Saturday, March 07, 2009

Number 413 - Status Quo


Number 413

Status Quo

"Rockin' All Over The World"

(1977)
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412 ............Genre: Rock............ 414
art by Kezzi-Rose
On the right hand side you will see a list called "Top Ten Voted Songs" for the previous month of February 2009, as you can see not much has changed in the voting except for B52's climbing the ranks [I think that is cool] and a new entry of Neil Young's classic "Rocking In A Free World" #479. Now the only reason, for which i can figure out, why Helen Reddy's song "Delta Dawn" #1000 is doing so well in the voting is because it was in dire jeopardy of being voted off not so long ago. So, the song was GATE CRASHED by the bra burners and saved this from being hurtled into space, where it probably belongs. Only problem with that statement ... is a lot of you disagree!
Oh, while I remember, Conway Twitty's song is just bubbling under the "Top Ten Voted" and nothing would make me happier seeing this in the top 10 !!!! S.O.S *** calling all fans*** Oi! ... you with the headphones on! Ah, never mind :p
Got the T shirt?
After releasing the hard and perhaps excessively raw Live album in March 1977, Status Quo decided it was time to give a new turn to their music, trying to achieve a cleaner and fresher sound. Recruiting Pip Williams to produce the new album, this was the first time since 1972 that Quo gave such control to someone outside the band. Subsequently, Williams played an essential part in the British band's evolution. A clean, focused, and friendly pop record, Rockin' All Over the World displeased the band's hard rock-oriented fans. Guitars were left in the background and the band's famous wall of sound -- tough guitars and a powerful rhythmic base -- was nowhere to be found, even though it had been an important element of the band's sound during the first half of the '70s. Strangely enough, a lot of the album's songs would become live favorites of the bandmembers and fans alike in the years to come.
What? no leftys?
The first single issued from the record, "Rockin' All Over the World," Status Quo's cover of a barely known song from ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty, became a huge success all around Europe and, paradoxically, grew to be one of the group's most recognized anthems. Indeed, 21 years later, the song, retitled "Runnin' All Over the World," would be released again as the official signature to Sport Aid's Race Against Time event. Other songs that would claim an obligatory presence in the band's live shows over the upcoming decades included the silly but hooky "Dirty Water," the boogie rocker "Hold You Back," and the country-rocker "Can't Give You More" (featured with a different approach in Rock Til You Drop). The straightforward and danceable "Baby Boy" and the soft ballad "For You" also stood out among the record's winners. (The 2005 reissue of Rockin' All Over the World features improved, remastered sound and a cover of the Beatles' "Getting Better," originally included on the All This and World War II film soundtrack of Beatles songs performed by rock bands from the era.) ~ [Robert Aniento, All Music Guide]
Status Quo, also known as The Quo or just Quo, are an English rock band whose music is characterized by the twelve-bar blues. The group's origins were in "The Scorpions"* founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962. After a number of lineup changes, the band become "The Status Quo" in late 1967, finally settling on the name "Status Quo" in 1970. They have recorded over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock group in history. 22 of these have reached the UK Top Ten. beat that Gazza and Queen~ [Source: Wikipedia]
* Makes you wonder what the German band the Scorpions would have called themselves once they knew that name was taken?
Rockin' all Over The World
But wait, its ... ?
"Rockin' All Over the World" has been included on most of John Fogerty compilation albums, marking its popularity and place among his greatest ever work. Other versions of this song have been recorded for example by The Georgia Satellites and Bon Jovi, but also by regional artists such as Dutch Bertus Staigerpaip, German Wolfgang Petry and Spanish Platero y tú (outro of "Si tú te vas" song). Beach Boy Carl Wilson recorded it on his 1983 solo album "Youngblood", and The Beach Boys themselves added the song to their live act in the mid-Eighties. Rock star Bruce Springsteen has also played the song many times during the encore at many of his famous live shows.This song is now a Southend United FC anthem after they began singing "Shrimping All Over the World" to the tune of "Rockin' All Over the World" after the 2004 LDV vans throphy final.
The song is also the goalmusic of the German football club
Bayer Leverkusen. It is also played at Leyton Orient* after every home win at Brisbane Road. ~ [Source: Wikipedia]
* Man I miss "Sensible Soccer 1998" for the Amiga!
For B-52s see Number 486
For Neil Young see Number 417, #479, #677 & #938
For Helen Reddy see Number 1000
For Conway Twitty see Number 536
For the Beatles see Number 489, #587, #894 & #947
For Georgia Satellites see Number 644
For Bon Jovi see Number 475 & #522
For Bruce Springsteen see Number 817
For Beach Boys see Number 517, #560, #576, #641 & #714
For Queen see Number 539, #747, #799 & #805
What does RS think of Quo? [do they know who they are?]
Would you believe nothing [no,gasp]... and remember this line "They have recorded over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock group in history. 22 of these have reached the UK Top Ten". Not good eh? .... Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing, Nothing,. [Source: Off a toilet roll]
Rolling Stone magazine deemed their '413th Song of all Time' was "The Girl Can't Help It" by Little Richard. Little Richard has appeared in The Definitive 1000 @ #439
Other songs with reference to Status Quo #522
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Who, i mean, the Who?) and the Album ranked at Number (Oh? 22 top 10 UK hits? you say? really?)
This song has a total Definitive rating of 78.2 out of 108
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