I remember the newspapers leading up to the gig, they were trying to predict what each band would play. For Quo, i am sure it stated RAOTW, Caroline & WYW which made sense. Any ideas why they played DWMT instead (Easier to play?) or was it the usual 'lies and assumptions' from the press. we know they rehearsed DWMT during the soundcheck.
Aye, I thought they were supposed to play Whatever You Want as well but were paranoid about running over & having the plug pulled, so they dropped it & created a lot of panic backstage by finishing earlier than expected. Soft sods!
I'd have thought they'd have followed the obligatory opener with one song each, or they could have followed it with a short medley to fit the remaining time - ah, but that would have involved a bit of forethought & preparation!
I have to say that I thought they were brilliant at Live Aid and were the perfect act to open it not only because they have incredibly catchy tunes, not only because they had RAOTW but because of their personalities. A pretentious rock star would've set the wrong tone from the off. Francis was perfect with his "Alright"s
I'm extremely glad they did DWMT 'cos it was brilliant. Far bouncier and more crowd pleasing than WYW and fitted the mood better. And it has a great moment when Francis starts it by saying "after 4, 4!" Only Quo could have done that. Brilliant choice of songs, excellent performance. (I don't mean musically, I mean for the occasion). Set the tone for the whole day.
I met somebody on the day from the BBC who had the set lists on him , Quo were down to do four songs . WYW was on the list . As said above , timings were the issue . I believe if they had done WYW , the audiences would have appreciated them more .
I think WYW would have been the wrong choice because in that setting the intro is too long and slow. RAOTW and Caroline both get going quite quickly. I always thought DWMT was a strange choice because it’s an album track (I think) not a single. Paper Plane would have been a better choice.
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