Post by unspokenwords on Oct 10, 2017 22:08:07 GMT
This band gives me that feeling that Quo used to give me (and CQ absolutely have not for a long long time given). I love listening to them.
They have something extra, that special magic Quo in FF period had (i.e. the only Quo really). This is authenticity and a certain sound (telecaster, valve amps and earthy but sparkling tone) and musicality in the extra little special elements of magic, guitar licks and sound, which CQ have ironed out in a bland wash of muffled guitars, synthesised plastic sounds/ keyboards and reached a climax in the strum along awfulness of Aquostic but unbelievably reaching new lows without Rick) .
Generally I am not in favour of tribute bands, but this band and a few others are exceptional and I really enjoy listening to them.
In comparison I have absolutely no time for Francis Rossi's Quo, never listen to them and have absolutely zero interest in them.
Strange how things pan out where tribute band are seen by myself and many others as superior to a band presenting itself as the real thing (which it is not of course and hence why it is not up to the standard)
Flippin Hell...just listened to this concert the whole way through...these guys are beyond good...they even make Accident Prone sound brilliant.
Rossi and CQ hold your head in shame...touring with the same old dead end set list for donkeys years, flogging the proverbial dead horse and lazy as hell with how you play the songs...just look at how the songs can be played, properly and energetically with passion, and the set list of these guys!!!!!
It would be interesting if Status Quotes toured at the same time as Rossi's Quo in each town as I think they would be a serious rival and could even attract the Quo crowd away from Rossi...that would be poetic justice. I know which 'covers' band I would go to see, its an easy choice...STATUS QUOTES all the way.
I've been loving watching these guys since I discovered them earlier this year like others have, would love to see them over here.
They have that classic Quo 70's feel/swagger to them, no doubt.
It ain't going to happen, but would love to see Toon Eppink, the longer haired guitarist in the middle with Rossi, Lancaster Coghlan and Bown as Status Quo.
4th mentions the vocals, I can understand that, but to me it's Rossi's sung songs that probably suffer more than anything here in my view, Eppink's vocals on Rick's sung songs sit very well for me, maybe not from on record, but against what Rick's live vocal had become, that's probably how I'm looking at it. He has a solid blues rock vocal which works ok on certain tracks, some of Ricks included in my view.
Their version of Your Smiling Face really rocks! I'd pay to see that any day of the week.
I said say you need me Come on and say you need me I said say you need me
"Carlsberg don't do Rock bands, but if they did, they'd probably be Status Quo"