Sunday, February 09, 2020

Status Quo (Pictures of Matchstick Men) LP 1968 + Bonus Tracks

Status Quo are an English rock band who play boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962, while still schoolboys. After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 and Status Quo in 1969.

They have had over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock band, including "Rockin' All Over the World", "Whatever You Want" and "In the Army Now". Twenty-two of these reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. In July 1985 the band opened Live Aid at Wembley Stadium with "Rockin' All Over the World". In 1991, Status Quo received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

The band appeared on Top Of The Pops more than any other band. They have released over 100 singles and 33 albums, several of which were best-sellers.

Also known as The Scorpions (1962–1963)
The Spectres (1963–1967)
Traffic Jam (1967)
The Status Quo (1967–1969)
Status Quo (1969–present)


A1 Pictures Of Matchstick Men
Written-By – Rossi*
A2 Spicks And Specks
Written-By – B. Gibb*
A3 Black Veils Of Melancholy
Written-By – Rossi*
A4 Make Me Stay A Bit Longer
Written-By – Rossi*
A5 Green Tambourine
Written-By – Leka*, Pinz*
A6 To Be Free
Written-By – Lynes*
B1 Ice In The Sun
Written-By – Wilde*, Scott*
B2 When My Mind Is Not Live
Written-By – Parfitt*
B3 Are You Growing Tired Of My Love
Written-By – King*
B4 Technicolor Dream
Written-By – King*
B5 Gentleman Joe's Sidewalk Cafe
Written-By – Young*
B6 Sheila
Written-By – Roe*


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