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The Frantic Four (and Roy Lynes) on top form
on 6 June 2013
A superb album from the 12 bar demons. Full of neat bluesy, chunky riffs and some cracking bits of harmonica. This is the album that announced Quo as a proper rock band and it is a fine piece of work. Surprisingly heavy in places as well. Nice to see that they've been playing a few tunes off this - 'April, Spring, Summer and Wednesdays', 'Junior's Wailing' and 'In My Chair' - in the recent reunion gigs. Cracking tunes, all of them. If there's one annoyance, it's this: the fade outs and introductions over the top of the extra tracks. Ban fade outs! Fade outs should only be permitted for 8 minute long closing tracks (for examples of this stuff, see The Foo Fighters); they should never be in the middle of an album. If a song is worth starting, it's also worth finishing properly.
Anyone currently despairing about supposedly ill advised film projects, adverts for Australian supermarket chains and the current line-up's tendency to pander too much to the cardigan brigade and not the hard-core nutters (I mean this in an affectionate sense), should listen to this. It will restore their faith.