After which of course, they never looked back. Anyway, like the Quo or loathe the Quo, they exist even now! Ignore them by all means, but hating them seems kind of churlish and childish. After hitting the top ten singles charts with the near title track, they cram in eleven other tunes in a similar, apparently mind-expanding style. We've heavy use of phased guitars, and phased vocals too, come to that. Vocals that are unrecognisable from the classic Quo sound of the 70s.
Twelve songs, thirty four minutes of music and not all that much substance is to be found here. The album remains quite charming though and definitely has decent tunes in places. Very much a period piece tied to the late sixties, very much of that era lyrically but still offering a catchy and endearing way with melody. The guitar and melody is distinctive and the overall sound faintly sinister.
Another favourite pick of mine from this set is 'Green Tambourine', a pop song born of the 'nuggets' era and sounding right at home on any nuggets inspired mix-tape. A few general comments to close, then? Ah, ok. The heavy overuse of phased vocals and production tricks and effects eventually becomes very tiresome. Label: SanctuaryBestellnummer: Erscheinungstermin: 8. Within eleven months of the debut album, a further dozen tracks spelled this new album. The overpowering influence of their commitment to their record label is obvious in this collection of psychedelic songs, showing little if any of the direction that Quo would take only a few months later with their departures into the boogie style which would begin with "Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon" and, even more so, "Dog of Two Head".
The original album of twelve tracks was seen as fodder for only one A-side single, that being the ballad "Are You Growing Tired of My Love" which was not chart successful. Poor Old Man - Status Quo - Status Quo (CD) band's lack of enthusiasm for the type of music deemed fit for this album is clear through many of the songs, Poor Old Man - Status Quo - Status Quo (CD), which show little inspiration or passion.
This is the first Quo recording that features Bob Young on harmonica. Interview 2. The Price of Love 4. The Price of Love. JulesRulesAug 8, As I'm a big fan of 60s pop, for all it's faults I like Spare Parts. It does sound like they don't know what direction to take so they copied the Poor Old Man - Status Quo - Status Quo (CD) very popular Bee Gees style. The first three tracks are excellent. Some great piano playing added by top session player Alan Tew.
Poor Old Man - Status Quo - Status Quo (CD) a very well produced full sound, though some tracks are over produced to me. One of the big reasons he joined Poor Old Man - Status Quo - Status Quo (CD) was for his singing voice and this track shows why. It's hard to think of it coming from the rocker we all know, but Rick had a good voice for softer songs.
I find the rest of the album patchy and over produced. In places you can't hear well what Quo are playing for all the brass, strings and session musician playing.
But overall I like it. A change of direction was absolutely essential though and what an inspired one it was It sounds fantastic.
So good that I'm not bothered about owning an original. They are very scarce anyway. Last edited: Aug 8, Location: Glasgow. I like Spare Parts a lot, though it's a lot meeker and twee-er sounding than the debut, with no obvious standouts. It's not a surprise that it wasn't a hit in the context of Something I've noticed about it.
Am I giving the conception of the album too much credit? Poor Old Man - Status Quo - Status Quo (CD) good song, but not a good fit for Quo imo. I think it would have suited a personality male solo singer better. They look like caged animals here who couldn't wait to shed this image. I think this is the only footage of a song from Spare Parts. JulesRules and tages like this.
Location: Seattle. I'll never forget finding a UK mono copy of "Spare Parts" in a used record shop when I was around I didn't really know about Status Quo at the time and wasn't sure what the music would sound like. I bought the record for next to nothing and fell in love with it instantly.
I must've played it every night for weeks.
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