The 8th Quo studio album, originally released in February 1975, and entering the album charts at number one, when the group were more or less at the peak of their record selling career. In fact "Down Down", when released as a single with "Nightride" on its b-side, gave the band its only number one hit single to date.
Generally,there seem to be only two levels of interest in this group either 'fanatical' or 'scornfully indifferent', with not much in between. Like many, I am firmly rooted in the 'fanatical' brigade and believe Quo are among a handful of bands (others would include The Ramones, The Runaways, Joan Jett and Green Day) that have shaped and massively influenced the music that we all listen to today. No group can rival them for the directness and excitement of their straight-down-the-line rhythm interpretation that produces a sound that induces an almost uncontrollable desire to 'jig'n'jive' or in the case of the 'scornfully indifferent' a face that looks like a pile of something that blowflies swarm around in the summer's sweltering heat.
There are some stellar tracks including "Little Lady", "I Saw The Light", "Down Down" of course, and "What To Do" but the rest aren't far behind either. This album when reissued in 2005, 5 bonus tracks were added including "Roadhouse Blues", and "Roll Over And Lay Down".