Status Quo: “The Vinyl Singles Collection 1972-1979”

Status Quo release “The Vinyl Singles Collection 1972-1979”, on 10 March 2017 via UMC [Cat No 5726802].  This carefully curated release is the first in a series of 5 limited edition Status Quo 7” singles box sets.   Each set will cover a decade (in the case of the Eighties – Two) of the band’s UK…

STATUS QUO – The Frantic Four Reunion – CD review

STATUS QUO The Frantic Four Reunion Fourth Chord Has there ever been a major band who have had two different, official line ups touring and releasing records at the same time? I suspect not, as it’s usually legal shenanigans that result in alternate groups competing on the chicken in a basket circuit. But not the…

STATUS QUO – Classic Album Selection – CD review

STATUS QUO Classic Album Selection Universal Status Quos old record label have decided to celebrate the Frantic Four getting back together with a classic album selection featuring 5 albums from their back catalogue, which make no rhyme or reason whatsoever.  Either that, or the office intern has heard the words Status and Qup bandied about…

SPIDER Fest II – From Socialism to Nu-Spider

After the failure of their attempted sovietisation of the collective BOOGIE, the loveable Scousers SPIDER had to rethink their strategy. Amazingly, this involved getting a second major record deal, moving from RCA to A&M, toughening up their sound and unleashing their ultimate BOOGIE anthem “Here We Go Rock’n’Roll“!     But if they thought restoring the words rock and roll…