R R R R
Band Recordings

R R R R
Other  Songs & Recordings

RAILROAD
RAIN
RAINING IN MY HEART
RAVE ON
REAL WILD CHILD
REALITY CHEQUE
REARRANGE
THE REASON FOR GOODBYE
REASON FOR LIVING
RED RIVER ROCK
RED SKY
RESTLESS
RESURRECTION
RHYTHM OF LIFE
RING OF A CHANGE
RIVERSIDE
ROADHOUSE BLUES 
ROADHOUSE MEDLEY
ROCK 'TIL YOU DROP
ROCK'N' ME
ROCK'N'ROLL
ROCK'N'ROLL FLOORBOARDS
ROCK'N'ROLL MUSIC
ROCK 'N' ROLL 'N' YOU
ROCKERS ROLLIN'
ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD
ROCKIN' ON
ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN
ROLL OVER LAY DOWN
ROLL THE DICE
ROLLIN' HOME
ROLLING HOME
ROTTEN TO THE BONE
ROUND AND ROUND
RUDE AWAKENING TIME
RUN AND HIDE (THE GUN SONG)
RUN TO MUMMY
RUNAROUND SUE
RUNAWAY
RUNNING ALL OVER THE WORLD
RUNNING INSIDE MY HEAD

                                                                                                     

REPUBLICAN *
RICHARD'S SONG *
RIGHT AS NINEPENCE *
RISING STAR *
RIVER OF TEARS *
RIVER OF LOVE *
ROCKER *
ROCKIN' THE STAGE *
ROLLIN' DOWN THE ROAD AGAIN *
ROLLING DOWN THE ROAD *
RUBBER GLOVES *
RUBY AND ROY *
RUNNING IN THE SHADOWS *

                                                                                                     

S S S S
Band Recordings

S S S S
Other Recordings

SADDLING UP
SAFETY DANCE
SAIL AWAY
SAVE ME
SAY THAT YOU NEED ME
SEA CRUISE
SHADY LADY
SHE DON'T FOOL ME
SHE KNEW TOO MUCH
SHE'S GOT EYES *
SHEILA
SHERRI DON'T FAIL ME NOW!
SHINE ON
SHY FLY
SINGING THE BLUES
SLOW TRAIN
SO ENDS ANOTHER LIFE
SO IS IT REALLY ME
SO LITTLE TIME TO FLY
SOFT IN THE HEAD
SOFTER RIDE
SOLID GOLD
SOMEONE SHOW ME HOME
SOMEONE'S LEARNING
SOMETHING 'BOUT YOU BABY I LIKE
SOMETHING GOING ON IN MY HEAD
SORROW
SORRY
SPEECHLESS
SPICKS AND SPECKS
SPINNING WHEEL BLUES
STAY THE NIGHT
STONES
SUNNY CELLOPHANE SKIES
SURVIVAL
SWEET HOME CHICAGO
SWEET SOUL MUSIC

                                                                                                     

SAN FRANCISCO BAY BLUES *
SHAME *
SHE'S A MYSTERY *
SHE'S GOT EYES *
SHE'S MY WOMAN *
SHIFTING SAND
SHIPS IN THE NIGHT *
THE SHOW *
SHOW ME THE WAY *
SLEEPING ON THE JOB *
SMALL TALK *
SNEAKIN' SALLY THRU THE ALLEY *
SO WHERE'S THE SHOW? *
SOMEONE ELSE'S DOOR *
SOMEONESHOW ME *
SPACEMAKER *
SPEND SPEND SPEND *
STATUS ROCK #
STEAMY WINDOWS *
THE STRANGE ONE *
STREET STRUTTER *
STRIKE LIKE LIGHTNING *
SUCH A TERRIBLE SHAME *
SUNRISE TO SUNSET *
SUZIE *
SVENSK BLUES *
SWEET WILLIAM *

                                                                                                     

* indicates recordings performed by individual members of the band
# indicates other Quo-related releases



Railroad
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

This track was originally recorded for the "Dog Of Two Head" album. For 7"-release in Germany it was split into parts 1 and 2 using the break within the song. A full live version was cut for the BBC in March 1972.

A much shorter version of "Railroad" was performed for "The Milton Keynes Medley". In recent years parts of "Railroad" were often included for the live medley.

Full version
Album:
Dog Of Two Head [5:32]
UK: Pye NPSL 18371, December 1971.

Part 1
Single:
Railroad [2:22]
D: PYE 10973 AT, 197?

Part 2
Single:
Railroad [3:12]
D: PYE 10973 AT, 197?

Live Recordings

In 1971 Status Quo did a live session for Swedish radio in Stockholm. Castle Music planned to release these recordings in early 2002 but cancelled the CD at short notice.

Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan

Swedish Radio Sessions [5:37]
UK: Castle Music CMRCD490, February 2002 (cancelled!)

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

CD:
Dog Of Two Head [5:32]
UK: Castle CMQCD 755, July 2003

Live 2004
as part of the Mystery Medley

Railroad
performed by Time Machine

Produced by B. Somerville Large; Arranged by L. Hurley
Line-up: unknown

This recording of "Railroad" might be the first A-side release of a Status Quo cover recording. As early as 1972 it appeared on the Irish "Play" label. Funnily enough this release is omitted from most Status Quo tribute discographies. One reason might be the misleading credit to "M. Rossi", referring to Francis' first artist name "Mike Rossi".

Single:
Railroad [?:??]
IRE: PLAY 41, 1972

Other cover versions:
Status Quiz (year unknown)
Unk Tribute Band (year unknown)


 

Rain
(Rick Parfitt)

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

"Rain" is one of the most successful tracks recorded by Status Quo (and one of the very few tracks credited to Rick Parfitt without co-authors). First released as a single and on the "Blue For You" album the song soon became a live standard. Surprisingly, the single version is slightly longer than the (European) album version.

Single:
Rain [4:33]
UK: Vertigo 6059 133, February 1976

Album:
Blue For You [4:20]
UK: Vertigo 9102 006, February 1976

Status Quo [4:37]
US: Capitol ST-11509, 1976

12 Gold Bars [4:33]
UK: Vertigo TV1, March 1980

Rocking All Over The Years [4:24]
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [4:34]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [4:34]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Live Recordings

Status Quo Live [4:10]
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bob Young
UK: 6641 580, March 1977

Tokyo Quo [4:37]
Produced by Takashi Kitazawa
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan
JP: Vertigo PHCR-4171, 1993 (original release: 1977; both: Japan only)

Live At The N.E.C [4:28]
"Rain" had been performed at the NEC concert in 1982. Though the recording was prepared for release it was never available officially but on bootleg recordings only.
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, Andrew Bown, Pete Kircher
 

Another live version of "Rain" appeared as a bonus track on the single "Old Time Rock And Roll". It was recorded at "The Shepherds Bush Empire" in 2000, which was the last concert to feature Jeff Rich on drums.

Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

Single:
Old Time Rock And Roll [4:30]
UK: Universal Music TV 159 793-2, October 2000

Another live version - recorded at TOTP in 2002 - of "Rain" appeared on the Time Life Collection. Details to follow.

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 [4:43]
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 [4:48]
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 [
4:52]
UK: Eagle Rock EAGCD466,
August 2011

 

Ode Aan De Bouw (Sjouwen, Bouwen)
Dutch version by Bertus Staigerpaip
(Special lyrics by R. Broeders)
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 [4:27]
NL: Bunny Music BUCD 9315, 1994

Other cover versions:
Break Even (year unknown)
Quomania (year unknown)
Spider (?, medley feat. Rain)
Thunder Road (1981)
Spectres Of Quo (1986)
Mud Slick (1992)
Helloween (1996)
4500 Times (1999)
John Coghlan's Quo (2001)
Studio 99 (2001)


 

Raining In My Heart
(Boudleaux Bryant/Felice Bryant)
Performed by Status Quo with special guest: Brian May

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

This classic rock song was not only released on the "Don't Stop" album but also a bonus track on the Australian version of the "Famous In The Last Century" album. Like many other cover versions of Status Quo this song became famous for first time when Buddy Holly recorded it. In return for Brian May sitting in for this recording Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt joined Brian on his recording of "F.B.I.".

Album:
Don't Stop [3:37]
UK: Polygram TV 531 035-2, February 1996

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


 

Rave On
(Norman Petty/William "Billy" Tilghman/Sunny West)

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

"Rave On" was first released in 1958 by Buddy Holly. His manager Norman Petty co-wrote this track.

Album:
Famous In The Last Century [2:51]
UK: Universal Music TV 157 814-2, April 2000

 

Real Wild Child
Look up under (other title):
Wild One



 

Reality Cheque
(Rick Parfitt/John 'Rhino' Edwards)

Rearrange
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown

"Rearrange" has been recorded by Status Quo ca. 1978 as a demoversion. Despite being available on several bootlegs, the song did not appear on a regular release until the demo version became available through the anthology.

Album:
Rockers Rollin' (Quo In Time) [3:06]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001


 

Reason For Living
Look up under (other title):
A Reason For Living




Red River Rock
(Tom King/Ira Mack/Fred Mendelsohn)

"Red River Rock" was recorded by Status Quo as a part of "The Anniversary Waltz".




Red Sky
(John David)

Produced by Dave Edmunds
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich (additional keyboards by Paul "Wix" Wickens; additonal vocals by Bernie Frost)

Like "Rollin' Home", the first single of the "In The Army Now" album, "Red Sky" was produced by Dave Edmunds and written by the bass player of his band, John David.

Single:
Red Sky [4:13]
UK: Vertigo QUO19, July 1986 (also: 12" QUO1912)

Album:
In The Army Now [4:13]
UK:VERH36, August 1986

Status Quo [4:15] (note: time is presented as 4:58, which is incorrect)
US: Mercury 422 836 651, 1989

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo[4:10]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997


 

Republican
(John 'Rhino' Edwards)
Performed by Rhino

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-Up: Matt Letley (D), 'Rhino' Edwards (B,V,G), Rick Parfitt (G), Steve Byrd (G), Jamie Muggleton (V), Paul Muggleton (V), Peter Cox (V), John Savannah (V)

Album:
Rhino's Revenge [3:29]
UK: EAGCD 143, September 2000


 

Restless
other title: I'm Restless
(Jennifer Warnes)

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

In 1979 Jennifer Warnes' song "I'm Restless" was released for the first time. Status Quo recorded their own version (now titled "Restless") for the "Thirsty Work" album in 1994. To the surprise of most fans the recording was presented live as well as released as a single. The recording is exceptionally soft and slow and sometimes it is noted by fans that Francis Rossi fails to hit some of the high notes when singing.

Single:
Restless [4:08]
UK: Polydor QUO36, November 1994 (also on MC QUOMC 36 and CD QUOCD36)

CD-digipack:
Restless orchestral version [4:10] part two of the digipack only
UK: Polydor QUODD36, November 1994

Album:
Thirsty Work [4:08]
Int: Polydor 523 607-2, August 1994

Thirsty Work (Remastered) [4:10]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006


 

Resurrection
(Andrew Bown/Rick Parfitt)

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

Although Andy Bown had written many songs for Status Quo before this was the first time his name was credited in first place (probably because he had just become a full member of the band?).

Album:
1+9+8+2 [3:52]
UK: Vertigo 6302 189, April 1982

Single:
Marguerita Time [3:46]
UK: Vertigo QUO14, December 1983


 

Rhythm Of Life
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Matt Letley, plus Bob Young (?)

"Rhythm Of Life" is the closing track of the "Heavy Traffic" album.

CD:
Heavy Traffic [5:04]
UK: Universal Music TV 018790-2, September 2002


 

Richard's Song
other title: Living My Life Without You

(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 [3:32]
Bootleg, 2002


 

Right As Ninepence
(Andy Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

Ring Of A Change
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

"Ring Of A Change" first appeared on the "Blue For You" album. It made it's claim to fame when it later was chosen as the flipside to the top-selling "Rockin' All Over The World" single in 1977.

Single:
Rockin' All Over The World [4:21]
UK: Vertigo 6059 184, September 1977

Album:
Blue For You [4:21]
UK: Vertigo 9102 006, February 1976

Status Quo [4:18]
US: Capitol ST-11509, 1976



 

Rising Star
(Alan Lancaster/John Brewster)
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), Rick Brewster (g)

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 [4:16]
D: Epic 460 485 1, 1987


 

River Of Love
(Paul Camilleri/Francis Rossi)
Performed by Paul Camilleri

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Paul Camilleri (V, G), Francis Rossi (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. Francis Rossi also co-wrote a number of songs for this album.

Album:
4 [5:22]
CH: Disques Office 65634, 2007


River Of Tears
(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 (although Bob Young usually was in the line-up as well). In 1992 Diesel recorded an album which remained unreleased although some bootleg recordings appeared. Nevertheless "River Of Tears" was released as a single in Scandinavia.

CD-Single:
River Of Tears [3:53]
S: Vastfront VF CD 1

Album:
Flexible Friends [3:46]
unreleased


 

Riverside
(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

"Riverside" was the longest track on the "Never Too Late" album, on which it was first released in 1981. The recording was also chosen as the flipside to the Spanish release of the "Jealousy" single.

Album:
Never Too Late [5:04]
UK: Vertigo 6302 104, March 1981
Never Too Late [5:05] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 584-3, March 2006

Single:
Jealousy [?:??]
E: Vertigo 6000 856, 1982

Roadhouse Blues
(Jim Morrison/Robbie Krieger/Ray Manzarek/John Densmore)

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

This song was originally recorded by The Doors. Status Quo's version first appeared on the Piledriver album. Many different live versions also made their way onto record. Originally Alan Lancaster had been the lead vocalist. When 'Rhino' Edwards took over the bass lead vocals were performed by Rick Parfitt.

Album:
Piledriver [7:28]
UK/D: Vertigo 6360 082, January 1973

Piledriver (Remastered Edition CD) [7:28]
EU: Mercury 982 597-7, January 2005

Live Recordings

Status Quo Live [14:14]
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bob Young
UK: 6641 580, March 1977

A different recording was made live at the Kursaal in Southend in 1975. During the same concert the live EP (featuring Roll Over Lay Down) was recorded. The whole concert might be somewhere in the vaults at Vertigo/Universal, but so far only the Roadhouse Blues was rediscovered (for the anthology). The recording of "Roadhouse Blues" was first released on the "Rockers Rollin'" anthology and later included on the remastered version of the "On The Level" album.

Rockers Rollin' (Quo In Time) [12:23]
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001

On The Level (Remastered) [12:48]
UK: Mercury 9825910, January 2005

In 1971 Status Quo did a live session for Swedish radio in Stockholm. Castle Music planned to release these recordings in early 2002 but cancelled the CD at short notice.
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Bob Young

Swedish Radio Sessions [8:11]
UK: Castle Music CMRCD490, February 2002 (cancelled!)

Roadhouse Blues
Performed by The Lancaster Bombers

Produced by Alan Lancaster
Line-up: Alan Lancaster (B, Voc), Tyrone Coates (G/voc,sax,harp), Peter Heckenberg (D), Steve Crofts (G)

Alan Lancaster and his band The Lancaster Bombers recorded their own (shorter) version of the "Roadhouse Blues". Up to date this was the last new recording by Alan Lancaster.

CD-Single:
Matchstickmen E.P. [3:45]
A: P.J. Rocks PJRCD 002, 1997


 

Roadhouse Medley
other title: The Anniversary Waltz, Pt. 25
(Various)

No producer credits
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich

While the original "Anniversary Waltz" consists of Rock'n'Roll classics, the "Roadhouse Medley" features Quo live classics. "Pt. 25" indicates that it was recorded at a festival celebrating 25 years of BBC Radio 1.

The complete medley consists of the following songs:

    Roadhouse Blues (Jim Morrison/Robbie Krieger/Ray Manzarek/John Densmore)
    The Wanderer (Ernesto Maresca)
    Marguerita Time (Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)
    Living On An Island (Rick Parfitt/Bob Young)
    Break The Rules (Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt/Bob Young/Alan Lancaster/John Coghlan)
    Something 'bout You Baby I Like (Richard Supa)
    The Price Of Love (Don Everly/Phil Everly)
    Roadhouse Blues (Jim Morrison/Robbie Krieger/Ray Manzarek/John Densmore)

Radio Edit
From "The Wanderer" to "Something 'bout You Baby I Like"
Single:
Roadhouse Medley [4:40]
UK: Polydor QUO33, September 1992 (also on MC QUOMC33 and CDs QUOCD33 and QUODD33)

Extended Version
From "The Wanderer" to "Roadhouse Blues (excerpt)"
Single:
Roadhouse Medley [7:34]
UK: Polydor QUO33, September 1992 (also on MC QUOMC33 and CDs QUOCD33 and QUODD33)

Roadhouse Mix
From "The Wanderer" to "Roadhouse Blues (full)"
CD Digipack:
Roadhouse Medley [13:27] (Part two of the digipack only)
UK: Polydor QUODD33, September 1992

Full Version
Album:
Live Alive Quo [20:19]
Int: Polydor 517367-2, November 1992


 

Rock 'til You Drop
(Andrew Bown)

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

Single:
Rock 'til You Drop [3:13]
UK: Vertigo QUO32, January 1992 (also on 12" QUO3212 and CD QUOCD32)

Album:
Rock 'til You Drop [3:21]
Int: Vertigo 510 341-1, September 1991


 

Rock'n' Me
(Steve Miller)

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

The Steve Miller Band recorded "Rock'n' Me" in the mid 1970s. In comparison Status Quo's version sounds rather energetic.

Album:
Famous In The Last Century [2:46]
UK: Universal Music TV 157 814-2, April 2000


 

Rock'n'Roll
(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

According to David J. Oxley's book "Tuned to the Music of Status Quo" this ballad originally was not intended to be recorded by Status Quo. During the joint studio sessions for the "Just Supposin'" and "Never Too Late" album Status Quo did record their version of the song.

An edited version of this song was chosen to be released as a single in 1981, despite the fact that the follow-up album had already been out on the market for a couple of weeks at the time of the single's release. For this reason the edited version was included on the remastered version of the "Never Too Late" album in 2006.

Single:
Rock'n'Roll [4:04]
UK: Vertigo QUO6, November 1981

Album:
Just Supposin' [5:39]
UK: Vertigo 6302 057, October 1980

12 Gold Bars Vol. II [4:05]
UK: Vertigo 822 985-2, November 1984

Rocking All Over The Years [3:48]
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [4:04]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

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

Never Too Late [4:04] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 584-3, March 2006

Cover versions:
Studio 99 (2001)


 

Rock'n'Roll Floorboards
(Rick Parfitt/Pip Williams)

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

"Rock'n'Roll Floorboards" was recorded in 1985 for the original "Naughty Girl" single which remained unreleased. It's origin was the first recording session after Alan Lancaster's departure.

Single:
Naughty Girl [4:14]
UK: Vertigo QUO17 (unreleased)


 

Rock'n'Roll Music
(Chuck Berry)

"Rock'n'Roll Music" was recorded by Status Quo as a part of "The Anniversary Waltz".



 

Rock ’n’ Roll ’n’ You
(Francis Rossi/Andrew Bown)

Rocker
(John 'Rhino' Edwards)
Performed by Rhino

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-Up: Charlie Morgan (D), 'Rhino' Edwards (B,V,G, Rock Egg), Andrew Bown (K), Paul Muggleton (V), John Savannah (V), Andy Hamilton (Horns), Steve Hamilton (Horns), Richard Sidwell (Horns)

Album:
Rhino's Revenge [3:23]
UK: EAGCD 143, September 2000


 

Rockers Rollin'
(Rick Parfitt/Jackie Lynton)

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

This song title describes what Status Quo are like: Rockers Rollin'. Consequently it also became the title of the Status Quo anthology and a book on Status Quo by David J. Oxley. It was one of the most "traditional" songs on the "Rockin' All Over The World" album on which it first appeared.

Co-writer Jackie Lynton, who did the famous introduction speech on the 1977 "Live!" album, recorded his own (live) version in 1981.

Single:
Rockers Rollin' [4:16]
D: Vertigo 6059 193, ca. 1977/1978

Album:
Rockin' All Over The World [4:16]
UK: Vertigo 9102 014, November 1977
Rockin' All Over The World [4:19] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 596-9, March 2007

Cover versions:
Jackie Lynton (1981)


 

Rockin' All Over The World
other title: Rocking All Over The World
(John Cameron Fogerty)

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

"Rockin' All Over The World" is probably Status Quo's best known song. It was originally written and recorded by John Fogerty (of Creedence Clearwater Revival fame) for his solo debut. Status Quo have re-recorded this song as "Running All Over The World" and for the 1989 US-release "Status Quo" (as "Rocking All Over The World").

Another re-recorded version appeared on the "Riffs" album in 2003. Alongside various cover versions Status Quo also re-recorded some tracks which had appeared on earlier releases. This version was also chosen for the 4-track promo sampler of "Riffs".

Single:
Rockin' All Over The World [3:33]
UK: Vertigo 6059 184, September 1977

Album:
Rockin' All Over The World [3:33]
UK: Vertigo 9102 014, November 1977
Rockin' All Over The World [3:33] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 596-9, March 2007

12 Gold Bars [3:33]
UK: Vertigo TV1, March 1980

Rocking All Over The Years [3:24]
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [3:32]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [3:32]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

CD-Single:
I Didn't Mean It [3:38]
UK: Polydor QUOCD34, July 1994

Live Recordings

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

Live At The N.E.C [3:38]
INT: Vertigo 818 947-1, August 1984
(available in the UK as import or as part of the "From The Makers Of..." collection)

Dreamin [3:30] (Same recording as "Live At The N.E.C.")
Produced by Status Quo
D: Vertigo 888 309-1 (12" single)

Live 1990:
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich
Another live 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

Live 1992:
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich
No producer credits
Live Alive Quo [3:36]
Int: Polydor 517367-2, November 1992

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

Alongside "Down Down" 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]
UK: Universal Music TV 019 235 2, August 2002 (CD2)

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 [3:58]
UK: Trinity Mirror DMSQCD01, 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 [4:03]
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 [
4:33]
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.

Album:
Quid Pro Quo [4:08]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD 002, May 2011
D: Edel/earMUSIC 0206176ERE, May 2011

Re-Recorded Version 1988/1989

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

This version was recorded during the same session as "Running All Over The World". The backing track is identical, but this version features the original lyrics. This new version was released on the US-only album "Status Quo" which otherwise consisted of tracks that had been included on the European albums "In The Army Now" and "Ain't Complaining".

Album:
Status Quo [3:30]
US: Mercury 836651-2, 1989 (US-only)

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

CD:
Riffs (Promo CD) [3:51]
UK: Universal TV RIF2, October 2003

CD:
Riffs [3:51]
UK: Universal TV 9813909, November 2003

Rocken Op De Hollandse Klei
Dutch version by Bertus Staigerpaip
(Special lyrics by R. Broeders)
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 [3:34]
NL: Bunny Music BUCD 9315, 1994


 

Re-Recorded Version (2003)

Rockin' On
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

Many people say that Quo songs all sound the same. Nonsense! This song proves, that even the same song can sound different. The first half is presented as "Come Rock With Me", while the second half is titled "Rockin' On".
Album:
Whatever You Want [6:41, incl. Come Rock With Me]
UK: Vertigo 9102 037, October 1979
US: Riva RVL 7402, August 1980 (US album title: Now Hear This)


 

Rockin' The Stage
(Roy Wood/Philip Lynott)
Performed by The Rockers

Produced by Roy Wood and Phil Lynott
Line-up: Roy Wood, Phil Lynott, John Coghlan, Chas Hodges

The all-star line-up of Roy Wood (ex-Electric Light Orchestra, ex-The Move), Phil Lynott (ex-Thin Lizzy) and Chas Hodges (Chas & Dave) also included Status Quo's original drummer John Coghlan. The band recorded a one-off single entitled "We Are The Boys (Who Make All The Noise)" to which "Rockin' The Stage" was the flipside.

Single:
We Are The Boys (Who Make All The Noise) [?:??]
UK: CBS A 3929, 1983 (also available on 12" CBS TA 3929)


 

Roll Over Beethoven
(Chuck Berry)

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

Chuck Berry wrote this classic Rock'n'Roll tune in the 1950s making him the artist providing the most songs to be covered by Status Quo.

Album:
Famous In The Last Century [3:07]
UK: Universal Music TV 157 814-2, April 2000


 

Roll Over Lay Down
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young/Alan Lancaster/Rick Parfitt/John Coghlan)

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

The original version of "Roll Over Lay Down" appeared on the "Hello!" album. Later it became the a-side to the "Live!"-EP. The live version wasn't available anywhere else until it appeared on the anthology, as all "Best-Of"-compilations feature the original studio recording. In 2005 the EP version was included on the remastered version of the "On The Level" album as a bonus track.

Album:
Hello! [5:41]
Produced by Status Quo
UK/D: Vertigo 6360 098, September 1973

12 Gold Bars [5:41]
UK: Vertigo TV1, March 1980

Rocking All Over The Years [5:41]
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [5:41]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

XS All Areas [5:41]
UK: Universal 9824883, November 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Live Recordings

Status Quo Live! EP [5:40]
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan
UK: Vertigo QUO13, May 1975

On The Level (Remastered) [5:59]
UK: Mercury 9825910, January 2005

Status Quo Live [5:58]
Produced by Status Quo
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Andrew Bown, Bob Young
UK: 6641 580, March 1977

Tokyo Quo [5:08]
Produced by Takashi Kitazawa
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan
JP: Vertigo PHCR-4171, 1993 (original release: 1977; both: Japan only)

Live At The N.E.C [5:38]
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)

Dreamin [5:31]
Produced by Status Quo
D: Vertigo 888 309-1 (12" single)
(Same recording as "Live At The N.E.C.")

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 [5:46]
UK: Trinity Mirror DMSQCD01, 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 [5:54]
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 [
5:55]
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.

Album:
Quid Pro Quo [5:58]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD 002, May 2011
D: Edel/earMUSIC 0206176ERE, May 2011

Wat Doet 'ie 't Goed
(Special lyrics by R. Broeders)

Dutch version by Bertus Staigerpaip

Roll The Dice
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

Album:
Under The Influence [4:05]
UK: Eagle Records EAG CD 076, 1999


 

Rollin' Home
(John David)

Produced by Dave Edmunds
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich (additional keyboards by Paul "Wix" Wickens; additonal vocals by Bernie Frost)

Rollin' Home was the first release of the then "new" line-up featuring Jeff Rich on drums and John 'Rhino' Edwards on bass. The song was written by John David, who was a member of producer Dave Edmunds' band at the time. In the following years John David wrote several songs for Status Quo.

Single:
Rollin' Home [3:56]
UK: Vertigo QUO18, May 1986

12" Single:
Rollin' Home [4:24]
UK: Vertigo QUO1812

Album:
In The Army Now [4:24]
UK:VERH36, August 1986

In The Army Now
Status Quo [4:23]
US: Mercury 422 836 651, 1989

Rocking All Over The Years [3:58]
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

Whatever You Want - The Very Best Of Status Quo [4:00]
UK: Polygram TV 553 506-2,September 1997

Live Recordings

Live 2004
as part of the Mystery Medley

Cover versions:
Hollywood Hunters (year unknown)
Radio PSR Band (1996, as "Heim nach Sachsen")
Smiledriver (2006)


 

Rolling Down The Road
Other Title: Rollin’ Down The Road Again

(Nicholas Rossi)
Performed by Francis Rossi

Rolling Home
(Alan Lancaster/Francis Rossi)

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

"Rolling Home" is a completely different song and may not be mistaken for "Rollin' Home" from the "In The Army Now" album. Furthermore "Rolling Home" is one of the very few tracks jointly written by Alan Lancaster and Francis Rossi.

Album:
Blue For You [3:05]
UK: Vertigo 9102 006, February 1976

Status Quo [3:01]
US: Capitol ST-11509,1976

Cover versions:
Rockers Rollin' (year unknown)


 

Rotten To The Bone
(Francis Rossi/Andrew Bown)

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

This song, the b-side to the "Little Dreamer" single, had not been included 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.

Single:
Little Dreamer [3:39]
UK: Vertigo QUO27, December 1989 (also on 12" QUO2712, QUOCD27 and QUOMC27)

Album:
The Other Side Of Status Quo [3:43]
UK: Connoisseur Collection VSOP CD213, 1995
Perfect Remedy [3:41] (Remastered Version)
Int: Mercury 983 412-3, January 2006


 

Round And Round
(Andrew Bown/John 'Rhino' Edwards)

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

Album:
Under The Influence [3:25]
UK: Eagle Records EAG CD 076, 1999

Cover versions:
Quo (?, DK)


 

Rubber Gloves
(Andy Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

Ruby And Roy
(Andy Bown)
Performed by Andy Bown

Rude Awakening Time
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

Like most tracks from the "Thirsty Work" album this track - written and sung by Francis Rossi - was overlooked to a large extend. Despite this "Rude Awakening Time" is probably one of the better tracks on "Thirsty Work".

Album:
Thirsty Work [4:11]
Int: Polydor 523 607-2, August 1994

Thirsty Work (Remastered) [4:14]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006


 

Run And Hide (The Gun Song)
(John 'Rhino' Edwards/Stuart St. Paul)

Run To Mummy
(Francis Rossi/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' [4:16]
UK: Vertigo 6302 057, October 1980


 

Runaround Sue
(Dion DiMucci/Ernesto Maresca)

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

Co-writer Dion (DiMucci) recorded the first version of "The Wanderer", which was also written by Ernesto Maresca. Trivia: "Josie"/"Jose" is another Dion-written track recorded by Status Quo.

Album:
Famous In The Last Century [2:29]
UK: Universal Music TV 157 814-2, April 2000


 

Runaway
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

Single:
Living On An Island [4:32]
UK: Vertigo 6059 248, November 1979

Album:
Whatever You Want [4:38]
UK: Vertigo 9102 037, October 1979

Remixed US-Version
Now Hear This [4:54] (remixed by Steve Klein)
US: Riva RVL 7402, August 1980


 

Running All Over The World
(John Cameron Fogerty)

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

Status Quo re-recorded their 1977's hit "Rockin' All Over The World" with slightly changed lyrics to promote the Sport Aid festival "The Race Against Time" which took place on September 11, 1988 "all around the world".

Single:
Running All Over The World [3:30]
UK: QUAID1, August 1988

12" single:
Running All Over The World (extended version) [5:43]
UK: QUAID112, August 1988 (also on CD single QAUCD1)

 

Running In The Shadows
(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 [5:19]
NL: A&M 395 292-1, 1990


Running Inside My Head
(Matt Letley)



Saddling Up
(Francis Rossi/Andrew Bown)

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

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

CD:
In Search Of The Fourth Chord [3:42]
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOCD001, September 2007
F: XIII Bis Records 680, August 2007
D: Edel Records 0184392, September 2007


 

Safety Dance
other title: The Safety Dance

(Ivan Doroschuk)

Produced by Pip Williams
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Jeff Rich, Geraint Watkins (Accordion), Tessa Niles (V)

In 1982 the Canadian band "Men Without Hats" recorded "The Safety Dance" which became a hit throughout Europe. Status Quo did their cover version (now shortened to "Safety Dance") with the addition of an accordion, provided by Geraint Watkins. Tessa Niles added female vocals - unusual for a Status Quo recording.

Album:
Don't Stop [3:50]
UK: Polygram TV 531 035-2, February 1996


 

Sail Away
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

The Rossi/Frost written track "Sail Away" was first released on the 1994 album "Thirsty Work" although the origins of this track probably trace back to the tax exile period in 1979/1980, when Francis Rossi spent some time in Ireland.

Album:
Thirsty Work [3:34]
Int: Polydor 523 607-2, August 1994

Thirsty Work (Remastered) [3:35]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006


 

San Francisco Bay Blues
(Jessie Fuller)
Performed by Young & Moody

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

This recording is available on the almost "Greatest Hits" collection. Eric Clapton's unplugged version sounds similar, but was recorded later.

Album:
The Nearest Hits Album [2:13]
UK: Revival Music & Productions TROV1, 1995


 

Save Me
(Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt)

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

Album:
In The Army Now [4:23]
UK:VERH36, August 1986


 

Say That You Need Me
(Roy Lynes)
Performed by The Spectres

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

In 2003 a British vinyl collection - limited to only 400 copies - presented two previously unknown recordings credited to The Spectres. The origin of these recordings is unclear (probably from John Coghlan's collection), but keyboarder Roy Lynes confirmed to have recorded these tracks in January 1966. This makes them the earliest known recordings from the pre-Status Quo era.

Album:
Riots Of The Amphetamine Generation [?:??]
UK: Dig The Fuzz Records DIG 048, August 2003


 

Sea Cruise
(Huey Smith)

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

"Sea Cruise" is a rock classic which has been covered by many artists. The Status Quo recording has also been included in the German TV-series soundtrack "Benzin Im Blut". On the Australian release of "Under The Influence" this recording is included as a bonus track.

Trivia: John Fogerty recorded this song for his solo debut, which also features the original version of "Rocking All Over The World".

CD-Single:
The Way It Goes [3:14]
UK: Eagle Records EAGXS 075, March 1999
INT: Eagle Records GAS 00000075 EGX, March 1999
Furthermore this song could be purchased as MP3-file on the Internet.

Album:
Benzin Im Blut (soundtrack) [3:08]
D: Polydor 547 501-2, 1999

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


 

Shady Lady
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

Album:
Whatever You Want [3:00]
UK: Vertigo 9102 037, October 1979
US: Riva RVL 7402, August 1980 (US album title: Now Hear This)

Demo version
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Bob Young, Andrew Bown

This previously unreleased demo version of "Shady Lady" saw the light on some bootleg before it finally was included in the anthology.

Album:
Rockers Rollin' (Quo In Time) [3:06]
UK: Mercury 07314 589 216-2, November 2001
 


Shady Lady
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 [3:00]
UK: Making Waves SPRAY CD105, 1992

(Tex Axile Rides Again) In Quo Country [2:59]
D: Repertoire Records REP 4638-WY, 1997

Other cover versions:
Rockers Rollin' (year unknown)
John Coghlan's Quo (2001)


 

Shame
(John 'Rhino' Edwards)
Performed by Rhino

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-Up: Charlie Morgan (D), 'Rhino' Edwards (B,V,G), Steve Byrd (G), Paul Muggleton (V), John Savannah (V), Andy Hamilton (Horns), Steve Hamilton (Horns), Richard Sidwell (Horns)

Album:
Rhino's Revenge [4:04]
UK: EAGCD 143, September 2000


 

She Don't Fool Me
(Rick Parfitt/Andrew Bown)

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

Single:
She Don't Fool Me [4:30]
UK: Vertigo QUO8, June 1982

Album:
1+9+8+2 [4:36]
UK: Vertigo 6302 189, April 1982


 

She Knew Too Much
(Francis Rossi/Andrew Bown)

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

"She Knew Too Much" was initially released on the (limited edition) second disk of the "I Didn't Mean It" digipack. For this reason the recording has been a sought-after item until it was included as a bonus track on the 2006 re-release of the "Thirsty Work" album.

CD-Single:
I Didn't Mean It (digipack, part 2) [3:45]
UK: Polydor QUODD34, July 1994

Thirsty Work (Remastered) [3:47]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006


 

She's A Mystery
(Alan Lancaster/John Brewster)
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), Chris Turner (g)

Alan Lancaster later recorded "She's A Mystery" with his then new band "The Party Boys" (writer credits now: Alan Lancaster/John Brewster). He must have liked this song very much as it appeared as a b-side to both Party Boys singles. Furthermore he recorded yet another version later with his next band The Bombers.

A demo version of "She's A Mystery" was included on the Status Quo bootleg "Demos", but this recording didn't include any other band members and was made after Alan Lancaster left Status quo.

Single:
He's Gonna Step On You Again [?:??]
UK: Epic 651 230 7, 1987 (also on 12" Epic 651 230 6)
AUS: CBS 650 906 7, 1987

Single:
Hold Your Head Up [?:??]
AUS: CBS 651 124 7, 1987

Album:
The Party Boys [4:08]
D: Epic 460 485 1, 1987
 

She's A Mystery
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

Another recording of "She's A Mystery" was performed by Alan Lancaster's second band "The Bombers", originally released on the Bomber's "Aim High" album in 1990.

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

CD:
Life After Quo [3:28]
A: PJ Rocks PJR001CD, 1996


 

She's Got Eyes
other title: She's Got Eyes For You
(Mark DeVanchque/Noel McCalla)
Performed by Partners In Crime

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

When "She's Got Eyes" appeard as the b-side to the "Hollywood Dreams" single, the title of the track was presented as "She's Got Eyes For You". The track is also available on Partners In Crime's only album "Organised Crime".

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


 

She's My Woman
Look up under (other title):
Oh She Oh She's My Woman




Sheila
(Tommie Roe)

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

"Sheila" was a major hit for Tommie Roe in 1962, who'd also written this track. Status Quo's version appeared on their debut album "Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo". With a running time of less than two minutes this was the shortest song on the original album.

Album:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [1:55]
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 [1:56] (mono)
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [1:57] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003


 

Sherri Don't Fail Me Now!
(Andrew Bown/John 'Rhino' Edwards)

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

"Sherri Don't Fail Me Now!" was the second single from the "Thirsty Work" album and the first ever which was co-written by Rhino Edwards. The album version was slightly longer than the single while an extend version was released on a limited CD Digipack.

Trivia: The 7" single appeared on red vinyl.

Single:
Sherri Don't Fail Me Now [2:51]
UK: Polydor QUO35, October 1994 (also on MC QUOMC35 and CD QUOCD35)

CD-Digipack:
Sherri Don't Fail Me Now [3:45] (part two only)
UK: Polydor QUODD35, October 1994

Album:
Thirsty Work [3:18]
Int: Polydor 523 607-2, August 1994

Thirsty Work (Remastered) [3:20]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006


 

Shifting Sand
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)
Demo recording performed by Francis Rossi and Bob Young

Produced by ?
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Bob Young

"Shifting Sand" was written by Francis Rossi and Bob Young ca. 1971, at roughly the same time "Caroline" was created. It remained unreleased until the (poor quality) demo version appeared on the "This & That" CD which came with the 40th Anniversary Book (Ltd. Edition).

Album:
This & That [3:00]
UK: Duroc Media/Octopus Press, October 2006


 

Shine On
(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)

Album:
Under The Influence [4:49]
UK: Eagle Records EAG CD 076, 1999


 

Ships In The Night
(Bob Mitchell/Steve Coe)
Performed by Mitchell/Coe Mysteries

Produced by: ?
Line-up: Francis Rossi (voc) and Bernie Frost (voc), backed by (most likely) Delisle M Harper (bass), Robin Lumley (keys), Chris Parren (keys), Dave Lawson (keys), Ray Russell and others.

"Exiled" was a project album by Bob Mitchell and Steve Coe who invited a number of well-known artists to participate in the recording. Alongside Francis Rossi and Bernie Frost, who sang lead vocals for "Ships in the Night", other guest artists included Colin Blunstone, Dan McCafferty, Lesley Duncan, Terry Cassidy (all:vocals), Joe Jammer (guitar), Laurence Juber (guitar, from Wings), Paul Keogh (guitar), Ray Russell (guitar), Mitch Dalton (guitar), John Giblin (bass), Andy Pask (bass), Sonny LeMaire (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Steve Coe (keyboards), Marlon Hargis (keyboards), Craig Pruess (keyboards), John Earle (sax), Lee Greenwood (sax), Ricky Skaggs (mandolin, violin), Louis Jardim (percussion), Terry McMillan (percussion), Stuart Elliott (drums), Paul Thompson (drums), Steve Goetzman (drums) and Nigel Martinez (drums).

Trivia: Craig Pruess, who contributed on keyboards, was the producer of the records released by Rick Parfitt's former wife Marietta.

Album:
Exiled [3:46]
UK: RCA PL 25 297, August 1980


 

Show Me The Way
(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 [3:46]
Bootleg, 2002


 

Shy Fly
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

Album:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [3:50]
UK: Pye NPSL 18344, October 1970.


 

Singing The Blues
(Melvin Endsley)

"Singing The Blues" was recorded by Status Quo as a part of "The Anniversary Waltz".



 

Sleeping On The Job
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)
Performed by Francis Rossi

Slow Train
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

The ending of the epic track was part of the Mystery Medley of the 80's and 90's. The full version on the "Quo" album features a brilliant guitar double play by Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt and also a drum solo by John Coghlan.

Album:
Quo [7:55]
UK: Vertigo 9102 001, May 1974

Quo (Remastered) [7:55]
UK: Mercury 9825940, January 2005

Live Recordings

Live 2004
as part of the Mystery Medley


 

Small Talk
(John Brewster/Neeson/Rick Brewster)
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 [3:15]
D: Epic 460 485 1, 1987


 

Sneakin' Sally Thru The Alley
(Allen Toussaint)
Performed by Robert Palmer

Produced by: Steve Smith
Line-up: Robert Palmer (V), Rick Parfitt (G) + The Meters & Lowell George

The official line-up for the Robert Palmer album "Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley" does not list Rick Parfitt's name. According to constant rumours he did play on this track though but could not be credited for contractual reasons.

Album:
Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley [4:21]
UK: Island 9294, 1974


 

So Ends Another Life
(Alan Lancaster)

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

"So Ends Another Life" was first issued as the flipside to "Are You Growing Tired Of My Love" in April 1969. Both tracks were later included on the second Status Quo album "Spare Parts".

Single:
Are You Growing Tired Of My Love [3:38]
UK/D/N/NL: Pye 7N17728, April 1969
AUS: Astor AP-1613, April 1969

Album:
Spare Parts [3:12]
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 [3:13] (mono)
Spare Parts [3:13] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 717, April 2003


So Is It Really Me
Look up under (other title):
Is It Really Me



So Little Time To Fly
Look up under (other title):
Time To Fly



So Where's The Show?
look up under (other title):
Where's The Show?



 

Soft In The Head
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

"Soft In The Head" first appeared on the "Thirsty Work" album. The band included this track in the set list of the 1994 tour.

Album:
Thirsty Work [3:19]
Int: Polydor 523 607-2, August 1994

Thirsty Work (Remastered) [3:20]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006


 

Softer Ride
(Alan Lancaster/Rick Parfitt)

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

Softer Ride was the B-side to "Paper Plane". Unlike the A-side, the track wasn't included on the "Piledriver"-album. It appeared later on the "Hello!" album. Finally, in 2004 it was featured on the "XS All Areas" Greatest Hits album though this track had never been a single in its own right.

Single:
Paper Plane [?:??]
UK: Vertigo 6059 071 (Single-B) November 1972

Album:
Hello! [4:00]
UK/D: Vertigo 6360 098, September 1973.

XS All Areas [4:02]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

Live Recordings

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 [
3:52]
UK: Eagle Rock EAGCD466,
August 2011

Live Line-up 2010: Francis Rossi, RickParfitt, 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, "Softer Ride" 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 [3:47] (Special Collectors Edition)
UK: Fourth Chord Records QUOBS 001, May 2011

Cover versions:
Vincent And Quo (1999, live version)
Staus Quo Revival Band (1999, live version)


 

Solid Gold
(Francis Rossi/ Bob Young)

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

"Solid Gold" is one of the tracks of the "Heavy Traffic" album. It made it into the set list during the "Never Say Never" tour in 2001 as a first sign of Bob Young’s return as co-writer with Francis Rossi. The demo version (recorded 2001 at ARSIS studio) appeared on the "This & That" CD in 2006.

CD:
Heavy Traffic [4:12]
UK: Universal Music TV 018790-2, September 2002

Demo Recording
This & That [3:39]
UK: Duroc Media / Octopus Press, October 2006


 

Someone Else's Door
(Bob Young/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 appeared on the "Young & Moody" album by Young & Moody.

Album:
Young & Moody [3:44]
UK: Magnet MAG 5015, 1977
D: Repertoire Records REP 4633-WY, 1996 (CD-Release)


 

Someone Show Me Home
other title: Someone Show Me
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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)

Status Quo's version of "Someone Show Me Home" appeared on the "If You Can't Stand The Heat..." album featuring a prominent organ by Andy Bown. Francis Rossi cut a re-take as "Someone Show Me" for his solo "King Of The Doghouse" in 1996. Phonogram in Spain released "Someone Show Me Home" as the b-side to the rare "Like A Good Girl" single.

Single:
Like A Good Girl [?:??]
E: Vertigo 6059 228, 1978

Album:
If You Can't Stand The Heat... [3:52]
UK: Vertigo 9102 027, October 1978
 

Someone Show Me
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 [3:36]
UK: Virgin CDV2809, 1996
INT: Virgin 7243 8 42201 2 9, 1996

Single:
Give Myself To Love [3:37] (Skunk Mix)
UK: Virgin VSP 1594, 1996 (also on CD-Single VSCDT1594)
INT: Virgin 7234 8 93651 7 7 (CD-Single: 7234 8 93651 2 2)


 

Someone's Learning
(Alan Lancaster)
Produced by John Schroeder
Line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan

Album:
Dog Of Two Head [3:55]
UK: Pye NPSL 18371, December 1971.

Live:
In 1971 Status Quo did a live session for Swedish radio in Stockholm. Castle Music planned to release these recordings in early 2002 but cancelled the CD at short notice.
Live line-up: Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster, John Coghlan, Bob Young

Swedish Radio Sessions [7:57]
UK: Castle Music CMRCD490, February 2002 (cancelled!)


 

Something 'Bout You Baby I Like
other title: Something About You Baby I Like

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

"Something 'Bout You Baby I Like" was written and originally released by a certain Richard Supa in the early 1970s. The most famous versions of this song before Status Quo's recording were released by Tom Jones and the duet of Glen Campbell & Rita Coolidge. 

Status Quo's version originally appeared on a single release and was included on the "Never Too Late" album as well.

Trivia: Richard "Richie" Supa is reknowned for writing and recording with Aerosmith, for whom he temporarily even replaced Joe Perry. Supa also co-wrote songs with Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora.

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

Album:
Never Too Late [2:50]
UK: Vertigo 6302 104, March 1981
Never Too Late [2:49] (remastered version)
INT: Mercury 982 584-3, March 2006

12 Gold Bars Vol. II [2:50]
UK: Vertigo 822 985-2, November 1984

Rocking All Over The Years [2:38]
UK: Vertigo 846 797-1, October 1990

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

XS All Areas [2:50]
UK: Universal 9824883, September 2004 (also as Digipack 9824179)

CD-digipack:
Restless [2:50] part two of the digipack only
UK: Polydor QUODD36, November 1994

Live Recordings

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

This live recording of "Something 'Bout You Baby I Like" was released on the 7" picture disk of "Thinking Of You" only.

Single:
Thinking Of You [?:??]
UK: Universal 9825823, November 2004

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 [2:12]
UK: Trinity Mirror SMSQCD01, September 2005

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

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:
Produced by Mike Paxman
Just Doin' It Live [2:14]
EU: Warner Music Vision 256463794-2, November 2006

Cover versions:
Benny & The Teens (1981, as "Du bist so cool")
Quo Vadis (2001)
John Coghlan's Quo (2001)


 

Something Going On In My Head
other title: There's Something Going On In My Head

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

"Something Going On In My Head" was first published on the "Dog Of Two Head" album. A different version titled "There's Something Going On In My Head" was released on Castle Master's "Singles Collection".

Album:
Dog Of Two Head [4:44]
UK: Pye NPSL 18371, December 1971.

There's Something Going On In My Head
Produced by John Schroeder
Album:
The Singles Collection 1966-73 [4:56] (previously unreleased version)
UK: Castle CCS CD 821, 1998


 

Sorrow
(Bob Feldman/Jerry Goldstein/Richard Gottehrer)

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

"Sorrow" is most remarkable for the addition of Gary Barnacle's saxophone, an instrument uncommon for a Status Quo recording.

The rather unknown original version of "Sorrow" was the b-side to the McCoy's single "Fever" in 1965 and featured Rick Derringer on guitar. Trivia: "Fever" was the follow up to McCoy's legendary "Hang On Sloopy".

The best known version of "Sorrow", falsely credited to be the original, was recorded by "The Merseys", a band formed by former "The Merseybeat" members, and hit #4 in the UK charts in April 1966. David Bowie released his own version on his album "Pin Ups".

Album:
Don't Stop [4:12]
UK: Polygram TV 531 035-2, February 1996


 

Sorry
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost)

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

"Sorry" had been written by Francis Rossi and Bernard Frost around 1980 in Ireland. It was released by Demis Roussos years in 1981 with Rossi and Frost joining as backing vocalists. Status Quo's own version finally appeared on the "Thirsty Work" album in 1994.

Album:
Thirsty Work [3:29]
Int: Polydor 523 607-2, August 1994

Thirsty Work (Remastered) [3:30]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006

Cover versions:
Demis Roussos (1980)


 

Spacemaker
(John 'Rhino' Edwards)
Performed by Rhino

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

Album:
Rhino's Revenge [4:10]
UK: EAGCD 143, September 2000


 

Speechless
(Ian Hunter)

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

Album:
In The Army Now [3:39]
UK:VERH36, August 1986


 

Spend Spend Spend
(John 'Rhino' Edwards)
Performed by Rhino

Produced by Mike Paxman
Line-Up: Matt Letley (D), 'Rhino' Edwards (B,V,G), Francis Rossi (G), Mike Paxman (K)

"Spend Spend Spend" is the first recording of Francis Rossi together with the later Status Quo drummer Matt Letley.

Album:
Rhino's Revenge [3:29]
UK: EAGCD 143, September 2000


 

Spicks And Specks
(Barry Gibb)

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

"Spicks And Specks" was a hit for the Bee Gees in 1966. Status Quo released their version of this track on their debut album. An earlier recording (from the Spectres era, thus without Rick Parfitt) had remained unreleased at that time (see below).

Single:
Technicolor Dreams [2:42]
USA: CADET CONCEPT 7010, November 1968
D: VOGUE DV 14821, November 1968

Album:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [2:42]
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 [2:46] (mono)
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [2:54] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

Live Recordings

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

Status Quo performed this track live at the BBC on February 12th 1968. The 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 [2:11]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003
 

Spicks And Specks
Performed by "The Spectres"

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

A different version of this title had been recorded earlier when the band called themselves "The Spectres". It remained unissued until released on Castles Records "Singles Compilation".

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

Spicks And Specks
Performed by "Traffic Jam"

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

On June 20th, 1967 Traffic Jam recorded another live version of "Spicks And Specks" for the BBC programme "Saturday Night" which was broadcasted on June 24th. Like the Status Quo recording it remained unreleased on record until it 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 [2:47]
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003

 

Spinning Wheel Blues
other title: Spinning Wheel
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)

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

"Spinning Wheel Blues" was the opener for Status Quo's third album "Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon". Critics described as being in a Canned Heat vein. On some copies the track title was shortened to "Spinning Wheel".

Album:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [3:20]
UK: Pye NPSL 18344, October 1970.

Live Recordings

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.

CD:
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon [2:13]
UK: Castle CMQCD 754, July 2003


 

Status Rock
(various)
Released by "The Headbangers"

Produced by Biddu
Line-up: Peter French (voc) and others

"Status Rock" was a medley of eight classic Status Quo recordings performed by ex-Atomic Rooster member Peter French and others.
(additional information needed)

Single:
Status Rock [?:??]
UK:???, ca. 1982


 

Stay The Night
(Francis Rossi/Bernie Frost/Andrew Miller)

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

Single:
Ol' Rag Blues [3:02]
UK:Vertigo QUO11 (also 12" QUO 1112), September 1983

Album:
Back To Back [3:02]
UK: Vertigo VERH10, November 1983


 

Steamy Windows
(Tony Joe White)
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. Their unreleased 1992 album "Flexible Friends" included a version of this track, which was a major success for Tina Turner.

Album:
Flexible Friends [4:06]
unreleased


 

Stones
(Alan Lancaster)

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)

"Stones" is another of the few Status Quo tracks with female backing vocals which - according to many fans - ruined the "IYCSTH" album.

Album:
If You Can't Stand The Heat... [3:55]
UK: Vertigo 9102 027, October 1978


 

Street Strutter
other title: Let Me Go - Let Me Go
(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)

"Street Strutter" was recorded in 1977 by former Atomic Rooster and Thin Lizzy-member John DuCann with the help of Francis Rossi and Andy Bown as b-side to his single-debut "Throw Him In Jail". Later Quo drummer Pete Kircher sat in as well. The finished album remained unreleased until 1992 when German label Repertoire Records released them under the name of "John DuCann and Status Quo members", who changed the track title to "Let Me Go - Let Me Go". When the album was re-released on Angel Air records the track title changed to "Street Strutter" again.

Single:
Throw Him In Jail [?:??]
UK: Arista 128, 1977

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


 

Strike Like Lightning
(Francis Rossi/Bob Young)
Performed by Paul Camilleri

Produced by Francis Rossi
Line-up: Paul Camilleri (V, G), Francis Rossi (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 of two songs which Francis Rossi and Bob Young wrote for this album.

Album:
4 [5:22]
CH: Disques Office 65634, 2007

Strike Like Lightning
Performed by Francis Rossi

Such A Terrible Shame
look up under (other title):
When I Was Old




Sunny Cellophane Skies
(Alan Lancaster)

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

This track from Status Quo debut album was one of the few tracks not to be released on single a- or b-side. Probably for this reason it didn't appear on samplers as often as other tracks from the PYE era.

Album:
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [2:41]
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 [2:47] (mono)
Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo [2:48] (stereo)
UK: Castle Music CMEDD 718, April 2003


 

Sunrise To Sunset
(David Coverdale)
Performed by Young & Moody

Produced by Roger Glover
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm), Micky Moody (G), Graham Preskett (B), Graham Preskett (K), Terry Stannard (D)

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

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


 

Survival
(Francis Rossi/Andrew Bown)

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

"Survival" originally appeared as a bonus track on the limited edition second CD disk of the 1994 single "I Didn't Mean It". As this single was released in the UK only the recording was sort of a rarity in the other parts of the world. The 2006 re-release of the "Thirsty Work" finally made the track available to everyone.

CD-Single:
I Didn't Mean It (digipack, part 2) [3:24]
UK: Polydor QUODD34, July 1994

Album:
Thirsty Work (Remastered) [3:26]
INT: Polydor 983 412-2, January 2006


 

Suzie
(Andrew Bown/Trevor Preston)
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), Jimi Horowitz (Celeste)

"Suzie" appeared on Andy Bown's second solo album "Sweet William". The album is still unavailable on CD.

Album:
Sweet William [2:35]
UK: GM GML 1001, June 1973
USA: Mercury, SRM 1-656, 1973


 

Svensk Blues
(Bob Young/Micky Moody/Ray Minhinnet)
Performed by Young & Moody

Produced by Ray Minhinnet, Bob Young & Micky Moody
Line-up: Bob Young (V, Harm), Micky Moody (G), Ray Minhinnett (V) + ???

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

Album:
The Nearest Hits Album [4:23]
UK: Revival Music & Productions TROV1, 1995


 

Sweet Home Chicago
(Robert Johnson/Woody Payne)

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

"Sweet Home Chicago" must be considered as one of the best known blues tracks of all time. It has been recorded or performed by too many artists to count. One of the most prominent versions has been recorded by the Blues Brothers Band (for their movie "Blues Brothers").

It is unclear who actually wrote the original "Sweet Home Chicago". The first mentioning of the song appears to be when Robert Johnson recorded it in 1936. One theory is that Woody Payne (to whom the song is attributed) claimed rights to the song and thus he gets credit as its author (quote from Bluesweb Chicago). So this might be just another example of exploitation of black blues music.

Album:
Famous In The Last Century [2:44]
UK: Universal Music TV 157 814-2, April 2000


 

Sweet Soul Music
(Arthur Conley/Sam Cooke/Otis Redding)

"Sweet Soul Music" has not appeared on any official Status Quo recording (yet), but it was a standard in the live set in the 1990's, usually played during the encore as an extension to "The Anniversary Waltz".



 

Sweet William
(Andrew Bown/Peter Frampton)
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), Glen LeFleur (D), Lesley Duncan (BVoc), Sue and Sonny (BVoc)

Originally recorded by The Herd, Andy Bown chose "Sweet William" also as the title track for his second solo album. Unlike The Herd's version this recording hasn't been published on CD yet..

Album:
Sweet William [3:24]
UK: GM GML 1001, June 1973
USA: Mercury, SRM 1-656, 1973


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