Here is a link to a live download of The Party Boys - Alan's first collaboration after Quo in Australia. This link comes via a chum of mine and regular contributor to the Quo discussion - peterprog. You will need to pay for the download but the payment goes towards supporting roadies in Australia in these difficult times - a very worthy cause. This is entirely legal!
The recording is a soundboard. For those that don't know, a soundboard is recorded by the sound engineer at the sound desk during the gig. It is not polished in the studio and could therefore be described as 'raw' - you hear the gig as it was actually played - no overdubs, etc.. Personally, I really like soundboards, and this one is very good quality indeed. The first track is only a minute long because sound guys typically put the cassette in once they had a good enough starting sound to the gig - that was, after all, their priority.
The Party Boys played a lot of covers and I'm not terribly keen on some of their stuff, but Live they were another kettle of fish. This is (at the very least) a very interesting live recording - I actually think it is very good indeed, very relevant to Quo fans (and not just the Quo covers - ROLD and RAOTW with Roadhouse Blues too.
The line-up varied enormously but for us Quo fans this is the best and features some of the finest performers in Australian rock - Swannee on vocals, Alan on bass - you can hear his backing vocals under many of the tracks, John Brewster of Angels and Bombers fame, Kevin Borich - an excellent blues rock performer, and so on.
Whoppa Choppa: Yeaah... it was nice to see you lot as well, but... time flies! 👋
Oct 2, 2021 10:36:09 GMT
carabrick: Does anyone remember when Ethel went for a bottle of milk….the party ain’t over yet ga chug a chug.
Oct 15, 2021 0:57:31 GMT
uwe: This has probably been over-analyzed here before, but I only stumbled across it now. We all know how Francis' and Rick's harmony lead vocals sounded, but Francis and Alan?
Oct 17, 2021 23:00:37 GMT