Status Quo《41CD》1968-2019/FLAC/BD

Status Quo是一支成立于1962年的英国布吉摇滚乐队。该乐队起源于The Spectres,由弗朗西斯·罗西(Francis Rossi)和艾伦·兰开斯特(Alan Lancaster)创立,当时他们还是男生。在一系列阵容变更之后,包括1967年引入Rick Parfitt,乐队在1967年成为The Status Quo,在1969年成为Status Quo。

他们在英国拥有超过60个热门唱片排行榜,比其他任何摇滚乐队都多,包括“ 全世界的摇滚乐队”,“ 随心所欲 ”和“ 现在就加入军队 ”。其中有22个进入英国单打榜前十名。1985年7月乐队开业现场援助,在温布利大球场与“摇滚世界各地”。1991年,Status Quo 因其对音乐的杰出贡献而获得了全英音乐奖。

Status Quo出现在BBC的流行榜榜首比其他任何乐队都要多。他们发行了100多张单曲和33张专辑,其中许多是最畅销的。自1972年凭借PILEDRIVER在英国专辑榜上排名第五以来,Status Quo的职业生涯总数达到25张英国十大专辑,并一直扩展到2019年发行的最新专辑《Backbone》。

1962–1968:成年

现状是成立于1962年的名义蝎子通过在弗朗西斯·罗西和阿兰·兰开斯特在Sedgehill综合学校,卡特福德,随着同学杰斯·贾沃斯基(键盘)和艾伦键(鼓)。罗西和兰开斯特在演奏了他们的第一场演出在塞缪尔·琼斯体育俱乐部德威,伦敦。1963年,约翰(John Coghlan)取代了基(Key),乐队更名为《幽灵(The Spectres)》。改名后,兰开斯特的父亲安排该乐队每周在一个名为塞缪尔·琼斯体育俱乐部(Samuel Jones Sports Club)的场地表演,在那里帕特·巴洛(Pat Barlow)注意到了他们。加油工和萌芽的流行音乐经理。Barlow成为该集团的经理,并确保他们在伦敦周围的场所(例如Lewisham的 El Partido 和Chelsea的 Cafédes Artists)获得席位。 1965年,罗西(Rossi),兰开斯特(Lancaster)和贾沃斯基(Jaworski)离开学校时,贾沃斯基选择离开乐队,由罗伊·莱恩斯(Roy Lynes)取代。

他们开始编写自己的资料,并于当年晚些时候遇到了里卡·帕菲特(Rick Parfitt),后者正在与一家名为The Highlights的歌舞表演乐队一起演出。到1965年底,罗西(Rossi)和帕菲特(Parfitt)在巴特林斯(Butlins)见面后成为密友。他们承诺继续合作。1966年7月18日,Spectres与Piccadilly Records签定了一份为期五年的交易,当年发行了两张单曲,分别是“ Hurdy Gurdy Man ”(由Alan Lancaster撰写)和“ I(Who Have Nothing) ”,第二年被称为“ (We At’t Got)Nothin’Yet Yet ”(这首歌最初由纽约迷幻乐队Blues Magoos录制)。这三张单曲都没有对图表产生影响。

到1967年,该小组发现了精神病,并将自己命名为“交通”,但为了避免与史蒂夫·温伍德的《交通》相混淆,不久就被迫将其更改为“交通堵塞” ,原因是谁先注册了这个名字。乐队在BBC电台的周六俱乐部露面,但在6月,他们的下一首单曲《Almost But Not Quite There》表现不佳。第二个月,在经理Pat Barlow的要求下,Parfitt加入了乐队,成为节奏吉他手和歌手。帕菲特(Parfitt)入职后不久,1967年8月,乐队正式成为The Status Quo。

1968–1970年:“火柴人照片”和迷幻年代

1968年1月,乐队发行了迷幻的 “ 火柴人图片 ”。里克·帕菲特(Rick Parfitt)受邀加入乐队,正当这首歌达到UK Singles Chart时,排名第七;《火柴人》成为该团在美国的唯一40首热门歌曲,在Billboard Hot 100上排名第十二。 Status Quo的专辑在其整个职业生涯中都在美国发行,但从未达到与英国相同的成功水平。尽管后续行动是未成功的单曲“忧郁的黑色面纱”,但他们在同一年再次大受好评,并发行了由马蒂·王尔德(Marty Wilde)和罗尼·斯科特(Ronnie Scott)的《阳光下的冰》攀升至第八位。突破后,带外管理聘请鲍勃·扬作为一个视Roadie和领队。多年来,除了在舞台和唱片上与他们演奏口琴外,Young成为Status Quo最重要的歌曲创作合作伙伴之一。

1970–1981年:打桩机和Rockin’ 遍布世界

在第二张专辑《Spare Parts》商业失败之后,乐队放弃了Psychedelia和Carnaby Street时尚,转而采用硬摇滚 / 布吉音乐,使牛仔布和T恤褪色,这一形象在整个1970年代一直是他们的商标。 Lynes于1970年离开乐队,并在录音室被包括键盘手Jimmy Horowitz和Tom Parker 在内的客人所取代。到1976年,安迪·鲍敦 -的一个前构件的畜群,犹跳转彼得·弗兰普顿乐队(Peter Frampton Band)–被引入到键盘方面,尽管他是EMI的独奏艺术家,但直到1982年他才被认可为Status Quo的正式成员。

在发行了两张相对较差的唱片后,分别是1970年和1971年马凯利的《油腻的汤匙》和《两头的狗》,当他们与沉重的摇滚和进步的唱片公司Vertigo签约时,便取得了重大突破。他们为Vertigo 发行的第一张专辑,Pidledriver,于1972年发行,预示着更重的,自产的声音。从本质上讲,这张专辑是他们发行的每张专辑的风格模板,直到1976年发行,包括Blue for You。 Quo在该时代更受欢迎的歌曲包括“ Paper Plane现在有在全球售出了约1.18亿张唱片。

从1977年开始,随着他们开始雇用外部制作人,乐队的声音变得更加优美。其中包括Pip Williams,Roger Glover和John Eden。自1970年代初期Pye的John Schroeder以来,Glover是第一位与Quo合作的外部制作人,并于1976年制作了《生活的野生一面》和B面的《整夜》。

1977年,《摇滚乐遍及世界》的主打曲目对作家约翰·佛格蒂(John Cregerty)(前克里迪斯·克利尔沃特·复兴)造成了较小的冲击,成为《现状》中最持久的国歌之一。在整个1980年代,英国的销售额仍然很高。

1981–1991:阵容变更,实时援助和现役

乐队内部的紧张关系使Coghlan于1981年晚些时候离开。次年年初,他的接班人是来自1960年代流行乐队Honeybus的Pete Kircher。此时,安迪·鲍恩(Andy Bown)以正式身份加入了乐队。尽管签约录制更多专辑,但该阵容于1984年7月21日在Milton Keynes Bowl上进行了最后一场全长演出。罗西回忆说:“每个人都焦躁不安,彼此憎恨,我在那次巡演中开始喝龙舌兰酒。我根本不记得那场演出-再来一次或再加任何东西;只是一次倒在我的背上点。” 兰开斯特宣称:“决定退役–要做的就是让弗朗西斯成为个人职业。” “外面没有人知道,但是他不想再和我或里克一起工作了。”

Status Quo在Kircher阵容中的最后一次露面是在1985年7月在温布利球场举行的Live Aid慈善活动。那一年,Rossi与长期的写作伙伴Bernie Frost录制并发行了两张个人单曲。Parfitt 与贝斯手John“ Rhino” Edwards和鼓手Jeff Rich一起录制了一张个人专辑,《Recorded Delivery 》。专辑仍未发行,尽管某些曲目经过重新设计并以Quo B的形式偶尔发行,直到1987年为止。

1985年中,Rossi,Parfitt和Bown与Edwards和Rich一起开始制作新的Quo专辑。兰开斯特(Lancaster)–或多或少现在定居在澳大利亚 –发出了一项法律禁令,以唱片上的Status Quo名称停止乐队,理由是音乐差异不断增加,特别是在1983年的Back to Back会议期间。特定的争议涉及两个曲目,在该时期左右成为该组织的热门话题。兰卡斯特曾与他人合写过《Ol’Rag Blues》,但当制片人选择发行由罗西(Rossi)演唱主唱而不是自己演唱的版本时,他对此感到愤怒。该禁令还阻止了一个单身的“调皮的女孩”的发布,该产品的目录号由Vertigo发行。

1986年1月在庭外达成和解,使新的Status Quo阵容可以继续录制In The Army Now,在该专辑中,“ Naughty Girl”被改编为“ Dreamin’”。兰开斯特留在澳大利亚,并于1986年加入澳大利亚超群,党男孩,特色愤怒安德森的玫瑰纹身,约翰·布鲁斯特的天使和凯文·博里奇,但收效甚微成功在澳大利亚以外。兰开斯特(Lancaster)于1987年正式离开现状。

1986年,Quo支持Queen参加了后者的魔术之旅。商业上成功的In the Army Now专辑于当年晚些时候发行。其主打曲目成为乐队最大的英国单曲之一,排名第2。 1988年,下一张专辑Ai n’t Complaining取得的成功较小,但产生了5首热门“ Burning Bridges”。1994年4月以曼彻斯特联合足球俱乐部的名字重新录制(带有新歌词),名为“ Come On You Reds ”,该单曲本来可以为乐队带来第二个英国排名第一,但被曼彻斯特联队称为“英国第一”。

1991–2010:Rock’Til You Drop,“有趣,有趣,有趣”和巡回演出

1990年代初期至中期,该乐队的唱片销量下降。为了促进发行Rock’Til You Drop专辑(1991),Quo在12个小时内在谢菲尔德,格拉斯哥,伯明翰和伦敦进行了四场舞台演出,为他们赢得了吉尼斯世界纪录。1994年的Quo专辑Thirsty Work收录了詹妮弗·沃恩斯(Jennifer Warnes)的歌曲“ I’m Restless ” 的翻唱,为乐队带来了另一种更轻快的声音。 《别停》(1996年)和《上世纪名人》(2000年)几乎全部由封面版本组成,(唯一的例外是后者的标题轨道)。前者凭借弗利特伍德·麦克(Fleetwood Mac)的《不要停》(Do n’t Stop)和海滩男孩(Beach Boys)的《乐趣,乐趣,乐趣》(Fun,Fun,Fun)的封面为Quo带来了一些排行榜成功。电台拒绝在电台的播放列表中加入单曲“ Fun Fun Fun”后,该乐队与第一电台发生了激烈的纠纷。

1993年,弗朗西斯·罗西(Francis Rossi)和里克·帕菲特(Rick Parfitt)每年进行一次布莱克浦照明灯的开启,吸引了超过25,000人。

帕菲特(Parfitt)在1997年进行了四次旁路手术,但得以完全康复,并在三个月后的诺威奇市足球俱乐部(Norwich City Football Club)的表演中返回。Status Quo也于1997年返回澳大利亚,自1978年以来完成了在澳大利亚的首次巡回演出。最畅销的单曲《 What You Want – The Very Best of Status Quo》也发行了,当年在英国实现了白银销售。Quo在1999年访问了德国,荷兰和瑞士。乐队被称为“毕业舞会的最后一夜”,在音乐会期间得到了一支乐队的大力支持。

里奇(Rich)在2000年离开,被马特•莱特利(Matt Letley)取代。妻子去世后的同一时间,安德鲁·鲍恩(Andrew Bown)也休了一年假,并由前旅行者(Voyager)的保罗·赫希(Paul Hirsh)临时上台。

2000年11月,该乐队在澳大利亚内陆的 Grandchester进行了演出,并在澳大利亚的Orient Express,Great South Pacific Express的马车上进行了表演。

2010–2013年:您好Quo,“疯狂四人”团圆之旅和Bula Quo!

罗西和帕菲特分别授予OBE在2010新年荣誉的音乐服务。他们长期从事慈善事业,包括王子信托基金会,英国心脏基金会和诺德罗宾-罗宾斯音乐疗法。

《经典摇滚》杂志在2010年3月17日报道说,乐队已经修补了与艾伦·兰开斯特的关系,并正在讨论未来合作的可能性。文章说:“虽然乐队与艾伦恢复了友好的关系,但我们不太可能再见到任何团圆,因为Quo照常继续演出,Lancaster忙于慈善活动并监督他儿子的乐队The Presence的活动” 。

2010年9月20日,Status Quo获颁PRS音乐牌匾,以纪念他们在Eltham的 Well Hall Road的Welcome Inn首次演出,乐队于1967年在那里首次演出。

2010年9月26日,环球公司/联电发布了新版本的《立即入伍》。从此经过更新并经过歌词重新制作的版本中获得的所有收益将平均捐赠给英国军队基金会和“英雄帮助”慈善组织。

2010年10月25日,发布了一系列在英国广播公司(BBC)举行的会议,现场音乐会和电视露面的盒子,标题为“在英国广播公司现场直播”。完整的7CD版本(+ DVD)几乎涵盖了所有内容,而2CD和4CD版本则具有一些亮点。

他们的第29 张录音室专辑Quid Pro Quo于2011年5月30日在Tesco独家发行了豪华版。普通版于6月7日在其他地方发行。专辑在英国排行榜上排名第10位。

2011年12月,Status Quo进行了他们在英国的首次全场冬季巡回演出。Quo还首次在伦敦的O2演出。这次巡演被称为Quofest,并以Roy Wood和Kim Wilde为所有演出的支持。他们在再演期间加入了乐队。

2011年8月,“现状”(Status Quo)开始与电影导演艾伦·帕克(Alan G. Parker)拍摄他们的第一部电影纪录片。题为“ 你好,现状!” ,于2012年10月22日在电影院上映。10月29日,通过Anchor Bay Productions发行蓝光/ DVD。电影包括布莱恩·梅,杰夫·林恩,克里夫·理查德,乔·埃利奥特,保罗·韦勒,乔·布朗,吉姆·利阿,安迪·斯科特和史蒂夫·迪格勒的贡献。

2014年至今:Aquostic,帕菲特之死和骨干

2014年1月,威奇伍德啤酒厂(Wychwood Brewery)宣布,他们将以2月份在英国的JD Wetherspoon酒馆中独家发行以1972年专辑“ Piledriver”命名的Status Quo品牌啤酒,然后在4月份进行一般销售。2014年3月,第二次“疯狂四人”团聚之旅由罗西和帕菲特与原成员艾伦·兰开斯特和约翰·科格兰一起进行,最后一次演出是在都柏林的O2。罗西表示,这将是“疯狂四人”阵容的最后一次团圆之旅。 2014年3月8日,罗西(Rossi)和帕菲特(Parfitt)出现在ITV节目《蚂蚁与十二月》的周六夜外卖节目中与McBusted一起演出“全世界的摇滚乐”。

据报道,2014年8月,创始人键盘手Jess Jaworski去世了。 2014年10月,帕菲特(Parfitt)和罗西(Rossi)出现在英国广播公司(BBC)的《一个节目》(The One Show)中,演唱了“ 火柴人图片 ”的原声版本。 2015年5月,两人与Jools Holland一起出现在BBC的Later …上,谈论他们的Aquostic(Stripped Bare)专辑。2015年5月9日,他们在VE Day 70:A Party to Remember上演出了“ In Army Now Now ” 。

2014年10月22日,乐队在伦敦的Roundhouse发行了90分钟的演出发行了Aquostic专辑,该音乐会由BBC Radio 2录制并直播,这是其In Concert系列的一部分。随后,在2017年1月的BBC Four的《现状:现场与原声》中,使用了音乐会的镜头,并穿插了对Rossi和Parfitt的采访。

在2015年6月5日的现状是在标题行为帕默斯顿公园,在邓弗里斯,在体育场南后和礁并支持大国,在会场首次现场演唱。

2016年2月1日,官方宣布Status Quo除了已安排的春季和夏季日期,还将于10月开始在欧洲巡回演出。最终约会将在今年年底在英国举行,之后他们将退出“电动”巡演。随后,“ Last of The Electrics”巡回演唱会延长至2017年,并在英国以外举办了其他音乐会。

2016年9月,乐队以Aquostic阵容在伦敦海德公园(Hyde Park)的 BBC电台2的海德公园现场演出。

乐队的下一张专辑Aquostic II –就是事实!于2016年10月21日发布。

2016年10月28日,帕菲特(Parfitt)在同年早些时候心脏病发作后永久退出现场表演。 12月24日,他在肩膀受伤后因严重感染在西班牙马尔韦利亚的医院死亡。帕菲特(Parfitt)的葬礼于2017年1月19日在沃金火葬场举行。爱尔兰吉他手里奇·马龙(Richie Malone)在2016年的一些现场表演中取代了帕菲特(Parfitt),在节奏吉他乐队中一举成名录制的材料和现场表演。乐队主唱罗西生病后,乐队不得不在2017年6月推迟演唱会。

在2019年6月,Status Quo成为Lynyrd Skynyrd的特别嘉宾,参加了他们的英国告别之旅。

在2019年6月14日,乐队宣布他们正在为Backbone创作专辑,这是他们的第33张录音室专辑-Status Quo的第一张录音室专辑没有Parfitt。 2019年8月25日,乐队出现在ITV节目《萨拉·考克斯表演》中,罗西谈到了新专辑《骨干》以及他的自传《我说话太多了》,之后他们表演了即将发行的曲目《自由巷》以及“世界各地的摇滚”。专辑于2019年9月6日发行,在英国专辑榜上排名第六。2019年9月15日,乐队在伦敦海德公园(Hyde Park)的 BBC Radio 2的海德公园现场演出第二次。他们排在榜单的第三位,在傍晚播放,随后是Westlife,然后是The Pet Shop Boys。在2019年圣诞节那天,乐队出现在英国广播公司的《大不列颠烘烤》中,演出“全世界摇滚”。

2012年4月,Status Quo宣布他们将在斐济拍摄几周的第一部长片。一部90分钟的动作喜剧,名为Bula Quo!,该名称取自岛民传统的斐济问候语,还引用了乐队最畅销专辑的标题Hello!。不仅以乐队本身为特色,还由乔恩·洛维兹(Jon Lovitz),克雷格·费尔布拉斯(Craig Fairbrass)和劳拉·艾克曼(Laura Aikman)主演。这部电影由蒂姆·梅杰(Tim Major)制作,由斯图尔特·圣保罗(Stuart St. Paul)执导,并于2013年7月5日在电影院上映。该电影还附有同名唱片,即该乐队的第30张录音室唱片,于6月10日发行。它收录了九首新歌,十首重录和现场曲目,并在英国排行榜上排名第10位。

2012年7月9日,乐队发行了2012年夏季奥运会的单曲“ The Winner” 。2012年7月,澳大利亚国家超市连锁店Coles与Status Quo签约,使用Coles的标语“ Down,down,prices down”来记录“ Down Down”的版本。 2012年11月,Coles继续与Status Quo保持联系,制作了一系列电视广告,乐队出现并表演了“ It’s Christmas Time”。2013年,Coles与Quo使用“ What You You Want”作为新的叮当声发布了新的广告。

那年的12月,Quo在Quofest的旗帜下进行了连续第二年的巡回演出,这次是Bonnie Tyler和Eddie和Hot Rods的支持。2012年12月17日,马特·莱特利(Matt Letley)宣布决定离开乐队12年,随后在2012年冬季巡回演出结束后离开了乐队。但是,由于在《疯狂四人》巡回演唱会之后找到新鼓手的时间有限,莱特利在Quo的澳大利亚和墨西哥巡回演唱会于2013年3月和4月巡回演出。

1970-76年的阵容(Francis Rossi,Rick Parfitt,Alan Lancaster和John Coghlan)在2013年3月团聚,在曼彻斯特,伍尔弗汉普顿,格拉斯哥和伦敦举行了一系列约会。此次巡演的最后日期是3月17日在温布利竞技场,是为2013年9月发行的DVD拍摄的。

2013年5月,Leon Cave成为Quo的新鼓手。[21]在2013年的后几个月,Status Quo开始了他们的Bula Quo巡回演出,在德国约会期间由Uriah Heep支持,在英国则由10cc支持。之后,2014年在英国举行了9个演唱会。 2013年11月25日,Status Quo宣布将于2014年6月在下载音乐节的第二阶段成为头条新闻。

2005年,罗西(Rossi)和帕菲特(Parfitt)在故事片情节剧情中出现在客串了很长时间的ITV 肥皂剧《 加冕街》中,其中包括他们被臭名昭著的莱斯·巴特斯比(Les Battersby)起诉,并在婚礼上现场表演作为补偿。

2005年12月,宣布Parfitt病了,正在接受咽喉癌检查。结果,英国巡回演出的所有后续日期均被取消。然而,后来发现帕菲特喉咙的生长是良性的,并已被成功清除。2006年5月,完全康复的帕菲特(Parfitt)乐队返回NEC伯明翰,参加他们推迟了12月的演出。这是他们在会场的第40场演出,并被录制了DVD,名为“ Just Doin’It”。

2007年7月1日,作为戴安娜音乐会的一部分,他们在新建的温布利体育场进行了63,000人的表演。他们还出现在电视节目《Tiswas Reunited》中,乐队在播放歌曲“ Gerdundula”时得到了蛋ust和水桶的通常问候。

他们的第二十八张录音室专辑《寻找第四和弦》于2007年9月在英国自己的第四和弦唱片公司发行,并在欧洲其他地区的Edel Records发行。该专辑由资深制片人Pip Williams制作,自1977年以来一直与Quo合作在该工作室工作,该专辑仅取得了一定的成功。

2008年,他们与德国电子乐团Scooter合作录制了他们1979年的单曲“ Whatever You Want ”(题为“ Jump That Rock(Whatever Want Want) ” )的跳跃风格版本。 2008年12月,他们发行了第75张单曲和第一张圣诞节单曲,标题为“ It’s Christmas Time ”,在英国单曲榜上排名第40位。

Status Quo are an English boogie rock band that formed in 1962. The group originated in The Spectres and was founded by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster, while they were still schoolboys. After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 and Status Quo in 1969.

They have had over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock band, including “Rockin’ All Over the World”, “Whatever You Want” and “In the Army Now”. Twenty-two of these reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. In July 1985 the band opened Live Aid at Wembley Stadium with “Rockin’ All Over the World”. In 1991, Status Quo received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

Status Quo appeared on the BBC’s Top of the Pops more than any other band. They have released over 100 singles and 33 albums, many of which were best-sellers. Since reaching number 5 on the UK albums chart in 1972 with Piledriver, Status Quo have gone on to achieve a career total of 25 UK top ten albums, extending all the way up to their most recent release, Backbone, in 2019.

1962–1968: Formative years

Status Quo was formed in 1962 under the name The Scorpions by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster at Sedgehill Comprehensive School, Catford, along with classmates Jess Jaworski (keyboards) and Alan Key (drums). Rossi and Lancaster played their first gig at the Samuel Jones Sports Club in Dulwich, London. In 1963, Key was replaced by John Coghlan and the band changed their name to The Spectres. After changing their name, Lancaster’s father arranged for the group to perform weekly at a venue called the Samuel Jones Sports Club, where they were noticed by Pat Barlow, a gasfitter and budding pop music manager. Barlow became the group’s manager and secured them spots at venues around London, such as El Partido in Lewisham and Café des Artistes in Chelsea.In 1965, when Rossi, Lancaster and Jaworski left school, Jaworski opted to leave the band and was replaced by Roy Lynes.

They began writing their own material, and later that year met Rick Parfitt who was playing with a cabaret band called The Highlights. By the end of 1965, Rossi and Parfitt – who had become close friends after meeting at Butlins – made a commitment to continue working together. On 18 July 1966, the Spectres signed a five-year deal with Piccadilly Records, releasing two singles that year, “Hurdy Gurdy Man” (written by Alan Lancaster) and “I (Who Have Nothing)”, and one the next year called “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” (a song originally recorded by New York psychedelic band the Blues Magoos). All three singles failed to make an impact on the charts.

By 1967, the group had discovered psychedelia and named themselves Traffic, but were soon forced to change it to Traffic Jam to avoid confusion with Steve Winwood’s Traffic, following an argument over who had registered the name first. The band secured an appearance on BBC Radio’s Saturday Club, but in June their next single, “Almost But Not Quite There”, underperformed. The following month saw Parfitt, at the request of manager Pat Barlow, joining the band as rhythm guitarist and vocalist. Shortly after Parfitt’s recruitment, in August 1967, the band officially became The Status Quo.

1968–1970: “Pictures of Matchstick Men” and psychedelic years

In January 1968, the group released the psychedelic-flavoured “Pictures of Matchstick Men”. Rick Parfitt was invited to join the band just as the song hit the UK Singles Chart, reaching number seven; “Matchstick Men” became the group’s only Top 40 hit in the United States, peaking at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100. Status Quo’s albums have been released in the United States throughout their career, they never achieved the same level of success as they have in Britain. Though the follow-up was the unsuccessful single “Black Veils of Melancholy”, they had a hit again the same year with a pop song penned by Marty Wilde and Ronnie Scott, “Ice in the Sun”, which climbed to number eight. After the breakthrough, the band management hired Bob Young as a roadie and tour manager. Over the years Young became one of the most important songwriting partners for Status Quo, in addition to playing harmonica with them on stage and on record.

1970–1981: Piledriver and Rockin’ All Over The World

After their second album, Spare Parts, failed commercially, the band abandoned psychedelia and Carnaby Street fashions in favour of a hard rock/boogie sound, and faded denims and T-shirts, an image which was to become their trademark throughout the 1970s. Lynes left the band in 1970 and was replaced in the studio by guests including keyboard player Jimmy Horowitz and Tom Parker. By 1976, Andy Bown – an ex-member of The Herd, Judas Jump and the Peter Frampton Band – was brought in to cover keyboards, although as he was contracted as a solo artist with EMI he was not credited as an official member of Status Quo until 1982.

After two relatively poor-selling albums, Ma Kelly’s Greasy Spoon and Dog of Two Head in 1970 and 1971, their major breakthrough came when they signed with the heavy rock and progressive label Vertigo. Their first album for Vertigo, Piledriver, was released in 1972 and heralded an even heavier, self-produced sound.This album was essentially the stylistic template for each album they released up to and including Blue for You in 1976. Quo’s more popular songs from this era include “Paper Plane” (No. 8 in the |UK chart) (1972), “Caroline” (No. 5 in the UK chart) (1973), “Break The Rules”, (No. 8 in the UK Chart) (1974), “Down Down” (No. 1 in the UK chart) (1975), “Rain” (No. 7 in the UK chart) (1976), “Mystery Song” (No. 11 in the UK Chart) (1976), “Rockin’ All Over the World” (No. 3 in the UK chart) (1977) and “Whatever You Want” (No. 4 in the UK Chart) (1979). “Down Down” topped the UK Singles Chart in January 1975, becoming their only UK No. 1 single to date. In 1976, they signed a pioneering sponsorship deal with Levi’s. Quo have now sold approximately 118 million records worldwide.

From 1977 onwards, the band’s sound became more polished as they began to employ outside producers. These included Pip Williams, Roger Glover, and John Eden. Glover was the first outside producer to work with Quo since Pye’s John Schroeder in the early 1970s, and produced “Wild Side of Life” and its B-side “All Through The Night” in 1976.

1977’s Rockin’ All Over the World’s title track, a minor hit for its writer John Fogerty (formerly of Creedence Clearwater Revival), became one of Status Quo’s most enduring anthems. Sales remained high in the UK throughout the 1980s.

1981–1991: Lineup changes, Live Aid and In The Army Now

Tensions within the band saw Coghlan leaving late in 1981. His replacement early the following year was Pete Kircher from the 1960s pop band Honeybus. Andy Bown joined the band in an official capacity at this time. Although contracted to record more albums, this line-up played its last full-length gig on 21 July 1984 at the Milton Keynes Bowl. “Everybody was coked-up and hating each other”, Rossi recalled, “and I’d started drinking tequila on that tour. I don’t remember that show at all – the encores or anything; just falling flat on my back at one point.” “Deciding to retire from the road – all that was about was getting Francis a solo career,” declared Lancaster. “Nobody on the outside knew it, but he didn’t want to work with me or Rick anymore.”

Status Quo’s final appearance with the Kircher line-up opened the Live Aid charity event at Wembley Stadium in July 1985. That year, Rossi recorded and released two solo singles with long-time writing partner Bernie Frost. Parfitt recorded a solo album, Recorded Delivery, with bass player John “Rhino” Edwards and drummer Jeff Rich. The album remains unreleased, although some tracks were reworked and released sporadically as Quo B-sides until 1987.

In mid-1985, Rossi, Parfitt and Bown, with Edwards and Rich, started work on a new Quo album. Lancaster – by this time more or less settled in Australia – took out a legal injunction to stop the band using the Status Quo name on records, citing increasing musical differences, notably during sessions for 1983’s Back to Back. The specific dispute concerned two tracks that became hits for the group around that time. Lancaster had co-written “Ol’ Rag Blues”, but was angered when the producers chose to release a version with Rossi singing the lead vocal instead of one sung by himself. The injunction also prevented the release of a single, “Naughty Girl”, for which a catalogue number was issued by Vertigo.

An out-of-court settlement was made in January 1986, enabling the new Status Quo line-up to continue recording In The Army Now, for which “Naughty Girl” was reworked as “Dreamin'”. Lancaster remained in Australia, and in 1986 joined an Australian supergroup, The Party Boys, featuring Angry Anderson of Rose Tattoo, John Brewster of The Angels and Kevin Borich, but achieved little success outside Australia. Lancaster left Status Quo formally in 1987.

In 1986, Quo supported Queen on the latter’s Magic Tour. The commercially successful In the Army Now album was released later that year. Its title track became one of the band’s biggest UK singles, reaching number 2. The following album, Ain’t Complaining, in 1988, was less successful but produced the number 5 hit “Burning Bridges”. Rerecorded (with new lyrics) in April 1994 with Manchester United F.C. as “Come On You Reds”, the single would have given the band their second UK Number 1, but it was credited as ‘by Manchester United’.

1991–2010: Rock ‘Til You Drop, “Fun, Fun, Fun” and touring

The early-to-mid-1990s saw falling album sales for the band. To promote the release of the Rock ‘Til You Drop album (1991), Quo performed four arena gigs in Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham and London in the space of 12 hours, earning them a place in the Guinness Book of Records. The 1994 Quo album Thirsty Work included a cover of the Jennifer Warnes song “I’m Restless” revealing an alternative and lighter sound to the band. Don’t Stop (1996), and Famous in the Last Century (2000) consisted almost entirely of cover versions, (with the only exception being the title track to the latter). The former brought some chart success for Quo with covers of Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop” and The Beach Boys’ “Fun, Fun, Fun”. The band became involved in an acrimonious dispute with Radio 1 after the station refused to include the “Fun Fun Fun” single on the radio station’s playlist.

In 1993, Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt attracted a crowd of over 25,000 when they performed the annual Blackpool Illuminations lights switch-on.

Parfitt underwent quadruple by-pass surgery in 1997, but was able to make a full recovery and returned with a performance at the Norwich City Football Club ground three months later. Status Quo also returned to Australia in 1997, completing their first tour there since 1978. A greatest hits compilation, Whatever You Want – The Very Best of Status Quo was also released, achieving silver sales in the UK that year. In 1999, Quo toured Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Dubbed the ‘Last Night of the Proms’, the band were backed by a full orchestra during the concerts.

Rich left in 2000 and was replaced by Matt Letley. Andrew Bown also took a year off at the same time following the death of his wife, and was temporarily replaced on stage by Paul Hirsh, formerly of Voyager.

In November 2000, the band played a gig at Grandchester in the outback in Australia, performing on a carriage of Australia’s Orient Express, the Great South Pacific Express.

In 2005 Rossi and Parfitt made cameo appearances in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street in a storyline which involved them being sued by the notorious layabout Les Battersby, and performing live at his wedding as compensation.

In December 2005, it was announced that Parfitt had been taken ill and was undergoing tests for throat cancer. All subsequent dates of the UK tour were cancelled as a result. However, the growths in Parfitt’s throat were later found to be benign and were successfully removed. In May 2006, a fully recovered Parfitt and the band returned to the NEC Birmingham to play the show that they had postponed in December. This was their 40th show at the venue, and was recorded for a DVD, entitled “Just Doin’ It”.

On 1 July 2007, they performed in front of 63,000 people at the newly built Wembley Stadium as part of the Concert for Diana. They also appeared on the TV programme Tiswas Reunited, in which the band got the usual greeting of custard pies and buckets of water whilst playing the song, “Gerdundula”.

Their twenty-eighth studio album, In Search of the Fourth Chord, was released on the band’s own Fourth Chord label in September 2007 in the UK, and on Edel Records in the rest of Europe. Produced by veteran producer Pip Williams, who had worked with Quo in the studio since 1977, the album was only moderately successful.

In 2008, they teamed up with German techno group Scooter to record a jumpstyle version of their 1979 single “Whatever You Want” entitled “Jump That Rock (Whatever You Want)”. In December 2008, they released their 75th single and first Christmas single, entitled “It’s Christmas Time”, which peaked at No. 40 in the UK Singles Chart.

2010–2013: Hello Quo, “Frantic Four” reunion tours and Bula Quo!

Rossi and Parfitt were each awarded the OBE in the 2010 New Year Honours for services to music. Their long-standing work for charities includes The Prince’s Trust, British Heart Foundation and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.

Classic Rock magazine had reported on 17 March 2010 that the band had patched up their relationship with Alan Lancaster, and were discussing the possibility of a future collaboration. The article stated “While the band are back on friendly terms with Alan, it’s unlikely we’ll see any future reunion, with Quo continuing as normal and Lancaster busy with charity events and overseeing the activities of his son’s band The Presence”.

On 20 September 2010, Status Quo was honoured with a PRS for Music plaque commemorating their first gig at the Welcome Inn in Well Hall Road, Eltham, where the band first performed in 1967.

On 26 September 2010, a new version of “In the Army Now” was released through Universal / UMC. All profits from this updated and lyrically reworked version will be donated equally to the British Forces Foundation and Help for Heroes charities.

A box set of sessions, live concerts and TV appearances at the BBC was released on 25 October 2010, titled Live at the BBC. The full 7CD version (+DVD) covers almost all appearances, while the 2CD and 4CD version present some highlights.

Their twenty-ninth studio album, Quid Pro Quo, was released in a deluxe format exclusively at Tesco on 30 May 2011. The regular edition was released elsewhere on 7 June. The album peaked at number 10 in the UK chart.

December 2011 saw Status Quo undertake their first all-arenas UK winter tour. Quo also performed for the first time at The O2 in London. The tour was dubbed Quofest and featured Roy Wood and Kim Wilde as support for all shows. They joined the band during the encore.

In August 2011, Status Quo began filming their first cinematic documentary with film director Alan G. Parker. Entitled Hello Quo!, the production opened in cinemas on 22 October 2012. A Blu-ray/DVD release followed, through Anchor Bay Productions, on 29 October. The movie included contributions from Brian May, Jeff Lynne, Cliff Richard, Joe Elliott, Paul Weller, Joe Brown, Jim Lea, Andy Scott and Steve Diggle.

In April 2012, Status Quo announced they were shooting their first feature film, over several weeks in Fiji. A 90-minute action comedy, entitled Bula Quo!, taking its name from the islanders’ traditional Fijian greeting, and also referencing the title of the band’s best-selling album, Hello! featuring the band as themselves, and also starring Jon Lovitz, Craig Fairbrass and Laura Aikman.The film was directed by Stuart St. Paul, produced by Tim Major and was released in cinemas on 5 July 2013. The film was accompanied by a soundtrack album of the same name, the band’s 30th studio album, released on 10 June. It featured nine new songs and ten re-records and live tracks, and debuted in the UK chart at number 10.

On 9 July 2012, the band released the single “The Winner” for the 2012 Summer Olympics. In July 2012 Coles, an Australian national supermarket chain, signed Status Quo to record a version of “Down Down” using Coles’ tag line ‘Down, down, prices are down’. In November 2012, Coles continued their association with Status Quo, producing a series of television adverts with the band appearing and performing “It’s Christmas Time”. In 2013, new adverts were released by Coles with Quo using “Whatever You Want” as the new jingle.

In December that year, Quo toured under the Quofest banner for a second year, this time supported by Bonnie Tyler and Eddie and the Hot Rods. On 17 December 2012, Matt Letley announced his decision to leave the band after 12 years, and subsequently departed following completion of their 2012 winter tour. However, Letley toured with Quo their Australia and Mexico tour in March and April 2013, due to limited time to find a new drummer after the Frantic Four Tour.

The 1970–76 line-up (Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan) reunited in March 2013 for a series of dates in Manchester, Wolverhampton, Glasgow and London. The last date of the tour, at Wembley Arena on 17 March, was filmed for a DVD, released in September 2013.

In May 2013 Leon Cave became Quo’s new drummer. In the latter months of 2013, Status Quo embarked on their Bula Quo tour, supported by Uriah Heep on German dates, and by 10cc in the UK. This was followed by nine concert dates in the UK during 2014. On 25 November 2013, it was announced that Status Quo would headline the second stage at the Download Festival in June 2014.

2014–present: Aquostic, Parfitt’s death and Backbone

In January 2014, Wychwood Brewery announced they would be releasing a Status Quo brand of beer, named after their 1972 album Piledriver, exclusively in JD Wetherspoon pubs across the UK in February, before going on general sale in April. March 2014 saw the second ‘Frantic Four’ reunion tour featuring Rossi and Parfitt with original members Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan with their last gig being at The O2 in Dublin. Rossi indicated that this would be the last ever reunion tour of the ‘Frantic Four’ line-up. On 8 March 2014, Rossi and Parfitt appeared on ITV show Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway performing “Rockin’ All Over the World” with McBusted.

In August 2014, it was reported that founding keyboardist Jess Jaworski had died. In October 2014, Parfitt and Rossi appeared on BBC’s The One Show, performing an acoustic version of “Pictures of Matchstick Men”. In May 2015, the twosome appeared on BBC’s Later… with Jools Holland, to talk about their Aquostic (Stripped Bare) album. On 9 May 2015, they performed “In the Army Now” at the VE Day 70: A Party to Remember.

On 22 October 2014 the band launched the Aquostic album with a 90-minute performance at London’s Roundhouse, with the concert recorded and broadcast live by BBC Radio 2 as part of their In Concert series. Footage from the concert was later used, interspersed with interviews with Rossi and Parfitt, in BBC Four’s Status Quo: Live and Acoustic, in January 2017.

On 5 June 2015 Status Quo were the headline act at Palmerston Park in Dumfries, at the stadium of Queen of the South and were supported by Reef and Big Country, in the first ever live concert at the venue.

On 1 February 2016, it was officially announced that Status Quo, in addition to the spring and summer dates already scheduled, would tour Europe starting in October. The final dates would take place in the UK towards the end of the year, after which the group would retire from playing ‘electric’ tours. The ‘Last of The Electrics’ tour was subsequently extended into 2017, with additional concerts outside the UK.

In September 2016 the band performed, in Aquostic line-up, at BBC Radio 2’s Live in Hyde Park from Hyde Park, London.

The band’s next album Aquostic II – That’s a Fact! was released on 21 October 2016.

On 28 October 2016, Parfitt permanently retired from live performances after suffering a heart attack earlier the same year. On 24 December, he died in hospital in Marbella, Spain as a result of severe infection, after suffering an injury to his shoulder. Parfitt’s funeral was held at Woking Crematorium on 19 January 2017. Irish guitarist Richie Malone, who had substituted for Parfitt during some 2016 live shows, took his place in the group on rhythm guitar, playing on both recorded material and at live shows. The band had to postpone a concert in June 2017 after frontman Rossi became ill.

In June 2019, Status Quo were the special guests for Lynyrd Skynyrd, on their UK farewell tour.

On 14 June 2019, the band announced that they were working on Backbone, their 33rd studio album – the first Status Quo studio album not to feature Parfitt. On 25 August 2019, the band appeared on ITV show The Sara Cox Show where Rossi spoke about the new album Backbone and also his autobiography I Talk Too Much, after which they performed an upcoming track called “Liberty Lane” as well as “Rockin All Over The World”. The album was released on 6 September 2019 and it reached number 6 in the UK Albums Chart. On 15 September 2019, the band performed, at BBC Radio 2’s Live in Hyde Park from Hyde Park, London for the second time. They were third from top of the bill, playing in the early evening and followed by Westlife and then The Pet Shop Boys. On Christmas Day 2019, the band appeared on BBC’s The Great British Bake Off, performing “Rockin All Over The World”.

专辑列表:
1974 – Quo
1975 – On The Level
1976 – Blue For You
1977 – Rockin’ All Over The World
1977 – Status Quo Live! (2CD)
1978 – If You Can’t Stand The Heat
1979 – Whatever You Want
1980 – Just Supposin’
1981 – Never Too Late
1982 – 1+9+8+2
1983 – Back To Back
1984 – Live at the N.E.C
1986 – In The Army Now
1988 – Ain’t Complaining
1989 – Perfect Remedy
1991 – Rock ‘Til You Drop
1994 – Thirsty Work
1995 – Live Alive Quo
1996 – Don’t Stop
1999 – Under The Influence
2000 – Famous In The Last Century
2002 – Heavy Traffic
2003 – Riffs
2005 – The Party Ain’t Over Yet
2007 – In Search Of The Fourth Chord
2011 – Quid Pro Quo
2013 – Bula Quo (2CD)
2014 – Aquostic – Stripped Bare
2015 – Aquostic! Live At the Roundhouse
2016 – Aquostic II That’s A Fact! (2CD)

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