D D D D
Band Recordings

D D D D
Other Songs & Recordings

DAUGHTER
DEAD IN THE WATER
DEAR JOHN
DEMOCRACY
DIDN'T HAVE TO LIE
DIGGIN' BURT BACHARACH
DIRTY WATER
DO IT AGAIN
DO YOU LIVE IN FIRE
DOESN'T MATTER
DOING IT ALL FOR YOU
DON'T BRING ME DOWN
DON'T CRY WHEN YOU'RE ALL ALONE
DON'T DRIVE MY CAR
DON'T GIVE IT UP
DON'T MIND IF I DO
DON'T STOP
DON'T STOP ME NOW
DON'T THINK IT MATTERS
DON'T WASTE MY TIME
DOWN DOWN
DOWN THE DUSTPIPE
DOWN TO YOU
DREAMIN'
DREI WEISSE BIRRRKEN
DRIFTING AWAY
DRIVING TO GLORY
DUST TO GOLD

 

DARLIN' *
THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA *
DIRTY TRAIN *
DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? *
DO YOU WANNA DANCE *
DON'T BE A DUMMY *
DON'T COME AROUND HERE NO MORE *
DON'T COME EASY *
DON'T DO THAT *
DON'T TALK *
DON'T THROW OUR LOVE AWAY *
DON'T WANT TO LOSE YOU NOW *
DON'T YOU TELL ME TO GO *
DROWNED IN TEXAS *

E E E E
Band Recordings

E E E E
Other Recordings

EASE YOUR MIND 
ELECTRIC ARENA

ELIZABETH DREAMS
END OF THE LINE
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
EVERYTHING
EVERYTIME I THINK OF YOU

 

ENGLISH ROSE & YANKEE DAN *
ESCAPE *
ETCETERA, ETCETERA *
EVENTUALLY *
EVERYTHING CHANGES *
EVIL WOMAN *
EVIL YOU *
EYES ARE CRYIN *

 

F F F F
Band Recordings

F F F F
Other Recordings

FACE WITHOUT A SOUL
FAKIN' THE BLUES
FALLING IN FALLING OUT
FAME OR MONEY
FAMILIAR BLUES
FAMOUS IN THE LAST CENTURY
FIGHTING FOR LOVE
FIGHTINGWITH THE PACK 
FIGURE OF EIGHT

FIJI TIME
FINE FINE FINE
FOR YOU
FORTY-FIVE HUNDRED TIMES
FROZEN HERO
FUN FUN FUN
THE FUTURE'S SO BRIGHT (I GOTTA WEAR SHADES)

 

F.B.I. *
FADED MEMORY *
THE FAILURE *
FASCINATION IS TEMPTATION *
FASHION FANTASY *
THE FIGHTER *
FINE RAIN *
FLASH IN JAPAN *
FOOLS *
FOUR UNTIL LATE *
FROM A JACK TO A KING *

 

G G G G
Band Recordings

G G G G
Other Recordings

GENTLEMAN JOE'S SIDEWALK CAFE (75c minimum)
GERDUNDULA
GET BACK
GET DOWN
GET OUT AND WALK
GET OUT OF DENVER
GETTING BETTER
GLORIA
GOGOGO
GOIN' NOWHERE
GOING DOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME
GOING DOWN TOWN TONIGHT
GONE THRU THE SLIPS
GONNA TEACH YOU TO LOVE ME
GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY
GOOD SIGN
GOOD THINKING
GOOD THINKING (BATMAN)
GOODBYE BABY
GOTTA GET UP AND GO
GOTTA GO HOME 
GRAVY TRAIN

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
THE GREATEST FIGHTER
GREEN
GREEN TAMBOURINE

 

GET A LIFE *
GETS BETTER *

GIVE MYSELF TO LOVE *
GONE TO MY HEAD *
GONNA SEE MY BABY (TONIGHT) *
GOOD ENOUGH REASON *
GOT A MILLION *
GYPSY TRICKS *

 

* indicates recordings performed by individual members of the band


Darlin'
(Tony McAnaney)
Performed by Francis Rossi

Produced by Tony McAnaney
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Marcus Brown (keybs., programming, backvocs.), Nigel Hitchcock, Nigel Sidwell, Steve Sidwell (all brass), Gerard Precencer (trumpet), Anthony Macastoptalhiss (bazooke, guitars), Danny Cummins (perc.), Sonia Jones, Dave Taggart, Simon Rossi, Nick Rossi, Carole Kenyan (all backvocs.)

Album:
King Of The Doghouse [3:47]
UK: Virgin CDV2809, 1996
INT: Virgin 7243 8 42201 2 9, 1996


 

Daughter
(Alan Lancaster)

Produced By John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

"Daughter" is one of the two (or rather three) Lancaster-penned tracks on the "Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon" album. A previously unreleased "working mix" (lacking the lead guitar) appeared on the 2003 remaster of the original album.

Album:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [3:01]
UK: Pye NPSL 18344, October 1970.

Working Mix
CD:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [2:55]
UK: Castle CMQCD 754, July 2003


 

Dead In The Water
(Francis Rossi/Andrew Bown)

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"Dead In The Water" did not appear on any official Status Quo album until the release of the anthology. It was first released on 7" as the flipside to the re-recorded version of "Can't Give You More" in 1991.

Single:
Can't Give You More [3:45]
UK: Vertigo QUO30, August 1991 (also on 12" QUO3012, MC QUOMC30 and CD QUOCD30)

Album:
Rockers Rollin' - Quo in Time [3:47]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001


 

Dear John
(John Gustafson/Jackie McAuley)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher, Bernie Frost

This was Quo's first release without founding member John Coghlan, who left the band while in the studio for recording the "1+9+8+2" album. Although the title suggests to be a tribute to John Coghlan, the band claims it isn't. Trivia: Co-Author John Gustafson started his carreer in the band Quatermass and later played with Roxy Music. Jackie McAuley (not MacAuley as stated various releases) briefly played in (Van Morrison's) "Them" before going solo with folk music.

Single:
Dear John [3:12]
UK: Vertigo QUO7, March 1982

Album:
1+9+8+2 [3:14]
UK: Vertigo 6302 189, April 1982

12 Gold Bars Vol. II [3:13]
UK: Vertigo 822 985-2, November 1984

Rocking All Over The Years [3:11]
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:13]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997


 

Democracy
(Leonard Cohen)

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"Democracy" had not been included on any regular Status Quo album until the track appeared on the anthology in 2001.

CD-Single:
Restless [4:21]
UK: Polydor QUOCD36, November 1994

Album:
Rockers Rollin' - Quo in Time [4:24]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001


 

Didn't Have To Lie
other title (possibly):
Who Asked You
(Alan Lancaster?)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown

This song was recorded during the "As It Happens" sessions (for the later "Whatever You Want" album), but didn't make it for the album. For several reasons it may be assumed that "Didn't Have To Lie" was a working title for the song "Who Asked You", but these need to be confirmed.

unreleased
Length: [3:59] (Reference: Dave J. Oxley, Rockers Rollin')


 

Diggin' Burt Bacharach
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

"Diggin’ Burt Bacharach" is one of the new Rossi/Young tracks of the 2002 album "Heavy Traffic". Unlike the title suggests, this is not really a hommage to the 60s songwriter Burt Bacharach

CD:
Heavy Traffic [2:31]
UK: Universal Music TV 018790-2, September 2002
D: Universal Music TV 064 435-2, September 2002


 

Dirty Train
(Brian Adams/Jackie Lynton)
Performed by Jackie Lynton

Produced by Drew McCulloch
Line-up: Jackie Lynton (V), Rick Parfit (G) + ???

To Status Quo fans Jackie Lynton is best known as the man who introduced the band on the "Live!" album of 1977. Jackie also co-wrote "Again And Again". For his album "No Axe To Grind" Rick Parfitt guested on two songs. Jeff Rich plays drums on some of the songs. This track features Rick on guitar.

Album:
No Axe To Grind [5:30]
D: Strand 6.24326 AP, 1980


 

Dirty Water
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown

The country-esque "Dirty Water" made its first appearance on the "Rockin' All Over The World" album in 1977. It became a live favourite soon although some Quo fans dislike this song for its mellow style.

Album:
Rockin' All Over The World [3:51]
UK: Vertigo 9102 014, November 1977
Rockin' All Over The World [3:51] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 596-9, March 2007

Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher
Produced by Status Quo

This live recording was not included on the original "Live At The N.E.C." album. It is available on the remastered version as a bonus track. 

Single:
Caroline (Live At The N.E.C.) - Single & 12" [4:00]
UK: Vertigo QUO10 (12":QUO1012), October 1982

Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich
This version was recorded at the N.E.C. as well, but it is a new recording dating from December 1989. This version was also included as a bonus track on the remastered version of the "Perfect Remedy" album in 2006.

12" Single:
The Anniversary Waltz, Pt. 2 [3:56]
UK: Vertigo QUO2912, December 1990 (also on MC QUOMC29 and CD QUOCD29)

Album:
Perfect Remedy [6:03] (Remastered Version)
Int: Mercury 983 412-3, January 2006

Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich
This version was recorded at the Nordoff-Robbins charity concert at Knebworth, on the 30 June 1990.

Knebworth The Album [?:??]
UK: Polydor 843 921-1, August 1990

Dirty Water
Performed by Bob Young

Produced by Micky Moody & Stuart Taylor
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm), Micky Moody (G), Albert Lee (G), Billy Bremner (G), Mo Foster (B), John McKenzie (B), Dave Markee (B), Terry Stannard (D), B.J. Cole (Pedal Steel G), Pete Wiltshire (Pedal Steel G), Gavin Povey (K), Graham Preskett (K, violin), The Pete Thoms Horns (horns), Frank Ricotti, Gus Campbell, Bill Clancy (all percussion), Kim Goody, Rick Parfitt, Ed Hamilton, Fastbuck (all BVoc)

In 1985 Bob Young recorded an album of classic Quo songs in country-style, which included this song.

Album:
In Quo Country [5:47]
UK: Making Waves SPRAY CD105, 1992

(Tex Axile Rides Again) In Quo Country [5:46]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4638-WY, 1997

Other cover versions:
Cheers! (2000)


 

Do It Again
(John 'Rhino' Edwards/ Andrew Bown)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

"Do It Again" is currently only available on the "Heavy Traffic" album, released in September 2002.

CD:
Heavy Traffic [3:39]
UK: Universal Music TV 018790-2, September 2002
D: Universal Music TV 064 435-2, September 2002


 

Do They Know It's Christmas?
(Bob Geldof/Midge Ure)
Performed by Band Aid

Produced by Midge Ure and Trevor Horn
Line-up: Everyone who was important in the early 1980's, including Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt (Annie Lennox, Bananarama, Culture Club, Duran Duran, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Heaven 17, Phil Collins, Paul Young, Paul McCartney, Boomtown Rats, Spandau Ballet, Style Council, Sting, Ultravox, U2, Wham, The Young Ones, and many many more)

Band Aid was a charity project set up Bob Geldof to support the people in Ethiopia. Highlight of this project was the Live Aid concert in Wembley in the summer of 1985, which Status Quo opened (with Rockin' All Over The World), their last public performance with Alan Lancaster on bass. Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi were invited (amongst many, many others) to sing on the single.

Single:
Do They Know It's Christmas? [3:51]
UK: Mercury FEED1, December 1984
D: Mercury 880502-7, December 1984 (also available as 12 Inch: 880 502-1)


 

Do You Live In Fire
(Alan Lancaster)

Produced by John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

"Do You Live In Fire" was recorded in 1969 but remained unissued until the release of "Fresh Quota", a 10" collection of Status Quo rarities from the PYE era. The track was later also released on several compilations.

Album:
Fresh Quota [2:14]
UK: PRT DOW 2, September 1981

In April 2003 Castle Music reissued a remastered version of "Spare Parts", containing several bonus tracks which had not been included on the original album release.

Remastered CD:
Spare Parts [2:16]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 717, April 2003


 

Do You Wanna Dance
(Bobby Freeman)
Performed by Marietta

Produced by Craig Pruess, Rick Parfitt and John Eden
Line-up: Marietta Parfitt (Voc), Rick Parfitt (G), Craig Pruess (all other)

Rick Parfitt's first wife Marietta released two singles under her own name in 1982, "Do You Wanna Dance" being the second one. As the first single sunk without a trace an outside produce was hired - again without success.

Single:
Do You Wanna Dance [?:??]
UK: Polydor POSP 483, June 1982


 

Doesn't Matter
(Bernie Frost/Francis Rossi)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher, Bernie Frost

Album:
1+9+8+2 [3:40]
UK: Vertigo 6302 189, April 1982


 

Doing It All For You
(Rick Parfitt/Pip Williams)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Unlike the a-side this song has not been released on the original "Perfect Remedy" album. It later appeared on "The Other Side Of Status Quo" and became a bonus track on the remastered version of the "Perfect Remedy" album in 2006.

12" Single:
Little Dreamer [4:08]
UK: Vertigo QUO1227, December 1989 (also on QUOCD27 and QUOMC27)

Album:
The Other Side Of Status Quo [4:10]
UK: Connoisseur Collection VSOP CD213, 1995
Perfect Remedy [4:14] (Remastered Version)
Int: Mercury 983 412-3, January 2006


 

Don't Be A Dummy
(John DuCann?)
Performed by John DuCann

Produced By Francis Rossi
Line-Up: John DuCann (G,V), Francis Rossi? (G), Andy Bown? (K), Pete Kircher? (D), JohnMcCoy? (B)

After charting in 1977 with "Throw Him In Jail" (produced by Francis Rossi) John DuCann released another single in 1979 which also appeared on his 1999 album "The World's Not Big Enough". Like all other tracks the line-up is listed as shown above. Nevertheless the participation of Quo members remains uncertain.

Single:
Don't Be A Dummy [?:??]
UK: Vertigo 6059 241, 1979

CD:
The World's not big enough [3:05]
UK(?): Angel Air SPJCD043, 1999


 

Don't Bring Me Down
(Jeff Lynne)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

The original version of "Don't Bring Me Down" was recorded by The Electric Light Orchestra in 1979 for their album "Discovery". Status Quo recorded their version for the album "Riffs", where it appeared as a bonus track for the UK edition. Also, this song wasn't included on the original track list presented in 2002.

CD:
Riffs [3:57]
UK: Universal TV 9813909, November 2003


 

Don't Come Around Here No More
(John 'Rhino' Edwards)
Performed by Rhino

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-Up: Charlie Morgan (D, Perc), 'Rhino' Edwards (B,V,G), Steve Byrd (G)

Album:
Rhino's Revenge [4:22]
UK: EAGCD 143, September 2000


 

Don't Come Easy
(Alan Lancaster/John Brewster/Tyrone Coates)
Performed by The Bombers

Produced by Alan Lancaster and John Brewster
Line-up: Alan Lancaster, John Brewster, Peter Heckenberg, Steve Crofts, Tyrone Coates, A. Mansfield, P. Quinn, W. Miller

"Don't Come Easy" was performed by Alan Lancaster's second band "The Bombers", first released ca. 1990. The original album isn't available on CD anymore but this track was chosen for Alan Lancaster "Life After Quo".

CD:
Life After Quo [4:23]
A: PJ Rocks PJR001CD, 1996


 

Don't Cry When You're All Alone
(Alan Lancaster)
Demo recording by "The Spectres"

Line-Up: Francis Rossi, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

According to David J. Oxley's Book "Tuned to the music of Status Quo", this was the first song ever written by Alan Lancaster. Although the Spectres recorded a demo in 1966, the song was never released. A picture of the disc (Tony Pike Music Ltd., Putney) can be found in the limited edition copy of the SQ 40th anniversary book.


 

Don't Do That
(Bob Young/Micky Moody)
Performed by Young & Moody

Produced by Stuart Taylor
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm), Micky Moody (G), Lemmy Kilmister (B), Ed Hamilton (V), Cozy Powell (D), Colleen Nolan (BVoc), Linda Nolan (BVoc)

This recording - featuring some of the best known names in Heavy Rock - is available on Bob Young's "Nearest Hits" collection. This track featured some of best known names in British heavy rock, such as Lemmy and Cozy Powell.

Trivia: The photos for the sleeve design were take by Simon Porter who became Status Quo's manager around 2000.

Single:
Don't Do That [3:22]
UK: Bronze BRO 130, September 1981

Album:
The Nearest Hits Album [3:57]
UK: Revival Music & Productions TROV1, 1995


 

Don't Drive My Car
(Rick Parfitt/Andrew Bown)

Produced by Status Quo and John Eden
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bernie Frost

Single:
Lies / Don't Drive My Car [4:37]
UK: Vertigo QUO4, December 1980

Album:
Just Supposin' [4:37]
UK: Vertigo 6302 057, October 1980

12 Gold Bars Vol. II [4:14]
UK: Vertigo 822 985-2, November 1984

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [4:13]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [4:13]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Live recordings

Live 1982
Live At The N.E.C [4:28]
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher
INT: Vertigo 818 947-1, August 1984

Live 1990
CD Single:
No producer credits
Roadhouse Medley [4:04] (Part one of the digipack only)
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich
UK: Polydor QUOCD33, September 1992

Live Alive Quo [4:04]
No producer credits
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich
Recorded at Wembley Arena, London, in December 1990.
Int: Polydor 517367-2, November 1992

Live 2009:
Live Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley
Produced by Mike Paxman

A recording of Status Quo's 2009 performance at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival was released on DVD in 2009. A CD release of this performance followed in 2011.

Album:
Pictures - Live At Montreux [
3:57]
UK: Eagle Rock EAGCD466,
August 2011

Live Line-up 2010: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley
Produced by Mike Paxman; remixed by Gregg Jackman

The special edition of the 2011 Quid Pro Quo album included a second disc with live recordings from Amsterdam (October 2010) and Melbourne (March 2010) that were originally available as official bootlegs via the instant live principle. The 2013 "Bula Quo!" soundtrack album included several live recordings on the second disc. As with the Quid Pro Quo bonus CD, "Don’t Drive My Car" was taken from the 2010 concert in Amsterdam.

Album:
Quid Pro Quo [3:52]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD 002, May 2011
D: Edel/earMUSIC 0206176ERE, May 2011

Bula Quo! [3:51]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD 007, July 2013

Remix by "Das Ministerium"
This Remix appeared on the soundtrack for theGerman TV series "Benzin im Blut", which includes four rare Quo tracksand another four otherwise unavailable techno-style remixes of classicQuo songs. Certainly not all Quo fans like this remix.

Album:
Benzin Im Blut (soundtrack) [3:29]
D: Polydor 547 501-2, 1999


 

Don't Give It Up
(Richard Lightman/John 'Rhino' Edwards/Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

Produced by: Pip Williams (& Rick Parfitt)
Line-up: Rick Parfitt, Mick Moody (g), Andrew Bown, Pip Williams (G), John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"Don't Give It Up" is one of the many b-sides which didn't appear on the "In The Army Now" album. It remained unavailable elsewhere until the release of "The Other Side Of Status Quo". Note that Francis Rossi probably didn't play on this track, which was originally intended for Rick Parfitt's solo album "Recorded Delivery".

Single:
Red Sky [4:18]
UK: Vertigo QUO19, July 1986 (also: 12" QUO1912)

Album:
The Other Side Of Status Quo [4:21]
UK: Connoisseur Collection VSOP CD213, 1995

In 2002 bootleg recordings of "Recorded Delivery" popped up making these tracks available as a collector's item - with poor sound quality.

Album:
Recorded Delivery [4:19]
Bootleg, 2002


 

Don't Mind If I Do
(Francis Rossi/John 'Rhino' Edwards)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Album:
Ain't Complaining [4:40]
UK: Vertigo VERH58, June 1988


 

Don't Stop
(Christine McVie)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Status Quo decided to record their own version of this Fleetwood Mac classic which became the title track of their 1996 covers album. According to David J. Oxleys book "Tuned To The Music" original singer Christine McVie was intended to join on vocals but was unavailable at the time of recording it. "Don't Stop" was also issued as a single shortly after release of the album.

Single:
Don't Stop [3:09]
UK: Polygram TV 576 635-7, March 1996 (also on MC and CD)

CD-Single
Don't Stop [3:34]
UK: Polygram TV 576 635-2, March 1996

Album:
Don't Stop [3:38]
UK: Polygram TV 531 035-2, February 1996

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:43]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997


 

Don't Stop Me Now
(Alan Lancaster/Andrew Bown)

Produced by Status Quo And John Eden
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bernie Frost

"Don't Stop Me Now", which should not be mixed up with the title track of the 1996 covers album "Don't Stop", first appeared on the 1981 album "Never Too Late". Co-songwriter Andy Bown still was a semi-official band member only at the time of the recording session.

Album:
Never Too Late [3:42]
UK: Vertigo 6302 104, March 1981
Never Too Late [3:40] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 584-3, March 2006


 

Don't Talk
other title: Talk Talk Talk
(John DuCann)
Released as John DuCann & Status Quo (members)

Produced By Francis Rossi
Line-Up: John DuCann (G,V), Francis Rossi (G), Andy Bown (K), Pete Kircher (D), JohnMcCoy (B)

In 1977 former Atomic Rooster and Thin Lizzy-member DuCann recorded a number of tracks. Though scheduled for release on Arista Records, the tapes got shelved. In 1992 German label Repertoire Records released them under the name of "John DuCann and Status Quo members". The re-release on Angel Air records saw the title changed to "Don't Talk".

Album:
Nothing Better [2:24]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4502-WY, 1992.

CD:
The World's not big enough [2:24]
UK(?): Angel Air SPJCD043, 1999


 

Don't Think It Matters
(Rick Parfitt/Alan Lancaster)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan

"Don't Think It Matters" opened side 2 of the "Quo" album with a magnificent guitar riff. Although briefly featured in the live set at the time no official live recording is available.

Album:
Quo [4:55]
UK: Vertigo 9102 001, May 1974

Quo (Remastered) [4:55]
UK: Mercury 9825940, January 2005


 

Don't Throw Our Love Away
(Alan Lancaster/unknown)
Demo recording by Alan Lancaster & Rick Parfitt

Produced by ??
Line-Up: Alan Lancaster, Rick Parfitt & ???

According to David J. Oxley's Book "Tuned to the music of Status Quo" Alan Lancaster wrote this song for Status Quo. A demo recording by Alan and Rick Parfitt was made in the "Gaslight" studios, but Alan's departure from Status Quo prevented a release.


 

Don't Want To Lose You Now
(Bob Young/Micky Moody)
Performed by Young & Moody

Produced by Roger Glover
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm), Micky Moody (G), Henry Spinnetti (D), Dave Markee (B)

This recording is available on Young & Moody's "Almost Greatest Hits" collection.

Album:
The Nearest Hits Album [3:34]
UK: Revival Music & Productions TROV1, 1995


 

Don't Waste My Time
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan (Bob Young, Jimmy Horowitz (P))

The original version of this song was included on the "Piledriver"-album. "Don't Waste My Time" is one Status Quo's most classic songs and has been released in several different versions, including a new studio recording from 1998. Furthermore this song was the first one ever to be released in a live version. The release of the "XS All Areas" Greatest Hits album featured "Don't Waste My Time" although it had never been released as a single.

Album:
Piledriver [4:18]
UK/D: Vertigo 6360 082, January 1973

XS All Areas [4:20]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Piledriver (Remastered Edition CD) [4:18]
EU: Mercury 982 597-7, January 2005

Live 1973:
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan
Produced by Chris Beckwitz & Jimmy Horowitz

This is the first live recording of a Status Quo performance to be released officially. It is also included on the anthology. The Reading Festival album also includes "Long Legged Linda", performed by Andy Bown (solo). This version later appeared on the Status Quo anthology "Rockers Rollin'" as well as on the remastered edition of the "Piledriver" Album

Album:
Reading Festival [4:22]
UK: GM GML1008, 1973
CD-Release: See For Miles Records SEECD 343, May 1992

Piledriver (Remastered Edition CD) [4:17]
EU: Mercury 982 597-7, January 2005

Live 1976
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bob Young

Album:
Status Quo Live [4:10]
Produced by Status Quo
UK: 6641 580, March 1977

Live 1976
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan
Produced by Takashi Kitazawa

Album:
Tokyo Quo [4:14]
JP: Vertigo PHCR-4171, 1993 (original release: 1977; both: Japan only)

Live 1982:
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher
Produced by Status Quo

Album:
Live At The N.E.C [4:22]
INT: Vertigo 818 947-1, August 1984
(available in the UK as import or as part of the "From The Makers Of..." collection)

Live 2006:
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley
Produced by Mike Paxman

After Rick Parfitt's throat problems a concert at the Birmingham N.E.C. was filmed for DVD release. A box set edition of the "Just Doin' It Live" release came with a bonus CD which contains selected audio tracks of the gig.

CD:
Just Doin' It Live [4:07]
EU: Warner Music Vision 256463794-2, November 2006

1998 Version
Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

A new version, recorded at Chipping Norton studios, was included on the "In The Army Now" CD-Single, which was released to promote the "Whatever You Want"-Best of album in 1998.

CD-Single:
In The Army Now [4:07]
D: Mercury 568 543-2, April 1998

Cover versions:
Rapscallion (year unknown)
Rockers Rollin' (year unknown)
Kari Peitsamo Revival (1993, as "Rokkiletti")
Vincent And Quo (1999, live version)
4500 Times (1999)
Cheers! (2000)
Quo Vadis (2000 + live version)
John Coghlan's Quo (2001)


 

Don't You Tell Me To Go
(Bob Young/Micky Moody/Dave Markee)
Performed by Young & Moody

Produced by Young & Moody
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm.), Micky Moody (G, BVoc), Graham Preskett(Violin, K, B), Terry Stannard (D), Clare Torry, Key Carner, Jean Hawker, Ed Hamilton (all BVoc)

This recording appeared as a bonus track on the German release of "Young & Moody".

Album:
Young & Moody [3:07]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4633-WY, 1996


 

Down Down
other title: Get Down
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan

"Down Down" is the only #1 hit Status Quo scored in the UK. An anthem. A classic. And it took almost 30 years to have it live on a regular recoding (except for an almost unavailable 12"). The full studio (album) version is almost 2 minutes longer than the edited single version, which was entitled "Get Down" on some early national releases. The remastered version of the "On The Level" album includes both versions. A US promotional release was even cut down to 2 minutes and 17 seconds.

The song itself has its origin at the Travelodge Motel in Hollywood (according to Bob Young) where it was developed duringt the first American tour. It was completed at Francis Rossi's house in Forest Hill.

Single: 
Down Down [3:38]
UK: Vertigo 6059 114 (Single-A), November 1974

Down Down [2:17] (promo)
USA: Capitol P-4039, 1974

Album:
On The Level [5:23]
UK: Vertigo 9102 002, February 1975

On The Level (Remastered) [5:24] (album version)
On The Level (Remastered) [3:49] (single version)
UK: Mercury 9825910, January 2005

12 Gold Bars [3:49]
UK: Vertigo TV1, March 1980

Rocking All Over The Years [3:45]
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:50]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [3:50]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

CD-Single:
I Didn't Mean It [3:50]
UK: Polydor QUOCD34, July 1994

Live 1982:
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher

This live recording is not included on the original "Live At The N.E.C." album, although the remastered version offers this song as a bonus track.

Caroline (Live At The N.E.C.) - (12" only) [4:00]
UK: Vertigo QUO1012, October 1982

Live 2000:
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley, Paul Hirsh

Finally "Down Down" is available as a live recording on a regular basis (except for the 12" from 1982). This is the first official live recording featuring Matt Letley on drums and one of the rare recording with Paul Hirsh, who temporarily replaced Andrew Bown on tour in 2000/2001.

CD-Single:
Jam Side Down [5:00] (CD2)
UK: Universal Music TV 019 235 2, August 2002

Live 2004:
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

Another version of "Down Down", recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 4th, 2004, is available exclusively on the "You'll Come 'Round" CD-single. Of course this new version features Andrew Bown on keyboards.

CD-Single:
You'll Come 'Round [5:51]
UK: Universal Music TV 9868038

Live 2005:
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

To celebrate Status Quo's 40th anniversary the "Daily Mirror"/"Sunday Mirror" came with two free CDs in September 2005 featuring live recordings from the band's concert in Liverpool on the 23rd July 2005.

CD:
40th Anniversary Souvenir [5:45]
UK: Trinity Mirror SMSQCD01, September 2005

Live 2006
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley
Produced by Mike Paxman

After Rick Parfitt's throat problems a concert at the Birmingham N.E.C. was filmed for DVD release. A box set edition of the "Just Doin' It Live" release came with a bonus CD which contains selected audio tracks of the gig.

CD:
Just Doin' It Live [5:55]
EU: Warner Music Vision 256463794-2, November 2006

Live 2009:
Live Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley
Produced by Mike Paxman

A recording of Status Quo's 2009 performance at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival was released on DVD in 2009. A CD release of this performance followed in 2011.

Album:
Pictures - Live At Montreux [
5:59]
UK: Eagle Rock EAGCD466,
August 2011

Live Line-up 2010: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley
Produced by Mike Paxman; remixed by Gregg Jackman

The special edition of the 2011 Quid Pro Quo album included a second disc with live recordings from Amsterdam (October 2010) and Melbourne (March 2010) that were originally available as official bootlegs via the instant live principle. The recording - in this case taken at the Amsterdam gig - was once again released as a bonus track to the Bula Quo! soundtrack album.

Album:
Quid Pro Quo [5:06]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD 002, May 2011
D: Edel/earMUSIC 0206176ERE, May 2011

Bula Quo! [5:04]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD 007, July 2013

Writing Session Recording
The bonus CD that came limited edition of the SQ 40th anniversary book offeredinsight into the writing process of "Down Down". The (technically)low quality recording show how the song was created.

This & That [5:40]
UK: Duroc Media / Octopus Press, October 2006

Down Down (Prices Are Down)
Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

A special recording of "Down Down" was recorded for an promotional ad campaign of the Australian supermarket chain Coles. The new recording came as a bonus track with the Australian release of "Quid Pro Quo"

Album:
Quid Pro Quo [?:??]
Australia: Australian Universal Music QUOCD001, October 2012

Down Down
Performed by Bob Young

Produced by Micky Moody & Stuart Taylor
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm), Micky Moody (G), Albert Lee (G), Billy Bremner (G), Mo Foster (B), John McKenzie (B), Dave Markee (B), Terry Stannard (D), B.J. Cole (Pedal Steel G), Pete Wiltshire (Pedal Steel G), Gavin Povey (K), Graham Preskett (K, violin), The Pete Thoms Horns (horns), Frank Ricotti, Gus Campbell, Bill Clancy (all percussion), Kim Goody, Rick Parfitt, Ed Hamilton, Fastbuck (all BVoc)

In 1985 Bob Young recorded an album of classic Quo songs in country-style, which included this song.

Album:
In Quo Country [3:30}
UK: Making Waves SPRAY CD105, 1992

(Tex Axile Rides Again) In Quo Country [3:27]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4638-WY, 1997

Nou Nou
(Special lyrics by T. Peters)
Dutch version by BertusStaigerpaip

In 1995 the Bertus Staigerpaip recorded "Quo Bertus Quo", an album of Status Quo songs with special Dutch lyrics (and original Quo sound).

Album:
Quo Bertus Quo [3:52]
NL: Bunny Music BUCD 9315, 1994

Other cover versions:
Rockers Rollin (year unknown)
Rocktolvan (year unknown)
Danny Boys (1975)
Jo Ment & His Orchestra (1977)
Status Quo Revial Band (1993)
Piledriver (1997)
Vincent And Quo (1999, live version)
Cud (2000)
Quo Vadis (2000)
Harry (2001, as "Denk nach!")
John Coghlan's Quo (2001)
Studio 99 (2001)
Dustpipe (2007)


 

Down The Dustpipe
(Carl Groszmann)

Produced By John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes, Bob Young

"Down The Dustpipe" gave a clear direction of what was yet to come. While the song was not featured on the original release of "Ma Kelly's...", later reissues included this track. Australian Carl Groszmann was a staff writer for Valley Music, the publishing company Status Quo were signed to at that time. Prior to that he had been working with the Bee Gees in Australia.

Single:
Down The Dustpipe [2:04]
UK: Pye 7N 17907 N (Single-A), March 1970

Album:
Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [2:03]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

Previously Unreleased Version
Album:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [2:06]
UK: Castle ESM CD 621, June 1998 (Castle Remasters Series)

Live at the BBC
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes, Bob Young

In early autumn 1970 Status Quo did a session for the famous John Peel Show, recording four tracks which were aired in October 1970. The recordings remained unreleased until being included on the 2003 remaster of the "Ma Kelly" album. The recording of "Down The Dustpipe" includes the original song introduction for the track, but unfortunately the recording fades too soon.

CD:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [1:49]
UK: Castle CMQCD 754, July 2003

Re-Recorded Version 2003
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley, Bob Young

For the "Riffs" album Status Quo re-recorded this track - again featuring Bob Young on harmonica. This re-recorded version was also included on the "XS All Areas" Greatest Hits album.

CD:
Riffs [2:23]
UK: Universal TV 9813909, November 2003

XS All Areas [2:23]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Cover versions:
Alan Caddy & The Top Of The Pops Orchestra (1971)
Danny King (1972, as "El Paso Choo-Choo")
Good Clean Fun (1992)
Cheers! (2000)
John Coghlan's Quo (2001)
Studio 99 (2001)
The Two Timers (2001) - (Does this version exist?)
Quo Vadis (2002)


 

Down To You
(Francis Rossi/Andrew Bown)

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"Down To You" originally did not appear on any Status Quo album. It was briefly available on the (limited) second part of the "Sherri Don't Fail Me Now" CD-single which made it a rather rare Quo track. The recording became publicly available when included as a bonus track on the 2006 re-release of the "Thirsty Work" album.

CD-Digipack:
Sherri Don't Fail Me Now [3:13] (part two only)
UK: Polydor QUODD35, October 1994

Album:
Thirsty Work (Remastered) [3:15]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006


 

Dreamin'
other title: Naughty Girl
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

According to the book "Just For The Record" this was the very first song co-written by Francis Rossi and Bernie Frost. They wrote it as "Naughty Girl" in the very early 1970s, almost 15 years prior to recording it. It was one of the first demos recorded by the then "new" line-up in 1985.

Scheduled as a single it first was cancelled as Alan Lancaster went to court to stop Rossi and Parfitt from using the name "Status Quo". For this reason "Naughty Girl" is the "lost" catalogue number QUO17. While test pressing were made for the 7" an extended mix remained completely unreleased.

As "Dreamin'" it finally appeared on the album and became the follow-up release to the "In The Army Now" single later.

Single:
Dreamin' [3:07]
UK: Vertigo QUO21, November 1986

12" single (also on CD single)
Dreamin [4:26] (Wet Mix)
UK: Vertigo QUO2112, November 1986
D: Vertigo 888 309-2, November (?) 1986

Album:
In The Army Now [2:54]
UK:VERH36, August 1986

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:04]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

Naughty Girl [5:41] (extended re-mix - unreleased).

Cover version:
Sina (1987, as "Komm bloß nicht wieder")


 

Drei Weisse Birrrken
Other title: Drei Weisse Birrrken (Du bist meine Heimat)
(Stephan Remmler)
Performed by Stephan Remmler featuring Status Quo

Produced by Stephan Remmler
Line-up: Stephan Remmler (V), Francis Rossi, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich, Lydie Auvray (accordion) + Rick Parfitt (?)

Stephan Remmler was Vocalist (and Keyboarder - if you'd like to call the small Casio a keyboard) with "Trio", the German new wave band that gave us "Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me" in 1982. Remmler invited Status Quo to join him on this song, which was released on his 1988 solo album "Lotto". The song also features Lydie Auvray from France on accordion, but Rick Parfitt probably missed the recording session.

The whole song is ironic with lyrics that are almost meaningless. The track's title would be "Three white birrrches" in English. The triple "R" is a pun on the old-fashioned pronunciation used in German "Volksmusik".

The single has a remixed version on the flipside. On the album, the title of the recording was expanded, the meaning of the terms in brackets is: You are my home/homeland.

Single:
Drei Weisse Birrrken [3:53]
Drei Weisse Birrrken [3:46] (Wald und Wiesen Mix)
D: Mercury 874 088-7, April 1989

12" Single:
Drei Weisse Birrrken [6:03] (Wald und Wiesen Maxi Mix)
D: Mercury 874 088-1, April 1989 (A CD single and CD-Maxi were available as well)

Album:
Lotto [3:53]
D: Mercury 836 556-1, 1988



 

Drifting Away
(Rick Parfitt/Alan Lancaster)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan

"Drifting Away" was the closing track to side 1 of the "Quo" album. Like several other tracks on that album it was written by Rick Parfitt and Alan Lancaster. Two years after release it was chosen as the flip side to the then new single "Mystery Song".

Album:
Quo [5:05]
UK: Vertigo 9102 001, May 1974

Quo (Remastered) [5:05]
UK: Mercury 9825940, January 2005

Single:
Mystery Song [5:05]
UK: Vertigo 6059 146, July 1976

Cover versions:
Gluecifer (year unknown)
Quotation (year unknown)


 

Driving To Glory
(Rick Parfitt/John 'Rhino' Edwards)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"Driving To Glory" first appeared on the soundtrack for the German TV series "Benzin im Blut", which includes four rare Quo tracks and another four otherwise unavailable techno-style remixes of classic Quo songs. The song then became available as a bonus track to the "Little White Lies" CD-single (pt. 2 only).

Single:
Little White Lies [3:47] (part two only)
UK: EAGXA101, June 1999

Album:
Benzin Im Blut (soundtrack) [3:42]
D: Polydor 547 501-2, May 1999


 

Drowned In Texas
(Andy Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

Produced by Tom Allom
Line-up: Andy Bown (keys; g; voc), John Mealing (keys), Pete Zorn (b; sax), Chas Cronk (b); Martin Jenner (pedal steel guitar, g), Chris Rae (g), Terry Smith (g), Terry Stannard (d; perc), Glen LeFleur (d); Ray Jackson (harm), Tom Allom, Diane Birch, Frank Collins, Paddie McHugh (all b-voc).

After "The Herd", Bown's first band, had dissolved Andy Bown released several records as a solo artists or as a member of other bands. "Drowned in Texas" opened his 1977 release "Come Back Romance, All Is Forgiven", his 3rd solo album.

Album:
Come Back Romance, All Is Forgiven [?:??]
UK: EMI EMC 3176,


 

Dust To Gold
(Francis Rossi/Andrew Bown/John 'Rhino' Edwards)



Ease Your Mind
(Alan Lancaster)

Produced by Status Quo, Co-Produced by Damon Lyon-Shaw
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan

"Easy Your Mind" is one of two Lancaster-penned tracks on the "Blue For You" album. In New Zealand the local record company chose this track as the flipside to the single "Mad About The Boy".

Single:
Mad About The Boy [?:??]
NZ: (no details available)

Album:
Blue For You [3:30]
UK: Vertigo 9102 006, February 1976

Status Quo [3:12]
US: Capitol ST-11509,1976



 

Electric Arena
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley + Pip Williams (g)

"Electric Arena" is one of the tracks from the 2007 "In Search Of The Fourth Chord" album. Prior to the official release a "rough mix" had been released for promotional purposes.

CD:
In Search Of The Fourth Chord [5:25]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD001, September 2007
F: XIII Bis Records 680, August 2007
D: Edel Records 0184392, September 2007


 

Elizabeth Dreams
(Marty Wilde/Ronnie Scott)
Released as "The Status Quo"

Produced by John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

The original version of "Elizabeth Dreams" appeared on Status Quo's debut album. This track was written by Marty Wilde and Ron Scott who provided several songs for Status Quo in their early years.

Album:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [3:25]
UK: Pye NPSL 18220, September 1968.

In April 2003 - celebrating the 35th anniversary of the original album release - Castle Music reissued a remastered version of the album, containing the original mono and stereo-mixes.

Remastered CD:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [3:29] (mono)
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [3:49] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003


 

End Of The Line
(Ricky Patrick/Rick Parfitt)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Album:
In The Army Now [4:58]
UK:VERH36, August 1986


 

English Rose & Yankee Dan
(Bob Young/Dave Markee)
Performed by Bob Young

Produced by Bob Young & Micky Moody
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm), Micky Moody (G), Albert Lee (G), Billy Bremner (G), Mo Foster (B), John McKenzie (B), Dave Markee (B), Terry Stannard (D), B.J. Cole (Pedal Steel G), Pete Wiltshire (Pedal Steel G), Gavin Povey (K), Graham Preskett (K, violin), The Pete Thoms Horns (horns), Frank Ricotti, Gus Campbell, Bill Clancy (all percussion), Kim Goody, Rick Parfitt, Ed Hamilton, Fastbuck (all BVoc)

This song is a rare recording of Bob Young, available on the German release of "In Quo Country", Bob's re-recordings of Quo songs in country style.

Album:
(Tex Axile Rides Again) In Quo Country [5:27]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4638-WY, 1997


 

Enough Is Enough
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt/Bernie Frost)

Produced by Status Quo And John Eden
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bernie Frost

This track is 100% Status Quo. Nothing more to say. It was chosen as the flipside to the successful "Something 'Bout You Baby I Like" single and sees Rick Parfitt join the Rossi/Frost songwriting partnership.

Single:
Something 'Bout You Baby I Like [2:57]
UK: Vertigo QUO5, February 1981

Album:
Never Too Late [2:52]
UK: Vertigo 6302 104, March 1981
Never Too Late [2:59] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 584-3, March 2006


 

Escape
(John Brewster/Alan Lancaster/Tyrone Coates)
Performed by The Bombers

Produced by Alan Lancaster & John Brewster
Line-up: Tyrone Coates (Voc, Sax), Steve Crofts (G), John Brewster (G, Voc), Alan Lancaster (B, Voc), Peter Heckenberg (D)

The Bombers were Alan Lancaster's second band after leaving Status Quo. This band, consisting of Australian musicians, released one album entitled "Aim High".

Album:
Aim High [4:31]
NL: A&M 395 292-1, 1990



Etcetera, Etcetera
(Andy Bown/Trevor Preston)
Performed by Andy Bown

Produced by Jimmy Horowitz
Line-up: Andy Bown (Voc, G, Keys), Jimmy Horowitz (P), Peter Frampton (G), Chris Belshaw (B), Micky Waller (D)

"Etcetera, Etcetara" is a track from Andy Bown's first solo album "Gone To My Head!" Co-songwriter Trevor Preston collaborated with Andy Bown several times during the 1970's.

Album:
Gone To My Head [4:39]
UK: Mercury 6310 002, April 1972
USA: Mercury SRM 1-625, April 1972



Eventually
(Andy Bown/Trevor Preston)
Performed by Andy Bown

Produced by Jimmy Horowitz
Line-up: Andy Bown (voc; g; keys), Jimmy Horowitz (piano), Peter Frampton (g), Chris Belshaw (b), Micky Waller (d)

"Eventually" is from Andy Bown's first solo album "Gone To My Head!" which features former "The Herd" colleague Peter Frampton on guitar. Producer Jimmy Horowitz played piano on Status Quo's "Piledriver" album, which was recorded a few month after "Gone To My Head".

Album:
Gone To My Head [5:17]
UK: Mercury 6310 002, April 1972
USA: Mercury SRM 1-625, April 1972


 

Everything
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

Produced By John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

This track has been recorded with a string quartet and does not sound much like "Status Quo". The track originally appeared on the album "Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon" and was included on several compilations since. Lead vocals were performed by Rick Parfitt.

Single:
Mean Girl [2:37]
UK: Pye 7N 45229 N, March 1973

Album:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [2:39]
UK: Pye NPSL 18344, October 1970.

Cover versions:
Asha (year unknown)


 

Everything Changes
(Maartin Allcock)
performed by Maartin Allcock

Produced by Maartin Allcock
Line-up: Maartin Allcock (g), Gilly Darbey (voc), John Coghlan (d), Mick Bennion (b)

Maartin Allcock, a former member of bands such as Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull, invited Status Quo's original drummer John Coghlan to play on his 2004 solo album "Serving Suggestion".

CD:
Serving Suggestion [4:14]
UK: Squiggle Records CD1, April 2004


 

Everytime I Think Of You
other title: Every Time I Think Of You
(John 'Rhino' Edwards/Jeff Rich/Mike Paxman)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"Everytime I Think Of You" first appeared on Status Quo's 1988 album "Ain't Complaining". It was also chosen for ther 1989 US album "Status Quo", which consisted of material from "Ain't Complaing" and its precedessor "In The Army Now". On the US release the title was presented as "Every Time I Think Of You".

Trivia: In the early 80's Edwards, Rich and Paxman werebandmates in Judie Tzuke's band. At the end of the 90's Paxman became StatusQuo's producer (and webmaster!).

Album:
Ain't Complaining [3:48]
UK: Vertigo VERH58, June 1988

Status Quo [3:48]
US: Mercury 422 836 651, 1989

12" Single:
Not At All [3:48]
UK: Vertigo QUO26, October 1989 (also on QUOCD26and QUOMC26)


 

Evil Woman
other title: Evil You
(John DuCann)
Released as John DuCann & Status Quo (members)

Produced By Francis Rossi
Line-Up: John DuCann (G,V), Francis Rossi (G), Andy Bown (K), Pete Kircher (D), JohnMcCoy (B)

In 1977 former Atomic Rooster and Thin Lizzy-member DuCann recorded a number of tracks. Though scheduled for release on Arista Records, the tapes got shelved. In 1992 German label Repertoire Records released them under the name of "John DuCann and Status Quo members". When the album was re-released on Angel Air records the track title changed to "Evil You".

Album:
Nothing Better [2:42] (Version 1)
Nothing Better [2:41] (Version 2)
D: Repertoire Records REP 4502-WY, 1992.

CD:
The World's not big enough [2:40] (part 1)
The World's not big enough [2:40] (part 2)
UK(?): Angel Air SPJCD043, 1999

 

Eyes Are Cryin
look up under (other title): Isaac Ryan


F.B.I.
(credited to Peter Gormley, written by Hank Marvin/Bruce Welch/Jet Harris)
Performed by Brian May

Produced by: Brian May; Engineered & Co-produced by: Justin Shirley Smith
Line-up: Brian May (G, B, Keys, Drums and all other instruments), Francis Rossi (G), Rick Parfitt (G)

There has been a long-term relationship between Status Quo and Queen/Brian May, who guested on Status Quo's "Don't Stop" album. In return, Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt recorded this old Shadows tune with Brian May. This recording was originally included on the Hank Marvin tribute "Twang!". Later it was a bonus track on Brian May's single "On My Way up" and it has also been distributed on bootleg recordings.

The credits for this song were offically given to the Shadows' manager, Peter Gormley, as Marvin, Welch and Harris had been encountering some difficulties with their publishing contract at the time of the song's original release.

Single:
On My Way Up [3:13]
UK: EMI 7243 9 96058 7, 1998
(also featured on "Why Don't We Try Again?; Single, September 1998)

CD:
Twang! [3:13]
UK: Pangaea 7243 8 52710 2, 1996


 

Face Without A Soul
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

Produced By John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

"Face Without A Soul" fitted neatly on the "Spare Parts" album. But when Pye Records chose it to back "Down The Dustpipe" as the b-side there was some contrast between these songs. In Argentina "Face Without A Soul" was released as the a-side of a 33rpm 7".

Single:
Down The Dustpipe [3:06]
UK: Pye 7N 17907 N (Single-A), March 1970

Album:
Spare Parts [3:10]
UK: Pye NPSL 18301, August 1969.

In April 2003 - celebrating the 35th anniversary of "Picturesque Matchstickable Messages", the first Status Quo album release - Castle Music reissued a remastered version of "Spare Parts", containing the mono and stereo mixes of the original album.

Remastered CD:
Spare Parts [3:09] (mono)
Spare Parts [3:10] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 717, April 2003


 

Faded Memory
Other title: My Faded Memory

(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)
Performed by Francis Rossi

Fakin' The Blues
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"Faking' The Blues" was edited to be released as a single which never found it's way into the shops. Some copies left the manufacturing plant, though. In 2000 the record (CD) was available for fan-club members.

Album:
Rock 'til You Drop [4:29]
Int: Vertigo 510 341-1, September 1991

Single:
Fakin' The Blues [3:16] (edit)
unreleased


 

Falling In Falling Out
(Rick Parfitt/Andrew Bown/Bob Young)

Produced by Status Quo And John Eden
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bernie Frost

This track, first released on the 1981 album "Never Too Late", is one of the very few occasions where Bob Young joined forces to write a song together with Rick Parfitt (and Andy Bown).

Album:
Never Too Late [4:13]
UK: Vertigo 6302 104, March 1981
Never Too Late [4:15] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 584-3, March 2006


 

Fame Or Money
(Francis Rossi/Andrew Bown)

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Album:
Rock 'til You Drop [4:06] (CD release only)
Int: Vertigo 510 341-2, September 1991


 

Familiar Blues
(Rick Parfitt/Andrew Bown)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

This rather unusual track is a result of the songwriting collaboration of Parfitt and Bown which became scarce after the mid 1980s. The recording received mixed responses from the fans since it is very catchy and blues oriented but it does not sound very much like Status Quo.

CD:
The Party Ain't Over Yet [5:07]
UK: Sanctuary Records - SANCD 389, September 2005


 

Famous In The Last Century
(Andrew Bown)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

The title track is the only Quo-written song (i.e. written by Andy Bown) on "Famous In The Last Century". It appears twice: As opener and (the reprise) as closing theme. A full version was available on the CD-single of "Mony Mony".

CD-Single:
Mony Mony [2:16] (full version)
UK: Universal Music TV 158 013-4, May 2000

Album:
Famous In The Last Century
[1:04] (first version)
[1:15] (reprise version)
UK: Universal Music TV 157 814-2, April 2000


 

Fascination Is Temptation
Other title: Hesitation
(John DuCann)
Released as John DuCann & Status Quo (members)

Produced By Francis Rossi
Line-Up: John DuCann (G,V), Francis Rossi (G), Andy Bown (K), Pete Kircher (D), JohnMcCoy (B)

In 1977 former Atomic Rooster and Thin Lizzy-member DuCann recorded a number of tracks. Though scheduled for release on Arista Records, the tapes got shelved. In 1992 the German label Repertoire Records released them under the name of "John DuCann and Status Quo members". When the album was re-released on Angel Air records the track title changed to "Hesitation".

Album:
Nothing Better [2:22]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4502-WY, 1992.

CD:
The World's not big enough [2:21]
UK(?): Angel Air SPJCD043, 1999


 

Fashion Fantasy
Look under (other title): Old Fashioned Fantasy

Fighting For Love
Look under (other title):
The Power Of Rock

Fighting With The Pack
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt/Bernie Frost)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"Fighting With The Pack" appeared on the soundtrack for the German TV series "Benzin im Blut", which includes four rare Quo tracks and another four otherwise unavailable techno-style remixes of classic Quo songs. The track was also included in the anthology.

Album:
Benzin Im Blut (soundtrack) [4:31]
D: Polydor 547 501-2, 1999

Album:
Rockers Rollin' - Quo in Time [4:31]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001


 

Figure Of Eight
(Andrew Bown)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley + Pip Williams (g)

"Figure Of Eight" is one of the tracks from the 2007 "In Search Of The Fourth Chord" album. Prior to the official release a "rough mix" had been released for promotional purposes.

CD:
In Search Of The Fourth Chord [4:08]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD001, September 2007
F: XIII Bis Records 680, August 2007
D: Edel Records 0184392, September 2007


 

Fiji Time
(John 'Rhino' Edwards)

Fine Fine Fine
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan

This song is almost pure country music. Very untypical for Status Quo but it fitted good on Bob Young's country-style solo album (see below).

Album:
Quo: [2:30]
UK: Vertigo 9102 001, May 1974

Quo (Remastered) [2:30]
UK: Mercury 9825940, January 2005
 

Fine Fine Fine
Performed by Bob Young

Produced by Young & Moody
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm), Micky Moody (G), Albert Lee (G), Billy Bremner (G), Mo Foster (B), John McKenzie (B), Dave Markee (B), Terry Stannard (D), B.J. Cole (Pedal Steel G), Pete Wiltshire (Pedal Steel G), Gavin Povey (K), Graham Preskett (K, violin), The Pete Thoms Horns (horns), Frank Ricotti, Gus Campbell, Bill Clancy (all percussion), Kim Goody, Rick Parfitt, Ed Hamilton, Fastbuck (all BVoc)

A recording by Bob Young is available on the German release of "In Quo Country". While the original is in a country music vain, this re-recording certainly would have suited the Country & Western charts.

Album:
(Tex Axile Rides Again) In Quo Country [2:50]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4638-WY, 1997


 

Fine Rain
(Andy Bown/Chapman)
Performed by Andy Bown

Produced by Tom Allom
Line-up: Andy Bown (keys; g; voc), John Mealing (keys), Pete Zorn (b; sax), Chas Cronk (b); Martin Jenner (pedal steel guitar, g), Chris Rae (g), Terry Smith (g), Terry Stannard (d; perc), Glen LeFleur (d); Ray Jackson (harm), Tom Allom, Diane Birch, Frank Collins, Paddie McHugh (all b-voc).

After The Herd had disbanded Andy Bown released several records as a solo artists or as a member of other bands. "Fine Rain" closed his 1977 release "Come Back Romance, All Is Forgiven", his 3rd solo album.

Album:
Come Back Romance, All Is Forgiven [?:??]
UK: EMI EMC 3176, June 1977


 

Flash In Japan
(Michael Lunn)
Performed by The Bombers

Produced by Alan Lancaster & John Brewster
Line-up: Alan Lancaster, John Brewster, Peter Heckenberg, Steve Crofts, Tyrone Coates, A. Mansfield, P. Quinn, W. Miller

"The Bombers" were Alan Lancaster second band after departing Status Quo. The band briefly listed John Coghlan as a member as well. Without John they recorded "Flash In Japan" which served as theme song for Colleen McCullough's movie "An Indecent Obsession".

Album:
Aim High [3:28]
NL: 395 292-1, 1990

CD:
Life After Quo [3:58]
A: PJ Rocks PJR001CD, 1996


 

Fools
(Noel McCalla)
Performed by Partners In Crime

Produced by John Eden (Remixed by James Guthrie)
Line-up: Noel McCalla (v, perc), John Coghlan (d, perc), Mac McCaffrey (b), Ray Majors (g), Mark DeVanchque (keys)

A couple of years after leaving Status Quo John Coghlan joined Partners In Crime for one album. This album, entitled "Organised Crime", was produced by John Eden who worked also with Status Quo in the early 1980s.

Album:
Organised Crime [?:??]
UK: Epic EPC 26356, 1985


 

For You
(Rick Parfitt)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown

Album:
Rockin' All Over The World [3:01]
UK: Vertigo 9102 014, November 1977

Cover versions:
De Bakos (1993, as "Voor Jou")


 

Forty-Five Hundred Times
other titles: 4500 Times or Forty Five Hundred Times
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, John Mealing (Steve Farr (Sax), Stewart Blandamer (Sax))

"4500 Times", as this song is usually called in fan forums, became a live standard and a new recording appeared as a bonus track on the "Rock 'til You Drop" CD. The original track features John Mealing on piano. The 2000 tour saw "4500 Times" back in the set list, though the band played a shortened version. Many fans consider it to be the best Quo song ever (see The Poll) but the band refuses to play it's full length version live again.

Album:
Hello! [9:50]
UK/D: Vertigo 6360 098, September 1973.

Status Quo Live [16:45]
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bob Young
UK: 6641 580, March 1977

Single:
Old Time Rock And Roll [5:01] (Live at "The Shepherds Bush Empire" 2000, last concert to feature Jeff Rich on drums)
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich
UK: Universal Music TV 159 793-2, October 2000

Live 2006:
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley
Produced by Mike Paxman

After Rick Parfitt's throat problems a concert at the Birmingham N.E.C. was filmed for DVD release. A box set edition of the "Just Doin' It Live" release came with a bonus CD which contains selected audio tracks of the gig.

CD:
Just Doin' It Live [4:53]
EU: Warner Music Vision 256463794-2, November 2006

Re-recorded version

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up 1991: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Album:
Rock 'til You Drop [12:56] (CD release only)
Int: Vertigo 510 341-2, September 1991

XS All Areas [7:42]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

12" Single:
Rock 'til You Drop [12:52]
UK: Vertigo QUO32, January 1992 (also on CD QUOCD32)

Cover Versions
Quotation (?, in two parts)
Quo Vadis (year unknown)


 

Four Until Late
(Robert Johnson, arr. Micky Moody)
Performed by Young & Moody

Produced by Roger Glover
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm.), Micky Moody (G, BVoc), Graham Preskett(Violin, K, B), Terry Stannard (D), Clare Torry, Key Carner, Jean Hawker, Ed Hamilton (all BVoc)

This recording of the blues standard appeared on the "Young & Moody" album by Young & Moody.

Album:
Young & Moody [4:45]
UK: Magnet MAG 5015, 1977
D: Repertoire Records REP 4633-WY, 1996 (CD-Release)


 

From A Jack To A King
Other title: King of Your Heart
(Eddie "Ned" Miller)
Performed by Francis Rossi & Rick Parfitt

Produced by ???
Line-Up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt

"From A Jack To A King" is an old country music classic first recorded around 1963 by Ned Miller. Other recordings were made by a.o. Hank Snow, Bobby Darin and most notably by Elvis Presley.

Under the title "King Of Your Heart" a recording by Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt (performed on the Steve Wright Show in 1989) appears on some bootlegs. No other performances of this song by any band member are known to exist on bootlegs.

 
 

Frozen Hero
(Francis Rossi/Andrew Bown)

Fun Fun Fun
other title: Fun, Fun, Fun
(Brian Wilson/Mike Love)
Performed by Status Quo with The Beach Boys

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-Up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich, The Beach Boys (V), Gary Barnacle (Sax)

"Fun Fun Fun" is the old Beach Boy's classic, re-recorded by Status Quo and the original artists. The "Extended Fade" version was a bonus track on the Japanese release of the "Don't Stop" album. This song is also featured as a bonus track on the Oz version of the "Famous In The Last Century" album.

Single:
Fun Fun Fun [3:05]
UK: Polygram TV 576 263-7, February 1996 (also on MC and CD)

CD-Single:
Fun Fun Fun [4:04]
UK: Polygram TV 576 263-1, February 1996

Album:
Don't Stop [4:00]
UK: Polygram TV 531 035-2, February 1996

Don't Stop [?:??] (Extended Fade version, Japanese release only)
J: TDK TDCN-5597, 1996

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:05]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [4:04]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Famous In The Last Century [?:??] (Australian release only)
AUS: FESTIVAL D32247, 2000

 


Gentleman Joe's Sidewalk Cafe
other title: Gentleman Joe's Sidewalk Cafe (75¢ minimum)
(Kenny Young)
Released as "The Status Quo"

Produced by John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

As the b-side of "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" this was one of the first two songs to be published under the new name of "The Status Quo". Originally the flip was supposed to become the a-side, but band and management decided to change the tracks. Note that composer Kenny Young is not related to Bob Young!

Single:
Pictures Of Matchstick Men [2:59]
UK: Pye 7N17449, November 1967 (reissued January 1968)

Album:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [3:04]
UK: Pye NPSL 18220, September 1968.

In April 2003 - celebrating the 35th anniversary of the original album release - Castle Music reissued a remastered version of the album, containing the original mono and stereo-mixes.

Remastered CD:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo  [3:01] (mono)
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo  [3:02] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

Cover versions:
Syrup (year unknown)

 
 

Gerdundula
(John Manston/Colin James a.k.a. Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced By John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan

"Gerdundula" stands for Gerd and Ulla who were two German friends of the band. Originally released as the b-side to "In My Chair", "Gerdundula" was re-recorded for the "Dog Of Two Head" album which was released in December 1971. In July 1973 the album track was released as a single a-side.

Even though the track was credited to Manston/James it is a Rossi/Young composition. The song reappeared in the live set in the mid-90's. In 1998 Castle Masters released yet another different version from the PYE archives.

On the original (first) version Alan Lancaster played acoustic guitar while John Coghlan played bongos! This spirit was later captured again when Andy Bown and John 'Rhino' Edwards both changed to acoustic guitars on stage. In 2005 a drum solo was added to the song.

The original first version was also included on the "XS All Areas" Greatest Hits album while the rare 1975 live version was included on the remastered "On The Level" album as a bonus track.

First Version
Single:
In My Chair [3:22]
UK: Pye 7N 17998 N, October 1970

XS All Areas [3:22]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)  

Second Version
Album:
Dog Of Two Head [3:53]
UK: Pye NPSL 18371, December 1971.

Single:
Gerdundula [2:51]
UK: Pye 7N 45253 N, July 1973

Status Quo Live! EP [2:45]
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan
UK: Vertigo QUO13, May 1975

On The Level (Remastered) [4:28]
UK: Mercury 9825910, January 2005

CD-Single:
Mony Mony [4:28] (Live at "The Shepherds Bush Empire" 2000, last concert to feature Jeff Rich on drums)
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich
UK: Universal Music TV 158 013-4, May 2000

Live 2005
Live line-up:
Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

A live version, recorded at the Liverpool Pops in 2005, was released as the b-side of the vinyl single of "The Party Ain't Over Yet". It later became available as a bonus track on the Australian release of the "The Party Ain't Over Yet" album ("Tour Edition").

Single
The Party Ain't Over Yet [6:45]
UK: Sanctuary SANSE400, September 2005

Album:
The Party Ain't Over Yet [6:45]
AUS: Sanctuary SANCD389, April 2006
 

Alternate Version
Album:
The Singles Collection 1966-73 [3:40] (previously unreleased version)
UK: Castle CCS CD 821, 1998

Previously Unreleased Version
Album:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [4:03]
UK: Castle ESM CD 621, June 1998 (Castle Remasters Series)

Cover versions:
Mago de Oz (?, two versions)
Vincent And Quo (year unknown)
Copy Shop (1994)
Yuma (1996)
Afterburner (2000)
Two Timers (2001)
Sweety Glitter & The Sweethearts (2001)
Note: Both Two Timers and Sweety Glitter supported Status Quo on tour in 2001.

 
 

Get A Life
(John 'Rhino' Edwards)
Performed by Rhino

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-Up: Charlie Morgan (D), 'Rhino' Edwards (B,V,G), Dave Goodes (G), Steve Byrd (G), Judie Tzuke (V), Paul Muggleton (V)

'Rhino' Edwards, producer Mike Paxman, Paul Muggleton and former Status Quo drummer Jeff Rich were all member of Judie Tzuke's band, who sings backing vocals on this track from Rhino's first solo album.

Album:
Rhino's Revenge [4:42]
UK: EAGCD 143, September 2000

 
 

Get Back
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich, Gary Barnacle (Horns), Stu Brooks (Horns), John Thirkell (Horns), Pete Thoms (Horns), George Chandler (V), Derek Green (V), Tony Jackson (V), Pip Williams (Brass Arangements)

This Beatles original is one of the few Status Quo recordings to feature a brass section. The brass instruments had been arranged by producer Pip Williams. Furthermore additional backing vocals were included.

Album:
Don't Stop [4:00]
UK: Polygram TV 531 035-2, February 1996

 
 

Get Down
Look up under (other title): Down Down

Get Out And Walk
(Rick Parfitt/Andrew Bown)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher, Bernie Frost

Album:
1+9+8+2 [3:08]
UK: Vertigo 6302 189, April 1982

 
 

Get Out Of Denver
(Bob Seger)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich, Gary Barnacle (Horns), Stu Brooks (Horns), John Thirkell (Horns), Pete Thoms (Horns), Pip Williams (Brass Arangements)

Like a few other cover version on the "Don't Stop" album producer Pip Williams added a brass arangement for this Bob Seger original which was first released in August 1974 by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band.

Album:
Don't Stop [4:08]
UK: Polygram TV 531 035-2, February 1996

 
 

Gets Better
(Paul Camilleri/Francis Rossi)
Performed by Paul Camilleri

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Paul Camilleri (V, G), Felix Müller (B), Tom Beck (D), Paul Hirsh (K)

Francis Rossi produced the fourth album of Paul Camilleri, who had supported Status Quo on tour earlier. Paul Hirsh, who stood in for Andy Bown as Status Quo's live keyboarder from 2000 to 2002, played keyboard on this recording.

This is one out of two songs of the album which Francis Rossi did not co-write.

Album:
4 [4:23]
CH: Disques Office 65634, 2007



Getting Better
other title: It's Getting Better
(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)

Produced by Lou Reizner, Orchestrated by Wil Malone
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Tim Orr (vocoder)

This track was part of an album called "All This And World War II", a tribute album to The Beatles with guests like The Bee Gees, Bryan Ferry, Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Tina Turner. Status Quo closed side 3 of the double LP.

Like all other artists Status Quo played to an orchestrated backing tape. This orchestral part had been recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Harry Rabinowitz and David Measham.

Originally the recording remained unavailable elsewhere. Twenty years after its initial release the song appeared on a French tribute to The Beatles. This was the first time it became available on an official CD. The recording was also included on the remastered version of the "Rockin' All Over The World" album in 2005, making it finally available for all interested fans.

Wil Malone, who orchestrated this recording, was also responsible for the concept album "Intergalactic Touring Band" on which Parfitt and Rossi guested on the track "A Planet Called Monday".

Album:
All This And World War II [2:23]
D: Warner Brothers WB 66 049, November 1976
US: Riva RVLP 2,  November 1976

And Your Bird Can Sing [?:??]
F: Débutante 535 110-2, November 1996

Rockin' All Over The World [2:21] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 596-9, March 2007


 

Give Myself To Love
(Tony McAnaney)
Performed by Francis Rossi

Produced by Tony McAnaney
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Marcus Brown (keybs., programming, backvocs.), Nigel Hitchcock, Nigel Sidwell, Steve Sidwell (all brass), Gerard Precencer (trumpet), Anthony Macastoptalhiss (bazooke, guitars), Danny Cummins (perc.), Sonia Jones, Dave Taggart, Simon Rossi, Nick Rossi, Carole Kenyan (all backvocs.)

Single:
Give Myself To Love [3:04]
UK: Virgin VSP 1594, 1996 (also on CD-Single VSCDT1594)
INT: Virgin 7234 8 93651 7 7 (CD-Single: 7234 8 93651 2 2)

Album:
King Of The Doghouse [3:03]
UK: Virgin CDV2809, 1996
INT: Virgin 7243 8 42201 2 9, 1996

 
 

Gloria
(Van Morrison)

Live At The BBC
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

In March 1968 Status Quo recorded a live version of "Gloria" (originally recorded by Van Morrison's "Them") for the BBC. This recording remained unreleased on record until it appeared as a bonus track on the anniversary issue of "Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo". Nevertheless the BBC recording was available on some bootlegs for years.

CD:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [2:41]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

Gloria
Performed by The Spectres

Live At The BBC
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

The Spectres had recorded their BBC version of "Gloria" in September 1966 already. Like the Status Quo version it remained unreleased until it appeared on the anniversary issue of "Picturesque...".

CD:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [2:47]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003
 

Gloria
Performed by The Party Boys

Produced by Alan Lancaster and John Brewster
Line-up: Kevin Borich (g,v), John Brewster (g,v), Paul Christie (d), Richard Harvey (d), Alan Lancaster (b,v), John Swan (v), Sunil De Silva (perc)

After having recorded "Gloria" with The Spectres and Status Quo, Alan Lancaster did another take with his then new band "The Party Boys"

Album:
The Party Boys [3:30]
D: Epic 460 485 1, 1987

 
 

GoGoGo
(Rick Parfitt/Wayne Morris)

Goin' Nowhere
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost/Tony McAnaney)

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"Goin' Nowhere" was the opening track for the 1994 album "Thirsty Work". The track was co-written by Tony McAnaney, who later produced Francis Rossi's solo album "King Of The Doghouse".

Trivia: McAnaney, who's name has been misspelt on both the original and remastered release of the album, starred in "Auf Wiedersehen, Pat" (where he was a member of a Country & Western band) and as "Keith Moreland" in "Spender".

Album:
Thirsty Work [3:47]
INT: Polydor 523 607-2, August 1994

Thirsty Work (Remastered) [3:49]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006

 
 

Going Down For The First Time
(Andrew Bown/John 'Rhino' Edwards)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

First released on the ill-fated "Perfect Remedy" album, this is the first song co-written by Andy Bown together with Rhino.

Album:
Perfect Remedy [3:59]
INT: Vertigo 842 098-1, November 1989
Perfect Remedy [4:01] (Remastered Version)
Int: Mercury 983 412-3, January 2006

 
 

Going Down Town Tonight
(Guy Johnson)

Produced by Status Quo
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher, Bernie Frost

The single release of this song was a different, re-recorded (and longer) version of the original album track which got lost for quite some time. For that reason most compilations offer the original album track instead. The re-recorded version was only available VHS and DVD-releases of the accompanying video. Even the bonus track on the "Back To Back" album was the album version again, not the single version. Only in 2007 Universal was able to provide a copy of the 7" release. Later editions of the "Back To Back" album now feature the correct bonus track.

Trivia: Guy Johnson, who was in his early twenties when he wrote this track, teamed up with Francis Rossi to write more tracks more than 20 years after Status Quo recorded his song. So far only "Here I Go" was released, although more tracks might see the light of the day once Rossi's second solo album comes out.

Album:
Back To Back [3:38]
UK: Vertigo VERH10, November 1983

12 Gold Bars Vol. II [3:39]
UK: Vertigo 822 985-2, November 1984

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:37]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

Re-recorded Version

Single:
Going Down Town Tonight [4:20]
UK: Vertigo QUO15, May 1984

Cover versions:
Studio 99 (2001)

 
 

Gone Thru The Slips
(Andrew Bown)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

"Gone Thru The Slips", the flipside to the "Not At All" single, had originally not been included on the "Perfect Remedy" album. It became a collectors item until being included as a bonus track on the remastered version of the album in 2006.

Single:
Not At All [3:39]
UK: Vertigo QUO26, October 1989 (also on 12" QUO2612, QUOCD26 and QUOMC26)

Album:
Perfect Remedy [3:41] (Remastered Version)
Int: Mercury 983 412-3, January 2006

 
 

Gone To My Head
(Andy Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

Produced by Jimmy Horowitz
Line-up: Andy Bown (voc; g; keys), Jimmy Horowitz (piano), Peter Frampton (g), Chris Belshaw (b), Micky Waller (d)

On his first solo album "Gone To My Head!" Andy Bown teamed up again with former "Herd" colleague Peter Frampton.

Album:
Gone To My Head [3:02]
UK: Mercury 6310 002, April 1972
USA: Mercury SRM 1-625, April 1972


 

Gonna See My Baby
other title:Gonna See My Baby Tonight
(Kevin Borich)
Performed by The Party Boys

Produced by Alan Lancaster and John Brewster
Line-up: Kevin Borich (g,v), John Brewster (g,v), Paul Christie (d), Richard Harvey (d), Alan Lancaster (b,v), John Swan (v), Sunil De Silva (perc)

The Party Boys were Alan Lancaster's new haven after he left Status Quo. This Australian "all-star" band was quite successful down under but they didn't make it in Europe.

Album:
The Party Boys [3:33]
D: Epic 460 485 1, 1987

 
 

Gonna Teach You To Love Me
(Alan Lancaster/Mick Green)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Frank Ricotti (Perc)

Co-author Mick Green (ex-Johnny Kidd & The Pirates) and Alan Lancaster wrote several songs together, after Lancaster moved to Australia in 1977.

Album:
If You Can't Stand The Heat... [3:09]
UK: Vertigo 9102 027, October 1978

 
 

Good Enough Reason
(Andy Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

Produced by Tom Allom
Line-up: Andy Bown (keys; g; voc), John Mealing (keys), Pete Zorn (b; sax), Chas Cronk (b); Martin Jenner (pedal steel guitar, g), Chris Rae (g), Terry Smith (g), Terry Stannard (d; perc), Glen LeFleur (d); Ray Jackson (harm), Tom Allom, Diane Birch, Frank Collins, Paddie McHugh (all b-voc).

"Good Enough Reason" was first included on Andy Bown's 1977 album release "Come Back Romance, All Is Forgiven", his 3rd solo album. Shortly afterwards the track was issued as the a-side of a single.

Single:
Good Enough Reason [?:??]
UK: EMI 2657, July 1977

Album:
Come Back Romance, All Is Forgiven [?:??]
UK: EMI EMC 3176, June 1977


 

Good Golly Miss Molly
(John Marascalco/Otis Blackwell)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Little Richard recorded his version of "Good Golly Miss Molly" in the late 1950s. After that many artists have recorded their own versions of this track. Status Quo did so for their second covers album "Famous In The Last Century".

Album:
Famous In The Last Century [2:05]
UK: Universal Music TV 157 814-2, April 2000

 
 

Good Sign
(Rick Parfitt/Pip Williams)

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Album:
Rock 'til You Drop [4:15] CD-Release only
Int: Vertigo 510 341-2, September 1991

 


Good Thinking (Batman)
other title: Good Thinking
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young/Rick Parfitt/Alan Lancaster/John Coghlan)

Produced By John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Bob Young

This is one of the very few instrumental tracks Status Quo have recorded. It originally appeared at the b-side to "Tune To The Music". Ten years later it was released on the "Fresh Quota" album.

Single:
Tune To The Music [3:41]
UK: Pye 7N 45077 N, June 1971

Album:
Fresh Quota [3:34]
UK: PRT DOW 2, September 1981

 
 

Goodbye Baby
other title: Baby Goodbye
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

"Goodbye Baby" was written (then titled "Baby Goodbye") in 2004 for the "The Party Ain't Over" album. For the final release the title of the song was changed. The original demo appeared on the "This & That" CD in 2006.

CD:
The Party Ain't Over Yet [4:07]
UK: Sanctuary Records - SANCD 389, September 2005

Demo Recording
This & That [3:05]
UK: Duroc Media / Octopus Press, October 2006

 
 

Got A Million
(Andy Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

Gotta Get Up And Go
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

"Gotta Get Up And Go" appeared on the 2005 album "The Party Ain't Over Yet". It is one of the various new songs from the legendary Rossi/Young songwriting partnership. The track is very much in the vein of the legendary 1970s recordings.

CD:
The Party Ain't Over Yet [4:17]
UK: Sanctuary Records - SANCD 389, September 2005

 
 

Gotta Go Home
(Alan Lancaster)

Produced By John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

"Gotta Go Home" is the second  part of a song which starts as "Is It Really Me", also written by Alan Lancaster. It started a "tradition" of lengthy songs at the end of an album. In 2003 Castle Records released a previously unknown rough mix of "Is It Really Me/Gotta Go Home".

Album:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon  [6:34]
UK: Pye NPSL 18344, October 1970.

Early Rough Mix
CD:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [6:24]
UK: Castle CMQCD 754, July 2003

 
 

Gravy Train
(John 'Rhino' Edwards)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley + Pip Williams (g)

"Gravy Train" is one of the tracks from the 2007 "In Search Of The Fourth Chord" album.

A demo version, recorded by Rhino and the Woodedz (which are his sons), had been available as a download from Rhino's internet site in early 2007.

CD:
In Search Of The Fourth Chord [3:23]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD001, September 2007
F: XIII Bis Records 680, August 2007
D: Edel Records 0184392, September 2007

 
 

Great Balls Of Fire
(Jack Hammer/Otis Blackwell)

"Great Balls Of Fire" was recorded by Status Quo as a part of "The Anniversary Waltz".


 

Green
(Andrew Bown)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley

"Green" is probably the most unusual track of the "Heavy Traffic" album. Written by Andrew Bown it features very prominent Hammond-style keyboards, while the guitars are acoustic. "Green" would have fit nicely on Ma Kelly.

CD:
Heavy Traffic [3:35]
UK: Universal Music TV 018790-2, September 2002
D: Universal Music TV 064 435-2, September 2002

 
 

Green Tambourine
(Paul Leka/Shelley Pinz)
Released as "The Status Quo"

Produced by John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Roy Lynes

"Green Tambourine" was a hit for "The Lemon Pipers" in early 1968. Status Quo rerecorded it only a few months later.

Album:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo  [2:15]
UK: Pye NPSL 18220, September 1968.

 
 

Gypsy Tricks
(Ray Majors)
Performed by Partners In Crime

Produced by John Eden
Line-up: Noel McCalla (v, perc), John Coghlan (d, perc), Mac McCaffrey (b), Ray Majors (g), Mark DeVanchque (keys)

A couple of years after leaving Status Quo John Coghlan joined Partners In Crime for one album. This album, entitled "Organised Crime", was produced by John Eden who worked also with Status Quo in the early 1980s.

Album:
Organised Crime [?:??]
UK: Epic EPC 26356, 1985

 

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