Post by unspokenwords on Nov 16, 2020 19:38:24 GMT
I can see the link with the Quo sound in many of the songs but the songs also made me think about what I dislike about the road Quo went down.
Quo became the supreme twee act, they became the boogie Jive Bunny and many of these songs are in this unfortunate style they perfected.
I have often thought about songs like Caroline. At heart it is not really a great song (i know that sounds sacrilegious). Without the part Rick added at the start of the Rossi/Young song (the 12 bar part Rick played at the start and the Rossi riff over this are I understand Ricks contribution), it would probably have remained mediocre. Ricks contribution lifted it to a different level. It is the same with Down Down, the magical intro makes it special as well as the energy and drive of the band on fire when it kicks in. Mystery song is another. The slow build up on the album version intro is sublime (and equally the country style outro!).
Quo magic is in the performance and the four original members together. It does not really appear outside of this (as evident in the band Rossi has fronted since Quo stopped decades ago...they have never really got the Quo sound or perfected what the magic the original band had).
No other band really has the magic either, although I do remember the first time I heard Oasis and thought that there was something about the guitar sounds/ overall wall of sound that made me instantly think of Quo. Oasis are the only band that ever made me instantly think this when I heard them (although Primal Scream's Country Girl when played over the PA at some Rossi's Quo concerts did also sound refreshing and Quoish).
Another song that's screams some Quo is from Swedan's Eddie Meduza. Nice mix of Quo and Dave Edmunds. Not unlike the Mooi Wark song above.
After reading your post and reading about the quo/dave edmunds mix I became interested and went to look on youtube and found more both English and Swedish language songs from him and found a lot of that quo/dave edmunds mix in other songs too so thanks for putting my attention to this cos I didn't know the guy yet !
Mooi Wark are from The Netherlands and sing in a Dutch dialect from the north eastern province of Drenthe. Mooi Wark is dialect for 'Nice Work'. 'In de blote kont' literally translates to 'in the bare ass', i.e. 'in the buff'.
This music genre is referred to as 'Boerenrock', Farmer's Rock. The founding fathers of Boerenrock are a band called 'Normaal', who in 1977 had the first Boerenrock hit (#2 in the charts) with a song called 'Oerend Hard' (dialect meaning 'Bloody Fast'), which is also very Quo-influenced:
The intro to The Cars Don’t Ya Stop sounds like a pop version of Mystery Song. Both songs came out in 70s but Quo were first by 2 years. Another Nail in My Heart by Squeeze has Quo elements, in particular lead. Song was a favorite of Rossi’s back in 80s and I remember him playing it in a BBC radio interview back in early 80s.
These two old favourites of mine always reminded me of Quo. I love this Oasis track but I have no idea why I associate it with the overall Quo sound. I can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's just in the structure and melody of the song. It's certainly less obvious than something like Roll With It.
Moon Martin I've loved as an artist since I first heard this in the late 70's.
I totally agree with The Hindu Times sounding like a Quo track. It's a belter, along also with any Oasis stuff from the first two albums. Also I think that On The Road Again by Canned Heat could have easily come off the Ma Kelly's or Dog album. I know that Quo did a fantastic cover of it a few years back.
This ain't gonna go down well but the first time I heard All Around My Hat back in the early 70s I said to the guy playing it "That's the Quo riff". With a bit of commitment and a (completely) different production they could have done a fantastic version. Once Bitten Twice Shy was a great choice as a cover too but they cut it short and did a 'by numbers' recording of it and it was sh1t.
When it came out, a reviewer said "It sounds like part Status Quo and part Robin Hood, and neither camp is going to like it" and I have to say I agreed
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
Aug 1, 2020 14:48:06 GMT
lorenzo1971: I wonder if Spare Parts will chart..given it has 2000 copies being released?
Sept 19, 2020 20:38:18 GMT
backwater67: Paul Hirch filled in for Quo when Andy’s wife was unable to tour. Aquostic was a complete different project for Quo. I was referring to a standard regular live gig on stage with session guitarists. Jagger does still take the lead vocal.
Nov 3, 2020 15:32:56 GMT
backwater67: of which line up Quo are always a 4 or 5 piece band.
Nov 3, 2020 15:35:13 GMT
coluquo: Agreed every entry a classic....fantastic memories...
Dec 24, 2020 13:37:38 GMT
coluquo: 50 years ago 1971 What a year ..the release of DOG and the greatest FACup shock in history ...13thFebruary!!
Jan 14, 2021 13:18:29 GMT
Pajoe: Hi this is all new to me and i am not sure how it works but can i have a link to your Live Here & Now, PLEASE. Cheer's Pajoe. Quo fanatic since Hello LP. I have quite a few unofficial bootleg CD's am i allowed to share them on this board
Jan 19, 2021 1:15:50 GMT