They’ve had more UK hits than the Beatles, the Stones, the Who and the Kinks. They’ve sold more albums than the entire current Top 40 combined. They’ve been together for over 40 years and have a worldwide discography that’s approximately twice theMoreThey’ve had more UK hits than the Beatles, the Stones, the Who and the Kinks. They’ve sold more albums than the entire current Top 40 combined.
They’ve been together for over 40 years and have a worldwide discography that’s approximately twice the size of Connecticut. They are Status Quo and, as much as any of the handful of other bands that can rightly be termed a rock institution, they have maintained both a musical integrity and a commercial viability that defies any attempt to downplay their importance.Written by award winning rock author Dave Thompson, Status Quo - the Ultimate Listening Guide 1967-2011 is an exhaustive album by album account of the Quo, as they drove from picturesque matchstickery at the end of the 1960s, to a stately quid pro quo in at the dawn of the Twenteens.Exclusive commentary from Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt, Quos eternal mainmen, adds revealing background to the story, while Thompsons balanced eye for detail combines with his lifelong love of Quo to tell a musical story that is second to none.The Ultimate Listening Guide is a series of short (approx 40 page) guides to the lives, times and most crucial recordings by a wide range of artists.Many are based around exclusive interviews featuring the artist’s own recollections and reactions to his or her unfolding career, and are packed with both personal information and key collector’s data.For the past thirty years, author Dave Thompson has been a contributor to a variety of collectors publications, including Goldmine, DISCoveries, Record Collector, Spiral Scratch, Live Music Review, Big O and British Punk Collector.
He is also editor of the long-running Goldmine record price guides.Titles in this series include:Eric ClaptonThe ClashEmerson, Lake & PalmerPeter FramptonPeter Green and Fleetwood MacGeorge HarrisonRobyn HitchcockKraftwerkJohn LennonBob Marley & the WailersJohn Mayall & the BluesbreakersPaul McCartney & WingsJoe Meekthe Mothers of InventionMike OldfieldElvis PresleyQueenThe RutlesStatus QuoThin Lizzy