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oh no quo!,
This review is from: In Search Of The Fourth Chord (Audio CD)
amount of tracks :14
the problem with quo fanatics, like fanatics of all other bands, is that theyre so enamoured with their heroes that they refuse to face the truth even when its staring them in the face. EVERYTHING is great! the band can do NO wrong! - but in the real world, its simply not true. in the early 70's i was a big,big fan of this band and saw them live many times. they were as exciting as hell and anybody who wasnt around at the time can have no idea of how powerful and exhilerating this band were. but its a long way down the road and quo have tarnished their status beyond repair. the slide down became apparant in 1978 with the loathsome 'rocking all over the world' lp. this was when the piano, always a very dodgy element in quos music, turned from subtle rock infusions into boogie-woogie and thus into cabaret and down into chas and dave land. they have never recovered. i bought this album cos i SO wanted them to regain their glory but it hasnt happened. ok, some of the songs rock along. but its rock without any of the raucous production and playing that quo had in their glory years. its all very slick and safe and predictable and, i hate to say it, old. you just cannot, in a million light years compare this to the incendiary 'mean girl' or 'paper plane' or any of the other great quo tracks from the 70's before the rot set in. it just doesnt stand up. quo have become a cabaret band, going through the motions without any passion as the limp versions of their classic songs in the live arena prove. FACE FACTS PEOPLE!!!! this album is another embarrasing nail in the coffin of a once truly great band
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Initial post: 6 Jan 2008 19:31:46 GMT
Haven't listened to the album yet, actually I've not listened to a Quo album since I bought Rockin All Over The World (and that bloody piano!) and swiftly binned it - I totally concur regarding their demise with that album onwards, which I've since discovered was the first they didn't self produce - maybe a lesson there! I was encouraged by a more rocking sound to this album but based on your review I think I'll check it out fully before spending any money on it - cheers mate!
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2008 14:02:20 GMT
Mark P says:
But like Rhino Edwards frequently says, if you don't like who the Quo are today then stick to Piledriver et al and don't bother with the modern stuff. Personally I like it all!
Posted on 24 Aug 2008 17:37:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 31 Oct 2008 19:37:45 GMT
Liked your review and totally agree this band has lost the plot.Didnt enjoy this album at all and how some reviewers give it 5 stars is beyond me.I took my copy back to CD store got my dosh back and swiftly bought some Judas Priest and can say mee money was well spent.Quo were great in the 70s and made some great albums I will stick to this erra when they were good.I cant recommend this new work to anyone,buy some of there 70s albums that was what they were all about.Save your dosh here.Cheers.
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