N N N N
Band Recordings

N N N N
Other Songs & Recordings

NAME OF THE GAME
NANANA
NAUGHTY GIRL
NEED YOUR LOVE
NEIGHBOUR NEIGHBOUR
NEVASHOODA
NEVER LEAVE A FRIEND BEHIND
NEVER SAY NEVER
NEVER TOO LATE
NIGHTRIDE
NO CONTRACT
NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO
NO PROBLEMS
NO TIME LEFT TO CRY
NOT AT ALL
NOT FADE AWAY
NOTHING AT ALL
NOTHING COMES EASY
NOTHING YET

                                                                                                     

NEW BRETON *
NIGHT GAMES *
999 (ONE GOOD REASON) *
NO DANGER *
NO MOON SHINES *
NO WAY OUT OF HERE *
NOBODY'S FOOL *
NOON TIME LOVER *
NOTHING BETTER *

                                                                                                     

O O O O
Band Recordings

O O O O
Other Recordings

O BABY
OBSTRUCTION DAY
OH! WHAT A NIGHT
OL' RAG BLUES
OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY
ONE BY ONE 
ONE FOR THE MONEY
ONE MAN BAND
THE ORIENTAL
OVER AND DONE
OVER THE EDGE
OVERDOSE

                                                                                                     

O TARZAN *
OH , JAMES *
OH SHE OH SHE'S MY WOMAN *
OLD FASHIONED FANTASY *
ONE GOOD REASON *
ONE OF A KIND *
ONE STEP AT A TIME *
ONE WAY TO ROLL
*
ONLY LOVE (CAN BREAK YOUR HEART) *
ONLY IN YOUR EYES I SEE *
ONLY ONE NIGHT *
OPEN YOUR EYES *
OUT ON THE WATER *

                                                                                                     

P P P P - Q Q Q Q
Band Recordings

P P P P - Q Q Q Q
Other Recordings

PAPER PLANE
PARADISE FLAT
PARADISE FLATS
PERFECT REMEDY 
PENNSYLVANIA BLUES TONIGHT
PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN
PIECE OF MIND
POINT OF NO RETURN
POOR OLD MAN
THE POWER OF ROCK
THE PRICE OF LOVE
PROUD MARY
PUMP IT UP

QUEENIE
THE QUO CHRISTMAS CAKE MIX

                                                                                                     

PALE SHADOW (OF HIS FORMER SELF) *
PEOPLE IN THE STREET *
PLAYING YOUR GAME *
PLEASE REMEMBER ME *
POLYCHRONICON *
P.S. GET LOST *

                                                                                                     

* indicates recordings performed by individual members of the band

Name Of The Game
(Francis Rossi/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

Album:
Just Supposin' [4:27]
UK: Vertigo 6302 057, October 1980


 

Nanana
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

"Nanana" appears in three different versions on the "Dog Of Two Head" album: two shorter (edited) ones and the full version. An alternate version is available on Castle Master's Singles Collection.

Album:
Dog Of Two Head [0:52] , [1:12], and [2:25]
UK: Pye NPSL 18371, December 1971.

Alternate Version
Album:
The Singles Collection 1966-73 [2:31] (previously unreleased version)
UK: Castle CCS CD 821, 1998

Previously Unreleased Version
Album:
Dog Of Two Head [2:56]
UK: Castle ESM CD 626, August 1998 (Castle Remasters Series)


 

Naughty Girl
Look up under (other title):
Dreamin'




Need Your Love
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

Sung by Francis Rossi, "Need Your Love" is a "dark" and "bluesy" rocker. A perfect tracks thus for the famous John Peel Show. The BBC recording (aired in October 1970) remained unreleased until being included on the 2003 remaster of the "Ma Kelly" album. This release includes the original introduction to Quo's performance (as it was broadcast on the BBC) but this version fades much sooner than the album track.

Album:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [4:47]
UK: Pye NPSL 18344, October 1970.

        Live Recordings

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

CD:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [2:27]
UK: Castle CMQCD 754, July 2003


 

Neighbour Neighbour
(Alton Joseph Valier/Huey Meaux)
Released as "The Spectres"

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

"Neighbour Neighbour" was a hit for Jimmy Hughes in 1967 but was recorded earlier than that by several British bands such as the Spencer Davis Group and the Graham Bond Organisation. The song was the B-side to the first single of Rossi, Lancaster, and Co. Like the A-side it gained no attention of public media at the time of its release. Status Quo later re-recorded the song but this version hasn't been available until the release of the Castle Masters singles collection.

Single:
I (Who Have Nothing) [2:43]
UK: Piccadilly 7N 35339, September 1966

Album:
Fresh Quota [2:43]
UK: PRT DOW 2, September 1981
 

Neighbour Neighbour
Recorded by "The Status Quo"

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

Album:
The Singles Collection 1966-73 [2:40]
UK: Castle CCS CD 821, 1998

        Live Recordings

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

In September 1966 The Spectres recorded a live version of "Neighbour, Neighbour" 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 [2:38]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003


 

Nevashooda
(Andrew Bown/Matt Letley)

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

"Nevershooda" marks a first for Status Quo as this is the first recording written by drummer Matt Letley. Trivia: "Nevershooda" is short for "Never Should I".

CD:
The Party Ain't Over Yet [3:50]
UK: Sanctuary Records - SANCD 389, September 2005


 

Never Leave A Friend Behind
(Andrew Bown/Stuart St. Paul)

Never Say Never
Look up under (other title): All Stand Up (Never Say Never)




Never Too Late
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

"Never Too Late" was the opener and title track of Status Quo's 1981 album. This recording has also been released as a single in Spain. In UK and Holland the track was chosen as flipside to singles taken from the "1+9+8+2" album.

Album:
Never Too Late [3:57]
UK: Vertigo 6302 104, March 1981
Never Too Late [4:02] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 584-3, March 2006

Single:
Never Too Late [?:??]
E: Vertigo 6000 698, 1981

Young Pretender [?:??]
NL: Vertigo 6000 839, 1982

She Don't Fool Me [3:57]
UK: Vertigo QUO8, June 1982


 

New Breton
(Maartin Allcock)
Performed by Maartin Allcock

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

In 2003 Maartin Allcock, a former member of bands such as Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull, invited Status Quo's original drummer John Coghlan to join him on some tracks of his album "Serving Suggestion". The album was released in 2004 on a small label making it hard to find.

CD:
Serving Suggestion [5:04]
UK: Squiggle Records CD1, April 2004


 

Night Games
(Ed Hamilton)
Performed by Graham Bonnet

Produced by Francis Rossi And John Eden
Line Up: Graham Bonnet (Voc), Francis Rossi (Coral Sitar, Key), Andrew Bown (Organ/Piano), Cozy Powell (D), Gary Twigg (B), Micky Moody (G)

In 1981 Graham Bonnet released an album which featured a.o. Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Andrew Bown and three new tracks written by Bob Young (and Mick Moody).

Single:
Night Games [?:??]
UK: Vertigo VER 1, March 1981

Album:
Line-Up [4:36]
UK: Vertigo 6302 151, November 1981


 

Nightride
(Rick Parfitt/Bob Young)

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

The track "Nightride" - an early collaboration of Rick Parfitt and Bob Young - was the flipside to Quo's only UK #1 hitsingle "Down Down". It was later included on the "On The Level" album. Bob Young recorded his own version for his "In Quo Country" album.

Single:
Down Down [?:??]
UK: Vertigo 6059 114, November 1974

Album:
On The Level [3:52]
UK: Vertigo 9102 002, February 1975

On The Level (Remastered) [3:53]
UK: Mercury 9825910, January 2005
 

Nightride
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 [3:23]
UK: Making Waves SPRAY CD105, 1992

(Tex Axile Rides Again) In Quo Country [3:19]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4638-WY, 1997


 

999 (One Good Reason)
(unknown)
Demo recording by 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

According to David J. Oxley's Book "Rockers Rollin' - The Story of Status Quo", this was one of the songs recorded around 1985 for Rick Parfitt's unreleased solo album "Recorded Delivery". In 2002 bootleg recordings popped up making these tracks available as a collector's item - with poor sound quality.

Album:
Recorded Delivery [3:23]
Bootleg, 2002


 

No Contract
(Rick Parfitt/Andrew Bown)

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

"No Contract" is a Parfitt/Bown written song that features a prominent (and quite heavy) guitar riff. The song only appeared on the "Back To Back" album. Is is notable that the later releases of this song are of different length: The "Back2Back" series (where "Back To Back" was released on one CD together with "Never Too Late") probably had time constraints. "No Contract" was shortened to 3:35 while the remastered CD offers a 3:57 version.

Album:
Back To Back [3:40]
UK: Vertigo VERH10, November 1983


 

No Danger
(Tyrone Coates/Tsoltoudis/Bortolin)
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 "No Danger", first released ca. 1990. "No Danger" was on of the few "Bombers" tracks to appear on Alan Lancaster's best-of album "Life After Quo".

Album:
Aim High [5:02]
NL: A&M 395 292-1, 1990

CD:
Life After Quo [5:01]
A: PJ Rocks PJR001CD, 1996


 

No Moon Shines
(Diesel Band)
Performed by John Coghlan's Diesel Band

Produced by Diesel Band
Line-up: John Coghlan (d), Bob Young (harm,voc), Ray Minhinnett (g,voc), Chris Stewart (b), Hilly Briggs (keys), Phil May (g,voc)

Diesel started in the late 1970s as John Coghlan's second band for the times he wasn't on the road with Status Quo. He kept Diesel going after leaving Quo with being the only fix member of the band. In 1992 Diesel recorded an album which remained unreleased although some bootleg recordings appeared. Nevertheless "No Moon Shines" was released as on the "River Of Tears" single in Scandinavia.

CD-Single:
River Of Tears [4:39]
S: Vastfront VF CD 1

Album:
Flexible Friends [4:32]
unreleased


 

No Particular Place To Go
(Chuck Berry)

"No Particular Place To Go" was recorded by Status Quo as a part of "The Anniversary Waltz".



No Problems
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

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

Album:
Rock 'til You Drop [4:51]
Int: Vertigo 510 341-1, September 1991


 

No Time Left To Cry
Look up under other title: Another Game In Town


No Way Out Of Here
(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


 

Nobody's Fool
(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 had dissolved Andy Bown released several records as a solo artists or as a member of other bands. "Nobody's Fool" is from 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



Noon Time Lover
(Bob Young/Micky Moody)
Performed by Young & Moody

Produced by Roger Glover
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm), Micky Moody (G), Dave Markee (B), Terry Stannard (D), Ron Aspery (Sax)

This recording is available on the almost "Greatest Hits" collection.

Album:
The Nearest Hits Album [5:04]
UK: Revival Music & Productions TROV1, 1995


 

Not At All
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

"Not At All" was the first single of the album "Perfect Remedy". The 12inch version of the track was not any longer than the 7inch version. 

Single:
Not At All [2:51]
UK: Vertigo QUO26, October 1989 (also on 12" QUO2612, QUOCD26 and QUOMC26)

Album:
Perfect Remedy [2:54]
Int: Vertigo 842 098-1, November 1989
Perfect Remedy [2:53] (Remastered Version)
Int: Mercury 983 412-3, January 2006


 

Not Fade Away
(Norman Petty/Charles Hardin Holley (aka. Buddy Holly))

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich, Bernie Frost (V), Orchestrated version: plus Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The old Buddy Holly classic "Not Fade Away" was Status Quo's contribution to the "Philharmania" project of Mike Batt. All tracks (subtitled "All Time Great Rock Hits Vol. 1") had been recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. "Not Fade Away" later appeared on the "Under The Influence" album. It is the same recording, but without the orchestra, which was recorded separately and added for the "Philharmania" album. Many versions of "Not Fade Away" have been recorded by various artists, one of the most popular ones by The Rolling Stones as early as 1963/1964.

Album:
Philharmania [3:09] (orchestrated version)
Performed by Status Quo & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
D: Stella Music 559 618-2, November 1998

Album:
Under The Influence [3:09]
UK: Eagle Records EAG CD 076, 1999


 

Nothing At All
(Alan Lancaster/Roy Lynes/Bob Young)

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

This melancholic track is remarkable as it is one of the very few tracks co-written by original member Roy Lynes as well as one of the first tracks co-written by Bob Young.

Album:
Spare Parts [3:51]
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. As a bonus track of this release an excerpt of the original demo recording was released for the first time.

Remastered CD:
Spare Parts [3:58] (mono)
Spare Parts [3:59] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 717, April 2003

Part Of Demo
CD:
Spare Parts [2:23]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 717, April 2003


 

Nothing Better
other title: You Didn't Know Any Better

(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 "You Didn't Know Any Better".

Album:
Nothing Better [3:23]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4502-WY, 1992.

CD:
The World's not big enough [3:21]
UK(?): Angel Air SPJCD043, 1999


 

Nothing Comes Easy
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt/Andrew Bown/John 'Rhino' Edwards/Jeff Rich)

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

Album:
Rock 'til You Drop [5:46] (CD release only)
Int: Vertigo 510 341-2, September 1991


 

Nothing Yet
other title: (We Ain't Got) Nothing Yet
(Ron Gilbert/Ralph Scala/Mike Esposito)
Released as "The Spectres"

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

The original version of "Nothing Yet" was a top 5 hit for the "Blues Magoos" in the US. The Spectres released their version only a few months after the original release.

Single:
(We Ain't Got) Nothing Yet [2:18]
UK: Piccadilly 7N 35368, February 1967

 


O Baby
other title: Oh Baby

(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

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

"O Baby" (misspelled "Oh Baby" on the remastered "Pildriver" CD) was recorded in 1972 for the first album on the Vertigo label. According to David J. Oxley's book "Tuned To The Music" Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt started to write this song during a TV rehearsal in North America.

Album:
Piledriver [4:33]
UK/D: Vertigo 6360 082 January 1973

Piledriver (Remastered Edition CD) [4:33]
EU: Mercury 982 597-7, January 2005
 

Cover versions:
Acrimony (1995)
Slaughterhouse (1999)


 

O Tarzan
(Andrew Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

Produced by Jimmy Horowitz
Line-up: Andy Bown (V, Keys, G), Nico Ramsden (G), Barry de Sousa (D), Chris Belshaw (B)

"O Tarzan" was available on Andy Bown's second solo album "Sweet William", which hasn't been published on CD so far.

Album:
Sweet William [0:55]
UK: GM GML 1001, June 1973
USA: Mercury, SRM 1-656, 1973


 

Obstruction Day
(Rick Parfitt/John 'Rhino' Edwards)

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

"Obstruction Day" is currently not available on any Status Quo CD except for the (now deleted) "Twenty Wild Horses" CD-Single. It was recorded after the "Under The Influence" sessions, hence it wasn't included on the album.

CD-Single:
Twenty Wild Horses [3:48]
UK: Eagle Records EAGXS 105, September 1999
INT: Eagle Records GAS 0000105 EGX, September 1999


 

Oh, James
(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)

"Oh, James" appeared on Andy Bown's first solo album "Gone To My Head!" for which Andy Bown had teamed up again with former "Herd" colleague Peter Frampton.

Album:
Gone To My Head [2:36]
UK: Mercury 6310 002, April 1972
USA: Mercury SRM 1-625, April 1972


 

Oh She Oh She's My Woman
other title: She's My Woman
(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 was shortened to "She's My Woman".

Album:
Nothing Better [2:31]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4502-WY, 1992.

CD:
The World's not big enough [2:30]
UK(?): Angel Air SPJCD043, 1999


 

Oh! What A Night
(Rick Parfitt/Andrew Bown)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Frank Ricotti (Perc), Jacquie Sullivan (b-voc), Stevie Lange (b-voc), Joy Yates (b-voc)

"Oh! What A Night" is one of only a few Status Quo songs to feature female (backing) vocals. Most other songs also appeared on the "If You Can't Stand The Heat..." album. A cleaner version was presented during the 1978/79 tour, where the songs briefly appeared in the set-list.

Album:
If You Can't Stand The Heat... [3:44]
UK: Vertigo 9102 027, October 1978

Cover versions:
Quotation (year unknown)


 

Ol' Rag Blues
(Alan Lancaster/Keith Lamb)

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

"Ol' Rag Blues", Status Quo's first single from the "Back To Back" album, was the first song to be released as an extended 12" remix. This remixed version hasn’t appeared elsewhere yet.

Single:
Ol' Rag Blues [2:51]
UK:Vertigo QUO11, September 1983

12"-Single:
Ol' Rag Blues (extended remix) [4:50]
UK: Vertigo QUO1112, September 1983?

Album:
Back To Back [2:51]
UK: Vertigo VERH10, November 1983

12 Gold Bars Vol. II [2:48]
UK: Vertigo 822 985-2, November 1984

Rocking All Over The Years [2:47]
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [2:48]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

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

A different version, featuring Alan Lancaster on lead vocals, appeared on the anthology.

Album:
Rockers Rollin' (Quo In Time) [2:51]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001

Cover versions:
Kari Peitsamo Revival (1993, as "Unelma")


 

Old Fashioned Fantasy
other title: Fashion Fantasy

(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 "Fashion Fantasy".

Album:
Nothing Better [2:33]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4502-WY, 1992.

CD:
The World's not big enough [2:32]
UK(?): Angel Air SPJCD043, 1999


 

Old Time Rock And Roll
(George Jackson/Thomas E. Jones III.)

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

"Old Time Rock And Roll" was the second CD-single release of "Famous In The Last Century". The best known version of this song was recorded by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band in the late 1970s. The CD-single also contained a video track of the Band miming (!) to the song.

Single:
Old Time Rock And Roll [2:58]
UK: Universal Music TV 159 793-2, October 2000 (incl. Video-track of this song [3:05])

Album:
Famous In The Last Century [2:57]
UK: Universal Music TV 157 814-2, April 2000

XS All Areas [2:57]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)


 

On The Road Again
(Floyd Jones/Alan Wilson)

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

"On The Road Again", originally recorded by the American blues band Canned Heat is one of the cover recordings included on "Riffs". Although Bob Young contributed to this album as well, Andy Bown plays harmonica on this track.

CD:
Riffs [3:04]
UK: Universal TV 9813909, November 2003


 

Once Bitten Twice Shy
(Ian Hunter)

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

Status Quo have known Ian Hunter since touring with Mott The Hoople in the early 1970s. "Speechless" from the "In The Army Now" album was another Hunter track to be covered by Status Quo but the original version of "Once Bitten Twice Shy" is certainly better known.

Album:
Famous In The Last Century [3:40]
UK: Universal Music TV 157 814-2, April 2000


 

One By One
(Rick Parfitt/Bob Young)

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

"One By One" is a bonus track on the European (German) version of the "In Search Of The Fourth Chord" album. The use of a cello is extremely uncommon in Status Quo recordings but it fits nicely in this slow ballad song. The song also appeared as a bonus track on the German release of "In The Army Now (2010)".

A demo version of this song, recorded ca. 1977/78 had been released on the CD which came with the book "Status Quo - The Official 40th Anniverary Limited Edition" (see below).

CD-Single:
In The Army Now (2010) [4:16]
DE: Ear Music 0205697ERE, September 2010

CD:
In Search Of The Fourth Chord [4:14]
D: Edel Records 0184392, September 2007

One By One
Demo recording performed by Rick Parfitt and Bob Young

Produced by ??
Line-up: Rick Parfitt, Bob Young, Mick Moody (g), Neil Murray (b)

"One By One" was written by Rick Parfitt and Bob Young around 1977/1978. It remained unreleased although a demo recording was recorded in Chiswick, possibly by Parfitt & Young supported by Mick Moody and Neil Murray.

A recording from the writing session and the demo recording were first released on "This & That" as bonus tracks to the book "Status Quo - The Official 40th Anniversary Limited Edition"

Album:
This & That [6:00] (writing session [2:00]; demo [4:00])
UK: Duroc Media/Octopus Press, October 2006


 

One For The Money
(Rick Parfitt/Pip Williams)

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

Album:
Ain't Complaining [4:51]
UK: Vertigo VERH58, June 1988


 

One Good Reason
look up under (other title):
999 (One Good Reason)


 

One Man Band
(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 [4:31]
Int: Vertigo 510 341-1, September 1991


 

One Of A Kind
(Alan Lancaster/Rick Parfitt)
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 prevented it from release.


 

One Step At A Time
(Francis Rossi/Guy Johnson)
Performed by Francis Rossi

One Way To Roll
(Bob Young/Mick Moody)
Performed by John Coghlan's Diesel Band

Produced by Diesel Band
Line-up: John Coghlan (d), Bob Young (harm,voc), Ray Minhinnett (g,voc), Chris Stewart (b), Hilly Briggs (keys), Phil May (g,voc)

This track from Diesel's unreleased 1992 album "Flexible Friends" was - according to rumours - originally written for Status Quo who rejected the song.

Album:
Flexible Friends [3:41]
unreleased


 

Only In Your Eyes I See
(Marietta Parfitt)
Performed by Marietta

Produced by Craig Pruess
Line-up: Marietta Parfitt (Voc), Rick Parfitt (?), Craig Pruess (all other)

Rick Parfitt's first wife Marietta released two singles under her own name in 1982. "Only In Your Eyes I See" was the b-side to the second one. According to producer Craig Pruess he did the instrumental work for the track so an involvment of husband Rick seems unlikely.

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


 

Only Love (Can Break Your Heart)
(Neil Young)
Demo recording by 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

This was one of the songs recorded around 1985 for Rick Parfitt's unreleased solo album "Recorded Delivery". The original version appeared on Neil Young's album "After The Gold Rush". In 2002 bootleg recordings popped up making these tracks available as a collector's item - with poor sound quality.

Album:
Recorded Delivery [5:30]
Bootleg, 2002


 

Only One Night
Look up under (other title):
A Night To Remember


Open Your Eyes
(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)

"Open Your Eyes" is from Andy Bown's first solo album "Gone To My Head!" and 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 [4:39]
UK: Mercury 6310 002, April 1972
USA: Mercury SRM 1-625, April 1972


 

Out On The Water
(Bob Young/Mick Moody)
Performed by Graham Bonnet

Produced by Francis Rossi And John Eden
Line Up: Graham Bonnet (Voc), Francis Rossi (Coral Sitar, Key), Andrew Bown (Organ/Piano), Cozy Powell (D), Gary Twigg (B), Micky Moody (G)

In 1981 Graham Bonnet released an album which featured a.o. Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Andrew Bown and three new tracks written by Bob Young (and Mick Moody).

Single:
Night Games [?:??]
UK: Vertigo VER 1, March 1981

Album:
Line Up [3:37]
UK: Vertigo 6302 151, November 1981


 

Over And Done
(Alan Lancaster)

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

In the early Vertigo years Status Quo released only one single per album. For this reason this Alan Lancaster track appeared only on the "On The Level" album. According to Dave Oxley's book "Tuned To The Music Of Status Quo" Alan Lancaster wrote the lyrics for this track on a flight between Australia and Britain.

Album:
On The Level [3:55]
UK: Vertigo 9102 002, February 1975

On The Level (Remastered) [3:54]
UK: Mercury 9825910, January 2005


 

Over The Edge
(Alan Lancaster/Keith Lamb)

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

Album:
Just Supposin' [4:16]
UK: Vertigo 6302 057, October 1980

Live Recordings

Live At The N.E.C [4:38]
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher
INT: Vertigo 818 947-1, August 1984
(available in the UK as import or as part of the "From The Makers Of..." collection)

The anthology also contains a version of "Over The Edge" [4:21], which probably was recorded on the other night.


 

Overdose
(Pip Williams/Rick Parfitt)

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

Status Quo dedicated "Overdose" to Mark Raymond.

Album:
In The Army Now [5:19]
UK:VERH36, August 1986

 


Pale Shadow (Of His Former Self)
(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. This Bown-penned track had been performed previously by the band "Storyteller" whose line-up included Andy Bown's later wife Caroline Attard.

Album:
Gone To My Head [2:12]
UK: Mercury 6310 002, April 1972
USA: Mercury SRM 1-625, April 1972

 


Paper Plane
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

Paper Plane was Status Quo's first release on Vertigo Records, as the track was chosen as the advance single for their "Piledriver" album. This single was a top 10 hit in the UK (reaching #8) and paved the way for the new boogie Quo.

Single:
Paper Plane [2:55]
UK: Vertigo 6059 071, November 1972

Album:
Piledriver [2:57]
UK/D: Vertigo 6360 082, January 1973

12 Gold Bars [2:55]
UK: Vertigo TV1, March 1980

Rocking All Over The Years [2:51]
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [2:55]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [2:55]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Piledriver (Remastered Edition CD) [2:55]
EU: Mercury 982 597-7, January 2005

Live Recordings

The Anniversary Waltz [3:44]
Some mispressings of "The Anniversay Waltz" featured a live version of "Paper Plane". This rare recording is available on bootlegs only.

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

The very special collectors issue of the 2011 Quid Pro Quo album included a two bonus live tracks which were not available on the regular bonus CD, "Paper Plane" being the first of these. On the later (December 2011) UK release of the album the track was included as well.

Album:
Quid Pro Quo [3:39] (Special Collectors Edition)
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOBS 001, May 2011

Cover versions:
Break Even (year unknown)
Dirtbox (year unknown)
Hucklebuck (year unknown)
Quomania (year unknown)
Rockers Rollin' (year unknown)
State Us Quo (year unknown)
Jo Ment Orchestra / Top Of The Pops Band (1972?)
Piledriver (1997)
Quo Vadis (2000)
John Coghlan's Quo (2001)
Quo Vadis (2002)
Smiledriver (2006)


 

Paradise Flat
other title: Paradise Flats

(Marty Wilde/Ronnie Scott)

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

With it's scary organ this is a very unusual track - even for 60's Status Quo. Some issues of this track bear the title "Paradise Flat" while other releases call it "Paradise Flats".

Single:
Technicolor Dreams [3:11]
UK: Pye 7N17650, November 1968

Album:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [3:12]
UK: Pye NPSL 18220, September 1968.

Stereo Alternative Version
Album:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [3:12] (previously unreleased)
UK: Castle ESM CD 620, June 1998 (Castle Remasters Series)

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 [3:13] (mono)
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [3:15] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

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

CD:
Early Status Quo [2:35]
Bootleg


 

People In The Street
Look up under (other title):
Throw Him In Jail



Perfect Remedy
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

"Perfect Remedy", written by Francis Rossi and his 1980's songwriting partner Bernie Frost, was the title track for the 1989 album. The song was also briefly included in the live set of the 1989/1990 tour.

12" Single:
The Anniversary Waltz [4:33]
UK: Vertigo QUO2812, September 1990 (also on CD QUOCD28)

Album:
Perfect Remedy [4:36]
Int: Vertigo 842 098-1, November 1989
Perfect Remedy [4:38] (Remastered Version)
Int: Mercury 983 412-3, January 2006


 

Pennsylvania Blues Tonight
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

"Pennsylvania Blues Tonight" 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.

The download version single of "Beginning of the End" officially featured "Pennsylvania Blues Tonight" as the B-side, although there obviously is no B-side to a virtual single.

CD:
In Search Of The Fourth Chord [3:44]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD001, September 2007
F: XIII Bis Records 680, August 2007
D: Edel Records 0184392, September 2007


 

Pictures Of Matchstick Men
(Francis Rossi)

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

There isn't much to say about this song. Status Quo's first chart entry. A huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic. In fact it was their only hit in the United States so many people there consider Status Quo a "one-hit-wonder". Little do they know... In 1999 Status Quo re-recorded this song. From the PYE archives alternate versions have also become available. After leaving Status Quo Alan Lancaster recorded his own version, then titled "Matchstickmen ... Control".

Single:
Pictures Of Matchstickmen [3:10]
UK: Pye 7N17449, November 1967, reissued January 1968

Album:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [3:10]
UK: Pye NPSL 18220, September 1968.

Rocking All Over The Years [3:07]
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:10]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [3:10]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

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 [3:13] (mono)
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [3:16] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

Alternate Version
Album:
The Singles Collection 1966-73 [3:19] (unreleased mix of an alternate version)
UK: Castle CCS CD 821, 1998

Stereo Alternative Version
Album:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [3:14] (previously unreleased)
UK: Castle ESM CD 620, June 1998 (Castle Remasters Series)

Live Recordings

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

"1&Only" is the Radio 1 25th Anniversary album made up of radio sessions. Status Quo were included performing a version of "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" recorded on 16 January 1968. For years this was the only BBC recording available (apart from bootlegs).

Album:
1 & Only [?:??]
UK: Band Of Joy BOYCD-25, September 1992

A remastered version of the BBC recording appeared as a bonus track on the anniversary issue of "Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo".

CD:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [3:13]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

Live 2009
Live Line-up 2009: 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. The 2013 "Bula Quo!" soundtrack album included several live recordings on the second disc. "Pictures Of Matchstick Men" was taken from the 2009 concert at the Montreux Jazz festival.

Album:
Pictures - Live At Montreux [
2:30]
UK: Eagle Rock EAGCD466,
August 2011

Album:
Bula Quo! [2:30]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD 007, July 2013
 

Live 2010:
Live Line-up: 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.

Album:
Quid Pro Quo [2:29]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD 002, May 2011
D: Edel/earMUSIC 0206176ERE, May 2011

1999 Version
Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

In 1999 Status Quo re-recorded a completely new version of "Pictures Of Matchstick Men". It was issued as a B-side as well as a bonus track on the Australian album releases of "Under The Influence" and "Famous In The Last Century".

Single:
Little White Lies [3:24]
UK: EAGXS101, June 1999

Single:
Little White Lies [3:24]
UK: EAGXA101, June 1999

Album:
Under The Influence [?:??] (Australian release only)
AUS: EastWest 8573806092, 1999

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

Remix by Julian Feifel
This Remix 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. Certainly not all Quo fans like this remix.

Album:
Benzin Im Blut (soundtrack) [4:40]
D: Polydor 547 501-2, 1999

Cover versions:
Angry Samoans (year unknown)
Chesterfield Kings (year unknown)
Divine Comedy (year unknown)
Forgotten Rebels (year unknown)
Kim Fowley (year unknown)
Going Public (year unknown)
The Hit Squad (year unknown)
Seeing Eye Gods (year unknown)
The Slickee Boys (year unknown)
Strange Hobby (year unknown)
Camper Van Beethoven (1989)
Six Yard Box (1993)
Cracker (1994)
The Mission (1995)
They Might Be Giants (1995)
The Lancaster Bombers (1997, as "Matchstickmen ... Control")
Ozzy Osbourne & Type O Negative (1997)
Atrocity (2000)
Studio 99 (2001)


 

Piece Of Mind
Look up under (other title):
You Lost The Love

 

 

Playing Your Game
(Bob Young/Micky Moody/David Coverdale)
Performed by Young & Moody

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

This recording is available on the almost "Greatest Hits" collection.

Single:
All The Good Friends [?:??]
UK: Fabulous JC 3, February 1980

Album:
The Nearest Hits Album [3:56]
UK: Revival Music & Productions TROV1, 1995


 

Please Remember Me
(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)

"Please Remember Me" from Andy Bown's first solo album "Gone To My Head!" features Jimmy Horowitz on piano. He also played on Status Quo's "Piledriver" album, which was recorded a few month after "Gone To My Head".

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


 

Point Of No Return
(Andrew Bown/John 'Rhino' Edwards)

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

According to Dave Oxley's book "Tuned to the Music of Status Quo" Andy Bown provided the lyrics to this track, while Rhino came up with the music for this song, which was first released on the 1994 album "Thirsty Work".

Album:
Thirsty Work [3:49]
Int: Polydor 523 607-2, August 1994

Thirsty Work (Remastered) [3:51]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006


 

Polychronicon
Look up under (other title):
Ardal Gymraek



Poor Old Man
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

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

"Poor Old Man" is one of the first collaborations of Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt. The track - first released on the second Status Quo album "Spare Parts" - is typical for Status Quo's style in the 1960's and shows little signs of the rocking songs to come.

Album:
Spare Parts [3:37]
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 [3:40] (mono)
Spare Parts [3:41] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 717, April 2003

 


Proud Mary
(John Cameron Fogerty)

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)

Like "Rockin' All Over The World" this track was written by former Creedence Clearwater Revival singer John Fogerty. CCR recorded the original version in 1969 while Status Quo's version features the prominent use of a horn section.

Album:
Don't Stop [3:30]
UK: Polygram TV 531 035-2, February 1996

Live Recordings

A previously unreleased version of the song - recorded for the BBC in concert at the Brighton Centre in 1996 - was included in the anthology.
Produced by Pip Williams
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Album:
Rockers Rollin' - Quo in Time [3:32]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001


 

P.S. Get Lost
(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)

"P.S. Get Lost" appeared on Andy Bown's first solo album "Gone To My Head" for which Andy Bown had teamed up again with former "Herd" colleague Peter Frampton.

Album:
Gone To My Head [3:19]
UK: Mercury 6310 002, April 1972
USA: Mercury SRM 1-625, April 1972


 

Pump It Up
(Elvis Costello)

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

"Pump It Up", originally recorded by Elvis Costello, is one of the recordings appearing on the third covers album, "Riffs".

CD:
Riffs [3:30]
UK: Universal TV 9813909, November 2003

 


Queenie
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

The track "Queenie" first appeared on the "Thirsty Work" album in 1994. Like most tracks of that album the song had been written by Francis Rossie and Bernie Frost. During the "Thirsty Work" tour the track was played live as well.

Trivia: At the time of its release "Queenie" was the first song starting with the letter "Q", making it an important track in the Quo "A-Z".

Album:
Thirsty Work [3:30]
Int: Polydor 523 607-2, August 1994

Thirsty Work (Remastered) [3:31]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006


 

Quo Christmas Cake Mix
Look up under (other title): The Quo Christmas Cake Mix



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