, Glasgow, 20 December 2016

STATUS QUO – The Hydro, Glasgow, 20 December 2016

‘Is it the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?’ That was the quandary set by Quo a few albums back and it seemed quite relevant tonight. This gig was part of the ‘Last Night Of The … Continue reading

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Album review: STATUS QUO – Aquostic II – That’s A Fact!

STATUS QUO – Aquostic II - That’s A Fact!

Universal Music [Release date 21.10.16] Over the years a myth has grown up around Quo that all songs sound the same and that their songs amount to the ABC of rock, three chords, heads down, see you at the end. … Continue reading

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Album review: STATUS QUO – Deluxe Editions – On The Level, If You Can’t Stand The Heat, Whatever You Want

Status Quo - Whatever You Want

UCM [Release date 25.03.16] These three albums are the next to be given the ‘deluxe edition’ treatment following on from the last batch featuring the albums Hello!, Quo and Rockin’ All Over The World. The premise is the same with … Continue reading

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Album review: STATUS QUO – Accept No Substitute – The Definitive Hits

STATUS QUO – Accept No Substitute - The Definitive Hits

Universal Music [Release date 20.11.15] There can’t be many rock fans of a certain age in the UK who don’t own a Quo compilation album of some sort. There have been many over the years and most share about 95% … Continue reading

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Album Review – STATUS QUO – Deluxe Editions – Hello!, Quo and Rockin’ All Over The World

UMC  [Release date 04.12.15] Hot on the heels of the latest ‘Greatest hits’ package are these three repackaged and expanded Quo classics. The three albums have been lovingly enhanced with new packaging, rare pictures and an introduction to each written … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – O2, London, 13 December 2015

STATUS QUO – O2, London, 13 December 2015

What does music during the Christmas season mean to you? For the more traditional minded it may be a carol service. For others the sounds of numerous banal seasonal pop tunes (that means you, McCartney) piped incessantly through high streets … Continue reading

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News: Win 10 disc Status Quo vinyl boxed set and authorised book

STATUS QUO - The Vinyl Collection 1972-1980

Win Status Quo Vinyl Collection 1972-1980 boxed set! Our latest competition running throughout September offers a chance to win the highly collectible 10-LP boxed set which features remastered 180gm vinyl with original covers, inserts and an exclusive poster in each … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO AQUOSTIC – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 20 April 2015

STATUS QUO AQUOSTIC - Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 20 April 2015

Mention Status Quo to any non-rock fan and you will get all the usual comments about the band being three chord wonders or how they have only ever written one song which they have milked for the last forty odd … Continue reading

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DVD Review: STATUS QUO – Aquostic! Live At The Roundhouse

STATUS QUO – Aquostic! Live At The Roundhouse

earMUSIC [Release date 13.04.15] I am sure that Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt would be the first to admit that they are not as young as they once were. At this point in their career it would be easy to … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – 02 Arena, London, 19 December 2014

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STATUS QUO - 02 Arena, London, 19 December 2014

For Status Quo’s Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt, 2014 has been one of the busiest of their 65 years. The ‘Frantic Four’ reassembled for a second round of well received tour dates, the band returned to a Donington stage after … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO – Roundhouse, London, 22 October 2014

STATUS QUO -  Roundhouse, London, 22 October 2014

The ‘unplugged ‘ tradition is now a firmly established rock n roll industry norm for bands to find an alternative way to revitalise- and of course promote – their body of work. It’s horses for courses however, and one of … Continue reading

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DVD review: STATUS QUO – The Frantic Four’s Final Fling

STATUS QUO – The Frantic Four’s Final Fling

Abbey Road/ Universal [Release date 01.09.14] On the 12th April 2014 in Dublin the last chords of the Frantic Four’s second and final reunion tour rang out and with it closed another chapter in the long history of Status Quo, … Continue reading

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Album review: STATUS QUO – Status Quo Live (box set)

Status Quo Live - box set

UMC [Release date 08.09.14] One of the real highlights of rock in recent years is the reunion of the classic Quo line up – and the successive Frantic Four tours.  Riding the crest of this nostalgia wave is a 4-CD … Continue reading

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Album review: STATUS QUO – Aquostic (Stripped Bare)

Status Quo - Aquostic

Rhino/Warners [Release date 20.10.14] It may have taken 50 years, but Aquostic finally showcases the Quo “unplugged” with rearrangements of many standards and some surprises too. Maybe this album will ultimately take Rick and Francis back to the small clubs … Continue reading

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Gig Review: STATUS QUO – 02 Academy, Glasgow, 9 April 2014

Status Quo

This is the second night of a two night stint in Glasgow by the Frantic Four and the denim clad Quo Army are once again out in force. After the one-off reunion tour in 2013 proved to be such a … Continue reading

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Album review: STATUS QUO – Piledriver Deluxe Edition

Status Quo - Piledriver

Universal [Release date 24.03.14] Status Quo are preparing for the second round of their ‘Frantic Four’ reincarnation and – hey – here comes an extended reissue of their 1972 album.  ‘Piledriver’ is important because it continued their journey from the … Continue reading

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Gig review: STATUS QUO/10CC – 02 Arena, London, 15 December 2013

Status Quo - Liverpool, 6 December 2013

When GRTR!’s esteemed Live Editor Dave Wilson asked me to cover this show, I warned him that my review might be rather jaundiced, as I only recognised the original ‘Frantic Four’ line up as the real Quo. The annual Christmas … Continue reading

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