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CP/M User
October 17th, 2005, 01:56 AM
Maybe I'm the only folk like this (comes out of interest of being quirky and a wannabee 1960s music boffin'), but I perfer 60s Quo, though in a majority of Quo fans, I'd say most of them go for 70s. To me the 70s stuff is more 'bout the hits, even though these hits started with "Pictures of Matchstick Men" & I believe "Ice in the Sun"is another, which date back in the 60s. The early 70s brought change to the group, which is the point I loose interest.

Their other 60s songs (which I must say 'am still eager to hear all of them) along with the hits are interesting, they show a certain eerieness with the keyboards, some orchardistration (incorporting orchestra) - some to which is very good, it makes this stuff great if you like several things occuring within a song.
My Mother listen to them & thought they had a certain Bee-Gee style about them - which I agree with, which makes it even more interesting that they covered Brothers Gibb Spicks & Specks (something regarded as an Aussie gem from the Bee-Gees, I felt the Status Quo version is a bit tame - need to hear it again). Though just listening to the group, they have some of that Guitar charge about them - some of their 60s stuff is Guitar Driven like their Pictures of Matchstick Men cover and cover of the Everly Brothers song "The Price of love" & "Ice in the Sun" for example.

What's particuarly interesting 'bout this era is some of the songs they cover from other groups. To me "Spicks & Specks" is tame, "The Price of Love" is okay, but then they do Tommy Roe's "Shella" which sounds incredible - sure it's a real Pop song, but it shows Quo ability to simmer down & play the Beatles or something. Then there's "Green Tambourine" (which the Lemon Pipers did so well at the charts with) - which is good (probably not to the level the Pipers performed it) but acceptable.

Overall all I was stunned when I discovered they made CDs with covered 60s Quo. I've since noticed they're a few of these CDs, though they seem to always seem to be compilation (maybe they didn't do Albums in the 60s - anyone know?) I'd still like to get a much stuff as possible from this group - durning the late 60s era, it's just a shame other CDs have possibly one or two tracks, which I don't have, on my current CD.

I think my next one will be the large CD pack (which has two CDs) - it's perhaps the pack with -all- their early stuff!

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vic user
October 17th, 2005, 06:34 AM
the only thing i know about them, is from what i read off of a coworker's t-shirt.

he gets a lot of cd's through ebay from eastern european sellers.
he has mentioned that they are cheap, have huge libraries of hard to get stuff, compilations, bootlegs, you name it.

i can ask him which sellers he uses, if you are interested.

chris

CP/M User
October 18th, 2005, 01:35 AM
> Course I maybe just looking for more Crispian St. Peters ("You were
> on my Mind", "The Pied Piper" & "Changes"! ;-) types! ;-)

> If anyone know's of any in dept Musical websites please tell!

After saying this, I'd realised I had some books which talk about musical groups. One is the Ultimate Encyclopedia of Rock which is okay on an American, UK scale, there's some Aussie groups along with a few of the big European groups as well.

The other book which focuses on Australian music is Ian McFarlane's The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop - with lots of unknowns. May have to go vinyl hunting to find some of this stuff - wouldn't think a group which would of had a couple of Singles & an album make it to the CD category - though I might check out the Raven website (which look at making CDs of Aussie groups).

Cheers,
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vic user
November 6th, 2005, 05:04 PM
i just heard that the band will be on "coronation street" in upcoming episodes in canada, which have already been aired in the UK

one of the characters "les battersby" is a massive fan of theirs, and ends up getting them to play at his wedding.

i don't know if coronation street airs in oz, but it might be worth looking into for fun

chris

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November 6th, 2005, 07:33 PM
"vic user" wrote:

> i just heard that the band will be on "coronation street" in upcoming
> episodes in canada, which have already been aired in the UK

> one of the characters "les battersby" is a massive fan of theirs, and
> ends up getting them to play at his wedding.

> i don't know if coronation street airs in oz, but it might be worth looking
> into for fun

I know of the show, though I'm not sure if it does or not. I think one of
the channels here (Ch31 - with all the good ol' stuff) was showing the
early ones at one stage. Isn't this UKs longest running TV show or
something?

They love our "Neighbours" which I think maybe the Aussie equivalent -
though I've never seen Coronation Street to be absolutely positive -
anyone know for sure?

Strange that they should just suddenly pop up like this, this has nothing to
do with my thread! I've got a request for them - do all their 60s stuff! ;-)

ribbets
November 7th, 2005, 05:17 AM
Sorry I never heard of them, but just south of here is the greatest collection of music LP's ,cassettes and CD's there is . They Found The Vogues Greatest Hits for me a while ago (sentimental value ) So the next time I'm there I will look for QUO and give them a listen

CP/M User
November 7th, 2005, 01:00 PM
"ribbets" wrote:

> Sorry I never heard of them, but just south of here is the greatest
> collection of music LP's ,cassettes and CD's there is . They Found The
> Vogues Greatest Hits for me a while ago (sentimental value ) So the
> next time I'm there I will look for QUO and give them a listen

Ah yes The Vogues, can't quite recall the name of their hit song, something about a 5 o'clock world wasn't it! I should have got a CD of them sometime back with that song, but always got sidetracked with something else & missed out. Might have to go to Amazon & pick it up there, but usually when I see something here I usually wait for them to get it back in. Hell I might just order it - along with anything else I need.

Status Quo are a bit different from The Vogues guess the best way to describe them is a Pop-Style beat. Status Quo tend to have a metal beat to their tempo - even though some of those early songs suggested they had the capability to produce some pop (less frequently).

I'd suggest that anyone not familiar with Quo visit Amazon (www.amazon.com) & look up a few Status Quo Albums - from there you can listen to some MP3 snippets (if you can). Perhaps find some of their 60s stuff, with songs like "Pictures of Matchstick Men" & "Ice in the Sun" & compare it to some of their latter - more familiar stuff like 'Rockin' All over the World" & "Down, Down".

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ribbets
November 8th, 2005, 05:22 AM
Where did he ever disappear to???.The High School Music Director, Bruce Brown made and marketed a music trivia game , alot like Trivial Prusuit.
and we used to play it a lot, years ago. But the music was mostly from the 50's and 60's and very little 70's. the game had cassettes and cues and would only play a few bars of each song. the hardest part was getting the right groups,almost everyone would guess the name of the song right,but get the group wrong because of so many remakes by different artists.
Saw Johnny Rivers about six years ago at the Bangor State Fair here in Maine. Great show but outdoor concerts just don't sound as good as the recorded shows.

CP/M User
November 8th, 2005, 09:22 PM
"ribbets" wrote:

> Where did he ever disappear to???.The High School Music Director,
> Bruce Brown made and marketed a music trivia game , alot like Trivial
> Prusuit.

I don't quite understand "who" you're referning to.

> and we used to play it a lot, years ago. But the music was mostly from
> the 50's and 60's and very little 70's. the game had cassettes and cues
> and would only play a few bars of each song. the hardest part was
> getting the right groups,almost everyone would guess the name of the
> song right,but get the group wrong because of so many remakes by
> different artists.

Yes, lots of people do this - I particularly found it annoying when some
90s group came along a had to cover the song again (disco style). Course
there's the writer (who may perform the song - this would clearly be the
original) from that it could be a hit, or it may move onto another version
which scores a big hit out of it. Usually when people dispute who sang
what, I usually generalize & think of who had a hit with a song. May not
necessarily be the original in some cases. In other cases, sometimes the
same song can be a hit - for instance one of the girl groups (can't recall
the name) had a hit with "You Were on my mind" & then I think it
was "Crispian St. Peters" who had a hit with the song later on (in 1966).

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Terry Yager
November 9th, 2005, 04:52 AM
I don't quite understand "who" you're referning to.

I took it to mean Johnny Rivers.



Yes, lots of people do this - I particularly found it annoying when some
90s group came along a had to cover the song again (disco style). Course
there's the writer (who may perform the song - this would clearly be the
original) from that it could be a hit, or it may move onto another version
which scores a big hit out of it. Usually when people dispute who sang
what, I usually generalize & think of who had a hit with a song. May not
necessarily be the original in some cases. In other cases, sometimes the
same song can be a hit - for instance one of the girl groups (can't recall
the name) had a hit with "You Were on my mind" & then I think it
was "Crispian St. Peters" who had a hit with the song later on (in 1966).

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I know this horse is probably dead, but I gotta kick it one more time. Grand Funk Railroad was the first to have a No. 1 hit doing a cover of a song that had previously reached that position on the US chart (Loco-Motion, 1973). http://www.classicbands.com/grandfunk.html

--T

ribbets
November 9th, 2005, 07:31 AM
I don't quite understand "who" you're referning to.

I took it to mean Johnny Rivers.



Yes, lots of people do this - I particularly found it annoying when some
90s group came along a had to cover the song again (disco style). Course
there's the writer (who may perform the song - this would clearly be the
original) from that it could be a hit, or it may move onto another version
which scores a big hit out of it. Usually when people dispute who sang
what, I usually generalize & think of who had a hit with a song. May not
necessarily be the original in some cases. In other cases, sometimes the
same song can be a hit - for instance one of the girl groups (can't recall
the name) had a hit with "You Were on my mind" & then I think it
was "Crispian St. Peters" who had a hit with the song later on (in 1966).

CP/M User.

I know this horse is probably dead, but I gotta kick it one more time. Grand Funk Railroad was the first to have a No. 1 hit doing a cover of a song that had previously reached that position on the US chart (Loco-Motion, 1973). http://www.classicbands.com/grandfunk.html

--T

ribbets
November 9th, 2005, 07:39 AM
:oops: GARY GLITTER Rock n roll rock

arch965
November 16th, 2005, 10:17 PM
All of that and I still dont get it.

CP/M User
November 17th, 2005, 12:32 AM
"arch965" wrote:

> All of that and I still dont get it.

Probably because they aren't Casino Groups - your after the crooners
which most are RIP. But geez there were some good ones - unfortunately
I was never interested at the time they were going, except for perhaps
Frankey. Sammy would have been good & Deano - Oceans 11 (featurning
the Rat Pack) was never enough though! :-(

Here's one name I'm not quite sure if he's still going or not, but whatever
happened to Matt Munro?!? Does he still perform? Or is he RIP as well?

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Erik
November 17th, 2005, 05:43 AM
All of that and I still dont get it.

What this boy didn't get was that posting a bunch of BS to our forums just to advertise his casino crap wasn't gonna work.

All of the posts are gone, as is arch965.

Buh buy!

Erik

ribbets
November 17th, 2005, 05:50 AM
Now that, your all as confused as I am. How did we get from QUO to The Rat Pack. I DUNNO :wink: About half-way through this nostalgic flashback, My mind got stuck on Gary Glitter (I think I saw him at Wal-Mart as A people greeter) But after starting at the beginning of this Subject QUO and reading all of the post and notations in the Subject Box :roll: I have to admit I'm lost and may need some type of medication. But I did enjoy This ...

Thanks

Terry Yager
November 17th, 2005, 08:06 AM
All of that and I still dont get it.

What this boy didn't get was that posting a bunch of BS to our forums just to advertise his casino crap wasn't gonna work.

All of the posts are gone, as is arch965.

Buh buy!

Erik

What, he did it again? He didn't take the hint last week when I deleted his first 8 posts? Some people are just thick...

--T

CP/M User
November 17th, 2005, 11:34 AM
"Terry Yager" wrote:

> What, he did it again? He didn't take the hint last week when I deleted
> his first 8 posts? Some people are just thick...

Yeah, I noticed some other posts from our Showroom boy/gal after this &
thought it's all sus. In fact none of his posts are relevant, can (s)he be
deleted from the members?

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