Status Quo har holdt koken i drøye 30 turbulente og suksessrike år. Etter 54 hitsingler og rundt 4750 konserter har de spilt inn albumet «Old Time Rock And Roll», en samling coverlåter Status-style.
Status Quo startet opp under den britiske psykedelia-perioden på slutten av 60-tallet. Men Rick Parfitt (vokal, gitar), Francis Rossi (vokal, gitar), John Coghlan (trommer), Alan Lancaster (bass) og Roy Lynes (keyboard) fikk nok av drømmemusikk i technicolour. Etter en sjekk av rockehistorien kom Status Quo opp med sitt eget lydbilde: Tre riff, streite tekster og ikke noe tull.
- Ved et uhell kommersialiserte vi bluesmusikken, sier bassist Lancaster til musikkmagasinet Mojo.
Resultatet av det uhellet er klassikere som «Paper Plane», «Forty-Five Hundred Times», «Down Down» og «Big Fat Mama»
I dag er bare Parfitt og Rossi igjen av den opprinnelige besetningen. På torsdag kan du sjekke statusen for bandet på Dagbladet.no. Så innta rockeposituren foran datamaskinen, skriv ned det du lurer på, og klikk deg inn på Dagbladet.no torsdag klokka 17.00 for å lese svarene.'In the Army'Kalle, We didn't know what psychedelia was and we didn't know we were playing it. We still play a very good psychedelic version of In the Army Now.
Francis & RickCover-songs?Sandra, We were committed to do the album. We did our best. Thats all we can do. You either like it, or you don't. Thank you very much.
Francis & RickBraindead ?Bjarne, Fantastisc. What else would you call good live-music these days?
Francis & RickType O NegativeTerje, It was whacky. To far away from the point, we think.
Francis & Rickother jobsChrister, No, we haven't had any other jobs. To many memorys to mention.
Francis & RickDead or alive?Henry, No. It pretends on your viewpoint. We don't think so.
Francis & RickCoversHenrik, WE don't get many requests from others to record our songs. We don't know why, though. We don't know any covered tunes. Sorry
Francis & RickHvilke plate er Dere mest fornøyd medHarald, I agree with you, said Rick. I would put Thirsty Work and Rock til' you drop, said Francis
Francis & RickVertigo swirlCato, We don't think so. If we did, we dont remember. Sorry.
Francis & RickRecords in the future?Rune, We just starting our new record. We hope you like it. Most of the b-sides have allready been put out on various albums.
Francis & RickOld vs new?Rune, A lot of its stupid. A lot of it stupid for stupids sake. and its our lives, and we have to live that live that disgusts some. Time to move on.
Francis & RickFun Fun FunRune, We are headlining some shows in England with the boys from the beach this summer.
Francis & RickKonsertRune, In august we hope
Francis & RickOld timesAunt Nellie We played up to a year ago, but not at the moment.
Francis & RickOther projectsAndy, Yes we watched Blazing Saddles in the cinema on the afternoon. No solo projects at the moment, to busy.
Francis & RickMuse, Donkeys nob, Consider you message read
Francis & RickMartin, The shows in Dublin were 10 out of 10. Great audience. What Fucking Tribute?
Francis & RickHello BoogiegrandFARTS !Rune, We will. We will. We are working on it now.
Francis & RickThe most beautiful animal in the worldBolleh, It's neck is to long to get on the record.
Francis & RickKurt Olav, Great idea. You promote it, we'll do it.
Francis & RickMy childhood heroesSvein Inge, We hope to play here in august. We don't think it is a secret. The answer to being friends for a long time is being friends for a long time. Everly Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Free Creatures and Cliff Richards
Francis & RickBackstreet Girls!We've never heard of them. Sorry
Francis & RickSteve Harley and potatoesWe prefer potatos to Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel. But Francis liked Come up and see me.
Francis & RickQueenFine, it was an audience. and it was our first thing after a year or so of lay off.
Francis & RickRick Parfitt in jail !!!Thomas, It wasn't us. We didn't do it. Playing live with Queen was great. Freddie was one of the best, we miss him.
Francis & RickguitarsFred, The sound, nothing to do with image.
Francis & RickGood old 80's...Thank You. Same to you.
Francis & Rick