As much as it pains me to say, but Status Quo hit an all time low with 'Famous In The Last Century'. This must surely be the poorest album that they have ever made - or will ever make.
Firstly, it's another covers album, which is bad enough - as if we hadn't had enough with 'Don't Stop'.
Secondly, with the possible exception of 'Old Time Rock n Roll', there isn't a decent track on the whole record, including the bonus tracks - that's how bad it is, in my opinion.
Thirdly, as if to add insult to injury, the album went top 10 - a better chart position than any of their original recordings throughout the late 80's and 90's!
Whilst 'Famous In The Last Century' charted well, musically the 21st century couldn't have gotten off to a worse start as far as Quo were concerned.
Both Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt have since stated that they were pushed into this by their then manager, David Walker, which leaves one burning question in mind from me, and quite possibly from many Quo fans: if you knew it was the wrong thing, then WHY DIDN'T YOU STAND UP TO HIM?
An absolute disaster! The only reason to buy this is to complete your Status Quo collection!