I've been doing a bit of digging and found a couple new(?) tracks and possibly the last tracks written by the Rossi / Frost partnership.
"Our Life" released in 2002 by a group called Cherrystone, 2 tracks titled "I'm In Love" and "I Need Her" written by Rossi / Frost. Both tracks were produced by Rossi / Frost and Tim Summerhayes was the Engineer for the album.
Jeff Rich and John "Rhino" Edwards also appear on the record.
Very interesting find, their writing was so much better suited to other acts rather than Quo. They weren't a terrible song writing partnership per se, just so lightweight and twee when compared to Rossi/Young, coupled with some absolutely terrible production over the years.
Träume, Tränen, Wege und die Zeit verbinden uns Arm in Arm haben wir zusammen gesungen
not bad at all. suits the band and production well, gives a different perspective. I'd hate this as a Quo track but removed from that I can appreciate the songwriting/melody. 60s britpop vibe. Enjoyed that. Francis is a clever bugger, as much as I've sometimes been disappointed by him over the years (my issue not his I suppose). I guess that's one of the reasons he's a millionaire and I'm not
If I heard these tracks on the radio, in the background, initially I would have assumed they were Glenn Tilbrook/Squeeze. Having followed Squeeze and Tilbrook through the years my ears would have tuned-in straightaway. Though lyrically not exactly up there with Chris Difford's best work.
Rossi had been a Squeeze fan, 'Another Nail In My Heart' and 'Labelled With Love' sometimes mentioned. Think he even sent a message to them on one occasion, saying "nice one" about one of their songs.
As songs they are in my opinion much better than most of the dross Rossi has written in the past 30+ years. In fact they sound too good to be by Rossi but I think this is down to the singer.
As others have said a clear Squeeze sound and style.
Tbh, I could never imagine Rossi singing the songs, I could however hear Bernie doing the lead vocal for it.
I think Bernie had an incredible singing voice. A shame he decided to leave the music scene in the early 2000's, but at this point he'd been in the business for 30 years producing, writing and performing on various albums with a list of other musicians, the likes of Phil Collins. Actually quite surprised his death wasn't mentioned elsewhere other than the Quo community really, but I suppose he was simply forgotten about, sadly.
His singing style / voice reminds me of Andy Bowns, on certain songs. 1 example being Rock And Roll Celebration from a Jack Lancaster album, where once again he worked with the likes of Manfred Mann, Phil Collins, Cozy Powell and Gary Moore.
Not a fan of these. Like someone else said, it reminds me of the Rutles
And the singer is all over the shop.
Seems a shame what happened to Bernie. I know a family friend of member once commented on a YouTube vid that he had had terrible run of luck from the late 90s on. I think he lost money on an investment or something and then it spiralled from there
1batfastard: QI-Seemed just a ripping problem,PC ripped most and not others. Having said that it has corrected itself touch wood, if I had a guess I would say it is the drivers, they kept making a stuttering sound like an engine with petrol problems.
Jan 18, 2020 17:42:45 GMT
1batfastard: QI-Sorry not very good at explaining (Like my posts ) I don't know maybe sounding like an old modem ? ? any better ? If it happens again it'll be down to the bloke who built the PC a few years ago, what about overuse ?
Jan 18, 2020 17:46:25 GMT
4th Chord: Your drive might be struggling to read some of the disks Geoff 1batfastard. Are any scratched/scuffed?
Jan 20, 2020 10:33:27 GMT
1batfastard: 4th Chord: No brand new discs suffered the same, if I'm honest could just B overuse/the age ? Like I mentioned above it appears to have corrected itself so I'm still touching wood until the next time. Could a corrupted disc infect the players.
Jan 21, 2020 16:15:10 GMT
Quoincidence: 1batfastard Could be age. I use an external Disc Drive these days and haven't had any issues with it yet and it gets the job done nice and quickly
Feb 15, 2020 15:10:24 GMT
1batfastard: Quoincidence Had the worst affected changed and haven't looked back, seems to be like you suggested old age, a bit like me knackered...
Mar 7, 2020 9:37:27 GMT
quodec: Quo at their early primal riffing best. Imagine if we had the full gig to watch and listen to. Its a crying shame so many 70s bands have recordings of their shows, but not Quo. Was it lack of money that their shows were not taped, or were they not in the b
Mar 31, 2020 20:19:01 GMT
badpenny: Wuhhappened to my "Two Interesting Articles" thread?
Apr 15, 2020 0:33:31 GMT
4th Chord: Read the Covid-19 post in ‘important threads’ badpenny
Apr 15, 2020 15:47:57 GMT
badpenny: OK, so which guideline did I violate?
Apr 16, 2020 4:22:24 GMT
backwater67: Looks like fretbuzzzz has based his sales on BPI sales awards. Back in the 1970s & 80s silver sales were based on minimum 250,000 units sold. (Today silver sales are awarded for 200,000 units)
May 6, 2020 18:27:41 GMT
juansupposin: Love the song, even the RIFF track!
May 16, 2020 17:27:32 GMT
granny: But @4th Chord regarding your new rule...if the man running the country (Dominic Cummings) can weave a fairy tale around known facts why can't we be just as creative?
May 28, 2020 10:47:27 GMT
juansupposin: 21st September 91 at Wembley, the 45 min Guinness concert, probably not the best concert to start, only 45 min, I remeber thinking they will play longer because it was the last concert
May 30, 2020 10:16:34 GMT
coluquo: Ok hard to choose in the 21st but my vote goes to Liberty Lane and yes I acknowledge more poppythan classic rock!…
Jun 20, 2020 17:25:19 GMT
1batfastard: granny: What! Become the English version of the democratic party? Maybe cummings is a democrat plant plotting a UK take over....
Jul 9, 2020 8:08:48 GMT
Wim Huijsman: Nice item for sale, for real Quo fans. Rick Parfitt`s telecaster. Very nicely aged Fender Tele 1972
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