I certainly agree with the idea that Rick is the only member of Quo who could possibly have been successful as a solo artist.
As for the album, I like it far more than I expected to & think it better than any Quo related studio albums released for at least 35 years - damning with faint praise there!
I'm with you here. I kind of cringed thinking it would be embarrassing, but damned if it's not really good. Not FF Quo good, no, but Panto Quo (I still don't know what 'Panto' means) can only dreamed of releasing such a good album.
Embarrassingly, this description of Panto could so easily be about Quo’s later career it’s uncanny......Pantomime (informally panto) is a type of musical comedy stage production designed for family entertainment. It was developed in England and is still performed throughout the United Kingdom, generally during the Christmas and New Year season and, to a lesser extent, in other English-speaking countries. Modern pantomime includes songs, gags, slapstick comedy and dancing, employs gender-crossing actors and combines topical humour with a story loosely based on a well-known fairy tale, fable or folk tale. It is a participatory form of theatre, in which the audience is expected to sing along with certain parts of the music and shout out phrases to the performers.